The APHP is founded upon the principles of education, expertise and excellence in casting portraiture. Through our organisation, we work to promote the highest standards within the entertainment industry. For the benefit of actors, drama schools, agents and industry bodies alike. Our members include the most experienced actors headshot photographers in the industry; experts in their field who possess not just decades of photographic experience, but also un-paralleled insights into how casting photos are used in the industry.
The Association is a non-profit group created in 2016 by the UK's leading headshot photographers.
To learn more about what makes an 'APHP Approved' photographer, click here.
The APHP Committee
Nicholas Dawkes - Chairman
Adam Hills - Treasurer
Robin Savage - Membership Enquiries
John Clark - Workshop Co-OrdinatorWhy Did The APHP Start?
Within the headshot photograph industry, photographers often work one to one with clients, acquiring a huge amount of expertise and knowledge over their careers, Yet historically there was not a platform to connect and share. In 2015, a group of photographers connected and began to share our experiences and knowledge in order to continue to develop the high standards of casting portraiture practice.
Very soon, a community grew where there had previously only been sole-practitioners, and there emerged a uniformed drive amongst the fourteen founders to improve and set standards within the headshot industry. This evolution benefited the photographers involved, but also had the added benefits of improving the advocacy on behalf of actors, agents and drama schools . Just as the Casting Directors Guild or the PMA have brought standardisation, ethical norms, good practice and better communication to their fields of expertise, so has the APHP.