In these days of the glamorous selfie do some people have a warped idea of what they look like rather than what they actually look like? Research any casting directors’ thoughts on headshots on either side of the Atlantic and you will hear one piece of advice time and again. “Look like your headshot!” The […]
Welcome to this series of headshot tutorials. I have been an actors headshot photographer for 25 years and before that photographed beauty and glamour. The purpose of these blogs is to share the skills that I have attained working in many different styles of headshot photography. Even though my niche is headshot photography for actors the […]
Its all very well having a beautifully lit and composed headshot of yourself but is it actually doing its job, that is getting you through the door? 95% of the time it is your picture that gets you into a proper audition for film and TV. Your headshot markets your brand, not your talent. Your brand gets you through the door. Its your talent gets you the job.
A guide of do’s and don’ts to consider before you have your headshot taken As a busy (and experienced) headshot photographer I have seen thousands of actors. I enjoy the job I have been doing for 30 years. I like meeting actors and knowing that I can make significant contribution in furthering their acting career […]
Using supplementary lights. An introduction to headshot lighting techniques. Gear List: Camera and lens (duh!) Reflectors Black flags Any supplementary lights (not powerful studio flash) i.e.. LED’s, tungsten, off camera speedlights. You will need to understand that it is the quality of light that matters and how best you can manipulate daylight to help you […]
Using Daylight Indoors. The first of these blogs used a simple technique to manipulate daylight by putting your subject under a bridge, in a tunnel or a doorway. Then by using a reflector to bounce light back into the face you could produce a beautiful quality of light. One reason why this way of manipulating […]