Actor Photographers

Written by Rylee Newton
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When it comes to finding actor photographers one of the best things you can do is work with someone who has experience in front of and behind the camera. As someone who has lived in Los Angeles for the last seven years, I have experienced first-hand the wandering path of career exploration. Many people start out working as production assistants and before you know it they are directing their first films. In the seven years I have lived here I have worked as a writer, a PA, a stock footage salesperson, a stand up comedian, and an actress.

When it comes to hiring actor photographers, the first thing you want to do is take a look at their portfolios. If you live in one of the larger performance communities like Los Angeles or New York you know these towns are swarming with professional actors. This means your options are vast when it comes to selecting a headshot photographer. If you live in other parts of the country, you may need to search online to find an experienced photographer in your area.

Professional Actor Photographers

Once you find a list of actor photographers, it's important to meet with at least four of them to narrow down your choices. When it comes to creating effective acting photos, it is essential that you look and feel comfortable. The goal of your photo session should be to create a photo representation of yourself that provides insight into your range as an actor and your overall essence as a person. I cannot express to you enough how important it is to leave a lasting impression with your headshot.

No matter if you're just getting started in the business or you're looking to reinvent yourself as a performer, your headshot is the first thing casting directors, talent agents and even producers see. It is your key to making a first impression that gives these people the confidence to hire you in the future. Many actors spend years perfecting their craft with acting lessons, fitness routines, dialect coaching, and even movement and fighting coaches, but they overlook the business side of the industry. When you commit to getting the best possible headshot, you embrace the business side of the industry from the ground floor.


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