Headshot Advice

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    Name That Tune

    "I Am What I Am" and "I've Gotta Be Me" are two song titles that should be mantras for every actor when it comes to headshots. Your photos should look just like you on a really good day.

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    Time for a Change

    It's a given that your shots are going to look like you, so any obvious change in physical appearance will require a new headshot.

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    Click, No Drag

    Don't just take someone's word that a photographer is great. There are tons of headshots photographers who are great, but that doesn't mean they are right for you.

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    1 Agent on What Makes a Great Headshot

    Everyone has a different take on what makes a great headshot, and your best bet is to look at them all and make your decision from there. That’s why we asked Abrams Artist Agency’s Robert Attermann what he thinks makes a good headshot!

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    Is Your Headshot for Acting or Modeling?

    Backstage Expert Marc Cartwright explains that the same headshot can't be used for both acting and modeling gigs—do you know the difference?

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    How to Find the Right Headshot Photographer

    Backstage Expert and founder of The Castable Actor Tom Burke breaks down four more key elements to hiring the best photographer for your headshots.

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    How to Relax for a Headshot Shoot

    Photographer Luke Fontana explains how actors can relax before getting a headshot so that they get the best photo possible.

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    How Long Should a Headshot Shoot Last?

    Headshots can be a scary proposition, so we spoke to photographer Luke Fontana about how long a typical headshot shoot should last for actors.

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    Why Retouching Won't Ruin Your Headshots

    Photographer Luke Fontana understands your worry that retouching might make you look less like the you casting directors see in the room—but he explains how to calm your fear.

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    5 Questions to Ask a Headshot Photographer

    So you need new headshots and don’t know where to start. The most essential step is finding the right photographer! Here are several key questions to ask your photographer before scheduling a session.