Actors Headshot, Jay Waylett

Jay, who is a young aspiring actor based in Haywards Heath Sussex, called me with an urgent request to make an actors headshot for a film casting that he wanted to attend 3 days later, and wondered if I could fit him into a photo session here in my Brighton studio.

Unfortunately the studio was completely booked out with other clients and I suggested we do his last-minute actors headshot outdoors. Of course on the day that we’d arranged it was freezing cold, heavy showers and blowing a mini-gale.

Jay wasn’t put-out and neither was I – so I suggested he come along to my house as I sometimes shoot actors headshots in my garden with reflectors and lights and thought we could sit out the rain hoping we might get lucky with a break in the weather and jump outside. I did this because Jay was really keen to get his shots done quickly, and I was happy to oblige.

Hey and we got lucky with the rain – with clever use of location equipment we managed to make some brilliant warm, sunny photos of Jay for his casting, even though it was actually dull and miserable and cold.

I’m such a huge believer in remaining positive and never giving up and this was so true for Jay’s photoshoot.

Here are three from the hour we had together – Jay was brilliant to work with (I loved the way he followed directions and could go from ‘intense stare” to ‘glowing-smile’ in the blink of an eye), and I wish him all the best in his career.

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Actor headshots for casting, Spotlight, Castingcall, theatre agents, film castings from Brighton’s busiest headshot and portrait photographer David Myers.

Sussex, Brighton, Hove, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Lewes, Eastbourne, Surrey and South of England.

 

Creative Portraits of Writer Sarah Dry

The Brighton writer, Sarah Dry got in touch for some creative portraits for her new book on Isaac Newton (The Newton Papers – Oxford University Press). So on a cold, dull and drizzly November morning I loaded the car with my photography gear and headed over to her lovely home in Brighton, which by coincidence was 2 streets away from where I live!

Sarah needed the new headshot portraits for the book cover, the publisher’s website and for other PR to promote the book sales.

Sarah wanted her portrait photography to be quite relaxed and so we set up a small location studio in her living room and spent just a few minutes making some simple studio-style shots. Then we popped into her garden for the rest of her photoshoot. This was so Sarah would have a choice of different style of portrait for the book cover.

I love the gentle calmness to these portraits, and I wish Sarah all the best with the new book.

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Working mainly within Sussex in Brighton, Hove, Burgess Hill, Worthing, Eastbourne, Haywards Heath, Hassocks.

Headshots for actors, actresses and writers. Portraits for business leaders, staff, company profiles.

Paul Chapman Business Portrait Headshot

I’m really pleased to have made this business portrait headshot of Paul Chapman for his company profile, CV and social media.

Paul was so easy and fun to photograph. I set up in his office using my portable lighting and studio equipment and after 10 minutes we were done and dusted, with this brilliant shot.

Having a business portrait headshot taken doesn’t have to mean any disruption to your office or your diary. I come over to your business, set up somewhere out of the way and get everything ready. Then I ask you to slip over, give you a few simple clues about what to do in front of the camera – flash, bang, wallap and you’re done – a great image for your website or brochure.paul-chapman-business-portrait-headshot-brightonI am always surprised by the poor standard of the photography on the profiles of businesses and companies, whether they are based in Brighton, a little village in Sussex or the big bad city of London. Surely if you are going to include a photo of yourself or an employee then it should be a decent one – either serious or fun, as long as it is professional. I know that if I look a company’s profile and see poor photography then I do wonder about the professionalism of the people there.

David Myers is a professional business portrait headshot photographer based in Brighton Sussex and working throught the South of England, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Lewes, Horsham, Arundel.

 

Musical Theatre Actress Rosie Zeidler Headshots

I just love these new headshot portraits from my photoshoot of the lovely Rosie, who is a student of musical theatre, and I photographed her at her home near Brighton Sussex.

Rosie wanted a variety of headshot looks from her photoshoot, to help with her application to study drama and musical theatre at university. I set up a small location photographic studio inside, and we also braved the cold to get some photographs in the garden (with a nice bit of low winter sun helping us out a bit).

Rosie was totally professional, took brilliant directions and I’m sure she will love her career choice.

Here are just 4 from the photoshoot.

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David Myers is a professional headshot and portrait photographer in Brighton Sussex and the south of England. He works with young actors and actresses providing industry beating headshots for PR, Spotlight, Casting Call, theatre agents, casting directors, programmes, brochures, posters.

David Myers photography works with businesses and companies to promote their work using profession corporate portrait photography.

The most professional solution for portrait headshot photography in Brighton, Sussex, Hove, Eastbourne, Worthing, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Guildford, Tunbridge Wells, Surrey.

Portrait of Stage Combat Actor – Brighton Photographer

Jon Harrison, a specialist martial arts and stage combat actor, came down from London to have his actor’s Spotlight headshots taken in my Brighton studio. Jon brought with him smallswords, rapiers, daggers and all kinds of things I’d never seen before, and it was a really interesting photoshoot.

Jon has studied acting, martial arts and stage combat and wanted a varied selection of shots for Spotlight and his new agent.

It was a fascinating photoshoot and he came away with some amazing headshot portraits, both conventional and more edgy. I have started to use a Nikon D800 for portrait headshots, and I’m really impressed with the resolution from its 36 MP sensor, and the wide tonal range available. Simply stunning. Here is the D800 combined with the 70-200 2.8 lens

So here are just a few shots from Jon’s portfolio Spotlight photoshoot.

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Providing Brighton, Sussex, London, Kent and Surrey with industry leading headshots for theatre, film, stage, TV actors, actresses and up and coming drama students. Working from his studio in Brighton Sussex but available to travel and make headshots using a location studio or natural light.

Headshots in Brighton Sussex Portraits and Casting Agents Spotlight Casting Call

Portrait Headshots of Designer Leanna Williams

Leanna Williams is a lingerie designer working just outside Brighton, Sussex and has developed a new luxury range for her own company (harlowandfox.co.uk). She asked me to provide a variety of PR images and so I visited her in her beautiful home and studio for the photoshoot.

Leanna was lovely to work with and her designs are absolutely wonderful. I decided on a subtle toning for the final images which was achieved with a combination of lighting at the photo-session and also in post-processing back at my studio.

As always I used my brilliant Nikon D3s with (in these two photos) the 85 1.4 or the 24-70 2.8. Both amazing lenses.

Here are a couple of my faves from the shoot.

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Portrait headshots for PR, Spotlight directory, casting directors, agents, theatrical agencies, websites, editorial, magazines, companies and businesses throughout Brighton Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire and the south of England.

David Myers is Brighton Sussex’s best people photographer specialising in studio or location photography.

 

A 41 sec film from Sicily

Just back from working and holidaying in Sicily (see further down for some Black and White images) and – okay so this is a rubbish video as I’m a Brighton photographer not a travel videographer – but I was just walking down this street in Palermo, Sicily and there was some Catholic festival happening and I pushed ‘record’. And for me its the music! This is just what I’d imagined Sicily to be about……

Its only 41 seconds but wait for the band to start playing after the clapping …..

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David Myers is Brighton Sussex’s best known portrait photographer and works with actors, entertainers, musicians, singers, businesses, designers, magazines throughout the South of England.

Portrait of Sicily Photography

A few days away from being a busy Brighton photographer to work as a photographer in Sicily (part of a ‘Portrait Of Sicily’ campaign). I managed to grab a day here and there to do some hiking, see the old towns, swim in the sea (it was 30 degrees still!) and eat some amazing food. A week of part work – part holiday.

Sicily is a beautiful and fascinating island full of life and history and brilliant photography opportunities. And not to mention the whole food and wine fest!

More about the photos from the job at a later date when they are published but here are some personal images taken during the last few days.

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Brighton Headshot and Portrait Photographer working on location and in the studio.

 

Brighton Headshot Portraits – Actor Inti Conde

Inti Conde is a young actor and singer, and he came into my Brighton photography studio last week to get his Spotlight headshot portraits updated.

Inti had just returned from a season singing in an Opera in France and wants to get more acting work, and he realises how important a decent professional Spotlight headshot is to get castings. He’s such a lovely guy and great in front of the camera, and I wish him all the best for what will be a great future in the business.

Here are three from the photo session.

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Studio and location portrait photography for actors, singers, business, corporate, media, PR and promotional uses. Headshot and portrait photography throughout Brighton, Sussex and the South of England.