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Good photos - guidelines

Remember taking the time to get your photos right will get you more work.

Please read the following rules – If you don’t follow the rules you will be asked to change your photographs during the approval process and your registration will be delayed.

Good photos

All photos must have been taken within the last six months and reflect how you look now. If your hair is different or you have lost or gained weight we would advise taking new photos.
  • All photos must be in colour – black and white photos are not liked by production and won’t be accepted
  • All photos must be different and distinct
  • Do not take photos in the mirror – get somebody else to take the photo
  • You must be facing forwards
  • You must be clear and not blurry
  • Make sure you are well lit, photos that are too dark won’t be accepted
  • You must be the only person in each of the photos
  • You must be front and centre of the frame – Photos of you in the distance, or where you are too close won’t be accepted
  • All photos must be without any borders or branding
  • Do not use any filters (e.g. via social media such as Snapchat or Instagram)
  • Make sure we can see you properly – do not wear bulky clothes or onset production costumes
  • Do not upload passport photos or photos of photos
  • All photos should be clear and you should fill the frame
  • Photos don't have to be professionally taken, just clear with a good likeness of you
  • You should ensure that the background is neutral and does not distract from you
  • Try and make sure the lighting is as natural as possible
  • Do not wear a hat
  • Do not wear sunglasses
  • Do not smoke in your photos
  • Photos must not include weapons

Some more examples of good photos:

1) A good headshot example:

2) A good full-length example:

3) A good 'Smart' example:

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