Should My Headshot be Black and White or Color?
If you are an Opera performer, you can use black and white headshots. Any other performer needs color headshots. It’s just the way the business works now (at least in NY). A color headshot reveals your exact eye and hair color, the tone of your skin, and it helps immensely to cut time in the casting process. Black and white photos say to a casting director or agent that you are either behind the times, or unaware of the current trend in your profession.
Quick Answers to Headshot Questions:
- Why is a Good Headshot Important?
- What is a Good Headshot?
- When Should I Get New Headshots?
- Color vs. Black & White?
- Film vs. Digital?
- How Do I Choose a Headshot Photographer?
- What is a "Look", and How Many Do I Need?
- Do I Need a Hair and Makeup Artist?
- Should My Headshot be Retouched?
- What Should I Expect from a Headshot Session?
- Where Do I Print My Headshots?
- Where Do I Get Actor Postcards Printed?
- What Resources Exist for NYC Actors?
- Where Can I Learn More About a Career as an Actor?