I had the pleasure of working with Andy from Renaissance Drink yesterday on some promotional shots for his artisan vodka. It was a bit early to sample the product but I am definitely looking forward to conducting some “professional research” on the weekend.
Selina Blocklinger was in the studio for her acting headshots. We worked for around 1 hour and took some natural daylight shots, followed by studio flash for a more polished look. I always try out different moods with actors so we can figure out what works best. In these shots I feel Selina’s sense of humour and intelligence show and I chose them for my own headshot page. Now let’s put them to the test with casting directors!
The format of an actor’s headshot portrait has been around for a while. Originally these used to be in black and white and now they are often in colour. Because appearance is important in casting actors, the photos carry more weight than they do in other professions. It’s important to get good good eye contact through the photos as well as show some versatility. The headshots need to be honest and flattering at the same time. This is done by good lighting and photography. Retouching a spot or small imperfection is fine but there is no point in transforming a person into something they are not. When I work in the studio I always let my clients see the photos as we work. This has several positive effects: 1.It relaxes them knowing what the photos look like. 2.It guides them and me toward achieving the best results. 3.It also…
I often get requests to photograph short, last minute weddings. These tend to be small intimate weddings where only a select group of family and friends are present. Booking out a Saturday or Sunday for two hours in advance can be tricky but last minute bookings are always welcome. Over the last few years I have photographed several short (around two hours) wedding ceremonies in Islington Town Hall, Mayfair Library, Chelsea Town Hall and other London venues. I do offer clients an hourly rate so they can decide what best suits their plan and budget. ps. my the new wedding photography website is weddingsbyodi.co.uk check it out!
Photograph taken at the Mayor’s Parlour in Islington town hall
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Professional corporate portraits can vary from the standard white background headshot. It is true that your Linkedin profile photo needs to convey professionalism, but this doesn’t mean you have to look like everyone else. Depending on your field and how you prefer to market yourself you can go for a friendly, less formal photo that can show more than just head & shoulders. Corporate headshots are absolutely fine, you just have to make sure they don’t look like a portrait from 1989. Things have moved on a bit… There are not absolute wrong or rights but you do want good eye contact and focus on top half (there’s usually no point in full length photos ). These two photos display a different take on corporate portraits. One was shot in the studio, the other in the client’s office. The generous crop allows for a bit more character and stand…
It’s always nice to see my work out in the world. This week the Guardian is using a photo I took of Yiddish Twist Orchestra. The band is getting some great reviews for the new album. The portrait was taken in Holborn studios, a place full of history and character and perfect match for the guys.
Many couples who call tell us they really like black and white photography. We like them too! Black & white works well for those classic wedding moment, we feel they create a mood that is timeless. The shots attached here are from a very short, last minute wedding we had the pleasure of photographing in Islington last December.
For many of our corporate portrait sessions, we travel to our client’s offices to take the shots. Working in an office doesn’t mean we have to compromise on the quality you’d expect from a studio shoot. It can save you a lot of time and hassle, especially when a few people need to be photographed. All the portraits in this post where taken using our simple and portable studio setup, taking minimal time out of each executive’s schedule.