Category:Headshot Advice

Headshot Preparation

Preparing For Your Actor or Corporate Headshot

1. Knowing What You Want: To get the most out of your headshot session there are some things you need to consider: Why do you want a headshot? What will you use it for? What do you want it to look like? Start discussing with your photographer what you are hoping to achieve. 2. Deciding on Indoor or Outdoor: For my longer sessions, we can often do a little of both natural light, and studio light headshots. For shorter sessions, […]

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Different Types of Portrait Lighting

The Different Types of Portrait Lighting

Lighting is one of the most important aspects of photography. For portraiture, there are a few types of lighting that are popular, and knowing what type of lighting you like is a great start. Below, let’s look at some examples of different portraiture lighting, and some of the terms used to describe them. A professional photographer should be trained in manipulating lighting to achieve something that not only creates mood, but suits your look precisely. You can see varied lighting […]

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Acting Headshot Libraries. What is yours missing?

Your Headshot Library: Actors need to have great headshots – that we all know. But for different jobs one amazing headshot might not cut it. Begin considering the various roles you are aiming for. If you are interested in being in a crime drama, make sure you have shots that reflect this. Additionally, you may need some more commercial images if you’re considering getting into commercial acting as well. Your crime-drama headshot might not suit playing the happy mother of […]

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Backgrounds – How They Can Make or Break Your Actor Headshot.

A Great Background: Most actor headshots go for backgrounds that don’t pull the audience away from the subject. To achieve this, bokeh from using a low depth of field is a great way to create a complimentary background. A professional photographer will have high quality lenses which will help achieve this. Using basic gear and kit lenses can sometimes prevent being able to achieve this lovely effect. A strong background choice: Compliments the image with colour.¬† Consideration to what the […]

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The benefit of professional Linkedin Headshots

Professional Linkedin Headshots: I recently had the pleasure of photographing some new Linkedin headshots for Louise.¬†This beautiful woman is my older sister who is an engineer. It was the first time I have had her sit for a portrait in the studio. She was lovely to help me with many of my photographic projects when I was younger, but this time it was great to create something to truly benefit her. As a professional in her field Louise’s previous Linkedin […]

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Outdoor Headshots or Studio Headshots? Natural Light vs Studio Light.

It is a hard choice to make between having studio photos taken, or natural light and outdoor photos taken. Both produce beautiful results but sometimes one is more suitable for you than the other. Studio Light: Studio photography is not just cheesy family portraiture on a bright white background. In the studio, your photographer has a lot of control. They can shape the light, where it goes, what shadows there are, and how much contrast there is. It is also […]

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What Headshot Session Is Right For Me?

You will make a couple of choices when deciding what headshot session to book with me. I offer both studio and natural light outdoor headshots, and I offer a range of packages to suit different budgets and requirements. Session Type: First, decide if a studio session or outdoor session is more your cup of tea. Think about what the headshots will be used for. Where it will be seen, and furthermore what do you want to say? If you’re a […]

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Benefits of Professional Actor Headshots

So You Want To Be An Actor: I admire actors. I love watching brilliant performances, and I can appreciate them even more because I am a really terrible actor myself. Do not try and get me to act, because it will be awful. So for those with passion, talent and drive to push themselves in an incredible field, I really admire them. Like many of the areas in arts, this field is competitive. You have to take classes, and attend […]

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Photo Retouching – How Will My Portrait Be Edited?

Photo Retouching: When you book a session with me or purchase an additional image from your session, your final files will be retouched. By retouching I don’t mean plastic skin or zero clarity. In the case of headshots and portraiture, the outcome is for you to be recognisable and familiar. A bit of additional retouching is to make sure you look like you, but on your best day. Simple things like a few cropping adjustments, a bit of contrast added […]

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How to make sure your Acting Headshots stand out.

There are a lot of Actors out there, and a lot of competition for the roles you want. Everyone has acting headshots, and it is the tool that catches the attention of the right people to land you that role. 1 – Use A Professional Photographer. It is important to find a photographer who specialises in headshots – even better when they are experienced with acting headshots. You might have a friend who is a professional landscape photographer, but they […]

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