5 May 2010 11:02 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

How to Get a Great HeadshotThe most critical factor in getting great headshots is to find the right photographer for you. The best place to start is to ask actor friends who they recommend, especially if you like their headshots. If you're new to town and don't know many actors yet, try asking fellow students—because of course you're taking a class. You can also visit a reputable photo lab that specializes in headshot photography and ask for a list of recommended photographers.Though it's important that you are impressed by a photographer's portfolio or website, it's more important that you feel comfortable with the person you're hiring. Always meet in person with the photographer ahead of time to make sure that you are going to get along. Nothing is worse than having your picture taken by someone who makes you uncomfortable.While there's the cliché that it's all in »

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