Rishab's Actor Headshots in my Brisbane Studio
So Rishab is an actor with a lot of experience under his belt and I wanted to make sure we got a good range of expression from his photoshoot. Really happy with the result.
Abbey's beautiful eyes were enhanced by the backdrops I selected.
Amelia's Actor Headshots in my Brisbane Studio
So Amelia came to see me for just half an hour. She did her own hair and makeup, and we manage three different looks in that time. We worked fast! We took probably over 300 photos. Amelia got to keep all of her proofs and I Photoshopped her favourites for her to submit for auditions. I love her long hair and she really nailed her makeup.
Many of my acting clients do their own hair and makeup. I believe that the hair is actually the more important of the two. Amelia really nailed her hair! To be honest, it's easy to get away with just a light layer of makeup for your acting headshots, but your hair won't do you any favours if it's frizzy or badly styled.
So, if you book in with me to have your acting headshots taken in Brisbane, let's chat about whether or not you will do your own hair and makeup, of if you need some help. I recommend that you come to see me after a regular hairdresser appointment, that way you've saved some money as well as having your hair done nicely!
Real Estate Agent Headshot Photographer in Brisbane
Erica and Andrew are the husband and wife team driving the Generate Real Estate agency in Brisbane's northern suburbs. They came to see me for some branding photos to use on billboards, business cards, leaflets, flyers, their website and social media. We started with a generic grey background and then changed the background to an arctic white in Photoshop. That way, they have two options. Sometimes the arctic white is perfect when you need a clean, uncluttered appearance.
Now, these guys are super friendly and relatable, and their headshot photographs show that energy. My home studio isn't all that large, but we managed pretty well!
I had a fabulous time with this couple and we achieved all of these photographs in just half an hour. You can see that I changed the colour of Andrew's handkerchief in a couple of the photos so that it matched Erica's blue blouse.
Chloe's Portrait with her Cello
Well, maybe I need to admit it. I simply didn't take just one photo of the stunning Chloe with her cello - I took about 100 photos! Just before the end of her hour long photoshoot we decided to go to a park just around the corner from my house. So glad we did! I just LOVE this amazing photograph of her! More to follow! Sheona x
Andrew's Actor Headshots
Andrew visited me for some earthy, organic headshot photos. He had a particular role in mind and we worked together to achieve the look he was specifically after.
When I work with actors, I ask them to collaborate with me so that they receive a range of headshots showcasing their versatility with a variety of expressions. It's not easy!
I made Andrew work for his photos and we are really pleased with the result. Lots of energy and tension - a great combination.
Yes, it is safe to get headshots amidst the Caronavirus pandemic
Brittany visited me yesterday for her headshots. And, even with the challenge of social distancing, we achieved beautiful portraits.
I bet you're wondering how a photographer like me works within the safety and health guidelines set out by our government. It's like this ...
Simple? Well, NO, not really.
The easiest part for my clients is the task of following my direction. The hands-down hardest part is for either of us to not be able to share the experience physically.
A photoshoot is an intimate encounter. And, I can tell you that there is an outstanding sense of loss experienced by both the photographer, and the subject, at the end of a photoshoot, if neither can partake in the basic human need of personal connection (and after a photoshoot, it is very personal).
Obviously we must keep it safe, but consequently we are missing out on one of life's most beneficial human experiences (even in photography) - connecting physically. We are fortunate that we are already accustomed to doing so many things online, but professional photoshoots are intense. After such an intense meeting, having no physical reassurance can leave everyone (even the photographer) feeling a little 'emptier' than we would like.
Alison is an opera singer looking to further her career in Germany
I met Alison on a very wet day last week. Alison was after three different looks, with one of the looks being quite casual. These photos are her three favourites. Thank you for coming to see me Alison - all the best in Germany! Sheona x
Shoshanna needed some fabulous headshot portraits for her singing career
I absolutely adore working with professionals who are committed to creating something special. Shoshanna epitomises this. Nothing I asked her to do was too much trouble. The result? Something awesome! I'm so happy with your images Shoshanna - I'll have them to you in a day or so. Sheona x