ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID BEYDA
David Beyda has been operating his headshot photo studio, The DAVID BEYDA STUDIO, in midtown Manhattan since 1997. He is a graduate of the NYU Tisch School of the arts where he studied photography and majored motion picture production. He went on to study acting at the William Esper Studio where he completed their two year program in Meisner training. David has also studied with Bobby Lewis and with Austin Pendleton at HB Studios. He has appeared Off-Broadway with the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre and has been a member of Actors Equity Association. Please feel free to CONTACT our photo studio or call 212.967.6964 for more information.
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ABOUT OUR PHILOSOPHY
David Beyda opened his headshot studio specializing in headshots after an uninspired experience getting his own headshots done. David feels that some photographers may unknowingly intimidate their subjects, to make things go smoother for themselves, simply because they may lack sensitivity or don’t take the necessary time to get to know their subjects properly. He feels that this is at the heart of most headshot problems. David feels that if your shot should be working for you and will if you are allowed to be yourself. It’s not as complicated as it sounds. David Beyda is a photographer who has developed his own technique through his experience photographing thousands of aspiring actors. Working to capture your real essence and create, with you, a magnificent headshot–that’s his goal.
David Beyda possesses, through his personal experiences, the sensitivity and understanding necessary to make your headshot special. David is among a very small handful of photographers that have real acting experience and can understand your needs and desires from that perspective. David never intimidates his subject and will work with you to acheive that memorable headshot. One that will get you noticed and into the door of that coveted audition–then it’s your job to do the rest!
What makes people want to meet you from your headshot? That real, thinking, feeling, person portrayed there. There is nothing more interesting than you…naturally. David’s goal is to capture you as you would be in nature; instead of a posed dry representation. This is what makes a great actors headshot.
Utilizing the latest Digital Headshot technology our headshots are better than ever. Previewing the actual shots, as we are working, allows for a real exploration and discovery. Tweeking–of light, make-up, wardrode, angle, setting– can take place, while we are shooting your headshot session; until we get that ultimate headshot.
The technique David has devoped includes, listening, humor, absurdity, psychology, scatological references and a bit of mind reading. It’s a fun session, always interesting.
ABOUT THE STUDIO
The DAVID BEYDA STUDIO, is a fully equiped digital headshot studio located in midtown Manhattan at 54 West 40th Street.
HOW TO GET HERE
Subways and Mass transit:
We are located a half a block from Grand Central Station. Subways nearby include the 1,9,2, A, C, E, F, Q, B, D, N, L & R trains.