You child is unique and that needs to be captured in their casting shots. However, importantly, these aren’t family photo album snaps, but professional images perfectly directed and honed to promote, to make your child stand out from the crowd and be invited for audition. They are your ticket to get through the door. A good headshot will, at its most basic, demonstrate your investment in, and your understanding of, your child’s career, and an understanding that first impressions count.
Last week Sisters Alex & Rachel visited the Liverpool Studio for their Casting Headshots Session. Opting for package two and makeup artist, they where able to enjoy a relaxed headshots session.
I use gentle direction to ensure we get the shots that are needed without your child even knowing they are working. I focus on the attention to detail so that you don’t have to. We will start with a few test shots which we can review on the computer so we can make adjustments as we go. We work in the studio for a time, effectively ‘playing around’ as far as the child is concerned, whilst I ensure the important boxes are ticked such as ensuring lighting reflects film and TV expectations.
Young Actor Dachi, popped into the Liverpool studio last week for his first Actors Headshots Session. Being Dachi’s first sitting, I can only imagine how he felt, it is a neracking process having your picture taken.
I specialise in Actors Headshots with over a decade of experience. Children like Dachi are unique and that needs to be captured in their casting shots. However, importantly, these aren’t family photo album snaps, but professional images perfectly directed and honed to promote, to make your child stand out from the crowd and be invited for audition. Good headshots are your ticket to get through the door.
A good headshot will, at its most basic, demonstrate your investment in, and your understanding of, your child’s career, and an understanding that first impressions count. Capturing the essence of not only your child’s character, but also the character they are capable of playing, requires a photographer who can demonstrate versatility. If you are looking for headshots for your child please check out my packagesavailable in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and London.
When you come to Rory Lewis for your Spotlight photos my aim is to give you a relaxed and comfortable session, this is why I only see a maximum of two clients per day. Upon Spotlight’s recent visit to Liverpool, they posted me as their recommended photographer in the Liverpool Region. For the past 10 years, I have specialised in portraiture, in particular with Actors, and have tailored a package which offers a relaxed session to get the very best selection of Actors Headshots for your Spotlight Page.
I will take 200-400 images of you during the session which will include studio and outside locations , afterwards all your images will be uploaded to your own web gallery the same day which you, your agent, family and friends can all access via your own password to view and choose those 3-6 images depending on your package.
“Very pleased with the results of my Actors Head Shots. Camera quality was excellent and the Photos where of a high standard. Rory was really professional, he made the experience fun and worth while.
As it was my first time I was unsure of what to expect. However, Rory guided me through what he wanted me to do and done so in a polite manner. I was especially pleased by my makeup and hair results and the artist was also professional and very kind.
Overall my experience was enjoyable I would highly recommend Rory and his team.”
I will discuss with you prior to the shoot the selection of tops I need you to bring to the session in order to create four to six different looks via clothing, lighting, change of background, hairstyle, interior & exterior (weather permiting) locations to present to your agent and casting directors.
The re-touching will be sympathetic to each client without being unrealistic ie spots and skin blemishes, as Spotlight themselves say – the casting director, agent or production company want to see a photo of the “real” you so if you turn up to an audition or casting looking completely different to your photograph you are wasting everyone’s time!
July has seen a great deal of Actors popping into my Liverpool Photography Studio. It has been wonderful to meet so many aspiring and established actors of stage and screen. As a photographer I pride myself on creating Unique Headshot Photography using ‘direction’ and inventive ‘scenarios’, which easily encourage clients to express themselves, creating natural, approachable head shots.
“It was a pleasure working with Rory, he was very professional and put me completely at ease. The end result was excellent. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Rory to anyone.” Steve O’Reilly Actor
After all this is not a passport photograph, your head shots need to look professional, they must to have a certain style and look that reflects your personality. I specialise in working with both aspiring and established actors to create head shots that will get you noticed, from character shots to head shots that reflect your acting ability.
For some actors having their photo taken can be extremely nerve racking, for others it’s not such an ordeal, which ever it is for you the one thing that helps to get the best photos is time and lots of it,thats why I offer unlimited time sessions, this will ensure you are completely relaxed and will photograph at your best, so after we have put the world to rights over a cup of coffee we will have plenty of time to work.
I always like to start with a few test shots which we can view on the computer so that any necessary changes can be made. We then work in the studio for a time, this gives you a chance to get a feel of how I work and I can find out what works best for you. clothing and hair styles can be changed whenever needed. (A Makeup Artist can be provided if Needed). From time to time I will show you photos so you have a clear idea of what is going on. We then take some outside shots; by this point I will have a good idea what is best for you and you will feel even more relaxed. For More Information or to book, please check out my Actors Headshots Page.
Actress Jessica Booked an Actors Headshots Photoshoot at the Liverpool Studio this week, Jessica was in need of a new collection of Headshots to update her casting profiles on Spotlight andCasting Call Pro.
Recently booked 2 x 30min Actor Head Shot sessions for my son and daughter with Rory in Liverpool, location was based not far from the Birkenhead Tunnel entrance, very easy to find with plenty of (pay and display) parking around.
The sessions were very relaxed, and Rory’s direction of each shot really helped get the most out of the sessions.
Rory’s communication after the sessions was absolutely exemplary, everything was delivered exactly on time and of the highest standards.
I would highly recommend using Rory should anyone require his expertise again!
“Only the second time I have had my photos done professionally and it was definitely the best experience I have had.
Rory is very friendly and instantly a relaxing presence; we chatted the whole time. He obviously knows what he is doing and he kept the session light while maintaining professionalism and craft with his shots. Would go back without doubt.”