Acting : Do You Know What Your Headshot Says About You? by Nelle Nelle

Nelle Nelle

Do You Know What Your Headshot Says About You?

Headshots are the No. 1 marketing tool of actors, and most actors don’t use them to their fullest. http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/4-jobs-head...

The 4 Jobs of a Headshot
The 4 Jobs of a Headshot
Headshots are the No. 1 marketing tool of actors, and most actors don't use them to their fullest. A casting director, director, agent, or manager needs to be able to look at your headshot (or you) an…
Richard "RB" Botto

Great points in here. Much like loglines for a screenwriter, a poorly executed headshot can cause serious harm.

Tony Fisher

Im getting headshots done today.. feel abit sorry for the photographer... hes got his work cut out.

Richard "RB" Botto

Haha...Don't be so hard on yourself, Tony! BTW, I noticed you do not have your profession listed in your profile. This is limiting your exposure on Stage 32! Without a profession, you are not showing up in search results and other search related areas of the site...

Jackie Sass

Thank you for posting this article! I've been reticent to invest in expensive headshots because I never knew quite what to aim for. Now I think I'm more prepared to shop for the right photographer and get headshots that better represent me. :-)

Richard "RB" Botto

Truly is an investment in yourself and the pursuit of your dreams, Jackie.

Tony Fisher

Hello Richard, lol I know. I'm in the process of updating my profile. Sorting out new head shots and acting classes. Didn't want to put anything down as it seemed abit pretentious.

Richard "RB" Botto

Absolutely not, Tony. If you're pursuing acting, choose actor. It's not only about where you've been, it's very much about where you are going!

Tony Fisher

As always RB your advice is excellent and always welcome. I have changed my profile.. feels more real now though.

Richard "RB" Botto

Glad to hear that, Tony. Look, being a creative is not easy, but we don't have to make it harder on ourselves. Confidence comes from within. Believe in what you're doing and you have half the battle won. Go forth and conquer!

JD Hartman

Don't get pigeonholed into shooting a headshot that says, "Old guy in a suit". Almost everyone can look great in an "good" suit, choose a look that' represents you. I've had a role as both biker/convict and prison warden. A believable look can be as simple as the clothes you wear.

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