Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Franchises Available? No
Online Operation? No
Taking photographs of actors and models is a sector of the photographyindustry that generates millions of dollars in revenues each year.
Providing you have the photography skills and equipment necessary totake professional actors’ head shots and create photograph portfolios,then starting a photography business that specializes in actors’ andmodels’ portfolios is a terrific business venture to set in motion. Thebusiness can be operated from a home photography studio or on a mobilebasis going to the actors’ and models’ locations. Marketing this typeof photography service is best accomplished by establishing allianceswith acting and modeling agencies and schools. Currently the rate fortaking actors’ headshots are in the range of $100 to $150 plus $5 to $8per 8-inch by 11-inch. Modeling portfolios start in the range of $250and go up in price depending on the complexity of the portfolio.
Customers can be anyone trying to break into the entertainmentindustry. You may even find clients who simply want nice, professionalphotos taken of themselves for their own purposes.