Specialist Actor Headshot Photographer in Brisbane
If you're an actor, you need a specialist photographer who can help you generate expressions, highlight your eyes, show your style, pull out your personality, and support your brand. Regular business headshots won't necessarily suit your needs. I understand that your headshots need to be consistent with who you portray, what you project, and the type of role you are looking for. Your headshot is your brand. A headshot should allow people to imagine you in various different roles, within your type of character.
The opportunities that a good actor headshot can get you are sky high.
Give me a call because you should be auditioning more!
My pricing is very economical because I work from my home in Brisbane. You get all of the photographs and you get to select your favourite/s by viewing them on your own computer, in your own time. Just let me know if you want something Photoshopped once you've decided on your favourites. My pricing starts from just $150 for a basic session, with about 30 images included.
I'm an experienced photographer and I can photograph many different styles. The price is the same for natural light, studio light, outdoor shots and indoor shots. Got a preference? Show me the style of photo you are after and we can recreate it.
You should update your headshots each time you change your look, or once every two to three years. I offer a discount to my repeat clients.
What will Happen?
During the headshot photoshoot, you may be posed in a position for a while so make sure you maintain your posture and energy towards the camera. You will need to communicate with your eyes. Let yourself 'feel' and your expression will show through your eyes. Select a clothing colour that makes your eyes stand out.
Building rapport with my clients and creating a safe space for you to work is my forte. There's no need to get anxious. I will get quite detailed with the way that I direct you, and we will keep going until we feel I have the shots that you need. You can view the images as we go through your acting headshot photoshoot. Your eyes will be beautifully lit.
I'll make you look like the real you, on a good day. We won't Photoshop you to look glamorous or different. Photoshop can take care of temporary pimples. Natural hair style should be what you use. You can make minor changes to your hair during the shoot. You want to look the same as you will look when you meet the casting director.
How to Prepare
On the day, we'll be looking at capturing a few different actor headshots for you (like a warm smile, a theatrical expression, a furrowed brow, etc.). The photographs must show that there's something special going on behind your eyes. You will need to brief me and tell me what you want. What roles are you looking for, and what do you want your photos to look like? Background? Light, dark? Airy? Outdoors? Don't wear anything too dramatic or distracting; stick to neutral, or solid colours. The colour of your clothes and the background can affect the way your image communicates your personality. We will chat about this.
Your clothes should complement your style, and suggest the kind of role that you are looking for. Make sure you practise in front of a camera or mirror before you come along so that you really know how your face works and moves. You will need to think of yourself objectively and so consider taking photos of yourself and analysing them.
Wear your hair and makeup the same way that you willl when you go to the audition; you don't want to look different from your photograph.