Photography Archives - Aimee Spinks Photography

Category : Photography

14 Jan 2021
Jeremy Sumpter in the movie, Take Down.

Billionaire Ransom

Being a stills photographer, one thing you learn is that you often have no idea which images have been used for a production unless you track them down yourself, and though you might expect an advertising photographer to shoot the poster if you haven’t been offered the job yourself, sometimes it’s your unit stills that make it instead, like for my first ever movie poster for the film, Billionaire Ransom. Waaaay back in 2014 – though in all honesty, it […]

13 Apr 2017

What to wear for actor headshots?

What to wear for actor headshots  One of the most common questions I get asked about actor headshot photography is ‘what should I wear?’ Though the industry is certainly more flexible and open to contemporary style portraits than it used to be, there are still some very good rules of thumb to follow in order to make sure your actor headshots look professional and that your clothes aren’t distracted the casting director from you.   Colours: Below are my recommendations […]

05 Apr 2016
Portrait of unit stills photographer, Aimee Spinks, taking a photo in front of a helicopter.

Ask a Unit Stills Photographer!

Want to know how to be a unit stills photographer and how to get work in the film industry? What about how much unit stills photographers charge and what equipment you need to start a photography career? This article answers some of the most commonly asked questions about working as a unit stills photographer as well as personal stories and experiences from set photographer, Aimee Spinks.

08 Jul 2015

Dance Photography: Adam Rutherford

One of my passions outside of photography is dance, particularly contemporary dance. I was therefore really excited to be approached by the director of the RDC Youth dance company, Adam Rutherford, to do a portfolio of dance photography images for him. With formal dance training, international performances, residencies, coaching and now working as the artistic director of RDC Youth, Adam’s experience and vision within dance is inspiring. He is currently trying to raise money to support his next residency in Berlin where […]

20 May 2015
Vieux Carré Theatre Photography

Theatre Photography: Vieux Carre

One of my favourite bits of theatre photography that I have done so far has come from photographing the performance of Vieux Carre at the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham. This was yet another great performance from the actors at the Birmingham School of Acting and it was accompanied by some lovely staging which always makes the photography pop even more. Below are the wonderful actors who took part with links to their Spotlight page, followed by several shots from the […]

30 Apr 2015

The Importance of Being Earnest

When I’m not working on set of feature films and TV dramas as a unit still photographer, I love working as a theatre photographer in Birmingham. There is so much great theatre on my doorstep and it makes a nice change to be able to work locally instead of travelling to opposite ends of the country! Today I wanted to share some of the theatre photography of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest,’ being performed by the 3rd year students of […]

08 Apr 2015

The Theatre Workshop

I recently worked with the wonderful team at THE THEATRE WORKSHOP who run acting, singing and dancing classes for students aged 6-21. Many of their students are represented by MARK JERMIN MANAGEMENT and have been involved in productions including ‘The Falling,’ which I actually shot unit stills photography for (what a small world)! You can check out some of my shots from the movie HERE     The Birmingham branch of The Theatre Workshop is held at the beautiful Priory School and […]

08 Apr 2015

Actor Headshot Workshops For Agencies, Theatre Schools and Drama Groups

Are you a theatre school, AmDram group or acting agent? Help your students, colleagues and clients get new actor headshots at a discounted rate whilst earning commission to put towards your next production by booking an actor headshot workshop!   Workshops   Why book a workshop?   Your students get great actor headshots at over 50% off the normal price Your school/agency can charge a mark-up to the actors which can go towards your next production, guest tutor or help grow […]

22 Jan 2015

50% Off Actor Headshots You Say…?

NEW BIRMINGHAM LOCATION! Thanks to my buddies at Tip Top Studios, I’ve got a cracking new location I can’t wait to try out for my actor headshot sessions! Based in the Jewellery Quarter, ‘The Gem’ offers the option for both studio AND natural lighting in a beautifully textured derelict building. With a range of rooms, The Gem can provide both subtle, rustic background colours achieved through exposed wooden textures as well as more vibrantly coloured painted walls for those who […]

12 Jan 2015

2014 Key Art Awards

With the Golden Globe winners announced last night and the BAFTAS on the horizon, let’s not forget about the often over-looked, Key Art Awards. The Key Art Awards is entertainment’s most recognised competition for advertising and communications across every medium you can think of. Everything from the more obvious forms of advertising such as trailers and poster art/one-sheets, to creative social, TV spot and display campaigns – everything that goes into attracting an audience. Without the creative minds behind the […]