How it was and how it is
In recent years there’s been a sea change as far as actors’ headshots are concerned. For years we’ve been black and white in this country.
When many of the current headshot photographers started shooting headshots, it was staunchly black and white here whilst in the US it was colour. although there was the option to deliver the pictures in either colour or black and white, there was no point in colour because no one wanted them.
This was largely dictated by the fact that the Spotlight book printed only black and white actor headshots. However, the online option of displaying headshots has changed that.
The preference now is for colour headshots in the UK. It accurately shows your skin tone, eye and hair colour and generally gives a better picture of the true you.