It seems hard to believe I could say that I have been photographing Actor Headshots for nearly 20 years! I truly believe there is an art to it and I have loved learning and exploring the genre with some amazing Acting talent over the years.
I work with all type’s of Actor’s both seasoned and green and really feel like it is my job to make what is a somewhat daunting process for many Actors enjoyable and most importantly share techniques for being photographed that are repeatable and across a career where Headshots are continually updated these techniques become truly invaluable.
My process for capturing Actor headshots is pretty simple and and it’s mainly about giving Actors the opportunity to be themselves in an environment that is relaxed and fun. It has always seemed obvious that Actors thrive on working with a good director and therefore I have continually developed this part of my process to enable different ways of communicating the needs of the shot and how the camera capture’s what we are trying to achieve.
Lighting wise I shoot using studio setups and also outside using natural light and or a combination of both, whatever suits the needs of the look.
I can also book shoots with makeup included and I work with a small crew of preferred makeup artist’s who are well suited to my style and ultimately help lift the quality of the looks and the shoot overall. If you would like this option just let me know when you enquire and I can provide a quote to add it on.
In terms of how long the shoots will run for I try to keep them reasonably short ie 1 hour and or up to 2 hours to keep things fresh and not overly drawn out. I am happy to discuss prior to shooting what your aiming for and to recommend a length of shooting time that will get you a great result.
If you would like a quote please use the contact form and get in touch that way, perhaps include a link to any existing shots and or a brief from your agent on what you are needing and we can go from there.
If you are just starting out and don’t have an agent let me know and I can work with you on a brief for shots that will help get you in the door for meetings with suitable agents.
Once your booked in we can discuss wardrobe and looks prior to the shoot so you are well prepared and have all you need on hand to have a productive shoot.