Going with todays theme of laughing, here is Elizabeth cracking up on camera. Continue reading
I love the expression Elizabeth has in this shot. It can’t be used as a headshot because the hair is to windswept and the hand in shot is distracting.
But it really gives an idea of what she’s like, slightly challenging yet friendly.
Here’s another from Elizabeths shoot a few weeks ago. Again this photo isn’t being used, but I love how her eyes have come out in this one.
Elizabeth Kentea let me have a go at taking her headshot a few weeks ago. This one didn’t make the cut but I love the way the photo’s come together.
I love the eyes in this photo, it’s such a shame I just missed the right moment. If the photo was a few moments earlier I would have been happy with it.
I like to talk with the person I’m photographing to keep them engaged, but here while Laura’s engaged with the camera, I’ve caught her as she’s speaking. The moment I prefer is just before they say the person speaks. As they’re working out what they’re going to say.
This was also taken during Graeme Stirlings headshot shoot. It’s much more aggresive then the other photos we took. I was worried it might make him look difficult to work with (he’s not, he’s lovely). But I think it actually shows him quite thoughtful … and he still looks like a 70′s action hero. Continue reading
Graeme was my first portrait and lately he’s felt neglected on the blog http://bit.ly/bpweWv So today is Graeme Day.
This photo is the shot he’s currently using professionally on spotlight. I love it because I think he looks like a 60’s action hero in it.
Graeme is nearly half a foot taller than me so to get the angle and the light I precariously balanced myself on a bench. The light on his face is the light reflected from the canal where we took the photos.
I was quite nervous about having one of my photos used professionally. So I made sure Graeme sought advice from his agent and friends before he used it. Fortunately the feedback was positive.
After a while of taking photos with someone you start to be able to catch private moments very close. About an hour in I took this photo. I don’t know what Laura was thinking here but the photo feels so attached to what’s in her head. Possibly it’s how cold she was, or maybe how she wanted to take the camera and bash me around the head with it.
I take my photos between two and four at the moment so towards the end we’re generally going into sunset.
We took this photo just as the light starts getting golden. It’s a shame the eyes are slightly out of focus, but I love the golden light of the sun.
While I’m taking photos I really want to keep the person engaged. One of the ways is swearing.
Sometimes it works sometimes the photo which comes out isn’t useable as a headshot. I love this photo of Laura, it can’t be used for anything but I love the moment it captures as she considers if she can say something awful.
The actress Laura Main was kind enough to let me take some photos of her. I’m still trying out actors head shots, mainly by friends letting me take their photos.
I’m shooting the majority on digital, but then shooting a roll of film or two afterwards. I tend to always prefer the film photos I take, I guess I should trust it a bit more. But a voice at the back of my head says ”no take digital”.
This photo is along way from a perfect headshot but I really like it. I mean the framing is off, and I’m not happy with the darkness on the side of Laura’s face. But I do like it.