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26 Jan 2015

SAG Awards

The 21st Screen Actors Guild  Awards went underway yesterday with Birdman taking the coveted top honours of Best Cast in a Motion Picture, though the film’s lead, Michael Keaton, just missed out to Brit and Oscar favourite, Eddie Redmayne for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in the Theory of Everything. Unfortunately however, the brilliant biopic’s leading lady, Felicity Jones, couldn’t quite beat Julianne Moore to take the title of Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, the latter […]

23 Jan 2015

Why Do I Need a Specialist Actor Headshot Photographer?

All too often I get actors come to me for a headshot session after being disappointed (and usually considerably out of pocket) by going to a makeover studio or general portrait photographer. These are two types of places it is vital to avoid when looking to get industry standard actor headshots and this is why….   Makeover Studios I know makeover studios all too well – I used to work in some at the very start of my photography career. […]

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 […]

15 Jan 2015

2015 Oscar Nominations

So to conclude my flurry of BLOGS discussing Hollywood’s hotly anticipated awards season, the Oscars have finally been announced and I already can’t wait for the 22nd February to see host, Neil Patrick Harris, reveal the winners! If you’ve missed NPH’s ridiculously awesome hosting abilities, check out the opening numbers for the last few Tony Awards.     As predicted, there are many contenders whose nominations echo those of the Golden Globes: Winners Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel, are […]

12 Jan 2015

2015 Golden Globe Awards Winners

Last night saw the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards broadcast it’s winners of 2015 to 167 countries worldwide. If, like me you weren’tfortunate enough to walk down the 30,000+ square feet’s worth of red carpet (seriously, that’s how much they roll out each year) to check out the event in person, or even get chance to watch it on TV, don’t panic! Here’s a round-up of all the highlights!     As with the upcoming BAFTAS, Boyhood, saw 5 nominations […]

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 […]

09 Jan 2015

2015 BAFTA Nominations

It’s that time of year again – the awards season is upon us and today, the 2015 BAFTA nominations have been announced! The Grand Budapest Hotel is the front runner of this year’s awards with 11 nominations, including Best Film and Ralph Fiennes for Best Actor. I personally love this movie.  Director Wes Anderson and cinematographer Robert Yeoman, both also up for nominations, have created, in my opinion, one of the most beautifully shot films of the year and I have […]

06 Jan 2015

Best Actor Headshots 2014 – The Results!

Happy new year everyone! I hope you’ve all had a fabulous Christmas and have started 2015 off positively! So, as you may remember, throughout December I ran a competition to see which one of you lovely people had the best headshot (or had the most friends at any rate!). If you want a refresher, you can check out the best actor headshots of 2014 entrants HERE. The votes are now in and I am happy to reveal that the winners […]

15 Dec 2014

Best Actor Headshot Competition 2014!

So, it’s nearly Christmas (anyone else feel like it’s snuck up on them?!) and what better way to celebrate than by running a bit of a fun competition for all my headshot clients from the last 12 months! This year, I am dividing all of the year’s actor headshots into 2 categories, Guys and Dolls, and I want YOU to vote for your favourites with the winners receiving a FREE extra retouched image and 10% OFF their next actor headshot photography […]

11 Dec 2014

How to Prepare for an Actor Headshot Photoshoot

  When actor’s book their first actor headshot session with me, they often ask how to prepare for the shoot. I therefore thought it might be useful to write a short blog entry discussing the key things to be aware of when diving in to your latest actor headshot photography session, and how these can affect the success of your shoot.   Your Experience So Far   When you arrive to one of my actor headshot photoshoots, I like to […]