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Profile photo advice

Photos that make you stand out from the crowd

Once you have a great headshot you can fill out the rest of your profile with photos that really demonstrate your talent, look and personality. These should be effective, high quality images and should be updated regularly.

Actors:

An actor's portfolio should include a range of photos that demonstrate experience and versatility. These can be publicity pictures from previous roles, stage shots or even screen captures.

  • Include photos from a variety of acting scenarios
  • Avoid distracting jewellery and / or too much make-up.
  • Avoid nude / glamour shots.

Great actor portfolios:

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Models

A fantastic portfolio is a model's greatest sales tool. It needs to be diverse and should showcase your best work

  • Include one polaroid type headshot with little or no makeup, agents will ask for this.
  • Include at least one profile shot, one 3/4 body shot and a full body shot in an outfit that shows off your body shape (a plain singlet and skinny jeans work well).
  • Present photos in the style of modelling that you are interested in - only include glamour shots if you want to be a glamour model.
  • Update your profile regularly.
  • Avoid distracting jewellery and / or too much make-up.
  • Present well taken high quality photos.

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Great model portfolios:

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Musicians

Photos on musician profiles give employers a clear idea of how you present yourself.

  • Include photos from a gig with a shot of you with your instrument.
  • Make sure your photos are high quality.

Great musician portfolios:

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Dancers

A dancer's portfolio should include photos that show off your skill.

  • Be creative.
  • Present photos that demonstrate your different styles of dance.

Great dancer portfolios:

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With thanks to the following StarNow members for letting StarNow use their awesome profile pictures as examples:

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