Why do you need an actor headshot?
The purpose of a photo shoot is to produce a set of actor headshots suitable for use by theatrical agencies or to post on casting websites such as Spotlight. Having your photos taken by a professional photographer should be an enjoyable experience, and I set out to relax you in order to get the best shots. I’m experienced as a photographer, I use top quality equipment and I’m accustomed to putting clients at ease! It’s also important to keep your headshots up to date – generally they should be renewed every year or so.
How do you get the best results from your actor headshots?
The key to a good actor headshot lies in your eyes – they convey moods, emotions and character. It’s a good idea to prepare yourself by practising “looks” in the mirror.
Think carefully about your choice of clothing – it’s a good idea to bring some alternative outfits, but nothing too distracting. The emphasis should be on your face and character.
I will offer suggestions in terms of which poses work best, and we will spend time trying out different “looks” – usually up to four in one shoot. If you have ideas or examples of looks that you’ve seen please let me know.
I always make sure that you see the photos I’ve taken throughout the shoot so you have a good idea what to expect. [Read more…]