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“Rafael, is by far, the best professional headshot photographer I’ve ever worked with. He was not only so professional, but also so kind and fun to work with. He made me feel very comfortable, and his studio had everything you could want or need – all kinds of backgrounds, lights, etc… The headshots I got, not only hit all the requirements for acting headshots, but also stand out in the best ways possible.”
– Sarah Grace Lee

“I recently had a photo session with Rafael to get professional head-shots done; and my experience was fantastic! This was my first experience taking head-shot photos, so wasn’t sure what to expect, but Rafael made me feel relaxed and comfortable with the whole process.”
– Jose Garcia

“Rafael, the photographer, was extremely kind and listened to all my suggestions and added some of his own as well! Great experience! Will definitely be back to this studio if I needed more headshots, plus the price is very reasonable compared to all the other studios in the area. 10/10 would recommend!”
– Yaser Nyrabeah

“Had a great shoot with Rafael! It’s tough to find a photographer who has really good equipment, knows how to use it, and has a good vibe to work with AND knows how to properly retouch a headshot. He’s got it all! I’m very pleased with the results and so is my manager! And he’s affordable and you can shoot as many looks as you want in the session you book!”
– Blaize Hall


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Awarded From 2019-2023 – From Nearly 1,300 Photographers Considered
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Awarded From 2020-2023 – From More Than 70 Photographers Considered rates The Light Committee top 3 commercial photographers in glendale ca 2022


Are you looking to get a perfect headshot? While perfection can be abstract, with the Light Committee you will be amongst as good as it gets. In other words, whether this is your first headshot experience or you have had many, you are in great hands.

The Light Committee is a commercial photography studio located in Montrose, CA. Montrose is a suburb of Glendale, CA, which is a city in the greater Los Angeles metro area. Montrose is probably some 20 minutes or less of  a drive, in no traffic, from most central LA locations. The studio address is 2266 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA, 91020.

Actor Headshots

The Light Committee studio has been recommended by agents and managers many times over. With more than 200 5-star reviews and counting, Rafael and the studio are reviewed and rated as amongst the best headshot photographers in Los Angeles. Countless actors that have had their headshots made with The Light Committee have gone on to successfully secure agent representation and castings with major studios and brands for commercials. More details about this can be found on the actor headshots page, linked below.

Working with Rafael, the photographer, the studio offers select sessions to cover multiple looks so actors can get a full portfolio of commercial, theatrical, or comedic looks. Sessions can be in-studio, outdoors in natural light, or both. Actor headshot session options include hair and makeup styling in-studio, and video productions such as slate videos. Light retouching is included for sessions. Do not just settle for any actor headshot photographer that happens to be near you. See rates now.

The studio offers actors a full range of look options to capture. This include commercial actor looks, theatrical actor looks (AKA dramatic actor looks), comedic looks, and more. Actors will not be pinned to just 1-2 light setup options that might be the case with other photographers. The headshots made for actors by The Light Committee are well proven to help deliver results, with the majority of actors having been photographed going on to secure agent representation, castings with major movie studio, castings with major brands for commercials, and more. The studio also does headshots for kids.

In the end, you will have useful agency submission photos from headshots that pop.

Corporate Headshots

Many business professionals are regulars at the studio, like for real estate agent headshots. But many others include accountants, attorneys, finance executives, doctors, psychologists, technology executives, and more. Creatives include authors, dancers, and musicians. There is a quick one-look session for those just looking to find a photographer that specializes in LinkedIn profile pictures. There is a session option for ERAS headshots for medical residency applicants. Sessions are also offered with hair and makeup styling, and with video options to get across your unique selling proposition or other marketing and branding video.

Corporate photography services for businesses are varied. They include in-studio or outdoors headshots in addition to mobile headshot services so the studio comes to you to photograph the entire team within a day. Corporate photography also includes lifestyle sessions for various marketing uses. As with other sessions, there can also be options to add hair and makeup styling done in the studio before your session.

Modeling Digitals

Most models opt to do their own modeling digitals with their phone or have a friend do it with their camera. Some models opt to work with a professional photographer, understanding the photos will stand apart as they look to submit to model agencies for representation. The digitals can also then be used for pursuing freelance work.

In addition, the studio provides general model portfolio shoots where a model can get extra photos to expand her or his portfolio or to use for social media feeds instead of inferior phone-quality photos.

Lifestyle Photo Shoots

Lifestyle photos are those that showcase you in action at your job or for other marketing uses. It could be a chef slicing food in their kitchen, a real estate agent in front of a just-sold home, a financial advisor working behind their computer, and so on. The images help customers visualize how you will work for them, adding an extra layer of imagery to set yourself apart even more. Lifestyle photo shoots are also used for more personal scenarios. To this end, these shoots include social media profile photoshoots, a headshot for dating profiles like Bumble or Tinder, graduation photos or senior portraits, and of course environmental business photoshoots.

There are plenty of options to choose from including sessions in Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, and more.

Video Shoots

Actors can get slate videos done and videos doing other quick readings and performances. Business professionals can get brief videos to use in their marketing to talk about their services and more. Video services are currently in-studio only. Professional-grade mics are used for premium audio and full-frame 4K mirrorless cameras for premium video quality. Video productions get basic post processing to crisp up the audio and for coloring of the video.

How Much Should You Spend on Headshots?

Of course, you do not want cheap headshots but you also do not want to spend $1,000. You can see rates that are highly competitive on this website and save money compared to most professional photographers with a studio. To this end, the The Light Committee business services include: the best acting headshots, corporate headshots or professional business headshots, corporate photography or a corporate portrait, and other high end photography.

The Light Committee

Work with your photographer to collaborate on using a studio and professional studio lighting or outdoors / natural light. A studio will provide more polished results. This is due to many reasons – too many to go over here. However, the main reason includes the ability to control lighting. With the sun you are at the mercy of wherever it will be, come appointment time. It could also be too sunny, rainy, windy, and so on.

You might also be limited in locations. Depending on where you are, shadows might be favorable or not. You might have to deal with color-casting too. The City of Angels has some iconic locations, such as LACMA and Griffith Observatory, but many of them have restrictions on photography. You can also opt for areas like the NoHo Arts District, Glendale, Pasadena, Venice Beach, and so on. A studio eliminates these obstacles.

In addition, a good photographer can use professional high-quality studio lighting to create desired effects. This can include very soft and bright lighting for a commercial look and darker more shadowy lighting for theatrical looks.

Of course, if your budget allows it, spring for both studio and natural light shots. Remember that you should probably have a good handful of photos – not too few and not too many. With too little, you might not make enough of an impression. With too many, you might cause confusion.

Another good reason to have many shots done is so you can rotate them out and see which ones work better. Just because you did a good job in choosing a photographer does not automatically make the photos you post be the one that casting directors are drawn too. You might like your smile that day but do they. It is about what they like. You might need to keep trying different looks – even get new photos – to see which ones get more attention.

Finally, acting headshots do not have to be expensive. One chief complaint is that many photographers want hundreds of dollars – a rare few even ask for thousands. Shop around and find good rates.

Los Angeles

The Los Angeles area is world-famous, primarily for Hollywood movie pop-culture influence on the rest of the world but also for its music scene. It is arguably a city like no other. People flock to it for these reasons, and for the weather that so many people like.

Nearly 20 million people live in the greater metro area, made up of many demographics. As of the 2010 census, this includes a population that is approximately 55 percent White (39.0 percent White Non-Hispanic), around 12 percent Asian, seven percent African American, and 20 percent from other races. Of this, around 45 percent of the population were Hispanic of any race, primarily of Mexican origin.

This diverse mix of culture is often what Angelenos say is its best strength. It certainly comes out in many of the dining options that exist around the LA area. While this is all subjective, checking it out for yourself will certainly not disappoint. For example, one thing travelling many travelling Angelenos will argue is that no one does burgers or Chinese food like the Los Angeles area.

Then there are iconic places that anyone coming to Southern California must try. The city can easily lay claim to inventing the French Dip sandwich, which is worth trying at Philippe’s. Then there is the Mediterranean food, the Thai food, and much more. Los Angeles is also very close to many organic and other farms that provide produce to most of the country.

These elements help contribute to make LA a city filled with outsiders that come here for its unrivaled creative talent. So, getting good photography in this city should not be a difficult task. However, it does require a bit of homework to make sure you find a talented photographer that is also affordable. With a bit of effort, like finding great things to do or eat in LA, getting great head shots in SoCal can be a great experience.

Locations Within the County
Here are bit more insights on some locations within Los Angeles, starting with North Hollywood. This area, also known just as NoHo is in the San Fernando Valley, just North of the 101 freeway and West of the 170 freeway. It is known for its theatres and Arts District. It also has one of few Metro subway stations found throughout the area.

Burbank is also a very well-known place, billing itself as the media capital of the world. Not many can argue given the many major studios there, like Walt Disney, Warner Bros, and more. Burbank also happens to be just East of North Hollywood. The city is also home to one of few airports in the county. This city also has a rich history in the aviation industry.

Pasadena is yet another famous city, primarily because of the Rose Bowl, the annual college football games there, and because of the Tournament of Roses Parade. It is also home to Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is very nearby. Pasadena has the 210 freeway running through out.

Hollywood is world-famous as the name is commonly used to refer to the film industry and rightly so as many studios were founded in the city. It is also known for its famous sidewalks, the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Other famous or well-known cities in the county include Santa Monica, known for its pier. There is also Beverly Hills, known for its wealth-oriented lifestyle and where many people believe famous actors live. There is also Malibu, the popular and expensive beach community. These cities make the area a very popular tourist destination. They also call to residents of other places seeking promises of greater wealth to just greater weather. Collectively, they make the region highly unique. One can move through any of these locations and have very different experiences, creating many micro-cultures within one of the world’s largest melting pots that is Los Angeles.

The Light Committee is in Montrose, one of many charming locations in the city of Angels.

Studio Located in Greater Los Angeles

The studio serves the greater Los Angeles area. This includes areas like Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Long Beach, Malibu, West Hollywood, Calabasas, Culver City, Santa Clarita, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, San Gabriel, Alhambra, Arcadia, Monterey Park, West Covina, La Canada Flintridge, and Rosemead. Also, 91601, 91607, 91401, 91411, 91436, 91406, 91405, 91605, 91606, 91402, 91343, 91325, 91335, 91436, 91316, 91356, 91303, 91306, 90039, 90012, 90021, 90015, 90014, 90013, 90012, 90017, 90029, 90028, 90038, 90004, 90036, 90048, 90046.

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