Head Shots - Carlos @ Popeye Photography

The importance of taking the Casting Agency Head Shot correctly

Here at Popeye Photography we take the role of Head Shots for actors very seriously, for those thinking they are just portrait shots, they are very mistaken.


A Head Shot initially is the only link between the actor and the casting director, so the shots are extremely important and have to be done in the correct manner, for instance, if the roles the actor is after are dominating roles, especially with men emphasize strength and power by shooting slightly up, consequently for women maybe they are after more caring, subservient roles, create angles to then make the eyes appear larger and the face more delicate by shooting down on them to create a softer more caring shot.


The eyes need to be pin sharp, they are the windows to the sole after all; angles will affect the outcome look and feel of the headshot.


Diffused light will emphasise the actor’s skin bringing definition along the lines of the face without highlighting blemishes. By adding hair-light placed above or behind the actor we can add depth to the shot, and pull the top of the head out of the background.


Using the right lens is also very important, usually above 80mm will delicately and minutely slim the face.


It is my role to bring out the most natural looks from you. I can usually achieve this by direct conversation, for example I may ask a serious question and catch you thinking and concentrating, or tell you one of my terrible joke and hopefully capture a natural smile.







Casting Agency Head shot Pricing


20 minute shoot no clothing changes all photos edited, you will receive 10 digital images of your choice 

(20-50 images taken) 

Price £65.00


45 minute shoot including three clothing changes all photos edited you will receive 20 digital images of your choice

(30-100 images taken)

Price £85.00


70 minute shoot unlimited clothing changes all photos edited, you will receive 40 digital images of your choice

(60-150 images taken)

Price £150.00


Group bookings of 5 or more one clothing change, all photos edited, you will receive 10 digital images of your choice

(10-25 images taken)

Price £60.00


Note:- All photographs will be placed in your own passworded gallery for you to choose your selected digital head shots 

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