Why hasn't my headshot been accepted?

We require actors to upload a recent professional headshot as their main default image profile picture. This is to ensure a high image quality, and consistency between actor profiles in our directory. We pride ourselves on being a service for professional actors and, having had many conversations with Casting Directors and Agents, know that a professional headshot is a non-negotiable part of an actor's industry toolkit.

Whenever a new photo comes through to our site, we ask two questions:

1) Is this image professional?

2) Is this image a headshot?

To be categorised as "professional", an image must:

  • be taken by a photographer with adequate expertise and training
  • be of high quality – with no pixilation
  • be an original (not a photo of a photo!)
  • not be a holiday snap or selfie

To be categorised as "a headshot", an image must:

  • be free from hats, sunglasses and props
  • show minimum shadows
  • depict the face, neck, hair and shoulders – and no more!
  • have a neutral background that doesn't distract
  • be in focus

Here are some examples: 

Your profile will not be visible within our directory without a professional headshot! 

You can upload up to 20 images of any kind into your Gallery as a Premium Member. This includes full-length or non-professional photos (e.g. on-set images, digital self-portraits, etc.).

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