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Headshots, The Most Important Thing You Should Know! #acting

The headshot Is said to be "the single most important marketing tool for an actor. When that little headshot jpeg pops up on a casting director’s computer, you want them to say, “Yes, bring that person in!” Not “Yikes, that guy kinda scares me.”.

According to Christina N Dickson of "Digital Photography School" your PHOTOGRAPHER should know these 6 things:

1.) Focus on the Eyes (they are the window to the soul)

2.) Watch your Angles (Shoot down on women and Up on men)

3.) Use Diffused Light (it brings out the skin)

4.) Add a hair Light (provides the depth needed to make the shot)

5.) Use of Lens (Typically 90mm or more)

6.) Guide Expressions (You want to get the most natural expressions).

How To Take Perfect Headshots: Six Tips

According Matt Newton of casting website "" there are 7 things ACTORS should know about getting "the best" headshot:

1.) Go Pro (Pay a professional to do them! Sorry amateur doing it yourself)

2.) It's all about the Eyes (OK so now you and the photographer know)

3.) Pay attention to the framing, lighting, background. (Angles from chest up face lit)

4.) Natural Light vs Studio (real film feel vs polished glamour)

5.) Clothing and Porps (Solid colors maybe simple texture to accent the eyes, NO PROPS)

6.) Don't go crazy with the makeup ( We want to see your natural beauty)

7.) Go for PERSONALITY over glamour (We should see the REAL YOU not your photoshopped stepford wife/husband you)