for Actors & Agents

All APHP members recognise and adhere to the highest standards of headshot professionalism, through our 'APHP Approved' quality kitemark.

Wherever you see it, you can be sure of working with qualified photographers who are fair, reliable and responsible; possessing the experience, skill and knowledge to provide you or your clients with the highest quality headshots.

Why use or recommend an APHP Photographer?

Only APHP-qualified photographers display the 'Approved' logo, so if you work with, or recommend, one of our members, you can rely on the highest standards of professional skill and expertise:

All APHP members are Qualified and have:

  • Experience; a minimum of three years, but often decades, as a professional portraitist, specialising in solely headshots for the entertainment industry.
  • Skill: a wealth of expert technical skills & superior equipment, plus keen understanding of light, composition and style to suit every face.
  • Knowledge: a wealth of in-depth, up-to-date, industry-specific expertise.
  • Protection: up to date public liability insurance. 
  • A Duty of Care: sophisticated data back up & measures to secure your images, while protecting your personal information.
All APHP members abide by the Code of Conduct and are:
  • Fair: abide by their terms & conditions that they clearly laid out online.
  • Reliable: honour their bookings, stick to deadlines regarding image supply & guarantee prices as booked. 
  • Responsible: strive to provide a consistently excellent service & find a resolution to any problem.
APHP photographers NEVER:
  • Operate cash-back arrangements with agents in exchange for recommendations.
  • Work as an Agent or Casting Director.
  • Break the conditions of our Code of Conduct.
APHP Approved also means that in the rare instance you have a problem you cannot resolve with your photographer, there is a place to go to find help.

See our 
'What if I have a Complaint?' page

Top Tips from APHP

Be yourself and you will look like yourself

Rocco Redondo Photography
Top tip, arrive well prepared but don't over think the result ! Leave a space for what the camera can see, it may capture a something that may not have occurred to you. Bring with you a good selection of tops, and bright colours if they suit you, bright colours wont distract from a good headshot. Try not to have your hair cut the day before, leave at least a week for it to settle. Bring with you an open mind lots of energy, let the rest happen in the moment with the all seeing eye of the photographer. Lighting, composition, attitude and confidence, all this goes in to the mix of a great headshot.
Sheila Burnett Photography
Headshot Toby

What is APHP approved?

APHP-Approved is a neutral hallmark of quality and expertise in a crowded marketplace. Wherever you see it, you can be sure of working with an APHP-qualified photographer who is fair, reliable and responsible, possessing the experience, skill and knowledge to provide you with the highest quality headshots.

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