As a member of The Association of Professional Headshot Photographers I was asked to write a short piece about a particular actor’s image that I’d taken. Not an easy task choosing just one as I found out!
What a Shot – Creating the Perfect Atmosphere with Michael Pollard
This was Alex Easton’s very first headshot session. We communicated via email beforehand and she asked for advice about how to prepare and what to bring. When she arrived it was clear that not only was she very easy to talk to but she had thought carefully about what to bring and was very positive about the session. We worked out a number of looks and changes before the shoot started and the purpose of this particular shot was to pitch Alex as young and upbeat…..something that came very naturally to her! And that’s why I like it. It feels honest and naturally exuberant. The only deceit is that we were pretending it was a glorious summer’s day when in fact it was a bit on the chilly side!
Where shot: Outside my house.
When shot: 29 September 2018
How shot: With natural light, an umbrella and lots of chatting and laughing.
What camera: One with a decent prime lens.