Jul 15

Choosing a Headshot Photographer; what should actors consider?

Another in my ‘Take Control of our Headshots’ video series, looking at what to consider when you’re deciding which photographer should shoot your next headshots.


Watch ‘Choosing a Photographer’

When the time comes to choose a headshot photographer, the possibilities can be bewildering …

There are hundreds of us  in the UK, but which is the right one for you, who is any good, and can you risk that £50 cheap session to fill a gap?

Well, it’s down to personal taste as much as anything, but  I run through the factors I think are worth considering when you’re deciding who’s going to take your next set of  shots.

Including: price, session length, colour vs B&W, natural light vs studio light, and much more…

Here, I’m looking at the factors I think it’s worth considering when you’re choosing your photographer:

– Session length: how long should your session be?
– How much should you pay: what’s a fair price, and what do you get, in the UK market?
– Colour vs B&W: which is better?
– Natural Light vs Studio light: what will you get working with photographers in different sorts of light?
– Are the photos any good? Using the simple Catchlight Test to help you decide.
– Should you work with a headshot specialist?

The links mentioned in the video are:

– Blog piece comparing headshot photographgers:


– List of UK headshot photographers at Casting Call Pro:


– New search and comparison tool, Headshot Hunter:


Hope you find it useful, and thanks for watching!

15/07/2015 MW

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