Arts, Business and Craft of Digital Photography


Michael Helms

Instructor: Michael Helms 
Michael Helms has been a successful photographer in Los Angeles for 35 years. He has photographed some of Hollywood’s most notable celebrities, including Kate Hudson, Tim Curry and Angelina Jolie.


What the Industry Professionals are Saying…
“As a casting director, I can always rely on Michael Helms’ photographs to represent
the actors in an honest, expressive, and beautifully shot fashion. His work is amazing.”
Robert Ulrich – Ulrich, Dawson, Kritzer Casting (GLEE, CSI, Supernatural)


“I always refer actors to Michael Helms for their headshots. He’s even done mine!”
G. Charles Wright – Barylski/Wright Casting (That 70s Show, The Middle, etc)


“Michael Helms has been the photographer I have used my entire professional career.
He’s created posters, DVD artwork, publicity cards, and all forms of materials for my projects, regardless of the medium. He is ahead of the curve in the digital world and
always creates the right image for the project”
Nancylee Myatt – Emmy Award winning writer. Producer, Director

Actors Headshot, Los Angeles, Photography Workshop

Michael Helms at Work


“When my clients ask what “looks” they should shoot with Michael Helms, I tell them to leave it to Michael. He has a way of capturing the presence of the individual, not simply
what the person looks like. I am always pleased with Michael’s images”
Ann Geddes – Geddes Agency Los Angeles,