Tell a story in a single frame
Breakdown of the Shoot
– Two hour session
– Location – Actors Studio at Pinewood Studios. Easily accessible with free parking
– The option to do shots in both natural light and the studio
– Multiple outfit changes
– You will receive 5 edited images (high resolution 10 x 8 digital files in both colour and black & white)
– Price – £120 + £30 Non-Refundable Booking Deposit
– Turnaround – 10 working days
– Shots Overviewed by Former Talent Agent
Capturing You as an Actor
Acting is far from just knowing how to pose, therefore your acting headshot should depict a range of your abilities to transform yourself into a character other than your own. Whilst having a true representation of your looks is important, it’s behind the eyes that will reveal the abilities you hold through your acting.
I have had the privilege to work alongside skilled and experienced acting coaches and directors such as Mel Churcher, Steve Finn and Tim Kent and many more; therefore during the headshot shoots I carry their practices into the process of capturing your acting headshots.
The Essence of a Headshot
The headshot is the fundamental tool to sell yourself as an actor. It is the one device that has the power to capture your acting ability in a split second. It is not merely a representation of your appearance but an insight into way you can carry yourself in front of the camera. It is key to dive deeper into the context of the image and not only present a portrait of yourself to those who could potentially give your future acting role.
Advice for your Shoot
I would advise you to bring at least three different top options with varying necklines (i.e. round neck/ V- neck etc. No strapless tops or tops covering your necks please). If you are unsure of what tops to bring it is better to bring more options with you and we can decide on the day. I would suggest you bring a dark option, light neutral coloured top and a colour that you feel you suit.
It is best not to have patterned tops, elaborate tops, logos or anything that will distract the viewer from yourself. Jewellery can also be distracting in your headshots, therefore it is best to remove it.
I would like to take images of you looking as natural as possible therefore it is best to only wear light make up if you choose to wear any. It is also good to come in with your hair how you want it to be styled before the shoot. There will be a make up room where you can do any last minute fixes.
Before your shoot it would be good to have a think of any characters or roles you could see yourself playing so we can get character shots during the shoot (think about what roles people usually cast you as).
It is best to get a good nights sleep before the shoot and to drink plenty of water during the weeks before to keep your skin looking hydrated and fresh.
If you have had headshots taken in the past it is helpful to email them over to me so I can work towards a new style for you.