*AGENT RECOMMENDED. HEADSHOTS THAT HELP BOOK. DETAILS BELOW.
All below sessions include receiving an online proof gallery to make retouch selections. Then receive all photos, including the extra ones not retouched, via a download link. Complete details for each session are provided once you opt to schedule a session.
2 Looks, 2 Retouches
In-Studio, Outdoors, or Both
1 Hour Session
Unlimited Looks, 4 Retouches
+ One Slate or 1 Extra Retouch
In-Studio, Outdoors, or Both
2 Hour Session
Social Feed Session, 5 Retouches
2 Hour Session
Actors – many pictured on this page – that have had headshots made by The Light Commitee have submitted them to talent agents and secured their representation.
Actors – many pictured on this page – have used these headshots to submit for and help successfully get cast on productions by A&E, BET, HBO, Lifetime, Netflix, etc.
Actors – many pictured on this page – that have had headshots made by The Light Committee have submitted them to talent agents and secured their representation.
Actors – many pictured on this page – have used these headshots as part of submitting to be considered for auditions and then successfully got cast on productions by A&E, BET, HBO, Lifetime, Netflix, etc.
You can book a session for actor headshots with the button at the top of the page. You will be taken to the booking page where you can see rates, a schedule of availability and details on what is included in a session. If you have questions before, email, message, or call anytime.
The studio is in Montrose. Haven’t heard of Montrose? Most people have not but Hollywood has. Many movie studios have filmed famous movies and TV shows on the street where The Light Committee is located. Montrose is in the Glendale area. It is roughly 12 miles East of the San Fernando Valley, or North Hollywood, and around 12 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.
To keep things simple, there are just a handful of session options. One includes adding a hair and makeup artist on-site and another includes adding a high-quality slate video production. Otherwise, the sessions are straightforward for acting headshots only, just for different numbers of looks and retouches.
Deciding which session is best for you depends on where you are in your career. If you are just getting started and will be looking for agent representation, perhaps just a couple of looks is good enough. Then, after getting representation you can discuss your headshot options with your agent. After all, they are likely to have input on what types of looks and how many they want from you.
If you already have headshots for your current looks and are just looking for more options, then just a couple of looks is probably good too. There are many cases where you will want to have more than just a couple of headshots and looks. For example, your agent likely needs many options to submit to castings for you. Or perhaps you do not have a current portfolio yet or need an all-new one because your look has changed, and so on.
In general, having more is better than having too few.
Briefly, once your session is done, you will get an online proof gallery to select photos for retouching. Then once you have submitted your selections, you will get an email with a download link for the retouches and all the other photos made in the session. You can always put these extra shots to use too, like on social media, etc. Later, if you end up liking a different shot, you can always request a retouch on any of those too.
In most cases, those looking to get the best headshots in Los Angeles will want to cover at least one commercial look and one theatrical look. If you are just getting started and are not familiar with these looks, there are links at the bottom of this page to go over it.
How many of each depends on factors like how many headshots you already have that you can use, what your agent or manager needs, and so on. Some actors opt just for commercial or just theatrical looks. It is important to know your goals ahead of time or discuss your goals with your agent or manager to ensure you get the headshots for the roles you want to target or that are ideal for you.
There is a link below to a blog post to go over things in more detail. But briefly here, typically solid vibrant colors are best. For theatrical looks, think in layers, like a leather jacket over a shirt. Avoid busy patterns or jewelry, and large logos. Basically, minimize anything in your clothing that would distract attention away from your face, as the goal of your headshot is to focus casting directors there. Bring plenty of options with you.
This is more personal opinion or preference. So, The Light Committee recommends studio headshots primarily. But outdoors should also be strongly considered. The primary reason for preferring studio is because a photographer that knows what they are doing has full control of light output. Outdoors, you are at the mercy of the sun – is it too bright, too late in the day and too dark, is it cloudy, is it windy, and so on.
Excellent quality studio light stands out against lesser quality lighting too. But again, natural light also has its own look that some people really like. A good approach is – get your main actor headshots in a studio and extra support shots outdoors to round out your portfolio. In most cases, it is advised to have 5-7 strong actor headshots in your portfolio, not much fewer and not too many that it creates confusion.
In Los Angeles, there are many places to do headshots outdoors. At The Light Committee studio, located in Montrose (Glendale area), there is a very photogenic street right in front of the studio. There are also plenty of great parks nearby for greenery.
The Light Committee has amongst the most 5-star reviews for headshots in Los Angeles – more than 200 – and you can read them here.
*NOTE: The Light Committee makes no warranties or guarantees about the results headshots will offer, whether expressed or implied. Getting a good headshot like seen here is but one important component to succeeding at getting an agent, getting cast as an actor, or achieving other successes. Individual results vary. The results mentioned here were verified by The Light Committee via individual actor profiles available online or by being informed by the actor of their achievements.
Printing for limited-run 8×10″ headshots are offered for $30 for the first print, plus $3 for each additional print. Samples are available on-site. High quality premium luster paper is used. Mailing can be done for an additional fee or prints can be made available for pick up at the studio when they are ready. *NOTE: printing services are ONLY offered to customers that had their photos made / shot by The Light Committee.