Flexible Part Time Jobs for Actors I don’t think there’s ever been a better selection of than right now. In today’s modern online work environment and gig inspired economy, there are lot’s more opportunities to find fl exible part time jobs for actors. These jobs allow you the freedom and flexibility to make good money when you are not acting. Picture this; Your schedule says you finish filming on Wednesday, you’re back into work on Thursday morning. But, the director needs another day’s shooting for some pick up scenes. How do you cope when you have to be back at […]

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The Headshot Superhero

The Headshot Superhero

The Original Headshot Superhero In the world of comic book superheroes there maybe one you haven’t heard of yet… He’s The Headshot Super Hero! But, who is this guy? What does he do and how can he help those in need??? If your headshot isn’t scoring you enough auditions, if it can’t get you through the casting directors door, if your headshot leaves you feeling unconfident… you need The Headshot Super Hero. He’ll smash your worries away, he’ll banish the blues and give you a headshot that knocks down doors! POW, KABOOM & THWACK – he’s got your back! He’s […]

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Why some actors choose the wrong headshots?

Why some actors choose the wrong headshots?

Why some actors choose the wrong headshots   Why do some actors choose the wrong headshots?  A couple of weeks ago a well seasoned actor – by that mean an experienced actor,  they’d done plenty of stage, film and TV in their career. They came to see me as work had started to dry up recently and they and their agent felt a new set of headshots could freshen up their image and reintroduce them to casting directors. Sometimes before a shoot I look at an actor’s previous headshots to get a feel of how they’ve been promoting themselves, and […]

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How To Analyse Your Headshot Part 3

How To Analyse Your Headshot Part 3

How do you inject your personality in a headshot?   What’s Personality? The most basic way to show personality in a headshot is to have one – a personality that is. By that I mean rather than being afraid of the camera you should welcome it’s lens and engage with it. It has often been said that Marilyn Monroe made love to the camera – what is clear in her photos is that she clearly loved being in front of the lens. Don’t be afraid of the camera it is your friend as is the photographer who is collaborating with […]

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How To Analyse Your Profile Headshot – Part 2

How To Analyse Your Profile Headshot – Part 2

How To Analyse Your Profile Headshot – Part 2 Continued from previous post It’s all in the eyes in a profile headshot I see the same issues crop up time after time in profile headshots and profile photos; the subject’s eyes are dead and lifeless, devoid of emotion and depth. It’s one of the most common mistakes I see in headshots, the subject focuses in the wrong place and fails to inject personality. It applies to every kind of headshot, profile picture or personal branding image, and since we live in a visually aware world, where we’re all trained to […]

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Analyse Your Headshot – Work Out Why It Isn’t Working

How to analyse your headshot We live in a visual world, how do you anaylse your headshot when we are trained to make judgements instantly about the images we see. If you are using a headshot or personal branding images for profile pictures and social media platforms then it’s worth taking a few minutes to analyse your headshot You may be surprised to learn your image is sending the wrong message! You can analyse your headshot in its 3 most important elements. Eyes Personality Background It amazes me how many actors look at their headshots through rose-tinted glasses, glossing over […]

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Is Your Acting Headshot Letting You Down?

Is Your Acting Headshot Letting You Down?

A Chance Encounter A few days ago I spoke to an actress at a seminar about how her career was progressing. She was a disappointed she wasn’t getting many castings or auditions. In truth she was frustrated with her agent, she seemed to have lost enthusiasm for her career and the last few castings had been unsuccessful. This actress was in her thirties but looked much younger, her casting age was late teens/early twenties. The problems was she was being sent for roles that her real age suited but her looks didn’t. She’s had some good headshot done previously and […]

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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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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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