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Chicago Actor Headshots

Basic Headshots
  • 1-2 Outfits/ Looks
  • 1 Retouched Headshot
  • Grey or White Backdrop
  • 30 Minutes
Standard Headshots
  • 2-3 Outfits/ Looks
  • 2 Retouched Headshots
  • Any Available In-Studio Backdrop
  • 1.5 hours
Deluxe Headshots
  • 3-4 Outfits/ Looks
  • 3 Retouched Headshots
  • Any Available In-Studio or Outdoor Backdrop
  • 2 Hours
  • Downloadable HIgh-Resolution Gallery of All Photographs Taken

SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: Free reshoot If you are not 100% satsified with your final-retouched photographs.

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When submitting a headshot for that important audition, you have one-tenth of a second to catch someone’s eye before the person moves on to the next headshot in the slush pile. That’s why it’s important to contact a professional who specializes in actor headshots for Chicago-based performers.

What Are Actor Headshots?

Actor headshots are one of the most important aspects of an actor’s or actress's resume. Having a professional headshot is crucial to landing their next role. In most cases, acting headshots are used by casting directors to decide whether or not the individual is a good fit for the role.

Some of the focuses on acting headshots include the facial features and expressions of each individual, which is taken heavily into consideration during the hiring process. A professional headshot can provide you with the advantage over the competition, and help you land that role you’ve dreamed of.

It’s critical that your acting headshot aligns with the specific role you’re auditioning for, as this will ultimately help the casting director decide whether or not you fit the bill. When taking an acting headshot, it’s best to ensure that the main focus is on your face, rather than your outfit. Therefore, it’s best to avoid any large logos or anything else that would detract from your facial features.

How to Strike the Right Pose

When it comes to posing for acting headshots, minimalism is key. In most cases, just a simple smile will do the trick. The photographer will help you with posing to achieve your desired look.

What About Backdrops?

Backdrops for actors can vary wildly; from neutral to extravagant. Most important is that the actor remains the main focus of the headshot. In some cases, especially if it aligns with the role you’re auditioning for, we can even take the photos outside as well.

How Much are Acting Headshots?

The price of acting headshots varies depending on the type of package you would like to start with. The basic package starts at around $200, and can increase to up to $400 if you go upgrade to the Deluxe package. With each package, the number of outfits, number of images, and time spent on each acting headshot varies.

Do you offer retouching service?

Yes, your photos will be retouched for an superior look. Read more about my retouching service here.

With package you choose is ultimately dependent on what you’re looking for, how many roles you’re auditioning for, and what how much time you would like to spend on each headshot.

Contact Kyle Bondeson Today!

Chicago-based professional photographer Kyle Bondeson is experienced in putting together all the key elements of a photo shoot. The goal is not only for you to obtain a headshot that makes you stand out from the competition, but also for you to have a great experience during the shoot itself. Getting your actor headshots taken should be fun!

After you contact Kyle, don’t wait until the day of the shoot to prepare. Gather your various wardrobe options way ahead of time. Make sure you have a variety of outfits to choose from! Pay similar attention to any accessories like jewelry. That way, when you head to your specialized Chicago actor headshots shoot, you’ll be confident that you’ve done your homework, so now Kyle can do his.

Chicago-based professional photographer Kyle Bondeson has more than a dozen years of experience as a full-time professional portrait photographer. Kyle is well known for being one of The Windy City’s best headshot and portrait photographers. He makes headshots, a fun, easy experience, and produces stellar results with photographs that will catch the eye of casting directors.

Here are just some of the benefits of Kyle Bondeson Actor Headshots Service: professionalism, affordable pricing, no hidden fees, extensive experience, flexible scheduling, and outstanding photographs that will catch the eye of producers, management, etc.

Don't hesitate. Contact Kyle Bondeson Photography today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Skip the selfies and hire a professional, like me! The following FAQs will help you understand the importance of professional quality headshots, but lighting and focus are the top reasons to opt out of doing headshots for yourself.

  • As a calling card and first impression, headshots are important to get right!

    Good headshots will provide the best lighting for your face, draw attention to your expression, and be a flattering representation of yourself that will catch the attention of casting directors and agents.

  • Headshots aren’t a glamour shots moment. Now is a good time to determine the roles you’re hoping to be cast for and select outfits that match those characters.

    Layering is also recommended to add visual interest to your photos and enhances your look compared to a simple t-shirt.

    Skip busy patterns, however, that are distracting to the eye.

    My top suggestions are to wear outfits you feel good in, get compliments on and look good on you.

    If you plan to wear a new outfit for your photoshoot, pick one that fits well and is a color you know looks good on you.

    If you feel comfortable and confident in your outfit, then it will be reflected in your photos.

  • The worst color for headshots is white because it reflects light and can affect the quality of the photo. That said, avoid white and colors close to white.

    Instead, pick contrasting colors to your skin color. Avoid colors that blend in with your skin.

    I find that most people look good in blues, greens and purples and other rich colors because they compliment the natural red tone in their skin.

  • Nearly everyone looks good in black. Dark colors provide more contrast in a photo and wearing black is a great way to shift focus to your face, naturally.

    While black is recommended, be sure to bring a few different color tops that will contrast against different backgrounds.

  • I advise against wearing jewelry in your headshots.

    As discussed before, your acting headshots are your calling card and your best first impression. I want you to be the focal point of your images and jewelry can be a distraction.

  • Smiling for your acting headshots is recommended to show warmth and approachability in your photos. Remember that headshots are your first impression, so it’s important to make sure your smile isn’t fake.

    Consider the roles you’re hoping to be cast for. If you plan to play serious roles, consider a more serious headshot.

    Either way, your photographer will help you display your genuine self without looking awkward or unapproachable.


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