Creating the right visual image for your company is a vital part of promoting your product in the modern business world. Of course, the product is what defines your business, but customers do like to be able to identify with the people behind the product, too. Consequently, companies are now very keen to use business portraits to present the human side of their business. As a Derby photographer I’ve been called on several times recently to provide corporate headshots and other portrait photographs for local businesses. Some companies prefer to have a location portrait as this can create a more informal look, where others opt to have a photo shoot with studio lighting and a white backdrop for a professional image. [Read more…]
If you’re already working as an actor, or are looking to get into the profession, you’re going to need good actor headshots. This sounds simple, but it’s important to get it right, as it can be the key to you getting called for audition. I offer professional actor headshots in the Derby area, either in the studio or on location.
These actor headshots were taken for Derby actress Ava Scott’s portfolio. I’ve tried a few different treatments on them in Adobe Lightroom, my preferred image editing program. For straightforward correction and retouching I find Lightroom is faster and more logical than Adobe Photoshop. It’s interesting how a shift in tone or contrast can make such a difference to the mood of the shot.In the first photo I’ve done a basic edit to correct for white balance and exposure then done a little retouching to smooth out the skin and brighten the eyes. Digital photos always require this kind of work as what comes off the camera always looks a little “flat”. The other photos show how it’s possible to create subtly different effects by adding grain, manipulating the colour balance or simply converting the image to black and white.
Ava is now based in Hollywood while she completes a drama course – I can’t claim that my actor headshots played any part in her progress, but it’s great to know that she’s doing well.
Keep your actor headshots up to date
If you’re in the acting profession you need to update your actor headshots regularly in order to get noticed by casting directors. I’m based in Derby and can offer a professional photo-shoot at competitive rates. These photos were produced for Ava Scott who was an actor with Derby based 1623 Theatre Company and is now at acting school in Los Angeles. If you book a headshot photo session with me I will spend at least an hour photographing you in different styles, creating a variety of looks so that you have plenty of images to choose from. My basic package includes the photoshoot and up to ten final images edited to show you at your best. I offer a friendly service for aspiring or established actors in the Derby area, either in a studio or on location.
Click here to contact me for details of actor headshot photo shoots, and to check my availability, or phone 07709 269577.