What are commercial headshots?

Commercial headshots are a form of actor headshots that appeal to a wide audience or market.

What does that mean, exactly?

These types of headshots are used to promote a service or product to a specific demographic. So your commercial headshot should be appeal to that demographic.

However, that demographic will depend on your look and what you get sent out for so it will vary by individual.

What Makes A Good Headshot For Actors?

The goal in great commercial headshots is to capture you on “your best day”. You want to be seen as the best friend, the person everyone wants to hang be around.

You will usually see the following in these types of headshots:

  • Smiling in commercial headshots.
  • Your expression will look warm and inviting.
  • Wardrobe will be a nice pop of color that compliments your skin or eys.
  • Hair and make up for women will be done, but not TOO done. Think fresh and airy. not going out on a Friday night.

What To Wear For Commercial Headshots

These actor headshot tips will guide you in preparing for commercial headshots so you can avoid bad actor headshots. 

  1. First and foremost it’s about your face and expression; don’t forget that!
  2. Colors that pop with your skin and eye color work best.
    1. If your eyes are blue, bring some shades of blue. If you have brown eyes, perhaps shades green or brown.
    2. Have red hair? Think about shades of red or orange that will make your hair pop even more.
  3. We like to have actors stay away from clothing that has distracting logos or patterns. It tends to distract from your face and we want casting directors and talent agents attention on your face!
  4. Don’t over think it. The tops are usually simple t-shirts or blouses, nothing complicated. 
  5. You are free to bring some layering pieces. Like a nice cardigan or sweater to add an extra layer to your headshots.

Actor Headshots Los Angeles

If you want your chance at an acting career in Hollywood, you want to capture the best actor headshots possible!

Still confused on headshot requirements for actors? You are invited to email, text or call us with any questions. You can also leave a comment below.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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