Headshot Photography News?

I like to stay up on the current trends in headshots and of course headshot photography news as it comes ‘hot off the press’ as they say. Occasionally I come across some advice that really bucks the trend and in some cases is rubbish. Regular readers will know I like to give useful advice to help actors improve their chances of getting a great headshot, you’ll also know I often warn people to be wary of ‘amateur photographers’. There isn’t a professional governing body that regulates photographers, you don’t have to have any qualifications to call yourself a professional photographer […]

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Headshot Photographs & The Casting Director

Photographing headshots for actors is about giving the actor the very best chance of being noticed, so staying current with the style, capturing personality and emotion and understanding that actors’ castability are all elements that play a part in creating a headshot with the ‘Wow Factor’. We want Casting Directors to look at their headshot and say “wow, I like that” if that happens then I’ve done my job as a headshot photographer. I was doing some research today and I came across this article in the Guardian newspaper by Laura Barnett about Casting Directors and the role they play […]

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Who Is That Co-Starring In My Headshot?

Who Is That Co-Starring In My Headshot? Headshot photographers are popping up all over the place these days, virtually anyone with a digital camera and the kahoona’s to say so, can call themselves a headshot photographer. As far as I know there are no professional bodies or qualifications needed. A classic example of this is myself – I have no formal qualifications and am not a member of any professional bodies – but, I have been a busy working headshort photographer for almost 20 years. I learned all of the many skills involved in creating and producing photography over several […]

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Should I Have Facial Hair In My Headshot?

Facial hair is quite popular at the moment, everything from full beards to designer stubble can commonly be seen on the streets of our cities. However there’s a couple of things to consider when thinking about having facial hair in your headshot, ‘to beard or not to beard’ or is ‘moustache the question’. Headshots are about creating the right first impression and facial hair can occasionally give the wrong type of impression, it can alter people’s perception of you when looking at your headshot. You may not have considered how facial hair can alter people’s perceptions but here’s a few […]

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Is This The Future of Headshots Photography – I Think Not

I saw this article today in the LA Magazine about a team of actors ‘turned’ headshot photographers (you know my thoughts on this). It sounds like a crazy idea but in the city of LA anything goes. In all seriousness is it a good idea? Well there are a couple of things that make me question its feasability, I know it’s a big truck but it’s still a small studio that has lots of limitations on lighting and space (distance from the background). Also is there a set style that all of the actors ‘turned’ headshot photographers shoot in or […]

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Exercise is The Food of Life – Dockside Fitness

This short video is of my good friend and training partner Mark Finn from Dockside Fitness. I train with Mark outside in Ropemakers Field E14 mostt mornings at 7am and on a Sunday at 9am. I often see and hear about ‘functional fitness’ and wondered what it was. I used to think that lifting weights and doing a few sit ups along with a session or two on a spin bike was enough to keep me healthy and fit.After training with Mark for a while I grew to understand that ‘functional fitness’ is about being able to deal with the […]

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Apple’s New Advert & Actors Headshots

Apple’s New Advert & Actors Headshots This short video by director Jake Scott, son of the mightly talented Ridley Scott is celebrating 30 years of Apple innovation. The really great thig is that it was all shot n the iphone 5s with its cracking HD camera facility. The temptation for an actor could be to have a headshot taken on an iphone – don’t would be my advice. There are those among you I hear say of course you would you’re a headshot photographer. But seriously guys my intention is to be honest and pass on my knowledge, one of […]

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Step by Step Great Headshots

When do you know you need a new headshot? What’s the process to getting that killer actors headshot? Here are the steps outlined one by one  to help you throughout the minefield of decision making. New headshots are a big decision in an actors career they can make the decision easier by reading this execllent guide here  

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Step by Step Great Headshots

When do you know you need a new headshot? What’s the process to getting that killer actors headshot? Here are the steps outlined one by one  to help you throughout the minefield of decision making. New headshots are a big decision in an actors career they can make the difference in getting auditions. Read this great article here

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Preparing For Your Audition

Quite possibly two of the most stressful times for an actor are the headshot session and the audition. Every actor knows how important it is to have a killer headshot and often when actors come to my studio for new headshots I can feel the pressure they are putting themselves under to get a great headshot.   However once thats done its the next step of submitting your headshot and getting an audition. Then the pressure really mounts, your headshot has done its job and now its up to you and your audition skills. I came across this article about […]

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