Updated: Jan 28, 2022
Having a headshot is a necessity if you are a working actor or trying to become one. According to ActingBiz “a headshot is a photograph of a person's head. Traditionally, a headshot is a photo taken from the shoulders upwards, essentially a picture of your head and neck, with perhaps a little bit of shoulder shown, too. A headshot is designed to give a good perspective, or provide a good idea, of what a person really looks like.”
As a professional actor, you will only need two different headshots; a commercial and a theatrical headshot.
A commercial headshot shows your personality and your smile.
A theatrical headshot is serious and theatrical for drama for film and television.
What colors should I wear?
According to SmartHeadshots, you should “pick a shirt color that contrasts your skin color, instead of one that blends into your skin. For instance, dark-skinned people a deep purple shirt or even red or yellows look great.” Avoid whites and shirts that have patterns can be too distracting."
·The night before your photoshoot be sure to get plenty of rest. Placing green tea bags and or ice on your eyes can decrease puffiness.
Be sure to have multiple shirt changes, as the photographer may shoot different looks.
Shortlist of Professional Headshot Photographers in Atlanta, GA