So you've finished your headshot session and have a great new set of photos, but what now? What's the best way to use your headshots?
1. Update Your Social Media
Do you have social media accounts specifically devoted to your professional or acting persona? Spruce up that old photo taken in your kitchen with your new professional photo, your pages will not only look slick but will consolidate your personal "brand."
2. Get Some Hard Copies
If you are an actor hard-copy headshots are a must. Not only are they great for sending out to casting calls, but they can be invaluable to have on-hand when you go into auditions. Staple your headshot to the back of your resume and carefully trim the the excess around the photo.
If you're not an actor, using your headshot on business cards is a great way to keep your face in people's minds; companies like Moo even let you print different images on different cards giving you the opportunity to print serious shots, friendly shots, commercial shots, and dramatic shots.
3. Submit Your Headshot Online
Many casting calls may prefer you submit a digital image online instead of mailing a hard-copy, this allows you to submit to more jobs in addition to those you are submitting to with prints. Upload the highest resolution headshot you can and allow yourself a more professional edge to those who may be submitting DIY headshots.
To make your headshot even more polished, you can have your favorite expressions professionally retouched. Removing fly away hairs and blemishes and whitening teeth can make your commitment to your professionalism even more evident in a first impression.
What are the most creative ways you use your headshots?
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