PROFESSIONAL BRIGHTON ACTOR HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER
SPOTLIGHT – CASTING CALL PRO – CASTING COLLECTIVE – ADULTS – STUDENTS – CHILDREN
David Myers is a Brighton headshot photographer for actors, actresses, theatre and drama students, presenters and media professionals, and works out of his studio in the centre of Brighton, Sussex.
Photoshoot session – £185 including 2 fully retouched images. Under 15s – £150 including 3 fully retouched images. Extra retouched images – £15 each
For actors, the ‘headshot’ that appears in Spotlight, Casting Call Pro, Casting Collective, Starnow, IMDB, Universal, on your agents website, or is sent to industry professionals is THE most important part of your self-promotion – it’s your calling card and obviously has to be as good as possible! My headshot session with you will create a set of images that will grab the attention of media professionals and push your career forwards.
We will work together using your expressions and creativity, and as your headshot photographer I will direct and coach you towards a captivating, compelling, characterful, powerful headshot that really portrays your casting-type.
How Important is a Good Professional Headshot?
Unless you are regularly appearing on TV, the stage, or in films then your headshot is without question the single most important aspect of getting yourself noticed and getting in front of casting directors.
How Long is the Session?
The headshot photography session normally last around 90 mins, but actually with no real fixed time. The most important thing is that we get the shots that are going to get you noticed, make you look amazing, and get you work. But hey, we’re going to have fun, shoot the breeze, lark around and all the time getting spontaneous, compelling shot. You’ll get loads of time for changing tops, hair, makeup, and even trimming or shaving your beard (applies only to men).
Studio or Location?
The photoshoot will be in my large central Brighton photography studio – around 500 sq ft – with a variety of studio lights and also natural light from the large windows, so as to give a variety of looks. The studio is under 10 minutes walk from the station and there’s onsite parking.
Headshot Coaching, tips and more
As your professional headshot photographer I will coach you throughout your headshot photoshoot into getting the very best look for your photo. I will spend time before the session, and as the session progresses showing you how to pose for the camera. The right pose, look, slight turn of the head – can make such a dramatic difference to a photograph. I will show you how to make the smile genuine, the glare more serious, the light-hearted glance more easy-going and attractive. It’s so important that every headshot you send out has attitude, character, personality and sets you apart from the others. Seriously, your headshot needs to shine above the competition – with a casting director looking at a screen full of images then yours needs to be as good as it gets.
“I have seen headshots from numerous photographers and without doubt David Myers is one of the best. My only regret is that I didn’t discover him years ago. I cannot recommend him more highly”. Francesca Green (actor’s agent)
I would always suggest to bring a variety of tops with you so that we can take a few different looks. I don’t put a limit onto how many changes you make during the session but normally 6 changes are enough, although I would suggest to bring around 8 or so and we can see which photograph best. It’s amazing how differently you’ll photograph depending on different tops. Some dark tops, some lights tops, nothing too patterned and some with different necklines – particularly higher necklines. A jacket or coat is good, as is a hoodie to get different looks from casual to urban to gritty to soft. If you want to be sent for castings for ‘period’ pieces then bring along something with a neckline that could hint at that – like lace or classic elegance. When you bring your clothes with I would suggest you carry them in a suit/dress bag to keep them un-creased – this goes for t-shirts as well. If you need shots for ‘extra’ work for sites like Casting Collective or Uni-versal then you’ll also need a full length smart and casual set of clothes.
How many Shots during the session?
During the photoshoot I will just take as many shots as I need, and this can be 150, 300 or more shots. As the photoshoot progresses we will constantly review the images on my computer and start to get an idea of what you are after, and also what I think (as your professional photographer) looks good for you. I shoot directly onto my computer, so the images are large enough to review properly and to make sure that they’re exactly what you want.
After your headshot photoshoot I will place the selected unretouched shots on a personal web-gallery, which will remain online for at least 6 months. This means you’ll be able to choose more shots to be processed/retouched at a later date.
How many final shots?
The number of final shots you take depends on what you need them for, but (for example) for Spotlight, agents or Casting Call Pro I would recommend around 5-8 final images. For Casting Collective or other ‘extras’ websites then 3 is often enough. I will give you them sized ready for printing at 10 x 8 inch, and also at web resolution which are ready to email to casting directors, agents, drama schools, or to upload to your Spotlight, CastingCall Pro or Starnow page.
All of the final images I give you will be retouched to a degree depending on whether they are for casting (like Spotlight) or for promotion (like theatre brochures or personal websites). Any sudden overnight pimples will be the first to be zapped by my retouching skills, followed by ‘late-night’ red eyes and stray hairs etc. I’m not going to make you look like a different person but I will make you look like you – on a really good day! The last thing that casting directors want is to choose someone for an audition from their headshot photo, but then you arrive looking totally different. You will get a print resolution (for 10 x 8 inch prints) and a web resolution version of each shot (resized and ready to email to casting directors, agents, drama schools, or to upload to your Spotlight, CastingCall Pro, IMBD, Uni-versal, or Starnow page).
Prices for casting headshots and portraits are £185 for the photoshoot (£150 for under 15s and affiliated drama schools/agents) including 2 fully retouched and resized images (3 images for under 15s). Extra retouched images are £15 each.
Call me and let’s chat – 07766 234228 – or email me using the contact form
Brighton headshot photographer for headshot casting, actors and all TV, film and stage professionals. Providing actor’s headshots for all actors, drama students, and students of musical theatre, radio presenters, TV presenters, stage combat, singers, writers, directors, agents.
Spotlight, Casting Call Pro, Agents, Starnow, Casting Directors, Websites, Theatre Programmes, Posters, Editorials, Interviews, Press, PR, Brighton, Sussex, London, Surrey, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Eastbourne, Burgess Hill, Crawley, South Coast, Shoreham, Worthing, Sevenoaks, Lewes, Chichester, Portsmouth, South Coast of England.
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