Finding a photographer to do your headshots is a very personal and important choice. In New York City and Los Angeles, there are hundreds of headshot photographers to choose from.
Do Your Homework
If you're new in the business or unsure of how your headshot should look, be sure to look at headshots of people who are successful in your specific field. Examine playbills, etc. so you have a clear idea of what a great headshot looks like. If you have an agent or manager, ask them for opinions and referrals as well.
Take your time researching photographers: ask around, look at several photographers' portfolios, narrow down your search. Then, talk to the photographer about their process, their specialties, etc. Do they know your specific end of the industry (opera vs. acting, commercial vs. theater)? A headshot session can feel very vulnerable. Find someone whose taste you like and with whom you feel comfortable spending several hours.
One of the best places to start your search in New York is at the same place YourType recommends for getting your photos reproduced: Reproductions.
Reproductions has an online Directory of Headshot Photography. It is an extensive compliations of paid advertisements by almost every headshot photographer and is separated into East and West Coast. The directory features sample photos from the photographers' portfolio and provides a centralized way to compare and contrast various artists' work.
Fine Photographic Printing
for Actors & Performing Artists
70 West 40th St., 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 382.-3730 fax