Spotlight on… a prize-winning headshot session in video

Taking a close-up look inside a prize-winning headshots session with me and Casting Call Pro, in a new headshot video.

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Taking a close-up look at the organic process of shooting a headshot portfolio: video below

If you’ve ever wondered what one of my – or indeed, any headshot photographer’s – sessions are like then wonder no more, because in this video, shot by the ace Sam Swainsbury of Cut To: Productions, we take you behind the scenes on a headshot shoot.

Actress Katherine Rodden was the winner of a £600+ headshot portfolio makeover, including full hair & makeup artist, and more, in a competition run by myself and Casting Call Pro late in 2013. Incidentally, the most popular comp CCP has ever run, with over 600 entrants.

In the video, there’s a look inside my detailed, organic process of creating a headshot portfolio, as we work with makeup & hair artist Terri Pace, shooting inside and out, and achieving as much range as possible.

Elements of the way I work are unique to me of course, but it’s also probably a good insight into the way any portraitist will work with you to achieve the shots you need, whether you’re an actor, business person, model, or comedian.

It really does take two – or in this case, three – to tango, and the energy, personality and relaxation you bring to a shoot, helps create great photos, as you can hopefully see with Katherine.

But I’m sure the video says a lot more than the written word in this case, so check it out…

28/04 2014 MW

Katherine Rodden: http://www.katherinerodden.co.uk/

Hair & MU by Terri Pace: http://www.terripace.com

Prize offered in combination with Casting Call Pro and 10x8prints http://www.castingcallpro.com/ & http://10x8prints.com/

Filmed & edited by Sam Swainsbury, at the awesome Cut To: Productions: http://www.cuttoshowreels.co.uk/cut-to-productions/ & http://unitedagents.co.uk/sam-swainsbury

Music by Fire at Will (with thanks to Will Owen): http://www.fireatwillmusic.com/

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