Today’s Tip – A head-shot is important because it sells you to casting agencies, mangers, companies, etc. Like your business card, you should always have a head-shot on you. It is your major calling card.
Now we don’t want you to get confused with other types of head shots. Those of you that play FPS games know what I mean. If not, well to bad. Then there is of course the fun filled motivational poster. As show above in our “Today’s Tip” banner. Seriously though, Go get yourself a nice new set of shiny head-shots. They are very useful. In more ways than one. They even look nice enough to hand out as wallet photos for the family.
The purpose of a head-shot is to help Marketing yourself. (There it is again, one of the 3 needs of success) For an actor, or any entertainer trying to get a “role”, or “performance”, a head-shot is your calling card. It is good to still have a business card, but a head-shot shows your face. Thinking outside the box, you could combined the two… a business card with your head-shot on the back.
Though it is highly recommended you have a separate head-shot as well. Make sure your face is forward in the image so they can see your eyes clearly, a nice smile… unless it is a modeling shot then no smile just a plan face. You would also do well not wearing any clothes with logos on it. There are somethings to get you on your way.