At our studios in Sydney & Melbourne, we create professional portfolios for first step and experienced actors aged 8yrs to 55+. Our client's have obtained work on TV, major movies and theatre productions both nationally and internationally.

Alise Black will always be booked as your professional photographer. We will coach you on how to create a collection of character images to make your acting portfolio interesting to a casting agent. Appropriate hair & makeup styling coupled with retouching refinement will create a polished reflection of you.

Your acting portfolio is your visual CV. Modern actor portfolios include imagery that is emotive, a mix of headshot, half and full body positions. Combining photographic styles such as traditional studio environments, natural light and street scape is required for diversity and range. 

If you're a trained actor or extra looking to start out by choosing our studio you can be assured you'll receive the right quality and look in your actor portfolio. 

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Acting Portfolio by Alise Black
Actor Portfolio by Alise Black
Acting Portfolio by Alise Black
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Acting Portfolio by Alise Black
Actor Portfolios with Alise Black
Acting Portfolio by Alise Black
Acting Portfolio by Alise Black
Acting Portfolio by Alise Black


Starting with great headshots and a strong portfolio is essential to your success! An acting portfolio is a collection of images created by an experienced team consisting of a professional photographer, stylist, hair and makeup artist.

At Alise Black Photographic Studios, we have created professional actor portfolios since 2003. We work with actors and actresses whom have gone on to appear in major Australian & International movies, television shows, TV commercials and stage shows. Privacy of client's photos is our upmost priority, therefore only some people who sign our model release appear on our gallery.

You will work with an experienced stylist who will assist you in your selection of different clothing styles, using your own clothing, for 3 seperate shoots.

Alise Black will guide you every step of the way, as our team creates an impressive actor portfolio. During your clothing and makeup changes, Alise will apply her signature natural retouching to create a strong collection of images.

Our formally trained hair and makeup artists are experts in their field and will diversify your character.

As soon as you finish your photographic session, you will view your best shots in a relaxed one hour viewing consultation. This is where you are given the opportunity to order to your comfort level.


If this is your first step portfolio, we will offer you guidance on starting out in the industry and how to approach agencies. Simply contact us to begin your experience!



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Private 3-4 hour hire of our unique warehouse studios in Melbourne or Sydney. Funky, contemporary lifestyle areas, with a day spa feel. Professional studio & natural light shoots are combined into your acting portfolio.

Styling expertise, colour consult & lots of shoot preparation to help you create looks the agencies want to see. Create up to 6 outfit adjustments from 3 - 4 different photo shoots.

Experience high definition photographic makeup, altered 3 times, with hair styling to diversify your acting portfolio. Quality makeup application is essential to a polished, professional image.


Work with Alise Black, your professional photographer with 20+ yrs experience. You will be given expert direction in front of the camera on expressions and poses. We make it fun and easy for you!

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Editorial retouching is applied to the final Collection of shots before you see them! Natural skin softening and removal of body marks is complimentary. We offer a retouching menu for personalised requests.

Alise will use her expertise to refine your images to your best selection of shots. The edited Collection is presented for you to view on the same day. You have complete freedom and control to order to your comfort. 


"If your are anxious or nervous to take professional photos, there's no need to fear with Alise Black photography. You are welcomed and made to feel at home and comfortable the moment you arrive. Alise and the team are perfectionists who make sure you receive the highest quality photos. I'm very impressed by the experience and the photos taken. Thankyou Alise! Love your work."  

Brandon Danker  Facebook – 5 Star Review 

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