MICHAEL KINGSBAKER Feathertreephotography.com 818-943-4214
Michael Kingsbaker is a very laid-back photographer. He has been an actor since he was 5 years old and has many years of experience on both sides of the camera. He prefers natural light and shoots a lot around Windsor Terrace, Dumbo, and the Meatpacking district. You can also use a location of your choosing. Your comfort is most important! When shooting, Michael believes the more honest you are with yourself, the better the photos you will produce. Don’t try to fit yourself into a box. It just doesn’t work. He also loves working with actors who have worked with Sam Christensen! Hair and make-up should be as natural as possible. If you don’t do your own hair and make-up, he can put you in touch with make-up/hair artists that charge between $100-$200, depending on your needs. After the shoot, he will go through your photos and clear out the bad shots (the blurry ones or closed eyes). you will get a CD of your photos in jpeg format and your photos will also go up on Reproductions website. From there you can order your prints straight through them! Easy! He also will do some minor retouching as needed. The turn around is between 3 and 4 days. Photo Shoot Rate: $300. Specials: Bring a friend and shoot in tandem, have more fun and save some money. $400 for both you and your friend. Not only do you save some money, but you have more fun at the same time!n
T. Schreiber Actors get a $50 discount as well!
SHAI YAMMANEE firstname.lastname@example.org
Shai loves to have an ongoing conversation with you during your shoot to help put you at ease and to help you find comfort, which brings out the best in you! His signature shooting style is with a white background shot out of his apartment off the Utica Station stop in Brooklyn. There is no time limit when shooting. Shai believes in working with actors until they are happy. Bring a huge range of clothing options and be ready to play! As a veteran in-demand performer, he knows what casting directors are looking for and he knows how to create a relaxed environment to help bring out the best in you. Your photos are sent directly to his ipad for instant review and at the end of your shoot Shai will sit down with you and look through all your photos to help you pick the best ones. Make-up and hair: come in light and fresh, just how you would go into an audition. Less is more and we can always add and fix things in post, but you don’t want to have so much make-up on that you don’t look like you anymore. This is not included in your session, but his very talented and skilled wife will help you out if needed. Your Session: $200 What’s included: 2 fully edited/retouched photos and 6 unedited photos on disc for future use. If, down the road, you want more photos retouched there is a $25 retouching fee.
ALEXANDRA TURSHEN prospectphotography.net
Alexandra’s philosophy: “A good headshot needs to look like you on a great day. That’s true, but it’s not as simple as that. Getting a great headshot takes work. And for me, that starts with your core: What is the universe asking from you and what are you excited about giving? Where those things overlap…that’s what we want to see in your headshot!” She shoots both indoors and out; inside her Brooklyn apartment for solid, clean backgrounds and in the Prospect Park area for photos with texture and atmosphere. All your photos will go up in a private gallery online for your review at the end of your shoot. Once you’ve made your selection, Alex sends you a full resolution photo right back to you! She will retouch 4 photos from your session, but sometimes gets carried away in the excitement of her work and you might end up taking home 6 or 7 retouched photos! She also works fast! “This business doesn’t wait!” She says. Photo Shoot fee: $300 for unlimited time, unlimited looks and 4 retouched photos. “I’ve never had a dissatisfied customer, because we don’t stop till we’re both happy. But if you aren’t happy, we’ll try again free of charge.”Specials: Alex does provide T. Schreiber students with a discount, but you will have to contact her for full details! Make-up: “Rule #1: You need to look like your headshot when you walk into that audition room, and this doesn’t happen when someone else does your makeup. I recommend doing your own make-up and hair for our session, but of course I will help. I have an eye for these things.” “I think this whole idea of “branding/type” is misleading and limiting. I am an actor… I’ve been asked to play a teacher, a bounty-hunter, and a drug addict. I am none of these things. However, I have come to understand that there is a specific type of story that I tell over and over through my work in different projects. It comes from my core, my truth, and it’s my journey as an actor to tell this story. Knowing the journey you’re on in your own life at this moment is what shines through in camera no matter what “type” you are playing. In a session with me, it is our goal to capture your core and then you’ll put on different outfits and we’ll go to different locations to underscore the range of the roles you can play truthfully. The truth is what’s important in your work, so let’s start the whole process there. From the headshot, to the audition, to playing the role. Before we shoot, we’ll hammer this out with the help of some questions I have developed under the tutelage of teachers and industry professionals. And during our shoot, we’ll check in with each other to make sure we’re getting what we’re after. You may find you come away from our session with more than great photos!” By Helen Abell