Our commercial studio is geared for actor headshots, and just a short drive from Raleigh, located in downtown Durham with private, on-site parking.
Headshots for Actors
I specialize in headshots for all actors. Professional actor headshots, Broadway actor headshots, and commercial actor headshots are all taken with time and detail to emphasize your best qualities.
When it comes to commercial actor headshots, you want to come across as trustworthy to help sell products. Your look should make you approachable, warm, and friendly.
With actor and Broadway actor headshots, you want your authentic personality to shine through the photo while still looking professional.
I offer a few different custom options for your headshot session:
- Essential – $175, packaged with 2 retouched images, session time is about 30 minutes. We cover 1 look (1 outfit and backdrop) excellent for updating an older headshot, or getting your first one!
- Portfolio – $295, packaged with 5 retouched images. 1 and a half hour session for us to work on your portfolio, and build a few looks.
- Friend Sessions are available for $450. Ideal for 2-3 friends who want a couple looks each. Session is 3 hours and comes with 6 retouched images.
- Stylist Package – Ideal for anyone seeking multiple looks packaged with hair and makeup + stylist touchups throughout entire session, ideal for changing looks. Session package is $850 and lasts 4 hours, and comes packaged with 5 retouched images.
- Additional studio time can be added for 175 per hour. Just let me know ahead so I can block the time for you.
- Additional retouched images can be purchased for 35 each
Whether this is your first headshot, or you’re a seasoned professional, a new headshot can provide casting agents and directors with a fresh view of your look.
About your headshot session!
Once you come in to the studio, we will sit down and have a chat, so I can understand exactly what you hope to get out of the session. We’ll also go over the clothing items you brought, ideally for headshots we just need tops unless you also want to do some portraits. For tops, stick to solid colors, they work best, and stick to colors you know work well with your complexion. Also some colors can convey different messages, brighter colors work well for commercial looks, while the more muted colors can work well for more of a film look, but there’s also no exact science or rules, I like bending rules, and creating something unique for you is part of my goal set out for you.
Once we go over your wardrobe and what looks we will be creating, we’ll take some test shots to make sure everything from the lighting, backgrounds to any makeup you are wearing or changed, looks good, and everything looks the way you want it to look. We will preview the headshots on my monitor to help keep us on a good track, especially helpful if we are creating multiple looks. Photography can have many different effects, and the effect I want for you is to make sure you look like yourself.
Once the session is over, I will email you a proof gallery, typically the same day, where you can make your picks for retouching. It’s an easy and convenient way of making sure you select the absolute best headshots, and it gives you a chance to select more images on later date should you need additional images. Once you have the images selected, I will retouch them in a natural way. I don’t get rid of moles and scars, but I do help with bloodshot eyes, some basic teeth cleanup, skin blemishes and other temporary things that you absolutely don’t want in your headshot that you just invested in. All final images are stored online for a minimum of 1 year so you can download and retrieve them easily, and you can also print your 8x10s from the online gallery too.
If you have any other questions about my process, or an upcoming session, please write to me at email@example.com
Preparing for Actor Headshots
Choose the right clothing. This means avoiding logos and anything too flashy that will draw attention away from your face. Also, consider these dressing tips:
- Choose solid, neutral colors, or classic black.
- Wear comfortable clothing because it will show in your headshot if you’re not.
- Bring several outfits with you so that we can help you choose the best one.
- Iron all clothes; wrinkles in a photo are distracting. We also have steamers in studio.
Following these tips can assure you will have the best headshot possible.
Visit Daniel Turbert Near Raleigh, NC
If you are looking for an actor headshot and you are within the Raleigh area or the vicinity of the surrounding areas, let me know how I can be of service to you.
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Hear From Our Raleigh, NC clients
Daniel is the real deal!! Wow I’m amazed of how my son’s pictures turned out, being that my son is very shy when it comes to photos, Daniel was able to make him look, and feel very comfortable, the pictures were for business cards, Daniel made them look very professional and also like modeling pictures! We will be coming back to him for sure!
Bravo! I met with Daniel after doing an online comparison of photographers local in the area because I just loved his portfolio. I signed up for the full makeup and hair package for my professional photos as I haven’t done them in years, and Daniel and his team over delivered. I love the results and will use them for years to come! I’m sure I’ll engage him for family photos as a next step.
Daniel is very professional and you’ll have confidence he’ll give you great photos. I needed new business headshots, and he has other services and packages as well. I would definitely recommend. Support local Durham business owners.
This was my first time using a professional photographer…Daniel made me feel incredibly relaxed and the results were phenomenal…I can’t sat enough great things about Daniel and the entire process…he took some rather ugly raw clay and turned it into a fantastic finished product that was delivered from start to finish in two days!!! The price point was also very affordable…so if you have any doubts whatsoever, please use him for an unbelievable experience!
Such a talented photographer. Daniel and his team were a pleasure to work with. He is extremely talented and certainly has an eye for what will look best on camera. Highly recommend!
The photos are amazing!!! Daniel was very professional and prompt when I inquired about his services while looking for a photographer for a client. From scheduling the shoot, sending the proofs, and delivering the edits, all in one week, I would highly recommend Daniel for your actor headshots!!!
Daniel is absolutely amazing! A pleasure to work with. I am extremely pleased with my photos for my company magazine and my headshots. I highly recommend him for a professional and exceptional experience having photos made.
My experience with Daniel (as well as with Amity, for makeup and hair) couldn’t have been better. The studio atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, communication before, during, and after the session was excellent, and my headshots came out better than I might’ve hoped. I never enjoy having photos done, but Daniel made the session not only tolerable but an actual pleasure. Highly recommended!
Daniel is the best!!! Everything about this experience exceeded my expectations. I am often nervous in front of a camera, but from the jump Daniel was so kind and patient and created an environment in which I was able to relax and get some shots which truly blew me away. If you’re looking for professional, affordable headshots in the triangle, your search ends here!
Amazing experience! Daniel has a great eye for detail and was super nice and professional.
Daniel was amazing! Did a great ecommerce shot for me for far less than other people I reached out to. Super responsive thru text and friendly to work with. I highly recommend using him!
Daniel is a very professional photographer. I highly recommend him if you want excellent service and high quality photography. His touch-up is superb.
This was my first time taking any kind of professional photo and Daniel was so patient with me! He gave really good instruction and made me feel so much more comfortable behind the camera. Definitely will go back for some glam shots.
He did an amazing job, and was very accomodating with the appointment.
Daniel is an excellent photographer and an excellent person all around! He knew exactly what we needed and was very accommodating and friendly. My sons headshots came out AMAZING!!!! I would recommend him for all of your photography needs!!
Daniel is THE BEST – I needed professional headshots taken in a very short time frame and he delivered. The session was both fun and comfortable, even for someone like myself who usually hates having their picture taken. I heard about Daniel through several friends and after seeing their photos knew that I needed him to take mine as well. I am thrilled with how they turned out – he comes with my highest of recommendations and if I ever need more headshots or photos I know where I am going.
I wish I could give more than 5 stars. Daniel is incredible. He is completely professional, so talented and helped me feel at ease from the moment I walked into his studio. His online booking process is so easy and I received beautiful proofs the same day as my headshot shoot. Daniel’s photos gave me a lot of confidence going into my job search. He is efficient and talented while also being incredibly kind. You won’t regret hiring him for your next headshot or portrait!
There are so many “extras” when you choose Daniel for a branding session: prep & planning, creative input, honest feedback, a 5-star makeover, and a relaxed, unhurried session to bring out your best. If you want a creative partner to bring out your unique personality, I highly recommend contacting Daniel and his team.
Very professional, friendly, fast turnaround, great value. Would highly recommend.
Daniel was AMAZING! I needed a very specific style of “modern” headshots and he delivered EXACTLY what I was looking for. I love how Daniel listened to my wishes while still bringing his creativity and professional expertise to the table. It felt like we were two artists collaborating to come up with the best possible result!! He made the experience so comfortable and fun. Daniel went above and beyond and took his time during our shoot to make it perfect. I also received my photos SO fast! 10/10 recommend! Talented artist and wonderful person.
This is the second time I’ve asked Daniel to do my photos and he has consistently delivered. Cannot recommend him enough. He makes you feel at ease and makes great suggestions for your shoots. He’s a photographer, art director, fashion consultant, all rolled into one!
A very professional and pleasant experience for people like me who are not comfortable in front of the camera. Daniel explained the whole process very well, and was very responsive. Great photos in a very short time.
Absolutely loved my maternity shoot with Daniel. Hes a terrific photographer with wonderful quality work. Worry every penny!
Fantastic experience and wonderfully executed session. Daniel is talented, committed to the final product, and dedicated to his craft – a true artist. Thanks so much for the great results!
I’m very pleased with the photos Daniel took. I needed a headshot for my upcoming book, and Daniel did a wonderful job. He is professional and pleasant, and was happy to answer my questions before and during the session. An excellent photographer.
This was a great experience, and I’m very happy with the photos for my online portfolio!
I had the amazing opportunity to work with Daniel for my 37th birthday photoshoot. He was able to execute my vision perfectly! I had no experience in front of a camera but Daniel and his team made me feel so comfortable.
Daniel made me feel at ease. He is very skilled in bringing out your best image and his product is exceptional!
Full disclosure, I do not have much experience with professional photography, but even I could tell Daniel is a phenomenal one. He was professional, friendly, and helpful throughout the process. I thoroughly recommend him.
Daniel’s photography is unmatched. His ability to tell stories through this medium is remarkable, and he has moved countless hearts and minds towards a better tomorrow. Whether joy or sorrow, Daniel captures what it’s like to experience this planet. If you’re looking to share something with the world through a visual experience, look no further.
I went to Daniel to get professional headshots for my company’s website and I could not be happier with the experience and results. Great experience from beginning to end!
I cannot stress enough how happy and satisfied I am with Daniel and his work. I was so nervous about getting my headshots right, but he managed to make me feel comfortable and the results were way beyond my expectations.