As a business owner, I get asked for my own headshot all the time. It has been used for everything from websites to press releases. Let me cover some way that you can make your headshot work for you – some of these you’re probably doing but a few others might be new.
Actors, for you there are some very obvious ways that jump to mind.
Submitting for auditions
Programs and playbills
But what about these?
You should have a range of shots on all of your social media that casting directors can easily find. They will look.
Set a headshot as your profile picture. Don’t make it difficult for people who are trying to hire you to see you.
Put a series of headshots on your agent’s website that shows your range
Paid print advertising in magazines, journals, and trade publications
Simply put, we live in an incredibly visual age. Someone looking to engage you or your company is going to try and find out as much about you as possible, and having a consistent, high-quality headshot on all of your public profiles, social media, and branding materials can make a tremendous difference in their perception of you.