Actor Headshots Portfolios

Portrait style photographs may look great on your wall or in a family album, but they are not intended to sell you as an actor. I have put together a few packages especially suited to actors needing headshots for their portfolio.

Good headshots will require full use of your acting skills. During the session we can discuss the roles you want and the impression you want to make on casting directors, so we can decide on the best looks for your shoot.

Casting directors use headshots to get a feel for an actor and see the real you. So, the headshots should be natural and show off your best qualities. After the shoot, I do some basic retouching, but not too much; headshots aren't glamor shots.

Types of Headshots

There are two types of headshots all actors and actresses should have: Commercial and theatrical.

1)  Commercial Headshots:

  • For advertisers to sell their products

  • Warm, friendly, and trustworthy look

  • Typically a broad smile and soft colors

  • Bright lighting without dramatic shadows

2)  Theatrical/Legit Headshots:

  • Shows off your actor "type" and personal characteristics
  • More nuanced than a commercial headshot

I suggest using your commercial shots for television and commercial work and your theatrical shots for theater and film.

Retouching

Once you select the images for your portfolio I retouch them digitally to make you look your most natural best.  Eyes, hair, shadows, and temporary blemishes will be cleaned up. I will not remove permanent scars, make you look five years younger, or 10 kilograms lighter.

Casting directors know when a picture has been retouched to remove every line and pore from your face. They aren’t going to bring you in for an audition if they think the picture looks fake.

I do not include any unprocessed images in any of my photography packages.

Hair and Make-Up Artists

Hair and make-up artists are not included in my packages. You can do you own make-up or I can arrange for a make-up artist or you can bring your own if you have a MUA that you like to work with. I suggest making the extra investment to make sure you look your best you during the entire shoot. Time spent doing make-up and changing outfits is included as part your session time.

General Information about Packages

  • White and black backgrounds

  • Online proofing gallery available to you in 48 hours to select final images

  • Retouching and color grading of each selected shot

  • Retouched prints and digital downloads ready within 2 weeks

  • I do not supply unedited photos; only the final photos you select

  • A parent or guardian is required to be present at any session with actors under 16 years.

  • All shoots are archived, so extra photos can be ordered at a later date

Basic Actor Headshot Package

  • Ideal headshot package for actors who are just starting out or established actors who require some updated headshots for their portfolio

  • Please bring two outfit changes to allow you to explore different looks

  • Approximately 45 minutes location time (excludes hair/make-up time)

  • Proofs uploaded to proofing gallery within 48 hours

  • Approximately 40 to 60 proofs to choose from

  • Three retouched images of your choice, provided as high-resolution digital files

  • Final retouched images delivered in both color and B&W

  • Hair and make-up makeup available at additional expense if required

Standard Actor Headshot Package

  • Ideal headshot package for actors needing a standard headshot portfolio  

  • Please bring three outfit changes to allow you to explore different looks

  • Approximately one hour location time (excludes hair/make-up time)

  • Proofs uploaded to proofing gallery within 48 hours

  • Approximately 60 to 90 proofs to choose from

  • Five retouched images of your choice, provided as high-resolution digital files

  • Taiwan-style comp card designed with all five photos or four of your choice

  • Final retouched images delivered in both color and B&W

  • Hair and make-up makeup available at additional expense if required

Deluxe Actor Headshot Package

  • Ideal headshot package for actors needing a comprehensive headshot portfolio  

  • Please bring five outfit changes to allow you to explore different looks

  • Approximately two hours location time (excludes hair/make-up time)

  • Proofs uploaded to proofing gallery within 48 hours

  • Approximately 90 to 120 proofs to choose from

  • Twelve retouched images of your choice, provided as high-resolution digital files

  • Twelve 8x10 prints from your selected images

  • Taiwan-style comp card designed with all five photos or four of your choice

  • Twenty printed comp cards

  • Final retouched images delivered in both color and B&W

  • Hair and make-up makeup available at additional expense if required

Packages Pricing

 

Actor headshot pricing

Extras

Makeup Artist: Prices available on request

Comp Card: Prices available on request

Extra Retouched Photos: NT$700 each

Extra Prints (Complimentary digital image is included): Prices available on request

8x10: Prices available on request

4x6: Prices available on request

Discounts*

Returning Clients: 20% off all future shoots

Student discount: 10% (Student card required)

All students from Ripple Productions' Acting Lab receive 20% discount

Friends Deal: Share the session with a friend and each of you will get a 20% discount.

*Discounts cannot be combined

Deposit and payment

A NT$1,000 non-refundable deposit is required when you book your session. The balance of the package fee is due on the session date before the shoot.

Re-scheduling and cancellation policy

  • No refund will be given in the event of cancellation
  • Your deposit will be applied to your re-scheduled date if notice is given at least two days before the session
  • Re-scheduling with less than 48 hours notice will result in the loss of your deposit
  • I encourage you to inform us as far in advance of any changes to the scheduled appointment and I will with work with you to change your date.