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Why the $200 Headshot Doesn’t Work

Why the $200 Headshot Doesn’t Work

[Professional Headshots by Vanie] I recently had a phone conversation with an actress who had just spent $150 on headshots, but her agents were not happy with the shots.  After seeing them, they suggested she get headshots taken by one of the photographers on their...

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The number one headshot mistake

The number one headshot mistake

[Best Headshot Photographers by Vanie] Hey look at me and how pretty I am. That’s what I see in headshots over and over again.  And over and over, agents ask actors to re-shoot their headshots. Why? Because though pretty, their headshots lack personality--it’s simple,...

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How to get into the right doors in Hollywood

How to get into the right doors in Hollywood

[Hollywood Headshots by Vanie] A friend of mine mentioned he was looking for a new agent and bought clear envelopes and started doing submissions.  I thought to myself, "Really? It's the year 2014! There's got to be a better way." And of course, the result that...

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How NOT to get lost in Hollywood.

How NOT to get lost in Hollywood.

[Actor and Actress Headshots by Vanie] I introduced a friend of mine to a manager that I work with, because I thought each party might benefit from working with one another.  I wished her good luck, and didn't think much more about it. A FEW DAYS LATER, I was cc-d on...

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How to figure out your target market: Part III

How to figure out your target market: Part III

[Headshots by Vanie] Read Part II If you don't have an agent, a coach, or a casting director giving you advice, the best way to figure out your target market is to watch prime-time TV as well as popular shows on cable. But wait-- don't skip the commercials!  Look for...

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How to stand out from the crowd

How to stand out from the crowd

[Actors Headshots by Vanie] I recently had a Birthday over the Holidays (turned 21 ;-)) and received a ton of birthday wishes on Facebook.  Though there is something superficial about Facebook friends wishing you a happy birthday, it still somehow feels good when...

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