Actors’ and Performers’ Headshots, Part 2

In this second blog on headshots, I want to share with you the knowledge and understanding I have accrued on the practical issues. That is to say, once you have decided on the photographer and booked studio time, what can you do to make sure you get the results? ‘Be prepared’ is the best advice, but I’ll go into more detail and you can take from it whatever you need. As I said in Part I, if you are signed to an agency, you may well be...

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I love weddings!

I have been taking photographs for over 40 years, professionally for around 5 but, up until a couple of years ago, I always avoided wedding photography. Let me explain why, and why I now love it. I suspect, like many professional photographers, I viewed weddings as not particularly creative; a mixture of crowd control and trying to get all eyes looking down my lens, rather the lenses of the 40 or so other digital cameras being wielded by guests...

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Actors’ and Performers’ Headshots, Part 1

I am a firm believer that there is only so much a single headshot can do. But it can do so much! It captures a single moment in time when a single person is looking down that lens and its single purpose is to get you in front of casting professionals. At that point, it’s down to you. You wouldn’t expect any help from me on audition technique, but the following might help you to get in front of the people that matter. A good place to start...

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Catching up….

This is going to sound like a confession, forgive me father for I have sinned, it is several months since I last blogged! In fact the last time was back in February and things have been pretty hectic since then. I’ve been very busy with actors and dancers portfolios, it’s the time of year when students are getting to the end of their courses and need images for their CVs, showcases etc. I’ve also been shooting for the Bride...

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