Actor Headshots

Method Actor Headshot Photographers

TODAY, I will not stress over the things I can’t control

– Jennifer Lawrence

Actor headshot photography

Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, & Edmonton

Actor headshots are the single most important component towards building a successful career as an actor, besides your natural talent and abilities. After seeing countless auditions in a day, casting directors use actor headshots to remember their favourite actors. This is why it is so crucial that your personality and emotive talents are reflected in your headshots.

Our methodology for producing headshots has helped countless actors succeed. We dig deep to bring that spark of life out in your eyes because our goal is to get directors to pause when they see your photo and spend more time considering you for the role. We sincerely want to see you make it in this acting industry.

My 13-year-old son is in Vancouver from the States shooting a TV show. His Los Angeles manager needed updated head shots; my son is moving through puberty and his features are changing quickly. Carlos was recommended to us and after reading the Yelp reviews we took a chance without having met him. As the only under-18 actor coached by two well-regarded acting coaches, my son was thrilled to learn, in the first few moments of their meeting, that Carlos is a “Method Photographer.” With years of Method Acting coaching, my son was right at home with Carlos. My son’s manager was extremely pleased with the shots specific to the emotions they desire for casting directors. The results were excellent, and the process was as well. Carlos is kind, putting my son at ease which allowed him to find the emotional depth necessary to make the shots compelling. Top Notch!

It wasn’t until we attended the appointment that we realized the real value. The photographer was very experienced. He guided our son to show various expressions and captured some really amazing photographs.

My Son got a role with SuperGirl upon his first audition immediately.

I wasn’t succeeding with my old headshot until ‘Art of Headshots’. My first audition I landed a role in ” Pirates of the Caribean”, my second audition it was X-Files and my career started… Now I have a role in Altered Carbon and a career as a film actor

Method for finding an actors agent?

by Seth Godin

The method isn’t to go out and find an agent. The method is to do work so impossibly magical that agents and producers come looking for you. You, the one who cared enough to put it all on the table, who fell in love with your viewers and your craft, and who made something that mattered.

It doesn’t have to be a feature film or a Pulitzer-winning play. In fact, the approach works best if it’s not a fully polished and complete creation. The best work will create an imbalance in the viewer, one that can only be remedied by spreading the word, by experiencing this with someone else. The tension this imbalance creates forces the word to spread. It means that asking, “Have you seen . . . ?” raises the status of the asker, and the champions multiply.

Headshots for casting

portrait photography for actors

Your headshot is the most important tool for success. Your portraits should inspire the director to have a profound vision of you, in the role he or she is casting. Please read the following article to learn more about what makes an effective headshot for casting.

Please read our article about headshot for auditions to understand in greater detail our exclusive processes and methodologies. Casting directors will choose one of hundreds of headshots but most portraits will be “Vacant Smiley” or “Vroom Look” your portrait will stand out.

Filming in Vancouver

Casting for Actors

The following are ten shows to photograph actor headshots in Vancouver,

1 – SNOWPIERCER – Season 2
Starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs.

2 – SUPERMAN & LOIS – Season 1
Follow the world’s most famous super hero and comic books’ most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society. Starring Inde Navarrette, Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch

3 – BATWOMAN – Season 2
DC Comics Universe showcassing the first lesbian superhero, starring Ruby Rose..

4 – SUPERGIRL – Season 6
Melissa Benoist, Jeremy Jordan, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Nicole Maines, April Parker Jones, David Ajala, Bruce Boxleitner.

5 – The Chilling Aventures of Sabrina – Season 3 & 5
Netflix series stars Kiernan Shipka as main character Sabrina Spellman, along with co-stars Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez, Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, and Richard Coyle.

6 – LOST IN SPACE – Season 3
Lost in Space will be on location starring Molly Parker.

7 – MOTHERLAND – Season 1
Taylor Hickson, Amalia Holm, Kelcey Mawema, Jessica Sutton, Demetria McKinney.

8 – THE FLASH – Season 7
Back for a 6th season, starring Grant Gustin.

9 – When Calls the Heart – Season 8
Netflix series starring Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing, Lori Loughlin and Pascale Hutton.

Starring Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Tala Ashes, Jes Macallan and Amy Louise Peberton.

Filming in Toronto

TV & Movies

The following are ten shows to photograph actor headshots in Toronto,

1 – PRIVATE EYES – Season 4
Starring Jason Priestley and Cindy Sampson.

2 – AMERICAN GODS: Season 3
Cast: Demore Barnes, Gillian Anderson, Cloris Leachman, Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle.

‘Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Natasha McElhone, Italia Ricci, Kal Penn, Maggie Q.

4 – DINO DANA: Season 4
Cast: Jason Spevack, Allana Harkin, Andrea Martin, Jane Eastwood, Mark McKinney.

5 – The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 3
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ in Toronto this November for its second season through to April 2019. Starring Elizabeth Moss, Alexis Bedel, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes, and Samira Wiley, the series is based on the bestselling novel by Margaret Atwood.

6 – Lost in Space – Season 2
Lost in Space will be on location from November until January 2019, starting Molly Parker.

7 – Baroness Von Sketch Show – Season 4
Stars Second City alumni Carolyn Taylor, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen alongside Meredith MacNeill, who are all executive producers of this all-female series.

8 – Good Witch – Season 6
Catherine Bell returns to her role as Cassie Nightingale in the series alongside her daughter Grace played by Bailee Madison.
9 – Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2
‘Star Trek’ series and stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp and Michelle Yeoh.

10 – STAR TREK DISCOVER – Season 3
Ten years before the original Star Trek series and stars Sonequa Martin-Green and Doug Jones among others.

Filming in Alberta

Movies and TV

Hollywood North is usually recognized for the film industry in Toronto and Vancouver and we neglect Alberta with wonderful movies shot in Calgary and Edmonton such as Interstellar, Broke Back Mountain, War of the Planet of the Apes and Unforgiven to mention but a few.

In the Summer if you are from Alberta you could find casting calls for;

1. Lost in Space, Season 2
2. Heartland, Season 12
3. Jann, Season 1
4. Black Summer
5. East Texas Oil

Zee Salesiaan actor headshot

Dear Salehian ZEE,

We are pleased to confirm your Short Film Corner accreditation for the upcoming edition of the Festival de Cannes… 19 to 25 May 2019…


Emmy Nominated Actors Teach You How to Make it in Hollywood | Vanity Fair

Emmy nominated actors teach you everything you need to know to make it in Hollywood, including how (not) to take the best headshot, how to train for acting and how to memorize lines. Featuring William H. Macy, Edie Falco, Jeff Daniels, Ed Harris, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mandy Patinkin, Darren Criss, David Harbour and Alexis Bledel – by Vanity Fair

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