You might be thinking that a new headshot is a once-a-decade thing to get. Well, if it is for a driver’s license, perhaps so. But remember that the point of a headshot is to market your current self. Therefore, it must represent who you are, specifically now, and how you are marketing yourself. So, depending on your career goals, this might mean new headshots as often as each six months to around each couple of years. So, why update your headshot that often?
This is a question that comes up only on some rare occasions nowadays – can headshots be black and white? Some might argue it depends on what it is for. For example, some might argue only for artistic purposes should headshots be black and white. The quick answer is, yes, headshots can be black and white. However, you usually will not want your primary headshots to be black and white. But why?