David Yiu Photography
Blog Home

Professional Actor Headshots Sessions 25/09/17

Classic Headshot for actress Deborah Oscar

Being a photographer who specialises in acting headshots in London means that I get to work with lots of different actors and some of those have representation form agents and acting agencies. If you are an actor who has an agent, working with them will really help you decide what you want to achieve from a actor headshot session.

Deborah Oscar, represented by Mrs. Jordan Associates, needed to update her acting headshots portfolio as her agent has certain roles in mind that they want to put her forward for. Before our session together, Deborah had a chat with her agent and they came up with a series of character looks that we could shoot on the day to really bring out different characters and show off her range.

We started the session by going through the list of character looks and talking about the types of set ups that we could use to achieve all of the looks. Next we went through the clothing that she had brought and discussed which clothing options worked best for different characters and then we started shooting! We used a combination of different lighting setups, clothing options, backdrops so that we could give a sense of a certain character even before Deborah started changing her expressions for a wider range of acting headshots.

Urban Headshot for actress Deborah Oscar
Outdoor Headshot for actress Deborah Oscar
Studio Headshot for actress Deborah Oscar
Classic Headshot for actor Lewis Greenwood

Lewis Greenwood, represented by Louise Gubbay Associates, came to the studio for his first set of professional acting headshots after his agent had recommended me to him after I had shot with another of her clients Grant Koper. Lewis is a very talented actor who was a lot of fun to work with, he had had a discussion with his agent about the types of roles that he wanted to go for and so had a few different looks in mind when he arrived.

Headshot Tip: Its always important to go through what you want to achieve from a session with your headshot photographer as it will then all you to get the absolute most from your session. I love to sit down with actors at the start of every session with a cup of tea/coffee and find out about who they are, their career and what they want to get out of the shoot, by doing this it then allows me to start to design setups that will work best for each individual actor and the roles they want to be cast for in the future.

Lewis and I went through the headshot session always chatting about the clothing he was going to wear and how to pair it with different backdrops and lighting setups to create different looks, we then shot each clothing option with a range of different expressions that could then further develop character ranges. By combining all of these techniques we were able to produce a wide range of actor headshots for his career and really show off his range!

Want to have a look at my headshot portfolio?

I believe in giving you a large variety of looks when you have a headshot session with me. My goal is to give you a selection of shots that show your range as an actor and most importantly get you seen! Take a look at some more of my work with lots of other actors!

Take a Look

Outdoor Headshot for actor Lewis Greenwood
Dramatic Headshot for actor Lewis Greenwood
Twin Light Headshot for actor Lewis Greenwood
David Yiu - London Actor Headshot Photographer

About David Yiu

I'm a London Actor Headshot Photographer. Having studied film at university, I moved into a career in photography and which has taken me from film sets and live events to product launches for some of the biggest brands in the world. Now a dedicated Headshot Photographer, I believe each session should be fun and enjoyable, working closely alongside each client, helping to find the shots they deserve to take them to the next level.

See more of my Headshot work here!

Recent Posts:

Professional Acting Headshot Sessions 17/11/17

Professional Acting Headshot Sessions 17/11/17

Here in today’s post are some recent actor headshot sessions with very talented actors the have come by the studio for their first set of professional acting headshots.

Read on

Acting Headshots Photography 10/11/17

Acting Headshots Photography 10/11/17

If you are an actor who is just starting their career either at drama school or recently graduated or if you are an actor who has been working for a while, your actor headshot is one of the most important things to get right and professional acting headshots can make all the difference!

Read on
Blog home

Recommend Highly, relaxed - professional and great to work with! What all Headshot photographers should aspire to be! Love the final outcome

Sam Stay
What others have said