Saturday, February 16, 2013

Actor Headshot Sessions - Memphis - Nashville - New Orleans

Here's a few images from our recent session with Lillie. She came in for headshots for her acting & film portfolio, but I took a few images and added some of my secret ingredients, color & texture to give some of the images a contemporary fine art style. Ok, here's one of my secret ingredients - I'm a big fan of Brooke Shaden, and she was kind enough to share some of her textures from a recent trip to India. {The thing that struck me the most about Lillie is her resemblance to "Harry Potter" film actress Emma Watson. Others think she better resembles actress Natalie Portman}. When I get to work photographing actors, my job is really kind of easy, I just tell them to act out different emotions, serious, happy, sad, mad, then the trick is to capture that tiny millisecond when they nail it. Our studio does a lot of headshot sessions each week for high end celebrities, musicians, business people, and up and coming actresses like Lillie.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Actor Headshots - Nashville - Memphis - Atlanta - New Orleans

I get a chance to do lots of actor headshots in the studio. There are some subtle differences in shooting headshots for portfolios and photos for editorial spreads.  Sometimes I like to break the rules from the typical plain background for headshots and capture some lifestyle images. For my client Nancy, she came in last year and got some great portfolio casting images. She gave me a call recently and needed to add a series of images to her portfolio that gave her variety for the casting agency, here are a few casual styles we shot for her, and a more serious, corporate lawyer style. Nancy's worked on quite a few films, and supported actresses such as Ashley Judd in films, so she knows what directors are looking for in casting calls.