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28 Jun 2017

How often should you update actor headshots?

This is probably the question I get asked most about actor headshots – how often should they be updated? The rule of thumb is to ask yourself: “Do I look any different to my current headshot?” That means…. Have you gained a few years? Had a few birthdays? It can be surprising how much we change in just a few short years and how that rate of change differs across age groups. Here are my recommendations for how often you […]

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 […]

28 Apr 2014

Actor Headshots: Picking Your Shots

Welcome back to my blog! If you’re reading this in an email, you might want to head over to HERE to get a proper look at the images!   In the last entry, we discussed how posture, expression and lighting can drastically change your actor headshots. If you didn’t catch it, check it out HERE. Today we’re going to look at how to actually choose the few headshots out of possibly hundreds taken over the course of a session that […]

25 Sep 2013

Actor Headshots: Studio Photography vs. Natural Light

There are many different approaches to headshot photography and one of the main differences between headshot photographers (other than price), is whether they prefer to shoot in a photography studio or to take actors outside and use natural light. I must admit I am a fan of both, though they each have their pros and cons. Outdoor Headshot Photography: Shooting outdoors has the advantage of making photos, particularly headshots, look more natural than their studio counterparts. This is largely because […]