I shoot only on location using flattering natural light, central London is a great place to shoot, lots of amazing places with great backdrops.
Two areas I shoot most are around Kings Cross and in the City of London - Moorgate/Barbican are particularly cool places to do a headshot session.
All headshot sessions are shot outside in flattering natural light - A headshot that looks like you on a good day
Most shoots are in and around the city of London, including evenings and weekends. I've worked in central London for over 20 years and know the area very well, there are lots of cool and quiet places to shoot, no matter what the weather.
Do get a good nights sleep - avoid a late night before.
Do drink plenty of water.
Bring plenty of different tops, colours and necklines.
Always bring a few black tops - dark colours generally work well.
White tops work well unless you're very pale.
Avoid logos/big patterns.
Shirts/blouses often work.
Layers can work well, jacket/jumper over a top.
Don't jam tops in a bag, roll them to avoid creases.
Bring hair ties for long hair.
Normal makeup, don't go overboard.
Proofs normally sent within 24 hours
Retouched images normally sent within 72 hours after selection
Images are also available in black & white at no extra cost
Extra retouched Images are £15 per image
If you require printed copies, Visual Eyes are London based and focus on headshots for actors
If you're new to headshots some insights from the people at Spotlight
My most popular session. Shot in central London
1½ Hour Shoot
3 retouched images
Max of three clothes changes
Larger selection of images. Shot in central London
2 Hour Shoot
5 retouched images
Unlimited clothes changes
Share a session between two people - £60 each
2 Hour Shoot
3 retouched images each
Unlimited clothes changes
All images from shoot available to view online normally within 24 hours. Retouched images sent within three working days after selection. Additional retouched images can be purchased at a cost of £15 each
I hope I've covered most of your questions from the site, but if you wish to ask me anything else drop me a line.
Just to recap, I shoot outside using natural light, my favoured locations for headshots are central London, Moorgate/Kings Cross. If the weather is inclement I have areas that I can shoot that are covered.
I operate seven days a week, including evening in the summer months
My aim is to produce beautiful stunning professional headshots that will enhance your chances of getting that call from a casting agent.
I charge between £75-£120 for a session which I think is reasonable and hopefully affordable for an actor.
You can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or to arrange a shoot.
Stating which shoot you are interested in and location, central London or North Herts.
I've always had an interest in photography since the first time I picked a camera up when I was very young, I would take picture of anything, back then it was film based, exciting waiting for the images to come back from the developers.
Now I'm a photographer and everything is digital, no more waiting and now I take even more shots!
Until recently I focused on studio portraiture. This is where I discovered actor headshots and not looked back since. Actors are very different to models, really enjoy the interaction and find it very rewarding.
You'll find that my shoots are very relaxed and no pressure, this will come through in the images
If you're an actor and need a headshot drop me a line and we can get together and produce some stunning shots.
Is London the greatest city in the world? Probabily and certainly an amazing city to be a photographer in.
It’s great to be out of the studio and in natural light, it gives you something that you cannot get inside.
Most shoots are set in and around central London or North Herts.