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Is this an ok photo to use as my acting headshot?

Is this an ok photo to use as my acting headshot? Topic: Standard college paper heading example
May 20, 2019 / By Genista
Question: hi well im 16 and i dont have $ so is this ok to send in for a degrassi audition?? here is the photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]
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Delice Delice | 2 days ago
I'm an LA Actor giving you the REAL DEAL! ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE! Here are some of the TOP LA/NY headshot photographers that your headshots are going to compete with: http://guyviauheadshots.com http://photosla.com http://peterkonerko.com http://robertkim.com http://www.poyeyphotos.com http://www.davidmullerphotography.com http://www.dennykwan.com How to AVOID BAD headshots: -When looking for a photographer for YOU, DON'T base your decision solely on whom other people used (especially if they DON'T look like you) nor use a photographer based solely on name. What might be awesome for other people might suck for you. Go to http://reproductions.com or other photobooks such as Argentum's and find photographers that photograph people like you well ie. Skin tone, hair color, eye color, ethnicity, age range, physical structure, etc. Choose your top 5 and meet with ALL of them! You want to get their philosophies and their personalities. You certainly don't want to work with someone whose personality sucks for you. -In LA, a good price range is $250-500. Anything beyond $500 is for some reputable name photographer like Robert Kim or some overpriced quack like Kevyn Major Howard. -With regards to looks, you DON'T want character shots ie. literally dressing like a cop, doctor, etc. NO PROPS EITHER! This is an insult to the casting directors and will get you laughed out of this business. You want 3-4 GENERAL LOOKS that can suggest multiple roles or essences! For example, a business suit look can suggest FBI, lawyer detective, secretary, business person,etc. A casual look (jeans and t-shirt) can suggest high school, college, blue collar. An upscale j-crew/Banana Republic look can suggest young parent, preppy, white collar, etc. These 3-4 looks you choose should be based on how you know you REALISTICALLY will be cast. If you're a woman in your late 40s you're most likely not going to win dressing like a college student. If you're in your late teens or early 20s, a full business suit won't help you that much, maybe a slighty unbuttoned dress shirt with an undone tie and no coat. -COLOR IS STANDARD! -For commercial headshots, it's usually smiling and brighter colors. For theatrical (film/tv) it's usually a more serious/intense expression and muted colors. Of course there are exceptions to the rules. My top commercial headshot is also one of my most used theatrical shots, especially since I like doing comedy. -If you want to be serious, you NEED PROFESSIONAL headshots. For each cheap actor out there, there are a 100 seriously investing in their career. -Your headshots need to LOOK like YOU on a REGULAR weekday! Do NOT wear makeup or style yourself in a fashion that would make you look too glamorous ie. As if you're trying to be sexy at hip club on a Saturday night. -It's important that your head and upper torso are clear so agents and casting directors can fairly judge you physically. -8X10 is standard size. Anything bigger or smaller will be filed in the circular file cabinet(garbage can). -You should ONLY have your name printed on the front below your photo. Left, center, or right is subjective. -NEVER print your agency logo on the headshot UNLESS your agency is paying for it. What if you leave or the agency goes under and you printed a bunch with an agency logo? MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN! -Avoid printing stuff on the back. Ink will smudge on photo paper. Even if you downgrade to Lithos (a lower quality headshot that can be printed on), the headshot is now dated for a serious actor is constantly updating his or her resume. You should have your resume (that has your email and CELL phone number printed on it) neatly cut to fit your 8X10 headshot and stapled to the back. -Have either a white or black border surround your photo. The full bleed (no border) is dated and tacky. You can also neatly hide the staples by stapling where the photo and border meet. -NO GLOSSY. Get matte or pearl finish (non glossy). Most indoor lighting tends to reflect off of glossies making it difficult for the agents and casting directors to see. -No busy patterns or jewelry that will take away from your face. -Your headshots need to LOOK like YOU on a REGULAR weekday! -Do NOT wear makeup or style yourself in a fashion that would make you look too glamorous ie. As if you're trying to be sexy at hip club on a Saturday night. Tell your photographer to avoid: -Landscape cropping. When a landscape photo is posted online on LA Casting or Actors access, it's appears very tiny compared to a photo that was cropped portrait. CDs get submissions as really tiny thumbnails. They might miss your photo if it's smaller than the majority of photos that are cropped portrait. -Chopping off the top of the head. When too much of your head is chopped off, it makes it a little difficult as to what you really look like. Cropping off a small part of the top of your head is forgivable, but not to the extent where you look like Hannibal Lecter or Sylar from Heroes' victims. -Too close. Don't get it cropped too close to where people can't see your body. At least your upper torso should be visible in your shots so CDs/Agents have a fair idea of what you look like physically. -Shooting you at weird angles, especially angles that would distort how you really look. -Silly poses. Headshots are supposed to be as natural as rain. Making stupid poses will just make you look stupider. Such common poses include, but not limited to: 1. Sitting on the toilet. This is where you're sitting down but leaning WAY forward. 2. My head is too heavy. Don't do a headshot where your hand is under your chin or even touching your head. 3. Look at me, I have a sexy back! I've seen some headshots where people are in contorted poses, looking over his or her shoulder. It's not natural. 4. I'm a mermaid! This is where you're laying on your stomach with your feet up. 5. Leading with my shoulder 6. I got sexy legs! This where you're sitting down and your knees are visible.
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Delice Originally Answered: Where is a good place to get my Acting headshot in Louisiana for an affordable price?
If you're just starting out, JCPenney can be a good place to start! Try searching "photography near baton rouge la" and it will come up with a list of good photography studios. For acting classes try the same search, replacing photography with acting classes. Some of the links I'll post at the bottom will cover headshots also! Anyway, you're probably a beginner actor, so check out these steps on becoming a professional! Step One: Enroll in some acting classes. Without these, you will get absolutely nowhere in the business. For starters, I would suggest an improvisation or theatre class. If you’re looking to break into film or television acting, I would suggest taking a film or television acting workshop to get a feel of how a set works and get familiar with the camera. Basic classes shouldn’t cost more than a few hundred dollars, if that. Stay away from companies such as John Robert Powers, Barbizon, or the like. Many classes are offered at your local theater. With some research on the internet or the phone book, finding an acting class for you will be easy. In addition to acting classes, try getting into singing or dance lessons. These will make you a better overall performer and give you a real leg up over the competition! Step 2 After you’re enrolled in an acting class, it’s time to move onto the next step: gaining experience. Audition for local theater productions, school and church plays, and independent films. The most important thing is to get involved as much as you can! As an amateur actor, you will not automatically start out by doing films and television shows. It would be a major plus if you landed some leads or major roles in a production. Some local modeling and commercial gigs require no experience, so try looking into that also. To find auditions, call your local theater company or contact a local community college, which may be holding auditions for student films, which look great on any resume. If you are looking into auditioning for Disney Channel, please don’t send your audition tapes. Unless you have an agent and an impressive resume, you won’t even be considered – you’ll just be wasting the casting directors and your time. Also, “casting call” websites are not a good place to start. Many of those sites are usually scams or require you to pay money. Never pay money to audition! STEP 3 Now that you’ve been taking acting classes and have some experience in acting, it’s time to begin your long journey in the business. The first step is to get 8x10 color headshots of yourself. If you are very serious about acting, I would suggest getting AT LEAST 300 of these prints, which will be used for auditions, casting calls, etc. Next you need to create a resume, which is a written copy of all previous acting training and experience, as well as your statistics and skills. You can go to http://www.bestsampleresume.com/acting-r… to find the best format for you. Paste your resume to the back of your headshot. This is your business card in the acting world, so make it a good reflection of you! Don’t embellish your resume.You are now ready for the next step, and perhaps the most challenging and exciting step... getting an agent. STEP 4 You now have your business card for the acting business so now it’s time for the most important step which is getting an agent! Agents help find auditions and casting calls for you to attend and they should not cost you anything, so never pay an agent. They only take around 15% of the money you earn when you book a job, so they don’t make money unless you do! Start out by finding a local agent. To find a list of SAG franchised agencies in your area, visit http://www.sag.org. Once you have selected a few agencies that you like, send them your resume and headshot, along with a cover letter in a yellow envelope. (A cover letter is a note briefly describing why you would be an asset the company.) Do not drop these off. If they agency is interested, they will contact you for an interview. This can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, so don’t get discouraged! When they do call you in for an interview and you impress them, you may be asked to sign with their agency. Once you’re officially apart of an agency, they will find auditions for film, television, commercials, or theater depending on your type of agency. Those are all of the basic steps on how to become a professional actor or actress. I am not guaranteeing success, but if you follow these steps I know that you will get somewhere. Also, keep in mind that most television shows, films, and commercials are shot in Los Angeles and NYC. Eventually, you will have to move to either one of these cities if you are serious about acting. Check out these sites for acting tips, resources, and more: http://startips.com/ http://sag.org/ http://cricketfeet.org/bizkids/ http://www.redbirdstudio.com/AWOL

Bryana Bryana
No, sorry you should get a better photo. A head shot should show your whole face so they could recognize you. it should be 8 1/2" by 11" with a white border and your name typed on it. It should be in color. Your hair should be down. It should be as recent as possible. if you have changed your appearance in any way you need new head shots. You do not have to smile.
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Allana Allana
You don't always need to be smiling in headshots, but you do need to be looking at the camera. Also, for a TV show, you need to be really professional, so they probably won't consider anyone without real headshots.
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Urian Urian
Headshots are supposed to be exactly what they sound like. Dead-on, straight forward looking at the camera. And smiling. So i definatly wouldn't use that.
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Roddy Roddy
NO NO NO NO!! Your headshot needs to be taken by a PROFESSIONAL headshot photographer! You need to understand your type and the mood of the photo!
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