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New Faces® Photo Tips

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New Faces Photo Requirements - Please Read Carefully


If you want to get ahead in the industry you have to be willing to take and upload professional looking photos, and below are examples of some great New Faces photos:


New Facees - Photo Tips - Enhance Your Photos


You too can have photos like our top New Faces members. Remember your main photo will automatically be sized-down to thumbnail size for casting searches (although the photo you upload should be large enough to fill your entire screen). Casting agents need to clearly see your face in this shrunk-down thumbnail version.


New Facees - Photo Tips - Enhance Your Photos


Make sure that your photo includes the following elements:


  • Cropped properly: your face or body should take up almost all of the screen
  • Nothing obstructing your face including hats, sunglasses and hair
  • Looking straight at the camera with a soft expression
  • Good color and contrast
  • Reflects you naturally without lots of makeup
  • Clear simple background (not in your living room!)
  • Professional looking (even if taken by a friend) without red-eye or low quality

New Facees - Photo Tips - Enhance Your Photos


Casting agents regularly browse through our member portfolios and they have specific requirements that if not met, will lead them to pass you over every time.


Below are examples of photos that will NOT get chosen by casting agents:


New Facees - Photo Tips - Enhance Your Photos


Below is a list of the top ten casting agent pet peeves to avoid.

Please study this list and the examples to make sure your photo does not fall into any of these categories.


  • No hats, sunglasses or hair in your face
  • No blurry or grainy photos
  • No photos that are too dark or too light
  • No cluttered background (not in your living room / bedroom!)
  • No − absolutely no − webcam photos
  • No text or border
  • No photos where you're looking to one side
  • No more than one person in the photo (unless you are identical twins)
  • No props or pets in your photo
  • No more than one photo of yourself in each frame (Basic members can only upload one image) − meaning no collage of photos

New Facees - Photo Tips - Enhance Your Photos


How You Can Easily Improve Your Photos:


New Facees - Photo Tips - Enhance Your Photos

You can use Adobe Photoshop Elements to dramatically enhance your photos. It's free and VERY EASY to use. Once you've downloaded Adobe Photoshop Elements, follow these easy 1-2-3 graphical instructions to improve your image.


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New Facees - Photo Tips - Enhance Your Photos