August 28th, 2012 § § permalink
Before Chris and I shot together, we mapped out the plan over the phone. Chris wanted to get some character headshots, so we decided to play it up and have fun on the shoot. Here are three of my favorite looks we did that show off Chris’s versatility. First, Chris portrayed a young businessman with cheap 99 cent store reading glasses (can’t beat that!).
Then we changed into a casual, student look.
And finally, we did blue collar/construction worker. I think construction worker Chris looks like he could be student Chris’s dad
It was fun to mix it up on this shoot.
Check out Chris’s IMDB: LINK
August 26th, 2012 § § permalink
Earlier this week, I got to shoot with her Tara, who was accompanied by her mom and her buddy from school. I haven’t done a headshot session with a kid in a while, and I enjoyed the fresh energy that Tara brought to the shoot. While we covered the important topics such as Tara’s favorite subject in school (math) and how to say ‘butt’ in multiple foreign languages, Tara’s mom was on hair patrol (and she did quite a fine job zapping all the strays). I think Tara’s bubbly energy really comes across in her eyes in these pictures.
August 15th, 2012 § § permalink
One of my recent clients was Jessie, an acting student at AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy). Working with Jessie was really fun, because he’s got a lively personality. He’s also got a great, approachable smile; during our shoot, Jessie mentioned that he’s thinking about closing up the gap in between his front teeth. I told him that I think he should keep the gap because it adds character to the smile. Here are some of my favorite shots:
August 9th, 2012 § § permalink
Yesterday, I had a photo session with Kevin, an actor and Southern California native. His passion for acting began in high school, and his early days of acting includes featured work on “Step by Step” and “Sister Sister.” I tried a couple of new locations during our shoot, adding to my repertoire of backlit spots. Kevin is so ethnically ambiguous, and that plays to his favor in getting roles sometimes. During our shoot, we talked about the casting process, and Kevin mentioned that he’s so burned out from going to commercial castings that now he just focuses purely on print and theatrical work. In our short time of shooting, I developed an admiration for his direction and drive. Here are some of the photos from our session:
August 2nd, 2012 § § permalink
I found out earlier this year that a family friend is a manager at Leverage, an awesome management company that represents actors such as Leighton Meester and David Gallagher. We coordinated with each other and set up a shoot for one of their up and coming actresses, Natalie Floyd. Natalie has appeared in many shows including Pretty Little Liars, The Young and the Restless, and CSI: NY. Our target was to move away from the “traditional” headshot and focus more on getting natural, closeup portraits. According to the manager, those types of pictures are what they use the most for their clients. I decided to break up the shoot into two parts. The first part, we focused on getting a clean portrait with a light, summer-like mood. I really like how these turned out.
The second part, we added more edge and picked locations with more dramatic lighting for theatrical headshots.
Special thanks to Mary @ Leverage for setting this shoot up for me.
Natalie’s IMDB: Link