Headshot London – Where Do I Start?

Headshot London – Where Do I Start?

In Europe people include their headshots or photos to their resume. More and more now in the UK, this is becoming a thing too. If you are an actor or in the entertainment industry, it’s important to include a headshot on your CV or portfolio. It helps to promote you and adds that extra touch. But one thing you need to be sure of is that your headshot is up to date and professional (that doesn’t mean downloaded from Facebook). What should I be wearing? You shouldn’t be wearing anything that will take the attention away from you. That means […]

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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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Actors Headshots Wimbledon

Actors Headshots Wimbledon

Actors headshots Wimbledon by Nick Gregan catch the attention of casting directors, agents and anyone else that can make or break your career. It’s important that actor’s headshots look like the actor when they walk into the casting suite. It’s the number one complaint from casting directors – when an actor turns up for an audition they aren’t recognizable from their headshot. Actor’s headshots Wimbledon never have that problem, it’s part of the headshot photographer’s job to advise their clients on the current market trends and headshot styles. To help actors understand their castability and to shoot headshots that suit […]

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Why it’s important to shoot headshots that suit your character

Why it’s important to shoot headshots that suit your character

Why it’s important to shoot headshots that suit your character.     Let’s be serious, everybody wants to play the lead actor whether it’s the handsome lead male or a hot sexy lead female, the intelligent, inquisitive female journalist or the tough guy. Everybody wants to play the lead character however, not everybody is suited to those roles. Actors have variations in physical frame’s, differing physical presence and also by the way they look. This is particularly evident in the actors headshot market and actors should always shoot headshots that suit your character. Common sense It’s difficult to accept sometimes […]

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Can There Be Too Much Light In A Headshot?

Can There Be Too Much Light In A Headshot?

Can there ever be too much light in a headshot?     Well yes of course there can. Obviously styles of headshots change over the years and the current style at the moment – and I think one that will continue for quite some time – is all about your headshot must look like your face it must look like you. So when you walk into the audition room you must be instantly a recognisable by the casting director from the headshot you submitted. Trying to look younger, thinner or healthier in a headshot is trying to dupe the casting […]

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How do you spot a bad headshot photographer?

How do you spot a bad headshot photographer?

How do you spot a bad headshot photographer? OK how do you spot a bad headshot photographer and just as importantly what damage can they do to your career? Let me take a little step back for a moment and give you a a scenario. A friend of the family is a keen photographer and when they hear you need new headshots they volunteer to take them for you, you meet them and the headshots they take for you are not too bad. The photographer thinks they are great and is over the moon with them. You are not sure […]

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The Golden Rule of Headshots

The Golden Rule of Headshots

Is there is a golden rule of headshots? Yes there is and this is it – you must look like your headshot! When you walk into the casting suite and the casting director can’t instantly recognise you from your headshot, you’re committing a cardinal sin. The number one complaint from casting directors is when an actor doesn’t look like their headshot! Don’t break the golden rule of headshots! It could be construed as cheating or trying to play the system. However you want to look at it, the person you’re trying to cheat is the casting director and they’re the […]

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How To Handle Headshot Complaints?

How To Handle Headshot Complaints?

Do you ever have a headshot complaints? What is the complaint? Is it valid? What Can do about it? I felt I had to write this blog post because of a recent experience I had with a client. He had headshot complaints  – about 2 weeks after we took them! Initially he was thrilled with the headshots. During our shoot he thought they were so good he did a short recommendation video telling people how good they were! Then came the complaint…. Via a text message! He was angry that he hadn’t had any castings so far and he felt […]

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