William Shakespeare’s Tips For Choosing A Headshot Photographer

William Shakespeare’s Tips For Choosing A Headshot Photographer

Shakespeare’s Tips For Choosing A Headshot Photographer ‘A walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets this hour upon the stage and is then heard no more’ – Macbeth…..                   …..In other words show your personality. A great headshot needs to show bags of personality – your personality. Remember there are thousands of actors out there and there’ll probably be quite a few with a similar look to you. You need to make sure your headshot stands out from the crowd and when a casting director looks at it we want them to think ‘yes’ this is exactly who […]

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William Shakespeare’s Tip For Perfect Actors Headshots

William Shakespeare’s Tip For Perfect Actors Headshots

Shakespeare’s First Top Tip For Perfect Actors Headshots   ‘This above all else: to thine own self be true’ – Hamlet….. …..in other words look like your actors headshot.   This is perhaps one of the most crucial aspects of perfect actors headshots, they have to be a true representation of you. There is no point in sending out a headshot that no longer looks like you. For instance; if your hair was blonde and long but is now black and short – it’s not you as you are now. Equally so for the guys, if for some strange reason […]

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More About Cheap Headshots

More About Cheap Headshots

Cheap Headshots Since my last post last week on cheap headshots I’ve had lots of messages and comments backing up my thoughts. The crux of the matter is this – there’s so many amateur and part-time headshot photographers out there that it can be a minefield finding the right headshot photographer for you. You may think that you’re saving money by using a photographer offering cheap headshots – but are you? I think not! You may only get one chance to impress the Casting Director, a cheap headshot let’s rephrase that – exchange cheap for poor or substandard – isn’t going […]

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The Headshot Bible

The Headshot Bible

The Headshot Bible? The Headshot Bible is, in a few simple words, the most comprehensive guide to achieving the perfect headshot imaginable! This book is filled with fantastic insider tips and little known techniques to improve your headshot. It’s aimed primarily at actors and performers but, and this is a big but it applies to everyone who uses a headshot – whether you work in the corporate world, an entrepreneur or you just want people to know who you are! Your headshot is crucial! In today’s visually aware world, image is everything – well almost! It’s often the first contact […]

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Cheap Headshots Are They Worth It?

Cheap Headshots Are They Worth It?

I gave a workshop recently where I heard an actor say they were going to get some cheap headshots done. As you can imagine I was surprised to say the least! I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, ‘you get what you pay for’ on a regular basis right? Well when it comes to actors headshots,things are no different. In reality there’s dozens and dozens of headshot photographers in London where I’m based -no doubt the same can be said of most major cities round the world. But, all headshot photographers are not the same. They all offer a range of […]

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Finding The Right Headshot Photographer

Finding The Right Headshot Photographer

Headshot Photographer Probably the single most important aspect to take into account when booking a headshot photographer is whether or not you feel comfortable with them. The relationship between a headshot photographer and their client is a personal one there needs to be trust and understanding. It also helps if you are both on the same wavelength as good communication is crucial for a stand out headshot. In my new book ‘The Headshot Bible’ I explain in Tip no. 23 – The Headshot Conversation the subject in much more detail. How do you know if you and your photographer will get […]

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When Is A Headshot Photographer Not A Headshot Photographer?

When Is A Headshot Photographer Not A Headshot Photographer?

When they can’t give you want you need – a great headshot! I can’t tell you how many times over the years I’ve had actors book a session with me, and tell me they’ve had headshots done before but they’re unhappy with them! The headshot photographer hadn’t captured their personality, or the photos had no sparkle or connection with the viewer.  I’ve had people come to see me after using photographs taken by the local High Street photographer. Sure they were very nice ‘portraits’ of a certain style, sometimes soft focus, often looking back over the shoulder away from the […]

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50 Tips For A Perfect Headshot Ebook

50 Tips For A Perfect Headshot Ebook

Updated:21.03.2017 An exciting new development in the world of actors headshots. I next week I’m launching my new ebook ’50 Tips For A Perfect Headshot’. If you look at the top of the page at the navigation menu bar on the far right you’ll see a page title ‘ebook’. It’s going to be out very shortly and as the title states, it contains 50 tips that are there to help you improve your headshot, to help you get better headshot, and hopefully get the perfect headshot. So what is the perfect headshot? Well it’s headshot that shows you looking like […]

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