Posted tagged ‘headshots’

PORTRAIT: “Sarge”

July 4, 2014

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While assisting a friend with a short film, one of the actors approached me about getting some headshots.  During a break in filming, I took these shots near a roofed picnic area.  Because he was most interested in getting more tough guy roles in future films, I posed and shot him to create that impression.

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No reflectors or artificial lights were used to create the images.  I did change the background color in post so it would provide better contrast with the actor’s skin tone.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Headshot (David)

September 9, 2013

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Last week I did a headshot session with David, a local actor.  He wanted an outdoor location for the shoot so I chose Spring Forest Road Park in Raleigh.  I first used the place to shoot a scene from my feature film project “Outside of Darkness” and was pleased with the surroundings when shot around sunset.  At the point when the above photo was taken, the sun was almost completely behind the treeline.  This left little direct sunlight falling on the actor, creating light that was considerably more diffuse yet still directional.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Headshot (Jonathan)

August 18, 2013

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Recently I was asked to create a headshot for an Jonathan, an actor submitting for a role in the TV series Banshee.  I chose the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh as the shooting location, taking advantage of the open shade of the building and the overcast weather that day. I’m glad to say the headshot photos did what they intended to do: Jonathan got a part in the show.  He’ll be featured as an extra in the final episode of season two.

Outside of Darkness: Portraiture

April 5, 2012

In addition to being the camera operator for the film project “Outside of Darkness,” I also provided still photography work for the website and other elements of the production.  The two actors seen together in one picture, Sharif Razzaq and Amber Martinez, play as Kael and Merrena, the movie’s main protagonists and onscreen couple.

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