What Do Casting Directors Want in a Headshot?

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“A good headshot is when there’s a photo and it looks like you,” casting director Benton Whitley (Stewart/Whitley Casting) says at the top of this video about everyone’s favorite topic. But there’s so much more to creating a photo that both looks like you and gets you called in than just representing yourself clearly on an 8 x 10—and stop thinking that your headshot should be the same as the photo you use on Tinder.

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