Yes, you can sign onto another headshot photographer's website and learn the clothing to wear, and you can learn what the formatting should be for your headshots, but you're never going to learn the real secrets. The real things that allow those headshot photographers to charge so much for their work.
You'll only receive some of the benefits of those secrets, but they'll never tell you what those secrets are.
So what are they? What will make you successful as an actor? Do you really have to pay $600 to make it? The answer is no.
What will help you make it is not paying someone to take a great shot of you, nor is it just having good acting skills and being able to play the part. No. What will help you make it to the top of your acting career is understanding how the industry works, having a killer headshot, and knowing where to go from here.
Is having a great headshot everything? Absolutely not. But it is very important.
Having a great headshot is like having a great appetizer to a fine meal. The problem is, most headshot photographers and actors who have these shots end up stopping after the appetizer. Where's the fun in that?
You need the full package: the appetizer, the entree, AND the dessert. You need to know exactly what to do to be able to make it in the industry. And listening to a bunch of headshot photographers out there telling you to hire them over and over when their headshots don't book you solid isn't the way to go.
There is more to a successful acting career than just a great headshot and good acting skills. You need to understand the core principles of self promotion. That's the key and the truth. If you want to learn this, sign up for my newsletter. It's free and will teach you everything you need to know about it.