Instant Headshot Impact?

Instant Headshot Impact?

How long does it take for your headshot to make an impression? According to scientific research by Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov at Princeton University it takes just a tenth of a second for people to make judgements about you based on your facial appearance. Wow, that’s not a lot of time! Let’s explore in more detail

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Could This Work For Headshot Photos?

Could This Work For Headshot Photos?

New technology is arriving all the time but could this work for head shot photos? Well that’s the big question, how could head shot photographers apply this change of perspective technology to the head shot photos they take?
And more importantly will those head shot photos look natural and believable?

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Effective Actors Headshots At Any Age?

Effective Actors Headshots At Any Age?

One of the greatest things about the acting profession is that it requires talent of all ages and effective actors headshots.You can start your acting career at any time of life, I photograph many people who have had a mid-life changes in career caused by redundancy or the dreaded restructuring. These older actors see this as an opportunity to follow their dream – all power to them! An important fact that doesn’t change though, regardless of age or where you are in the business is the need for an effective actors headshot. The road to success – whatever your definition […]

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Portrait Photography and Creativity

Is portrait photography becoming more of a technical pursuit than a creative one? The new Sony A9 camera shoots 20 frames per second and can go to a 5 five second burst, that means it can take one hundred high quality Raw images in five seconds – wow! The question I have is this – could portrait photography, using this kind of technology ever miss the perfect shot? There have been so many excellent photographs taken over the years that have captured ‘a split second’ in time. Robert Capa’s defining photograph of the soldier falling as he is shot dead […]

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Professional Photographer Talks Fashion Photography Composition

As a professional photographer in London I’m asked on a regular basis for tips and inside techniques for getting the best photograph. Obviously I tell people it takes time and training but… there are some guidelines you can follow. So in a new series I’m going to be posting regular videos about, composition, lighting and techniques to improve your photographs. These are easy to implement and understand though probably wouldn’t occur to you without being pointed in the right direction first. Fashion photography is often seen as the high point in photography with only the very best professional photographer shooting […]

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Shakespeare’s Advice For A Great Headshot

‘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. There are three crucial elements to a great headshot: emotion, connectivity and personality. Without these three key components working in harmony, the headshot is just a headshot and won’t grab the attention of the viewer. In it’s most basic function – getting you noticed – it will have failed. Therefore a great headshot needs to show bags of personality – your personality will give it individuality. Remember there are thousands of […]

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Headshot Photography and The First Lady’s Official Portrait

Ok, so this is not headshot photography but it’s not far short of it. It’s a portrait that is used to promote someone’s image and in this case I’m talking about the Melania Trump’s first official photo as First Lady. What can I say about it that is positive? Not much really, especially when you think it was taken by a professional photographer for a specific purpose – to introduce the First Lady to the world. It’s obviously huge kudos for that photographer taking this portrait but overall, it isn’t a great photo! So why is there so much wrong […]

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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

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 you had […]

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