Los Angeles headshot photography
Minami Pictures produces high quality headshots and comp cards for actors in the Los Angeles area. Whether you are a working actor or just starting your career, we will produce a great headshot. We are one of the best values for headshots in the Los Angeles area.
We use the best cameras, lenses and lighting for headshots in LA.
Actors Headshots in Los Angeles
In studio and on Location
We shoot headshots for Los Angeles actors at our studio in Gardena - 15 miles south of downtown Los Angeles and 15 miles southeast of Santa Monica. We shoot on location around Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hollywood, the South Bay, Torrance and Long Beach. We can shoot at a location convenient to you including a residence, backyard, park or other public location.
Studio shoots are more predictable because all equipment is in place and the light is totally controlled. Inexperienced actors may feel more comfortable in studio.
Location shoots are generally more expensive and require the transportation of equipment and crew. Shooting headshot on location can also be more fun and lively. Improvised backgrounds and organic lighting conditions often produce a fresh headshot. Actors who want a stylish or unusual headshot may opt to shoot on location. Working actors who don't want to travel may opt to shoot at their home or at a location near them. Please call for prices of location shoots in the Los Angeles area.
Digital headshots for printing and online casting
Actors submit headshots to casting agents by email or by uploading to online casting services such as LA Casting. We provide headshots that are formatted for email as well as for printing. Printing color headshots was cost prohibitive until recently. Now digital offset printing has made printing color headshots affordable.
Retouching is included in the price of the headshoot shoot. This is a great value and helps make getting a professional headshot an easy and pain-free experience. Professional retouching is necessary to clean up any imperfections and to produce a strong image. We will help you look great, but we won't make drastic changes to the way you look.
We absolutely guarantee that you will get great headshots. If there are no good headshots because of a technical mishap, we will gladly reshoot. However this has never happened and probably never will because we review the images during the shoot and adjust accordingly. All requests for changes must be made during the shoot -- not after. Obviously we will not reshoot if a model isn't satisfied with their own pose or expression.
Deposits and payments to stylists are never refundable. You may reschedule up to 48 hours in advance at no extra charge. Rescheduling between 12 and 48 hours prior to the shoot will incur a $75 fee. Canceling within 12 hours will result in the forfeiture of the deposit.
We provide the best value headshots in LA. Our standard packages contain extra services others can't reproduce. If you find a competitive offer, call us and we'll try to beat their price and quality.
More headshots shoots
- Brody — child headshot natural window light, shallow depth of field, additional strobe
- Charissa —business headshot
- Daniela — different focal lengths 85mm, 300mm
- Ally — child model zed card shoot
- Eric — male model portfolio shoot
- Karen, Anton, Jim — actor comp card shoots
- Tutu — three shoots, sixteen years apart, large format, 35mm film and digital
Los Angeles Headshot Shoot Request
To send comments, request more information and to book a shoot, please call 310 324 3000, send an email or fill out the form below.