Buckman Headshots


You want to perform, and we are here to help. Agents and managers tell us: "It's simple. When my clients shoot with Brad, they get more auditions." Your photos look like you, and casting directors take notice.

Expressive. Authentic. All about You.

Contact Information

1015 N Cahuenga Blvd #12117 Hollywood, California, United States 90038

phone: view phone323.466.2700

website: buckmanheadshots.com



Your session is all about you. Brad's mission is to put you at ease, and capture your best, authentic self as an actor. He has worked with thousands of performers, from those brand new to the industry, to Hollywood veterans with long lists of credits. He truly enjoys watching his clients succeed, getting the representation they need, more of the right auditions, and booking roles they are passionate to perform.

Brad is referred by top Hollywood agents, managers, coaches, and casting directors. He is known for capturing what is real about each actor, in strong headshots that convey their essence. He keeps his sessions relaxed and conversational, while directing each actor to get the best expression in the photos they need.

You can find information about working with Brad here:


And more about preparing for your session here:


From Brad:

I'm proud to be one of a handful of photographers who have committed years to working with actors. And I'm proud of my reputation in the community. Starting with the first actor who hired me as a professional, I have always taken this work seriously. I know how stressful it is for an actor to get new pictures, for a variety of reasons:

- Headshots are vitally important;

- Your photo must look like you;

- It must capture your essence as an actor;

- It must address the needs of your agent and manager;

- Your pictures must last;

- Your pictures must stand out online;

- Your picture has to get you called in;

- Your picture has to work.  

And I know you'd rather go to the dentist than have to get new headshots.

So my first goal is to put you at ease, and that starts with a professional place to work. I have an awesome studio in Hollywood in the historic Television Center, former home to Technicolor. It's a great indoor/outdoor space that provides a safe and creative place for us to collaborate.

Did I mention we have parking?

You drive right up to the studio door, unload, and pull into your reserved, covered, secure parking space. After talking to so many actors, I know what a frustration something as simple as parking can be.

As you settle in, we review your objectives, your casting, and what your representation would like to see in your new pictures. We plan our approach, make final wardrobe choices, and start with makeup/grooming if you need it.

My focus during the session is to help you express yourself, to guide you through characters and emotions, and to offer direction to help you look your best. Our session is a collaboration, and when we all do our best, we make each other look good.

You should never have to worry about the technicalities of your session. Choose a photographer you respect, and know that the light on your face will be fantastic; the composition will be strong; and your eyes will clearly be in focus. Exposure, processing, and focus may be technical details, but they make a big difference in catching the eye of the casting director. And that's what it's all about.

Your photos are more important than ever, so it is key to work with a professional. Sadly, people sometimes choose the opposite. Everyone has a digital camera these days, and just about anyone will offer to take a picture of your face and call it a "headshot." I'm absolutely in favor of more people being into photography, and everyone has to start somewhere. But I've heard the same thing from several agents lately: "I'm sick of photographers charging my clients $200, and giving them nothing in return." Avoid the mentality of shopping by price. Instead, study each photographer's work, and choose the artist you can trust.

I have had the privilege to work with countless new actors, shooting their first pictures in Los Angeles. And shooting them again over the years. Likewise, it's an honor to shoot so many working actors, and it's still a bit surreal to work with them. It feels like they just stepped out of my television, right into the studio. You can see a few examples here:


I honestly want to help you succeed, so please feel free to email any questions, and I hope we'll get a chance to work together soon.

- Brad

Hours of work

Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday Closed


Studio Buckman
1015 N Cahuenga Blvd #12117
Hollywood CA 90038

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