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Los Angeles, CA 90017 Rating

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4.7 (24)

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Anthony Mongiello Photography is a professional headshot photographer in Los Angeles founded in 2006. Anthony prides himself on possessing a unique talent for capturing his subject's essence. He brings over a decade of experience in the worlds of headshot photography, glamour photography, and fashion photography to his work creating actor headshots, business headshots, and modeling portfolios. Anthony Mongiello Photography sessions are conducted either in Anthony's studio or on location, using both a combination of studio and natural lighting to create a model portfolio that will stand out. Anthony Mongiello Photography tailors each session to the needs of the individual client.

Los Angeles, CA 90015 Rating

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5.0 (8)
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David Martin Jr Photography is a Los Angeles-based company founded in 2015 by California native David Martin Jr. that offers professional portrait photography. The company services the greater Los Angeles area and specializes in capturing weddings and engagements. Run by two lovers, David Martin Jr. and Lina Suarez, the photographers use cameras to create artwork that tells a story of love and emotion. Clients recommend the team of experts at David Martin Jr. Photography for their attention to detail, affordable pricing, and professionalism.

Los Angeles, CA 90013 Rating

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4.5 (10)

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Actor's Choice Photography, based in Los Angeles, California, offers portrait photography for clients. Services include headshots and portrait photography. Actor's Choice Photography also provides various links for printing headshots, hair and makeup, creative direction, as well as acting and modeling resources. Photo packages offered by Actor's Choice Photography include options such as a portfolio selection, hair and makeup services, as well as retouching and optimization. Owner James opened Actor's Choice Photography in 2010 and since then has worked with such actors as Jackson Rathbone of the Twilight films, Roberto Sanchez of the 2 Fast 2 Furious film, and the band Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

Los Angeles, CA 90006 Rating

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4.0 (66)

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Studio 2000 is a professional portrait and event photography and videography studio located in Los Angeles, California and shooting subjects throughout the region since 1985. The principal photographer, Bong Hur, is passionate about portraiture and has years of experience with subjects ranging from family groups, to weddings, to babies and children, to fashion models, to beloved pets. In addition to taking portraits and documenting life events, this photographer also provides custom framing, printing, copying and retouching of vintage photos, album design and production, professional identification photos for passports, green cards, and more, as well as videography services. Studio 2000 is available seven days a week and is happy to consult with prospective clients.

Los Angeles, CA 90014 Rating

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5.0 (44)
5.0 (7)

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Nogen Beck Headshot Photography is a photography business in Los Angeles. Nogen is fascinated by people and his obsession is with creating small moments out of thin air, moments that exist only at the intersection of truth and beauty. He proudly rejects the notion that the two are mutually exclusive: there is beauty in genuineness, and there is genuineness in all true beauty. The business is aimed principally at actors seeking the best headshots for capturing their personality and style. The studio offers a standard headshot package and a rep package for actors whose rep or agent has a profile with the business. There is a separate charge for makeup and a payment plan for spreading the cost of the session over several months. Reviews describe Nogen as an amazing professional who is incredibly easy to work with and incredibly priced.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Based in Southern California, Eric Schwabel skillfully captures celebrity, editorial, and commercial images. He was awarded the 1st place honor at the 2014 IPA / Lucie Foundation’s One Shot: One World competition and recently signed with Contour by Getty Images for celebrity photography syndication. Eric has photographed for a variety of major corporations and celebrities, such as Hilton, Toyota, Pepsi, Ritz-Carlton, NBC/Universal, ABC, Benicio Del Toro, Will Forte, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, and much more. His high level of expertise and experience allows him to effectively capture a multitude of events. Due to his patience, attention to detail, knowledge of traditional and digital photography, state of the art equipment, and impressive portfolio, Eric is a highly professional, premier business choice.

Compare our Top Portrait Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Anthony Mongiello Photography
Los Angeles, CA 90017
David Martin Jr Photography
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Actor's Choice Photography
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Studio 2000
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Nogen Beck Headshot Photography
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Eric Schwabel
Los Angeles, CA 90036


  • Introduction

    Portrait photography can be the perfect way to capture special moments for adults, children, couples, and families. It's a popular option for occasions, such as graduations, weddings, birthdays, and various milestones reached throughout childhood. However, you don't need a special reason to get a portrait professionally done, as there are many photographers eager to work with new clients at a reasonable rate.

    Professional portrait photography takes years of practice, and the right photographer can achieve results that go far beyond the typical selfie. A magnificent portrait can bring out the subject's inner qualities, allowing their unique personality to shine through for generations to cherish.
  • What is portrait photography?

    Portrait photography is the art of capturing a sitter's likeness with a camera. While this may sound as simple as snapping a quick shot with your mobile phone, the truth is that a truly good portrait photo is difficult to achieve. The goal of a high-quality photo is to capture the personality and emotions behind the subject.

  • What is the history of portrait photography?

    Since the invention of the first camera in 1839, portraits have been one of the most popular kinds of photos. However, way back when, photos needed an exposure time of 20 minutes or more, meaning you would need to sit completely still for that time or else end up with a blurry image.

  • Where can you learn portrait photography?

    Many art schools across the country offer degrees in photography, and some even have specialized classes in portraiture. This can be a good option for young photographers who want a well-rounded skill set. However, many dedicated portrait photographers are self-taught and rely on their portfolios to serve as their credentials.

  • How do you start a portrait photography business?

    Before starting a portrait studio, it's best to gain experience shooting your friends and family so you have a strong portfolio to show clients. Once you're confident in your work, try making a website where you can direct new businesses interested in having their pictures taken.

  • How to eliminate shadows in portrait photography?

    The secret behind many photographers' success is that photography is 50% editing. If you're working digitally, you can open up your pictures in editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop, and use its digital tools to manipulate shadows and highlights. If you prefer to work analog, the best way to mitigate shadows is proper lighting.

  • What are the four categories of portrait photography?

    The four categories of portrait photography are constructionist, candid, environmental, and creative.

    1. Constructionist photographs involve working with a photographer who will sit you in different poses and lighting to create the perfect shot from the ground up.
    2. Candid photos are taken with minimal setup, trying to capture their subject in the moment.
    3. Environmental photos try to capture subjects in their natural environment.
    4. Creative photography uses a variety of experimental techniques and elements to create an original image.