Are you looking for new modeling or acting headshots? Whether you’re new to modeling or acting, or even if you’re a seasoned pro, you simply must have a current professional headshot. You should get a new headshot at least once a year. Not only does it help you sell yourself, it let’s prospective employers know you’re professional.
As an actor, your headshot is your look, your brand, your type, your age range. You’ll need both digital and hard copies of your headshot. You’ll need to upload your digital headshot onto your online casting profiles; most casting directors will not even allow you to apply unless your profile has a headshot. For theater auditions, it is standard practice to bring a hard copy of your headshot, so you should always come to any audition armed with your headshot. Many theater casting offices even ask actors to mail their acting headshots and résumés into the office for consideration. For film, commercials, or print auditions, it is less common to need a hard copy. However, it’s never a bad idea to bring one, especially if it’s the first time you are being called into a particular office.
A comp card is essential to your success in the modelling industry. A model’s comp card is a 5.5” x 8.5” card that usually has the model’s headshot on the front and three to five images on the back that show the range of the model’s ability. Comp cards are printed on a thick cardstock and are distributed to agencies and potential clients during castings, ‘go-sees,’ and auditions. Put simply, the comp card is your business card. You need a great comp card so that potential clients don’t forget you. You want employers to have your details easily on hand, and so that they can prepare garments for you to model. Make sure your comp card is current and professional-looking to ensure you’ve got the edge in interviews.