We do acting headshots!
Your acting headshot is your primary calling card and you will often be judged by your headshot before you even walk in the door at a casting. The portrait you choose should be able to speak on your behalf by being professional, compelling, and approachable. It is also important to make sure you acting headshot is representative of the real you and if you have changed your look recently or a few years have passed, it is time to get some new shots taken for your portfolio.
The term “acting portfolio” can be somewhat of a misnomer. In truth, you are usually not going to have the opportunity to show a Casting Director your entire portfolio during an audition. As we mentioned above, you will normally “leave behind” your headshot and resume. However, which headshot you choose to “leave behind” is where your portfolio becomes important.
Traditionally, Actors have compiled a “portfolio” of both commercial and theatrical headshots. Each actor may also have a variety of images for each of these two genres, demonstrating their personal range and an individual image can be selected for each casting, depending on the role to be played.
Your commercial shots should be used for television and commercial work. Your theatrical shot should be reserved for film work and theatre roles. One is more warm and open and the other more of the natural you.
It is important to remember that these shots are not “glamour shots” and both make-up and retouching should be kept to a minimum. The lighting should be simple and the background plain. It should not contain any distracting elements and a seamless paper background is usually best.
If you are ready to launch your acting career to the next level, please contact us today to book your actor headshot session. We are available to update your look with a single headshot or to help you build an acting portfolio of images to give you options and choices when responding to a new casting call.