Professional headshots are something that you can use even if you're not an actor or actress. Today, there are many sites where you are allowed to post a profile picture. These sites usually are social networking sites or forums but most sites allow you to send pictures. Many times people upload low quality or silly pictures of themselves online.
However, you can be taken seriously at sites if you use your professional model headshots as your profile picture. This can lead to gaining more business connections and employment. Why do I say this? Well, you have to think about the picture quality.
Do you think that a picture of you taken while you were drunk with your friends at a karaoke party where your head is cropped out in Photoshop is better than a professionally taken one where you may have paid $200 for it? You can be almost 100% sure that that professionally taken headshot is going to be the picture that looks better.
There is some concern that you should think about when considering getting a professional headshot. How much should you pay for your headshot? What is the correct amount of headshots that you need to get? Should you get colour, black and white or both? Personally, I would go with both.
Should you go with a company that specializes in headshots like ones that you would find in New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas or Miami? I would avoid places that are really expensive such as that place in the mall that charges thousands of dollars for pictures that could be taken with a digital camera for free.