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Actor portfolios and headshots that make you stand out to agents, casting crews and in auditions

At Alise Black Photographic Studios in Sydney & Melbourne, we have created professional actor portfolios since 2003. We create professional portfolios for first step and experienced actors aged 13 years to 55+. We work with actors whom have gone on to appear in major Australian & International movies, television shows, TV commercials and stage shows. 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. 


Our studios offer a completely private experience for our clients for 3 hours during an Acting Portfolio Photoshoot. Professional studio, lights, camera and digital retouching is included. 


Our spaces in Sydney and Melbourne are award winning warehouse conversions, with lots of natural light, lifestyle areas and professional studio backdrops. 

You will work with Treia, our highly experienced StylistStyling expertise, a colour consult, clothing consultation and lots of shoot preparation is provided.


We will design 6 outfit adjustments for 3 different photo shoots including changes to your clothing, photo style and locations. We help you create looks the agent wants to see and know what will photograph best.

Work with our expert hair and makeup artist. We understand how important it is to bring the photographic lighting, styling and makeup together. We use Kryolan photographic high definition makeup, to achieve a flawless look.

To diversify your acting portfolio we change makeup and hair 3 times. Agents love to see a range of natural and character images.


Alise Black is a formally trained professional photographer with more than 20 years experience. Alise will show you how to position yourself in front of the camera and coach you through a range of facial expressions to complement the shoot styles.

As Alise photographs each shoot, she edits your Collection of shots to your best images. Your acting portfolio shoots will include headshots, half and full body images in a range of settings; studio, natural light, lifestyle and if possible also streetscape.

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The first edit of natural retouching is applied to the final Collection of acting shots before you see them on the day. Providing a same day viewing is really rare in the industry and just another reason why people love working us.

Natural skin softening and removal of body marks is complimentary. We offer a retouching menu for personalised requests. It's important that the images have an editorial quality and not be over retouched. Agents want polished, professional images for their websites. 

The edited Collection is presented for you to view and order on the same day. Photography is a personalised product and you won't know what you'll want to order, until you see the results of what we create for you. With us, you have complete freedom and control to order to your comfort. Contact us to receive our actor portfolio pricing.

We offer actors guidance on how to approach or change to a new agent. Attention to detail, great styling and direction, makes being professionally photographed easy.. and helps you take the next step in a dynamic career.



"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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