Step 2: Get Headshots

Step 2: Get Headshots

Headshots are the first thing casting sees and the main decision maker in whether to bring you in for a role.

They must:
- Look like you
- Be quite close on your head and shoulders
- Bring focus onto your eyes
- Have even lighting
- Be professional quality

Step 2: Get Headshots
  • Intro to Headshots

    It is essential your headshot represents you appropriately. Here are your hints and tips to make sure your next photo session is a winner.

    1. Why the headshot is so important
    2. Tips on taking the perfect shot
    3. Character shots
    4. Distributing your final photo
    5. Post production on your headsho...

  • Why Having Several Different Headshot Looks is Important

    Actors often have a number of different looks featured across their headshots. There is some debate around this so lets talk about it!

    1. The benefit of diverse headshots explained
    2. The power of the neutral photo
    3. "Vibe" over characters

    Make your agents job easier!

  • What Are Some Do's & Don't's For Actor Headshots?

    Greg Apps, CGA
    Casting Director | Romper Stomper, Chopper, Mission Impossible 2, Round the Twist
    Teacher | The Audition Technique

    What makes a great headshot?
    How can I make my headshot stand out?
    Does Greg Apps have an opinion on headshots?
    Is my headshot standing out?
    What are the ingredients ...

  • How to Select a Headshot Photographer

    There are so many photographers out there. This video will show you how to find the best one for you.

  • How To Do a Headshot Test Shoot

    Watch the vid for details and things to aim for / look out for, but you can either take selfies in your headshot outfits or get a friend with a good phone camera to take shots of you in each outfit so you can test the looks. If you're doing selfies, you'd be amazed at the pics you can take with ...

  • Are There Different Headshot Requirements For Theatrical & Commercial?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    My commercial agent has chosen a terrible headshot. Help!
    Why are commercial headshots so bright?
    Can...

  • How to Choose your 5 Headshot Looks

    Your 'brand' is whatever you want it to be. You're an actor. You can play whatever you like. Especially any 'job type' or vocation you like. Just know that there will be certain physical and energetic boundaries to that.

    For example.... if you're a tiny dude with a high pitched voice, you co...

  • What Size Should My Printed Headshots Be?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    What is quality of the film for headshot printing?
    What size should my printed headshots be?
    How man...

  • How Much Should I Pay For Headshots?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    How much do headshots cost?
    What is the standard price for headshots?
    What is the usual rate for a h...

  • What Kinds Of Headshots Are Required For Commercial Marketing?

    With Shaan Sharma, Storytellers Conservatory, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    What headshot types do I need commercially?
    Should I do character shots for my commercial head shots?
    What kind of expressions in my headshots are appropriate for c...

  • How Many DPI Should My Digital Headshots Be?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    How many dots per inch do my headshots need to be?
    How big should my digital headshots be sized?
    Ho...

  • How Can I Plan Head Shots To Match My Branding?

    w/ Ryan Basham, Award Winning Producer, Master Coach, & Branding Expert
    https://www.ryanbasham.com

    How to use headshots in branding?
    What comes first: branding or headshots?
    What can guide me to the right head shots for my branding?
    What info should I give my photographer to reflect my brand in ...

  • Should My Headshots Be Printed On Lithographic Or Photographic Paper?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    What is the difference between lithographic Or photographic paper?
    Is there a specific type of paper ...

  • Should I Shoot My Headshots With Natural Lighting Or In A Studio?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Does casting have a preference for the style of photography a headshot should be?
    Should I shoot head...

  • Portrait Vs Landscape For My Headshots?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Should my headshots be portrait?
    Is horizontal better for my headshots?
    Do casting have a preference ...

  • Should I Laugh In My Headshot?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Do actors laugh in headshots?
    Can I use a laughing headshot?
    Is it weird to laugh in a headshot?
    A...

  • How Much Should Headshots Cost For A Child Actor?

    with Karen Workman, Mother of Actors, Life Coach, Author of 'Baby Steps To Hollywood'
    www.BabyStepsToHollywood.com

    Do I have to update my child's photos regularly?
    How regularly should I get new headshots for my child actor?
    How much is headshot shoot for a child actor?
    What should I expect to p...