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In this blog post I want to take a look at how to project a professional image on Linkedin.  When it comes to online profiles, Linkedin is known as the professional site for those serious about their business and building their network. With 313 million+ members, it’s the portal to connect with past and present colleagues, […]

I’m often asked lots of similar questions so hopefully I’ve answered some of them below, but of course if there’s anything I’ve missed just get in touch and I’ll do my best to help. Where are the photos taken? I have a studio in Bramley, Leeds. The studio offers a number of possibilities for the […]

Of course GREAT photography is going to make your online presence stand out, but you’d expect us to say that! In the world of digital and social media you need to stand out. Perhaps you’re a blogger looking to attract bigger brands. Maybe a professional speaker looking for bigger audiences. Whatever you reason,  Be consistent with […]

You’ve been to the studio, you’ve worked with me to create the headshots you were looking for and now I’ve sent you the link for you to choose your best headshots. Only problem is you love all of them and it’s a tough call to make.  Of course, the choice is entirely yours but if […]

Samantha Hindman is a multi-faceted and talented actor, producer, director, writer and singer. It was a huge pleasure to work with her when she visited the studio recently for an update to her actors headshots. Known for a host of roles spanning theatre, TV and film, Sam has had roles in the Village and Ordinary […]

Towards the end of 2016 the rather fabulous Michael Wardle came to the studio for an update to his headshots. With nearly 50 years of acting experience under his belt spanning, theatre, TV and film he’s a true character actor and it was a pleasure to have him sit for me. Michael is known for […]

Commercial photography for fitness and wellbeing professionals We were recently approached by Jennifer Evans with a brief to produce commercial imagery for her new business, Pathfinder Life. Offering more than just personal training, Pathfinder’s remit, in Jen’s own words is: Fitness & lifestyle coaching with an unique blend of high energy, mindfulness & NLP to […]

What to wear for your headshot session

I’m often asked ‘What should I wear for the shoot?’ so in this post I’ll attempt to answer the question and show a few examples to demonstrate what I mean. Primarily though it’s really down to you and how you want to depict yourself. Like it or not, we all have a stereotypical look; if […]

New Year, New You?

Do you want to start your acting career with a BANG in 2017?  Do you need your casting headshots updated? NEW FOR 2017 Book a headshot session with Mark and refer a friend, who then also books, YOU will receive a £20 voucher against either a future headshot session or any additional images that you […]

I’ve been shooting headshots for a number of years, and over that time I’ve learnt quite a few things that need to be right between myself and the client, as well as tips that will help you when you’re looking to work with a headshot photographer. Hopefully these tips will help but if you have […]

Kirstie Watson came into the studio a little while ago looking for her first professional casting headshots. Kirstie is an actor and writer and has been branching out during 2016 with parts in a number of films and TV on ITV’s Emmerdale. Kirstie was keen to maximise on this increasing exposure with dedicated, professional casting […]

Ian White came into the studio recently for an update of his actors headshots output and, in particular, looking to portray mood as well as getting images other than just a headshot. Ian’s roles have been varied to date covering commercial promo videos, theatre, TV and film work including roles in a Horrible Histories feature film. […]

Great images boost your chance of publication

For this post I picked the brains of Catherine Yaffe, an experienced magazine editor, PR professional and journalist. Cat is currently the Editor of the South Yorkshire business magazine Topic UK. For full disclosure, Cat is also my other half! Cat, you have quite a few years’ experience on both sides, from your PR experience and […]

I recently shot new headshots for aspiring actor Ewa Wojciechowska. Ewa runs her own catering business and still manages to find time to pursue a burgeoning career as an actor. Ewa has mainly played associate artist roles including a background role in Channel 4’s recent success, National Treasure and a lead role in independent film Jet Slade. […]

The imagery you choose to represent your brand says much about your organisation to the wider world. Visual identity is distinct yet tied to your corporate brand identity. It’s about way more than your logo and house colours or font style. Are you funny, serious, irreverent, playful? Nothing answers that question quicker than images. Using carefully chosen […]

I recently shot new headshots for experienced actor Bill Blackwood. Bill is a former teacher and retired police officer who came back to acting after his retirement. He has steadily built a body of work that’s richly diverse. Bill has previously worked with other photographers for headshots and was looking for a refreshed set of images […]

Wondering why stock images aren’t always best? Imagine the following scenario; You and your marketing team have spent weeks working on the latest campaign for your business. You’ve committed to a budget and you have all the right tools in place to measure the return on investment. On the day of the launch you hover […]

You’ve recognised that you need to hire the services of a commercial photographer for your business. There are several things to keep in mind when finding the right photographer to work with. Follow these simple steps and your commercial photography commission should not only be easier but you’ll get better images to boot. It’s true […]

I recently shot new headshots for actor Beth Walker. Beth has been in a number of productions and recently starred in the BBC’s The Night Manager. Beth has previously worked with other photographers for her headshot sessions before and usually works with a photographer because of the styling of their images. She had in mind what she […]

Improve your online presence

We’re pretty spoiled by the quality of online images today. Gone are the days of visible pixels. Today anyone with a smartphone can take a pristine image of just about anything, including their own mug. Which is why there’s no excuse for you to have a stretched out, distorted, or pixelated face as the profile […]