Lanny came to us this week for her actors headshots. She completed her acting training a few years ago and put it aside for full time employment but has decided it is time to give it a go, so headshots were her first port of call. Lanny was amazing to photograph and so incredibly easy. We absolutely loved photographing her and we decided to throw in a vintage portrait look just for fun as we could not resist her face.
There is one thing that Dean repeats over and over, and that is that he loves photographing faces. He finds faces to be incredibly interesting. Whether it is an innocent 6year old face or an 80 year old face with an amazing story to tell, he loves photographing faces.
We offer a professional hair and makeup session for the ladies or you can choose to do your own hair and makeup and come along ready to shoot. For the best results we do recommend you use our professional service unless you are very good at doing your own makeup.
Savanna’s dream is to become an actor so her mum bought her to us for her first actors headshot session. Savanna is still in high school but these headshots will give her the ability to approach a few good agencies to gain representation.
Your headshots should represent you and we believe they should be natural with minimal retouching. We will fix up skin blemishes and under eye bags or shadows. Basically we fix anything that is not a permanent feature. When you walk into a casting you want the casting director to recognise you from your photograph. You will start off on the wrong foot if they think the photo does not represent you at all, or if the photo is too old. It is a good idea to update your headshots every 2 years to keep them current especially if you are changing your hairstyle or have added tattoos or varied your weight.
We think the best headshots are simple and natural, keeping the focus on you and not a busy background or busy clothing. We believe your eyes tell a story and they are the most important part of our headshot image.
If you would like information on having us produce your headshots please contact Karen on 0402 230 669 or email on this link.
Jessica came to us today for updated actors head shots. She is also training for stunt work so we will see her again in the future for stunt images which will be a lot of fun. Jessica was the first client to be photographed on our new Sony A7Rii mirrorless camera and we are very happy with the results.
Amie came to us today for some fresh and natural actors headshots. While she was with us we decided to also have a bit of fun with some artistic images, so we grabbed some fabric, tule and feathers, and threw a few different looks together. As usual, Amie looked fantastic and we achieved exactly what we wanted for the image. The lighting was non existent in our daylight studio today due to a pretty solid cloud cover and rain, so we used a strobe with scrim and recreated natural light in an artificial way. Flash to the rescue!
For actors headshots we prefer to keep the clothing choice quite neutral so that the focus is on the actor’s face. We rather not have busy clothing or accessories take attention from the subject. Stick to plain colours if possible. Black and white will often work and there is nothing wrong with keeping it simple.
This promotional portrait session was for a young Opera Singer Petah Chapman. We loved this session, especially since Petah sang through most of it along with the background music. What a beautiful voice.
Petah is 6′ tall and so elegant so we had to add a few “model” type images.