6 Looks You Should Have on Your Online Profile

8300574Crafting an online presence is tough. Headshots are an investment, and trying to decide what looks to feature on Cast It Talent or your personal website can be overwhelming. To help you decide, here are six different looks every actor can use to catch a casting director’s eye.

  1. Commercial. This is your basic headshot. Sunny, universal, and smiling. Showing teeth is good, so they know what they’re getting if they’re looking to cast a toothpaste commercial. This shot should look like you, reflect your current state (age, weight, hair, etc.), and be natural. Figure out what your commercial type is—girl next door, mom, hipster, etc. and try to showcase that vibe.
  2. Theatrical. Your theatrical shot is your “serious” shot. This can reflect a more vulnerable or forthright side of you. Again, this is a classic headhsot, so keep it simple and true to your type. This shot should be arresting in some way—what about you draws people in? The type you’re showcasing here might be slightly more character driven—are you the bad boy, the sweet, shy friend? Who are you playing in a drama?
  3. Approachable Professional. It’s good to have a couple different professional looks, so I’ve broken them up. This shot should fit easily in the office colleague or teacher category. What’s your soft professional side?
  4. Serious Professional. By the same token, what’s your hardcore professional vibe? Get yourself a blazer and a no-nonsense hairstyle for the lawyer/detective/boss look.
  5. Post Apocalyptic. There’s no use in denying the trend. Find a stripped down persona—clean makeup (if any), gray tank top, industrial background, you know the look. Who would you be in a Walking Dead-style scenario?
  6. Fringe Type. This is the fun one. What’s that one weird character that you do better than anyone else? Strung out addict? Vampire-esque goth? Supernerd? Have one photo that showcases a unique aesthetic.

Each of these looks will be filtered through the lens of your personal type. Your post apocalyptic look is going to be different from everyone else’s. Own it. Refine it. The more specific and honest you can be in your photos, the quicker you’ll book.


We would love to connect with you on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and we would definitely appreciate a visit to the Cast It Talent website. Stop in and tell us what you think!  Start building your online brand with Cast It Talent as the centerpiece.  #RightActorRightJob

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Rachel Rachel Frawley is an actor living in Atlanta. She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Michigan State University (with cognates in Music and Professional Writing) and is an Apprentice Company graduate from the Atlanta Shakespeare Co. She also works as an education artist for local theatres, which have included the Shakespeare Tavern and Aurora Theatre. For more information, visit her website at www.rachelfrawley.com

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