Acting headshots are one of the key marketing tools for aspiring actors. Snapshots are largely looked down upon and will make you look unprofessional, so steer clear of having your friend take your “headshot” with an iPhone. Your acting headshot will be the first thing a casting director will look at when going through submissions. If the headshot catches the CD’s attention, you’ve already passed the first stage; the next stage is to impress the CD with your showreel. It’s important to keep your headshots up to date so that when you’re invited to an audition by a CD your headshots reflect your current look.