Nothing strikes anxiety and horror into the hearts of actors more than being told it’s time to update their headshots. Finding the right headshot photographer can be a stressful enterprise for even the most seasoned professional, with actors searching ads, social media recommendations, and $99 headshot specials stapled to telephone poles until they’ve worked themselves up into a frenzy.
Hopefully, these few tips will help you find a collaboration that will provide a flattering yet honest depiction of you while showing personality and character that will get you called into auditions.
1. Make sure the photographer you hire is a headshot photographer.Every actor I’ve ever worked with has sought out the help of a friend or family member who is a “professional photographer.” Like any other genre of photography, shooting headshots is its own specific art form that must adhere to industry standards to be effective. You wouldn’t want a product photographer shooting your headshots any more than you’d want to hire me to shoot your wedding. One of the many benefits of living in a metropolis is that there are many photographers who specifically shoot headshots for a living, so don’t settle for a