When in the entertainment industry, you’re going to need a headshot.

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In the US, there are a little under 45,000 people employed as actors. This competitive and much sought-after profession is not for the faint of heart, but for people whose passion is acting, the grind is worth it.

One of the most essential parts of landing your next big role is your headshot. This image is the first thing that a talent agent or a casting director will see of you, and it’s the piece of information they use to determine whether or not they want to look at your reel or your resume.

Are you wondering how to make…


The Complete Guide to Headshots.

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Did you know that Linkedin profiles that have a professional photo receive up to 21 times more views? Photos matter in the professional landscape, and it’s no different in acting. Good acting headshots are a full-proof way to get noticed and land a part. However, how do you create that picture-perfect headshot in NYC?

Don’t worry, with this guide you can find out! From why you need a headshot to how it should be formatted, you can create the perfect headshot today!

Now, are you ready to get started? Here’s an in-depth look at a few headshot tips:

2 Types of Actors Headshots

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Having a good headshot is the perfect first impression for a new actor. Read more about how to ensure you’re taking the best shots possible at your first shoot.

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As a new actor and talent in NYC, you have a lot of competition. You know just how amazing your acting skills are, but before you can show them off to casting directors, you must first make an amazing first impression. How can you do this?

Taking a beautiful headshot, ideal for your acting career, is going to be the best way to grab everyone’s attention. A headshot is an image from the mid-chest and up. …


Use someone else's audience to grow on Instagram.

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You know that I don’t like sharing techniques.

But today I’m going to do just that, and in details, because I’ve been getting lots of questions about it.

But before we just right in,

This isn’t a hack.

It’s an old marketing strategies that can help you grow any business. On Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, in the ‘real’ world, anywhere.

It’s an old method, but it’s still extraordinarily efficient.

Guest posts.

Guest posts were the best way to grow a blog in the early ages of the internet. They’re still effective and they are probably your best bet if you don’t have a big marketing budget.

Guest…


If you are looking for ways to get an acting role, you should consider how a headshot can help. This guide explains what makes a good actor’s headshot.

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From now until 2026, the actor job market is expected to grow by 11.6%! Now is a great time to get into the business and follow your dreams. Even as the market grows, you have to be the best of the best to get noticed.

The first step in outshining the competition is having phenomenal headshots. What makes a good actor’s headshot? Read on to find out.

Professional Photographs

An actor’s headshot should be a professional-looking photograph. If you want to land the best acting gigs, it is worth it to spend money on hiring a professional photographer.

This is someone trained…


Being nervous and jittery for headshots is incredibly common, but there’s a way to fight against that.

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As an aspiring or working actor, you know the importance of a good headshot. You want the perfect representation of yourself to send to potential agents and opportunities, so you need to get it right the first time.

Getting natural and organic headshots in which you look calm, collected, and totally yourself is a great way to book gigs, but how can you do this when you’re nervous?

While it’s normal to be nervous in front of the camera, as an actor, you need to get over this discomfort as soon as possible. …


Getting a role based on appearance alone is a reality many actors must encounter. That is why they must have a quality headshot to enhance their chances of getting acting roles. An acting headshot is equivalent to a professional resume and can either enhance or diminish one’s career. To make a successful career in acting you will need to be well-informed in taking quality headshots that set you apart from most of your colleagues.

Quality headshots can keep your career goals moving along. On the other hand, subpar ones could become an obstacle hindering you from landing that dream role.


Growing on Instagram hasn’t been very easy in the past few years. In fact, it is getting harder and harder to attract followers.

And growing isn’t going to be easier in 2021. We can pretty safely assume that it will be more challenging than ever.

It may be tempting to blame it on the algorithm. It’s been almost everyone’s favorite thing to do for the past four years. But the truth is, the algorithm is quite simple: it’s here to provide the right content to the right people. It’s not some evil program that’s here to reduce your reach and push you to pay for ads.

Instead, it could be because most people aren’t focusing on what truly matters. In fact, after spending…


You don’t have to hate Instagram, and you don’t have to let it ruin you.

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Most of my clients have one thing in common: they don’t like social media.

In fact, that’s why they are looking for someone to manage it for them. Because they hate it.

They all hate it for different reasons. Some think that it’s a waste of time, others think that it takes forever to build a following, and many believe that they’re too old for it.

But what I find fascinating is how quickly their opinion changes once they understand how Instagram works, how beneficial it can be for their business, and how it’s not as complex as they were…


Tricking Instagram's fear of missing your business is key

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You know how much I despise hacks and shortcuts when it comes to growing on Instagram.

But I still enjoy trying to find the new obscure techniques people use to get a few extra likes and a few extra followers.

It was the follow-unfollow method a few years ago, then the engagement groups a year later, then using bots to watch millions of stories per day… Every time, these people come up with crazy methods to trick Instagram, beat the algorithm, and get more exposure than they should (or deserve? 🤔)

The latest hack I read about was different, though.

Post on Instagram, then immediately close the app for an hour or two. …

Charles Tumiotto Jackson

Content Marketer, willing to put the “social” back in Social Media. Let's talk about Social Media Marketing → charlestumiottojackson.com

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