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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 Pride 2013 – Photos

This year’s Brighton Pride festival getting ready prelims. As a Brighton Photographer it’s almost a legal requirement to get out and about early and snap the action.

Lots of fun!

(All shot with the remarkable Sigma 35mm f1.4 lens and a Nikon D700)

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David Myers is Brighton, Sussex’s most sought after headshot, portrait and people photographer. Working with actors, musicians, singers, drama students, business CEO’s, bosses and corporate clients in the Sussex, Brighton, London, Surrey, Guildford, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill Eastbourne areas and throughout the south of England.

The Wave Pictures

I love this song but I’m not sure why!

Perhaps is the cool guitars.

Or the line ‘I have unattractive nurses in my dreams’

Or just the fact that it’s totally brilliant!

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Renown Brighton photographer David Myers photographs people like actors, musicians, singers, business leaders and gorgeous gaudy gingster eating girls. Working throughout Sussex, Brighton, Surrey, Guildford, Burgess Hill, Eastbourne and all points south of London. This amusing and not terribly overweight Jewish photographer uses both his Brighton photography studio and location lighting to produce amazing images for his clients.

Black and White Portrait Photography Brighton

I really like the look of this close-up headshot from my recent photoshoot with Nick Price.

Before going fully digital in 2005 I processed all my Black and White prints using a huge variety of papers I’d collected for donkey’s years. The look here reminds me of prints I used to get with Agfa’s Portriga Rapid, a warm toned chlorobromide paper that was eventually replaced due to the high level of noxious elements.

I actually still have some of this paper left, but sadly no darkroom.

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