I'm a senior marketing professional. My company is currently in the post-production phase of producing six educational videos. We hired professional actors through a local talent agent. We had many roles to fill, so we had two casting calls, during which, we saw some 40-odd actors.
Ever since picking up my camera, I've been looking at photos with new eyes, and this was no different. The resumes for these actors are on the back of their headshots, so I got a headshot for each one. I found myself studying their photo more than the resume! And, sad to say, most of the photos were really not that great. Many of them weren't totally in focus! Why would a professional photographer offer photos to a paying client that aren't tack sharp?? And, an even bigger question, I guess, is why an actor would choose one of them.
In some black and whites, the whites were totally blown. I saw more limb chops that day than I've seen on this entire board in months. What is up with all that?
The headshots I've seen on here are so beautiful. Those are my benchmarks. For those of you who have posted some, be proud.