Acting headshots are a must have if you are looking to enter into the increasingly competitive field. Atlanta is becoming a "go to" location for films and tv. Jeff came to me for acting headshots and we spent about an hour or more choosing shirts and looks all to keep it simple and project the headshots into the types of roles he hopes to get.
If you are looking for work as an actor a headshot is a must. If you're only interested in work as an extra then you don't need to bother with headshots. For even the smallest of roles headshots are usually the first representation of you a casting director will see.
Your headshot is the primary means by which casting directors start their culling process. Do you look the part? Even established actors need to send in a recent headshot along with an up to date resume for most roles. Most casting directors pay a lot of attention to the headshot. It is your first audition. They are looking to fill a role so your gaze must grab theirs as they thumb through sometimes hundreds of headshots and resumes looking to find the right actor for their role.
It doesn't stop with the casting director. You headshot is passed along down the line of decision makers before you are considered for a part. Directors, producers, assistant directors, and others will be giving input largely based upon your headshot.
So update your headshot on a regular basis. Talk to agents, show up for extra work, get your name and face out there in the Atlanta acting market. I know quite a few actors who are getting work as extras on sets like The Hunger Games, The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries, Dish Nation to mention a few.