Get professional headshots. Headshots are the gateway to the majority of your opportunities. The longer you go without them, the more gigs will pass you by. Don’t make the mistake of getting pictures taken by your friend that dabbles in photography. I know you can get those pics free or cheap, but they likely won’t move you in the direction you want to head. Fewer calls will lead to less inspiration. Less inspiration can lead to giving up. Great headshots get you work and help keep your dream alive.
In Athens/ATL, I recommend Griffspix. He does great work and has photographed me and many of my students. No matter where you live, you can do a search and find a good headshot photographer. It can be pricey, but spend the money. Headshots are an investment in your dreams. What better investment could you make?
Make sure that you pay attention to what current headshot trends are hot. Take a peek at some of the larger agency websites and see what they’ve approved for their actors. When you get your proofs, select a look that you want to sell. Select a look that is the fantasy of what types of characters you’d love to play.