I’ve merged Booheads Headshot Photography with CGP
Part of being a photographer means you have to not only take and deliver great images but you also have to promote yourself in ways that get you noticed.
One of the things I do to accomplish this is Blog. For those that know me quite well you’ll be aware that whilst the core of my business is with Wedding Photography, the more leisurely side is with my Actors Headshot Photography site ‘Booheads’ ( www.booheads.co.uk ).
Trouble is, 2011 didn’t just take off…. it went parabolic and because I give priority to taking and delivering client images over blogging both Booheads and this blog began to suffer a lack of content. Not only that but with portrait photography there is only so much you can really talk about!
So, I’m merging the Booheads Headshot Photography blog with this one. It’ll be easier to manage, more up to date and fluid.
Awesome Andrew as I prefer to call him. A chap that the camera loves, truly loves. I bet he looks this good at 3am drunk falling out of a club somewhere screaming ‘Taaaaxiiii!’
Seriously though, Andrew is an actor…. and actors usually drop by for some headshots to update their portfolio with. This was one of those shoots where everything worked brilliantly. The light fell perfectly on Andrew and he fell perfectly into a well framed image.
He looks a bit like a young Richard Branson, don’t you think?
Recently I had the actress Amy Fox in for some updated actress headshots. A lovely and bubbly young lady who loves my dog, (but can’t have him – sorry).
Despite doing a mixture of studio and natural light shots the natural light won through again with the final selection Amy chose. To be honest it’s very much the way things are right now. Studio is good but natural light is not only more flattering but also just better overall in the look it gives.
Another lovely shoot.
With headshots I always convert Colour to Black and White as part of the norm
…usually involves a bit of arm twisting if I’m honest. I’m primarily a wedding and portrait photographer so unless it’s a big shoot with professionals throughout I tend not to touch it.
With fashion and commercial shoots in particular the whole shoot is only as strong as the weakest component. The make up artist, stylist, models and location, not to mention the photographer have to know what they are doing or else it can all fall apart.
With the Annabelles Wigs shoot we were at the Daniel Galvin Salon in London. This is the biggest salon in Europe with celebrity hairstylist Lino Carbosiero sorting the hair, Joey Bevan handling the styling, Amy Prifti on Makeup, Holly Higgins (Uk and Irelands next top model 2011 finalist), Katie Green (Special K girl plus many others), Claire from Annabelles Wigs (overseeing everything) and myself on the Camera we made a great team.
Lino with Katie
Outside the Daniel Galvin hair salon in London, on the fire exit to be exact
The day started early, 5.30am to be exact, finishing at 6pm but you know what? It was amazing. We all got on famously well and nobody fell in the way of anyone else. Claire bought Pizza (thanks Claire) and we pretty much had the whole downstairs of the salon to ourselves.
Claire planning the day with Lino Carbosiero
Holly with the Audrey Hepburn bun from Annabelles Wigs
A great femme fatale / assassin look
Holly was in this years UK and Ireland top model
Katie Green ready for her next set for Annabelles Wigs
Amy Prifti was on make up.
For the natural light look we used pretty much everywhere. This is upstairs by the front door.