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Updated: Jan 28, 2022

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Having a headshot is a necessity if you are a working actor or trying to become one. According to ActingBiza 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.

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