I have great experience working in music and theatre photography. I work with natural and studio light and find that it is a good idea to have both in your portfolio. After all a casting director or agent will need to know how you look under lights too!
I take great interest in following and supporting your career so that if you need more shots or more copies of the pictures already taken I will be able to do that. I can also upload more shots to Casting Call Pro or Spotlight.
You will get a portfolio of 100 pictures on a DVD and in a private online portfolio. Four of these pictures will be chosen by you and printed in 10x8 photographs (or size of your choice). You will also have all of the pictures in print and web/internet ready formats.
Different angles, different poses, time to change your appearance and clothes? All of those but above all it is probably the relationship and rapport with the photographer that makes it click. It also is good to speak to your agent or manager about the look you should achieve. If you are new to the business get some advice from drama teachers or stage schools.
There is plenty of time in a shoot to fix things you do not like.Get a good nights sleep before hand, rink lots of water and get a little exercise the days before your shoot and be relaxed.
Choose clothing that compliments your skin, eyes and hair. It is good to have 3 or 4 distinct looks perhaps Sporty, Casual, Formal, Business. Go through your wardrobe and play with different looks. What sort of roles have you been auditioning for? What kind of roles do you want? Please do not wear anything with stripes, patterns, logos or excessive cleavage,
Ladies do come with your makeup ready.Your headshot should look like you on your very best day. There is no need to do anything different or new with your makeup for a headshot session. Do bring your make up and hair brushes with you.
Men please groom your beard so that lines are clean. You can also shave if you wish to get another look. Bring Shaving kit and hair brushes.
The shoot is usually about 2 hours long and we will cover 4 different looks and scenes. At the end of the shoot I will upload the photos to your to your own privacy protected webpage where you will have direct access to your photos. This allows you to share your photos with agents managers your friends and family.
The cost is £120 for professional actors and £85 for students (on presentation of a NUS or stageschool card)
I also work Natalie who is a make up artist and she can help look after you during the shoot ensuring fly away hair is in place and dabs and daubs are used as required. Hey, she will even do your make up! Add £40 to the cost of the shoot.
Download and save the PDF version here: Actor Headshots