What's a good Headshot...?
Whether you need a headshot for casting purposes, for your business website or you just want a great shot of yourself, you know a good headshot when you see one. You can't always put your finger on it but you will just want to keep looking at it. Of course, it should be technically correct e.g. good lighting and composition etc - that's a given. But a powerful headshot, that will book you jobs, will connect with the viewer on an unconscious level. The viewer should 'feel' that a moment has been captured. They should connect with the emotion. You will look confident, relaxed and ooze charisma. Most importantly it will look like you. On a very good day! Read more about this...
Most people (even if they are supremely gorgeous) are very nervous in front of a stills camera. Pretty much everyone arrives saying the same thing, “I am sooo nervous/I am not photogenic/the last photographer said I have a wonky nose…” (nice!) etc.
We will work past bad previous experiences, do relaxation exercises, play music and generally have a good time. I used to be an actor and remember what a bad headshot session was like - sitting on a chair in one position, with no direction and being told to “relax!”.
So, I don’t do that. No one sits ( unless you want to of course! ). I direct a LOT. And I relax you. It won’t happen on its own. When you are relaxed and confident you will be at your most attractive and I will capture that. And yes, I can assist with make up if you need a bit of help! I am also a stickler for hair and will make sure it looks great in every shot before I take it. As I also shoot fashion and beauty, I am used to making people look their absolute best and I will do that with you. Sessions are great fun and I’m very good with “nervous patients” and "headshot phobics!" shall we say. I promise you WILL relax, you WILL be confident and you will LOVE your images!
All Sessions Include:
- Brixton Studio location (few mins walk from tube/free car park at weekends): large studio/big windows/all mod cons/kitchen and seating areas/steamer/iron/hair + make-up area with tongs/straighteners etc.
- Information pack with full info and advice for the session
- Combination of studio flash/natural light/various backgrounds
- In depth consultation/analysis of your casting type and your agent requirements if applicable etc.
- Contrasting looks covered from e.g. light commercial to a deeper "intensity"
- Advice/assistance with styling/hair/make-up etc
- Unlimited outfit changes
- Unlimited images taken
- Images reviewed as we go along
- Private gallery of the session (already quality edited for you)
- Gallery of some of my 'FAVES' with samples retouched for inspiration! See FAVES SAMPLE GALLERY
- Industry standard editing/retouching
- Final digital images provided in screen and print resolutions and cropped to industry standard, print friendly 10x8 size. You will receive the images in colour and black and white, with portrait versions of any landscape formats so you have lots of options depending if you are using the images for website/Spotlight/social media etc.