I have some loooovely new shots from Gordon Peden. Check out his supah work – if you’re after some great portraits I suggest you catch him before his star rises – you snooze you looze.
Gordon and I did another shoot on Thursday: black valour jacket with a burgundy background – rather dapper I say, I say! I’ll share those when they make their way to me.
[High res versions of the shots above are available on Spotlight – top menu]
My look is changing regularly at the moment. This, of course, makes having an up-to-date headshot quite tricky. Professional headshots set me back upwards of £100 and can comfortably soar past the £300 mark.
When I bought my DSLR camera, one of my hopes was to regularly update my own headshot. However, taking a professional pic is no mean feat and there are good reasons actors use professional photographers. All the same, over the last few years, through much trial and error (very much), I have gradually crept closer to an acceptable finish. What I’ve discovered is this:
1. A helping hand is kind of essential. Ideally someone equally keen to learn about f-stops, apertures, iso’s, focal lengths and so on. [A big ‘THANK YOU’ to Jo for being my supah trigger-buddy x]
2. The light makes the shot. I have found one or two spots where the natural light seems to do something special.
Anywayz, enough jabbering. The shots above are my most recent: with beard and now without. I’ve taken the advice I received after my recent casting director mailout and got rid of the beard. Feels good to have a shave again…aahhh, supah.
Digital photography is awesome, but there’s something to be said about vintage cameras and lenses and actual film stock.