How to Take a Great Headshot

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Headshots can be one of the most stressful aspects of an actor’s career. Everyone has an opinion about what makes a great shot; and everyone seems to be insecure about what they’re presenting. Should it be indoors or out? Vertical or horizontal? What does an actor need to do to get a casting director’s attention based on a photo alone? We checked in with Backstage Expert and acting coach Anthony Meindl (Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop) about what makes a great headshot—and he gives some great common-sense advice on the subject!

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Anthony Meindl
Anthony Meindl is an award-winning writer-director-producer, creativity expert, inspirational speaker, and artistic director of Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop (AMAW) with studios in Los Angeles, New York, London, Sydney, and Vancouver.
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