Do I Need a New Headshot?
1. An updated headshot helps other people to recognize you. If you are using a photo that is 5 or 10 years old, a new client might have a hard time recognizing you because you don’t look like the picture on your website. Don’t be deceiving by posting an old photo of yourself, it is better to have current professional headshots on your website, social media profiles, and business cards so that people can quickly recognize you when they see you in the crowd. You want the headshot to look exactly like you.
2. Unprofessional headshots can hurt your career progress. When starting a career, many people are tempted to save their money instead of paying for professional headshots. They don’t realize the importance of conveying the right message to the people in their industry. So, instead of hiring a professional photographer, they ask a friend or family member for a favor. But, just because the person paid a lot of money for a nice camera, doesn’t mean that they have the professional experience to create a headshot photo that will leave a memory for the people who see it. Cheap is always the most expensive.
3. Old headshots make you look un-photogenic. Amateur photos often make the subject look un-photogenic, causing you to feel like you don’t look good in front of the camera. If you think that you aren’t a photogenic person, hire a professional headshot photographer and you will see that your opinion about yourself quickly changes.4. You never know when you are going to need an updated headshot. Even though you might not have need for professional headshots on a daily basis, there are times when the need arises and you find yourself unprepared. It is quite common for people to book last-minute photo sessions, because an opportunity came up that requires a headshot. Instead of feeling stressed and rushed with the effort of trying to get a spur-of-the-moment photo session, it is better to get an updated headshot ahead of time, so that you always have a nice headshot available whenever you need it.
5. Actor headshots should be updated to make you look alive and engaged. A boring headshot may cause your photo to get lost among the many other photos that casting directors are looking through. So, if you find yourself in the situation where you are not getting a lot of auditions, then it’s likely that your headshot photo isn’t good enough.