Teamwork at it’s best!

Teamwork at it’s best!

I graduated from drama school two years ago and needed to update my previous headshots. I decided to book with Nick because of his vast experience and feedback I had received from other actors. He made me feel very comfortable and his knowledge allowed him to guide me through the session whilst still ensuring I felt in control and achieved what I wanted. I would definitely recommend Nick and will be using him in the future. WILLIAM ROSS-JONES(Actor & Director)

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When Should You Use A Comedy Headshot?

When Should You Use A Comedy Headshot?

A comedy headshot is one of several different styles of headshots, if you are a comedian or a comedic actor the temptation is to go for a crazy characterful headshot as your main marketing tool. If you’re know for one particular type of character this is ok. I’ve said in many other posts, character headshots work really well if you understand your type of character well. Sometimes though, a comedy headshot or a fun headshot and can give the wrong impression. Trying Too Hard There’s a temptation to try too hard in your headshot to appear fun and whacky, this […]

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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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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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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 kahoonas 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 headshot photographer for almost 20 years. I learned all of the many skills involved in creating and producing photography over several […]

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Acting Scams and Headshot Scams

In every business there are inscrutable characters, sharks who prey on the unsuspecting or desperate. The acting industry is no difference with dubious Agents, Managers and of course photographers. there are the classic ‘pop up’ agencies that promise the world and deliver nothing but a huge upfront cost, and there are photographers in on this too – usually affiliated to the agency, especially model agancies. However there is another type of photographer that perhaps unwittingly scam or perhaps mis-advise clients by taking aspiring actos money and deliver headshots that are totally unsuitable for the industry. I am passionate about being […]

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How to Nail Your Audition

So your headshot has done its job – your headshot caught the eye of the casting director and they liked your CV. You’ve made it past the first round and now it’s all systems go for your audition. I’m a headshot photographer not an actor though I have done a bit in my past and had to go through the dreaded audition a few times. The one thing I do remember vividly is the gigs I really wanted never seemed to come my way yet the ones I wasn’t particularly bothered about I always seemed to do well at. Looking […]

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Is A Professional Headshot Photographer Important?

Do you want to be taken seriously as an actor? This is something I am asked more and more these days and I believe it is critical that actors don’t lose sight of the fact that they are, and always need to be taken as a serious professional in their career as an actor. One thing I often hear actors say is ‘why can’t my girlfriend/boyfriend take my headshot  – , they do a bit of photography or they have a nice camera?’ If you have tooth ache does your friend try to fix it for you, or do you […]

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Bespoke Actors Headshots

Every actors knows the true value of a really great headshot – it gets you noticed! Today’s market is saturated with actors headshots photographers doing the same old type of headshot and there’s also been a dramatic increase in ‘actors turned headshot photographers’.  What this means is that there is an awful lot of headshots out there that are not doing their actors much good.   How then do you as an actors make sure your headshot stands out from the crowd? How do you make sure that Casting Director notices your headshot? How do you as an actors get more […]

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