Headshots In The Hot Weather

Headshots In The Hot Weather

Here in the UK we’ve had some searingly high temperatures recently but shooting your headshots in the hot weather can cause some problems. Headshots in the hot weather. A client arrived late for her shoot just last week and knowing she was runnng late meant that she was rushing to get to the studio on time. And of course this left her flustered and stressed and as a result it made her temperature rise – understandably so. When she did arrive she was about 30 minutes late which was ok by me as I always leave enough time to photograph […]

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Why The Right Headshot Matters

Why The Right Headshot Matters

Having your headshot done can sometimes be a daunting proposition, but the right headshot matters. In reality if you choose the right headshot photographer for you, it can be an enjoyable experience. As you can see by the video testiomonial from a rcent client Felipe Pacheco, why the right headshot matters. There are techniques headshot photographers can use to help you feel more comfortable.Everything from everyday scenarios to more specific situations closer to your actual needs. For instance, an actor will respond differeently to a corporate heavyweight, a doctor may react differently to a model etc. But why the right […]

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How To Analyse Your Headshot – Part 4

How To Analyse Your Headshot – Part 4

How To Analyse Your Headshot – Part 4 Wearing the wrong clothes in your headshot is another common mistake,  they can distract the eye of the viewer away from your face. As I’ve talked about in the previous 3 parts of How To Analyse Your Headshot the eyes of the viewer should be focused on your face. Sometimes you are making a definite statement with what you wear, it’s an integral part of the message you want to send with your headshot. In general terms it’s best to keep the clothes plain. Jazzy patterns, strong stripes, fussy necklines and gaudy […]

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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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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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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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Finding The Right Headshot Photographer

Headshot Photographer Probably the single most important aspect to take into account when booking a headshot photographer is whether or not you feel comfortable with them. The relationship between a headshot photographer and their client is a personal one there needs to be trust and understanding. It also helps if you are both on the same wavelength as good communication is crucial for a stand out headshot. In my new book ‘The Headshot Bible’ I explain in Tip no. 23 – The Headshot Conversation the subject in much more detail. How do you know if you and your photographer will get […]

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Headshot Portraits and TIME’s Best Portraits of 2016

Admiring TIME’s Best Portraits of 2016 I found myself comparing the emotional content of those great portraits with the that of great headshot portraits. The thing that struck me was that any great portrait has to have certain qualities within it to make the viewer pay attention to it, and most importantly of all remember it. One of those elements is the emotional content or emotional expression of the subject. That is to say, they’re not simply infront of the camera being photographed, but they are actively participating in the portrait. The next thing that always strikes me is whether […]

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Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures Exhibition

Last week I had the pleasure of launching my exhibition entitles “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures” last week at Leeds Civic Hall in the presence of the Lord and Lady Mayor. It’s been a thrilling project to be involved in particularly seeing the girls grow in confidence over the last few months. Check it out here                       This is my second exhibition the first one being Ambiguous Misdirection whicjh was a collection of 40 images. Totally different from the Connecting Girls work this a style often referred to as Bodyscape. A […]

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