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Actor Headshots Los Angeles
SESSIONS BELOW INCLUDE:
- Around 40-60 photos created per look – not really counting, though!
- A gallery is emailed 1-2 business days later to download all usable photos and to buy retouches
- 1-2 business days after your retouch selections, the gallery is updated with them
Full details on what’s included, caveats, etc., per session are provided on the booking page.
Scroll down, select BOOK NOW, to schedule your session.
1 Look (No Outfit Changes)
Up to a 30 Minute Session
$30 Per Retouch
2 Looks (1 Outfit Change)
Up to a 45 Minute Session
$30 Per Retouch
3 Looks (2 Outfit Changes)
Up to a 1 Hour Session
$30 Per Retouch
4 Looks (3 Outfit Changes)
Up to a 1.5 Hour Session
$30 Per Retouch
Amongst the Highest Rated Actor Headshot Photographer in Los Angeles on Google!
I literally didn’t want to post this because it would sound fake. Easy scheduling, price was right. He even helped me select pictures. As an actor with 0 experience and not even a full profile I got over 10 auditions the first week (all decent paid) and made the first one I applied to. As of now the single headshot on my profile is generating anywhere from 8-15 auditions per week. Had a theme and he adjusted the colors to match. Can’t be better.
I am an actress and have taken headshots with Rafael twice… The first time I took headshots with him I was able to use them to find an agent to represent me, and two months later they got me a McDonald’s audition WITH THE SAME HEADSHOT. I even booked the role!
Really easy shoot, great service, great photos, great price!! I would 100% recommend for actors who need affordable headshots that will really help them stand out.
This place is wonderful! I got my acting headshots taken here and I absolutely love them. I got so many beautiful pictures in such little time. Rafael, the photographer, helped me feel so comfortable even though it was my first time taking headshots. He made me feel like a pro! I highly recommend this place for any of your photography needs!
I had a great experience with Rafael! He knows his stuff and helped the session flow smoothly. I’ve received excellent and TIMELY results that my career and I are thankful for.
Rafael was so attentive, professional and friendly. He made sure I felt comfortable and confident throughout the entire photo shoot. I will sure be going back to him and recommending him to all my actor friends 😊
Rafael is always so nice and makes the entire photo shoot feel so comfortable! He always gives me great results and I definitely will be continuing to work with him.
- 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.
- Actors – again, many pictured here – have used their headshots as part of submitting for auditions and then successfully got cast for commercial roles with major brands.
- Some talent agents and some managers have recommended that the actors they work with get their headshots updated only with The Light Committee.
What to Expect When Booking Actor Headshots with The Light Committee
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 but still plentiful for you, there are just a handful of session options. Add-ons includes a hair and makeup artist on-site and a high-quality slate video production, with studio lighting and audio. Otherwise, the sessions are straightforward for acting headshots, each one offering different numbers of looks. Retouches can then be purchased separately.
Suggestions for Selecting a Session
Deciding which session is best for you might depend 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 also 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 new 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 such cases, more than two looks is probably the way to go.
In general, having more is better than having too few.
Getting Your Actor Headshots Afterward
Once your session is done, you will get an online proof gallery. From there you can download all the photos. They are provided with basic corrections if needed, like color, brightness, and so on. They are JPEG files sized at around 2,000 DPI along the long edge. In this same gallery you can opt to purchase retouches. You can pay to have as many professional headshots retouches as you want. By decoupling sessions from retouches, this makes things more seamless. The reason for this is because most people come in thinking they just want two retouches, for example. However, they later opt for more. Some people end up selecting dozens or more for retouching. Retouched shots are typically provided as a print quality 8×10″ JPEG file. For the shots that are not retouched, they are still very high quality so you can put these extra shots to use too, like on social media, etc.
What Looks Should I Go For?
In most cases, those looking to get the best actor 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.
What Should I Wear for Acting Headshots?
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. There is nothing wrong with a plain black or white t-shirt but consider it is commonly used by other actors – and you want to use strategies to stand out as much as possible. 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.
Are Studio or Natural Light Shots Better for Actor Headshots?
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 and wind – 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 too many creates confusion. If you have 5-7, then it is probably good that at least 2-3 of these are with natural light.
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 – nearly 250 – 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.
Actor Headshots Printing Services
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.