The first step that a new actor should take is to find a reputable agent that can guide them in the right direction. A reputable agent will make commission off of the jobs you land as an actor thus they are invested in giving you proper industry information and guiding you to choose the right training workshops, headshot photographers etc. A reputable agent will not charge you any money to manage and guide you…if they see potential in you then they will manage you free of charge in hopes of making commission from the work you do. It is up to the actor to provide the agency with proper headshots.
Please refer to the ACTRA website in order to learn the EIC Industry Codes in order to determine a legitimate agent from a fraud.