How to be a Film & TV Extra

How to be a Film & TV Extra

  Being a headshot photographer is a wonderful way to make your living as it never feels like real work – it’s more like chatting to new people everyday and taking some cool photographs along the way. This is not to belittle what I or other headshot photographers – it’s simply that I love my work. Over the years I’ve built up a huge body of knowledge and experience that I’m love to share with my clients, hence my book The Headshot Bible. One of the questions I’m asked on a regular basis is ‘how to be a film & […]

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Photo-shy actors

Photo-shy actors

I’m really looking forward to working with you again, which is something I never thought I’d honestly say to someone taking my photo. There are an unusual number of photo-shy actors, which seems like a contradiction given how much attention we seem to need, but there you go. In truth, you made it more like an acting job than a modelling job. Thanks for making this so easy. Alex

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The Benefits of Skype Headshot Consultations

The Benefits of Skype Headshot Consultations

While doing one of my regular Skype Headshot consultations a few days ago an actor seemed confused and downhearted about his lack of success in the last few years. It was surprising as his CV was full of good theatre credits with a history of film and TV work that seemed to come to a stop about four years ago. On paper he was a well-experienced actor who should be working, but why wasn’t he? As part of the Skype headshot consultations I ask for a headshot and CV in advance – it gives me time to prepare properly and […]

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Teamwork at it’s best!

Teamwork at it’s best!

I graduated from drama school two years ago and needed to update my previous headshots. I decided to book with Nick because of his vast experience and feedback I had received from other actors. He made me feel very comfortable and his knowledge allowed him to guide me through the session whilst still ensuring I felt in control and achieved what I wanted. I would definitely recommend Nick and will be using him in the future. WILLIAM ROSS-JONES(Actor & Director)

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When Should You Use A Comedy Headshot?

When Should You Use A Comedy Headshot?

A comedy headshot is one of several different styles of headshots, if you are a comedian or a comedic actor the temptation is to go for a crazy characterful headshot as your main marketing tool. If you’re know for one particular type of character this is ok. I’ve said in many other posts, character headshots work really well if you understand your type of character well. Sometimes though, a comedy headshot or a fun headshot and can give the wrong impression. Trying Too Hard There’s a temptation to try too hard in your headshot to appear fun and whacky, this […]

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A Good Corporate Headshot

A Good Corporate Headshot

What makes a good corporate headshot? There are three key elements to a good corporate headshot. The first and this is the most important. How would you like people to see you and what message do you want your corporate headshot to send? Remember, we live in a visual world where takes as little as a 10th of the second for us to form a judgement about a person, as proved by professor Todorov Princeton University. So in that tenth of a second – let’s be generous and stretch that out to 10 x longer, a whole second – people […]

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Headshot London – Where Do I Start?

Headshot London – Where Do I Start?

Here in Europe people include their headshots or photos in their resumés, in their work intranet profiles and in their social media accounts. If you are an actor or anyone in the entertainment industry, you know it’s important to have a great headshot to help you get more work. You’re your main marketing tool so obviously you’ll include headshots in your portfolio and for all castings – the casting director won’t even see you if they don’t see your headshot first! But… what’s the number one complaint from casting directors? It’s when you don’t look like your headshot. READ THIS […]

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Portrait Photographer London – How To Choose The Right One

Portrait Photographer London – How To Choose The Right One

Just how you read testimonials when you’re buying a product or service, you also should do the same when it comes to choosing your photographer. A consistent portfolio is an important thing to look for. You don’t want to hire someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing and who is all over the place. You should also look to see how the people in the portraits look – do they look good? Happy? Confident? – this is important and will give you a sign of how good the photographer is at representing others, and in turn how good they will […]

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Actor Headshots London: Why You Need Them If You’re In The Business.

Actor Headshots London: Why You Need Them If You’re In The Business.

People in business need business cards – it’s their initial identity first and foremost. In the entertainment industry, a headshot is exactly this – your business card. For agents, brands or companies, it helps to put a face to a name in a professional manner beyond your Instagram profile. I have an Actor Headshot but it’s a bit old… It’s ideal to get your headshot updated yearly. In that time, your hair length or hair colour can change… if you’re a man you may have a beard that you didn’t use to have. You want to give the most up […]

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Why Does An Actor Need A Headshot?

Why Does An Actor Need A Headshot?

Good question – Why Does An Actor Need A Headshot? Well, an actor’s headshot is their main marketing tool. Without a brilliant headshot, even in today’s modern video driven world of YouTube, Instagram and a multitude of other social media outlets, a traditional headshot is crucial to an actor’s success. Of course training and show reels are important, but if an actor doesn’t have a killer headshot they’re not giving themselves a fair chance of success. This couldn’t be more evident than at the start of an actor’s career when you are an unknown to casting directors and agents etc. […]

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