Joe Henson is New York City’s most experienced actor’s headshot photographer with 30 years’ worth of shooting and over 17,000 satisfied clients. Shooting with a State-of-the-Art Hasselblad medium format digital camera, Joe brings his uncompromising skill to the realm of actor’s headshots, publicity portraits, corporate portraits, 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!

Happy Halloween from Joe Henson Photography!
Happy Halloween from Joe Henson Photography!
Posted 1 month ago

Happy Halloween Everyone! And you know what happens when a photographer and his Hair and Make-up Artist wife celebrate Halloween?

Happy Halloween from Joe Henson Photography!
The “Joy” of seeing your work…work!
The “Joy” of seeing your work…work!
Posted 1 month ago

One of the most gratifying feelings for a headshot photographer is seeing evidence that your work, well...works. What I'm referring to is the feeling I got when I recently saw…

The “Joy” of seeing your work…work!
Thoughts on Retouching
Thoughts on Retouching
Posted 3 months ago

As a professional photographer, I hear more and more clients say that they can retouch their photos themselves. And they are dismayed to find out that my policy is to…

Thoughts on Retouching
Kerry-Lou’s New Line of Make-up Brushes
Kerry-Lou’s New Line of Make-up Brushes
Posted 7 months ago

Kerry-Lou is my wife and chief Hair and Make-up Artist.  We've been working together for over 16 years and have done thousands of shoots.  Those of you who are lucky…

Kerry-Lou’s New Line of Make-up Brushes
Shooting Brian Regan
Shooting Brian Regan
Posted 8 months ago

Shooting comics is a blast!  We've done sessions with Rita Rudner, Lisa Lampanelli, John Henson (of course), Soupy Sales, and we recently had a super fun shoot with world class…

Shooting Brian Regan
Camera Presence Explained
“Camera Presence” explained by NYC Headshot P…
Posted 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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…
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