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How Do You Get a LinkedIn Headshot?

Your LinkedIn photo is more important than you think and having a professional LinkedIn headshot made for you matters. It’s the first impression that can determine if LinkedIn users will even read your profile. To get it right, first it’s important to consider LinkedIn specifications for the photo.

Professional LinkedIn Headshot

Increasingly, the Quality of Your LinkedIn Profile Photo Has an Impact on How Effective LinkedIn Can Be for You

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Can I Take My Own Headshots?

If you know what you’re doing, you can pretty much do anything. So, yes, it is possible to take your own headshots. But how good they’ll come out depends on how much you know and what you use to do it. So, if you need to ask this question, it’s probably better, faster, and definitely cheaper to seek out a professional headshots photographer.

Get a Professional Headshot

A Professional Headshot – Done by a Professional Photographer – Stands Apart from Smartphone Photos or Other Options

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What Do You Wear for Headshots?

So, what do you wear for headshots? This is a common question that can have both a simple and involved answer. First, it depends on who the headshot is for and how the headshot will be used. It also depends on the crop factor of the headshot.

What Should Women Wear During Headshots

So, ladies first. To get even more granular, what should a woman wear for actor headshots? It should be noted answering this question is highly applicable to headshots for other purposes – corporate, models, etc. So, keep reading and don’t skip ahead. Again, keep in mind the crop factor. For acting, most headshots are tight, around from the chest up. So, there is often no consideration required for bottoms or shoes.

What to Wear for Headshots

Color-Coordinating a Headshot Can Make it Pop

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What Size Are Headshot Photos?

If you’re looking to get headshots in Los Angeles – or any other market – you might be wondering what size your headshot should be. There is no standard size and the answer to this question is both very simple and can be technically difficult too. It all depends on the application – how will it be used?

Actor Headshot Photo Size

Actor headshots are commonly 8” x 10” (W x H), though some actors opt for 10” x 8” too. But, while these are the preferred sizes for casting submissions, there is no law set requiring this. If you’re looking to ensure your actor headshots are print quality, you also need to make sure the digital file has a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

theatrical actor headshots los angeles

A Common Size for an Actor Headshot – Such as This Theatrical Headshot – is 8×10” in size

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What Are Headshot Requirements?

If you’re looking to get professional headshots you might being doing so to meet specific requirements. If so, it’s a good idea to get those requirements down to the specifics. It will help the photographer you’re working with ensure the requirements are met.

ERAS Residency Applicant Headshot

An ERAS® Residency Applicant Headshot Has Specific Requirements to Meet

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