Tag: headshots

  • How to Spot Photoshoot Scams

    How to Spot Photoshoot Scams

    It’s disheartening to constantly hear about rogue or scam photoshoots which promise plenty and deliver very little except an empty wallet and much wounded pride. Here are our top tips to avoid being reeled in by these unscrupulous individuals and companies. There is no ‘quick’ or ‘easy way’ into our industry. Performers succeed by dint…

  • How to Take an Amateur Headshot

    How to Take an Amateur Headshot

    Our guide to taking a suitable headshot when it’s not possible to get to a professional photographer. Casting professionals want a clear representation of what you look like, presented as a well-framed, good quality headshot. A good quality headshot is fundamental for any actor and a necessity for a Spotlight profile. First impressions really do…

  • How to Know Your Casting Type

    How to Know Your Casting Type

    Rhys Jones gives his advice about knowing your type as an actor and warns against casting your auditioning net too wide. It’s important to know what your type is so you can put yourself forward for the right roles. “I’d cut my hair for a role” – every actor who takes themselves seriously has, at some point, made…

  • Spotlight’s Best Advice: 2019 in Review

    Spotlight’s Best Advice: 2019 in Review

    Enjoy a recap of Spotlight’s acting industry advice from the past year. With the festive season in full swing and 2020 beckoning us ever closer, we’re taking some much-needed time out to reflect on all the great content we’ve published on Spotlight this year. We aim to bring you the best advice from industry experts…

  • How to Pick a Photo for Your Spotlight Profile

    How to Pick a Photo for Your Spotlight Profile

    Tips to help you pick the right photos for your acting profile. You might be swimming in headshots, production stills, and Instagram selfies, but what photos should you include in your acting CV? In this video, we’ll cover: How to choose a good headshot Production stills What we definitely can’t let you upload Some very…

  • Agent Hannah Wilkinson Answers Your Questions

    Agent Hannah Wilkinson Answers Your Questions

    Agent Hannah Wilkinson answers some of our performer questions on the essentials you need to know for a happy relationship with your agent, and a positive career as an actor! Hannah Wilkinson of Emptage Hallett came in to offer one to one support for many of our members at our recent Open House. Hannah was kind enough to answer…

  • What Makes for a Good Actor’s Photo?

    What Makes for a Good Actor’s Photo?

    Spotlight’s Head of Publishing gives her expert advice about picking the most effective photos for your profile. The headshot is vital for every actor but what kind of photos make for the best first impression when it comes to your Spotlight profile? In this episode of The Spotlight Podcast, we discuss the subject with Kate…

  • How to Create Your Best Spotlight Profile

    How to Create Your Best Spotlight Profile

    Spotlight’s top tips for making your profile the very best it can be! At our latest Open House, Spotlight’s own Emma Dyson gave her feedback on member profiles and offered up her advice on how you can make the most of your Spotlight profile. Here are the takeaway tips: A good first photo is everything So make it as…

  • How to Make a Good First Impression

    How to Make a Good First Impression

    Make sure you’re succeeding from the very first moments – here are our tips for making the best first impression! It’s back to school season, making it a great opportunity to revamp your acting toolkit. A big part of landing work is to do with the impression you leave on the casting director and other…

  • A Parent’s Guide to Photographing Your Child

    A Parent’s Guide to Photographing Your Child

    Spotlight’s guide to taking the perfect photograph of your child performer! Casting professionals want a clear representation of what your child looks like… [displaying] your child’s unique personality. Spotlight Photos are one of the most important features on your child’s Spotlight profile. A photo is worth a thousand words, and in this case, it’s telling…