A simple 8-step checklist to help actors to prepare for their next shoot, covering everything from clothing and hair/makeup to casting types, briefing your photographer, and the Don’ts

The next in my ‘Take Control of Your Headshots’ series looks at how to prepare to make the most your next headshot shoot.

What’s in the video

Offering a simple 8-point checklist for preparing for your next headshot session, the video covers:

- Thinking about Your Casting Types
- Making a Brief for your Photographer
- Assessing your old photos
- Your Photographer’s work
- Planning Clothing Choices
- Planning Hair for men & women
- Planning Makeup for men & women
- The Don’ts.

More broadly, my ‘Take Control of Your Headshots’ series, aims to give actors the tools, techniques, insights, & tactics to take control of their next headshot session, before, during & after the shoot.

Hope you find it useful, and thanks for watching!

24 03 2015 MW

Credits: Filmed & edited by Sam Swainsbury, at the awesome Cut To: Productions:



Music: ‘Funky People’ by John Landau & The Giants (with thanks to John Landau):

Music: https://www.facebook.com/Thegiantsband


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