For professional and aspiring professional
actors, a Headshot photo is an essential tool for getting a job.
Basically it is an 8 x 10 black-and-white photo of your head, from
the shoulders up. Likewise, the Headshot photo is a necessary part
of applications for many undergraduate and graduate theater programs
in the Vancouver area.
An 8 x 10 inch Head Shot, or three-quarter
shot, can be the first introduction of yourself to the people who
will be calling you in for interviews and auditions, and casting
you in their productions
1. Show Yourself As You Are. One of the biggest
mistakes of an inexperienced actor is to strive for a headshot photograph
that is glamorous or theatrical. Since casting decisions are based
on getting a “type,” the viewer should be able to see
you as you are.
2. Pull the viewers into the photo and intrigue them. The idea is
to make them want to see you in person, and it’s usually done
through the eyes. Let your true self be revealed though your expression.
3. Exude A Professional Demeanor. If for no other, this might be
the foremost reason for using a professional photographer for your