Joe Henson is a New York City based actor’s headshot photographer with 30 years’ and 17,000 clients’ worth of experience. Joe specializes in actor’s headshots, publicity portraits, corporate portraits, beauty, family and children’s portraits. Joe also shoots regularly in Washington DC and Boston.  Please check the “Have Camera…Will Travel” link for information on where and when Joe will be visiting your area.  Joe Henson Headshots – “Killing the Game” for over 30 years!

Camera Presence Explained
“Camera Presence” explained by NYC Headshot P…
Posted 3 months ago

The most mysterious and fascinating aspect of portraiture and headshot photography is “Camera Presence”.   “Camera Presence” refers to the ability of the subject to make direct contact with the viewer…

“Camera Presence” explained by NYC Headshot P…
Inside the Mind of a Headshot Photographer – Part Tres
Inside the Mind of a Headshot Photographer – …
Posted 5 months ago

I remember reading Andre Gregory’s description of an impromptu headshot session he had with Richard Avedon (who sits at the head of the table in my Pantheon of the Photographic…

Inside the Mind of a Headshot Photographer – …
Personal Work
Personal Work
Posted 6 months ago

I make my living as a portrait photographer, specializing in Headshots for actors, performers, corporate executives, politicians, writers, families, children, and anyone who needs a compelling, attractive, and accurate image…

Personal Work
Top 10 Headshot Pitfalls
Top 10 Headshot Pitfalls and How to Avoid The…
Posted 7 months ago

I have been a professional headshot photographer for more years than most of you have been alive. At last count I have photographed over 17,000 clients including celebrities such as…

Top 10 Headshot Pitfalls and How to Avoid The…
New work with a longtime friend…
New work with a longtime friend…
Posted 11 months ago

Kerry-Lou and I recently had the pleasure of shooting Susannah Solis...yet again! Our first shoot with Susannah was over 9 years ago, and since then we have done her headshots…

New work with a longtime friend…
Inside the Mind of a Headshot Photographer, Part Deux
Inside the Mind of a Headshot Photographer, P…
Posted 1 year ago

I recently had the pleasure of shooting headshots for Actor, Writer, Comedian - David Lee Nelson. David had a wide range of markets that he wanted to address with his…

Inside the Mind of a Headshot Photographer, P…
Stalking the Zen Headshot
Inside the Mind of a Headshot Photographer
Posted 2 years ago

My goal as a headshot photographer is to interpret the presence of each sitter in the most direct way, with as much visual impact as possible. Envisioning the perfect headshot…

Inside the Mind of a Headshot Photographer
Should a Headshot Photographer Have a “Signature Style”?
Should a Headshot Photographer Have a “Signat…
Posted 2 years ago

Here is a question I have been wrestling with my entire career:  Should a portrait or headshot photographer have a "signature style"?

There are many successful portrait and headshot photographers out there…

Should a Headshot Photographer Have a “Signat…
Fresh faced Shot for our Beauty Portfolio!
Fresh-faced Shot for our Beauty Portfolio!
Posted 2 years ago

My Hair and Make-up Artist, Kerry-Lou, and I are always on the look out for interesting faces to photograph. Every once in a while we summon up the nerve to…

Fresh-faced Shot for our Beauty Portfolio!
New Profile Shot for Joe Henson Photography Hair and Makeup Artist – Kerry-Lou!
New Profile Shot for Joe Henson Photography H…
Posted 2 years ago

Kerry-Lou is my super-talented Hair and Makeup Artist! See her work at kerry-lou.com and, of course, all over my portfolio. Kerry-Lou and I have been a team for the past…

New Profile Shot for Joe Henson Photography H…
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