Acting Headshots

Capture the essence of your character with our AI-generated acting headshots. Designed for the dynamic performers, these portraits are crafted to showcase your versatility and the depth of your artistic persona.
Our AI finely tunes the nuances of expression, ensuring that each headshot resonates with casting directors and captures the range of roles you embody. Update your portfolio today and let your talent shine through with a headshot that's as expressive and impactful as your performance.

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How to Create Acting Headshots with AI

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Upload your selfies
Take 10 selfies of yourself with different angles, clothing, and settings. Or use existing photos
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AI will learn your personality from uploaded selfies and starts working on your acting headshots
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We'll send a notification when your acting headshots are ready. Pick and download the best ones

Best Acting Headshots Tips

1. Clothing

When it comes to clothing, expensive outfits aren't necessary. Most of the time, the focus should be on you, not what you're wearing.

Choose neutral colors like white, gray, navy or dark greens, as that won't distract viewers from your face.

For men, choose solid-colored shirts and suits for a professional look. For women, opt for classy dresses, blazers, jackets, or plain blouses. Avoid clothing with heavy logos or busy designs, as they divert attention from you. Also, steer clear of patterns; the goal is to keep you as the focal point.

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2. Background or Backdrop

Like clothing, the background should not distract viewers from the focal point of the headshot, which is the individual.

Whether you opt for an outdoor or in-studio shot, the background should have minimal details to avoid overshadowing the subject. A natural scene is a great option to consider. Indoor backdrops should also possess similar characteristics; choose a neutral color or a soft pastel that contrasts well with the subject while remaining muted. The background should complement the subject without drawing too much attention.

3. Pose

Many people misunderstand this step. They believe that a strange pose will attract attention, but the opposite is true. Attention is often captured through subtlety rather than extravagance.

Two poses stand out as excellent choices for an acting headshot: a smiling pose and a natural, relaxed pose. Avoid facial expressions that convey aggression or appear exaggerated or fake. Similarly, refrain from gestures that divert attention away from your face, such as waving your hand.

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4. Lighting

Natural lighting lends a subtle and soft ambiance to the headshot. Achieving an outdoor headshot is straightforward; a simple solid-colored backdrop suffices as a background. However, select a favorable time of day and avoid direct sunlight, as it may cast harsh shadows and make the subject uncomfortable.

For a studio setup, utilize soft light boxes to achieve even lighting, which enhances professionalism. Conversely, excessive lighting types, such as direct lighting, can result in unwanted shadows that obscure some features.

Pay once - enjoy forever. No subscriptions.

One-time payment for 120+ professional headshots with different backgrounds, backdrops, clothes and styles.

  • Basic package previewBasic $29 Get Basic

    Basic package

    • 30 headshots
    • 16 credits
    • 90 minutes delivery
  • Standard package previewStandard $39 $55 -30% Get Standard

    More styles and some extras

    • 60 headshots
    • 8 professional styles
    • 48 credits
    • Email signature generator
    • 60 minutes delivery
  • Premium package previewPremium $69 Get Premium

    All styles and extras

    • 120 headshots
    • 16 professional styles
    • 126 credits
    • Email signature generator
    • 4K HD headshots
    • 45 minutes delivery
    • 1 free re-run

Professional Acting Headshots for 10x Less
Than a Studio Photoshoot

AI photography requires several photos of you to generate acting headshots. Collecting them is quite frustrating; moreover, most people don't have many good selfies. That's why we created the free AI Photobooth option — just follow the instructions to create selfies with your phone or upload them manually.
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Frequently asked

How take acting headshots with AI?
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We made the whole process as easy and streamlined possible. After the purchase, you will need to upload 8–10 selfies so AI can start working. You can create them right here on our website with our own AI Photobooth feature. No app downloads are needed; everything works in your browser. Alternatively, you can always just select and upload photos manually.
Why do you need so many selfies?
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The current state-of-the-art AI needs a handful of your photos to be able to generate professional headshots with your face for the best fidelity, quality, and precision. With this approach, you receive the most realistic headshots on the market from the comfort of your own home. Soon, only a single photo will be enough.
What are requirements for manually uploaded photos?
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AI needs high-quality head and shoulders profile photos of you — no blurry, retouched, or photos with other people. Photos with sunglasses, hats, headphones, or other objects covering your face will result in bad results.
How do you use my photos?
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We use them only to generate AI headshots. We will delete all your data immediately upon request; otherwise - your photos are deleted automatically after 7 days. AI models are deleted automatically after 30 days. We have these timings only to be able to create new, re-generate, or otherwise fix your results through support requests.
Is it safe to process my photos with AI?
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We don't sell, re-sell, train our AI, or otherwise use your photos in any way that is not related to providing an AI Hedshots service to you. The SnapHeadshots company is based in Europe and complies with the local personal data regulations. Your photos are stored in an encrypted environement, separate from your account and without your personal data.
Do you have specific solution for larger teams?
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We have streamlined our processes as much as possible, so anyone can create perfect headshots easily. However, we still need to adapt this process for HR and managers alike, so you can just send several shortlinks to your 10, 100, or even 1000 employees, and they can complete the process fast and easily. Stay tuned for updates; they are coming very soon.