A lot of models and actors want to know is it worth spending the money on good headshot’s or on a portfolio?
If you ask any talent agency or casting professional they will tell you, professional photos make all the difference when it comes to selecting talent. It’s important to put yourself in the position of a casting director. If you were reviewing talent based on a submission for a job, what would most likely meet your eye?
An average job in New York receives hundreds, if not thousands of active participants that have submitted over their headshot in consideration for casting project. It’s very easy to tell from talent who are established from a newer talent that has never booked anything,just based on the information they have submitted as well as their headshot.
While some casting clients may seek fresh face talent that have no prior experience, many acting clients tend to go for actors that have more experience under their belt. Spending a couple hundred dollars on head shots can make all the difference.
For models, especially in a New York market, photography can be pricey. Most agencies will cover the cost of test shoots to start, however a model that is brand new to the industry should always expect to cover the cost of their own portfolio, headshot and comp cards when getting started model that is brand-new to the industry should always expect to cover the cost of their own portfolio, headshot and comp cards when getting started.
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