The Canon EOS R

The Canon EOS R

A headshot photographers review The Canon EOS R is a full frame mirrorless camera with a 30.3 dual pixel CMOS AF sensor. All the images above are shot with a Canon 5D Mk III. You would not see any difference if they were taken with a Canon R. To begin with this is not one […]

What Makes for a Good Actor’s Photo?

What Makes for a Good Actor’s Photo?

What makes for a great headshot? Here Head of Publishing for Spotlight, Kate Poynton, is on hand to give us her advice. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>&lt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&amp;lt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; […]

Lexar Card Failure

Lexar Card Failure

Throughout my 20 years of being a digital photographer I have been very lucky in that I have only had one card failure in a Fuji XT-1 but for some inexplicable reason I had two fail in the same day recently. The very nice support team at Lexar helped out and this cured the problem. […]

Why Casting directors want your headshot to look like you?

Why Casting directors want your headshot to look like you?

In these days of the glamorous selfie 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 Casting […]

Get Image Shoot Data

Get Image Shoot Data

If you post a lot of images to forums and blogs many times you may have to provide the image shoot data. Shutter speeds, ISO, f stop etc. Retrieving this info from Ps or Lr can be a laborious process but on a Mac with AppleScript and Exiftool the task can be made easy. Install […]

Does your headshot look like you?

Does your headshot look like you?

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 […]

The Headshot Photography Course – 1

The Headshot Photography Course – 1

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 […]