I am David Woodcock a professional Norwich head shot photographer operating in Norfolk and North Suffolk. A head shot is typically from the shoulders upwards, focusing on a person’s face.
You will often find head shots / promotional portraits in the “about me” or “about us” pages of a website. They also appear on social media, on online dating profiles and in actor / model portfolios.
If you are in business you definitely need an excellent portrait image. There are several reasons for this. Before your customers makes a purchase they are very likely to try and find out more about you from your website and social media profiles. People buy from people they like and trust. So if you use a sharp, well composed image and look approachable, your chances of getting customers are greatly increased.
If you are an actor or actress your portrait image is often the first thing employers, casting directors or agents see. It is consequently, very likely, to make a huge difference between you getting work or not. You therefore need to make a first and lasting impression.
1. Head Shots For Whatever Your Needs
Are you an aspiring model, actor or actress who needs to start or to add to your portfolio? Are you a writer, poet, dancer, TV presenter, entertainer, Member of Parliament, Board Member, Trustee, Councillor, entrepreneur or a business professional who needs some superb images? Do you require photos for your online dating or social media profiles?
Whatever your needs I can help you stand out from the crowd. I have developed a range of techniques to provide you high quality images, using simple lighting, at an affordable price.
I will provide you with engaging, expressive images that make you look confident and approachable at an affordable price.
Many people are as nervous about having their photo taken. If you one of them don’t worry because this is normal. I will try to chat to you and make you feel at ease. After about 10 minutes into the shoot you will relax and then we start getting some great images.
I love creating stunning portrait images. During your photo session I’ll take time to get to know you and ensure that you get the type of images required for your intended purpose.
I will put you at ease so that you can enjoy your photo session. Your photos will consequently show your character and personality like in the image below.
3. Head Shot Advice
You need to determine the intended purposes for your photo shoot. This will determine whether you need images in different styles. It is quite common for clients to require both a mixture of professional business type and casual images. Choice of clothes is therefore an important consideration.
Please bring a variety of clothing options with you to your photo shoot. White and bright coloured plain tops with different necklines work well for a professional look. Also avoid complicated patterned tops. You need your looks and personality to shine through on an image, not your clothes. In addition I recommend a change of clothes at least every 15 minutes. Furthermore, changes of hair and makeup is a good idea if you are an actor or a model.
For business images see my 9 tips on how to get the best out of your photo shoot.
I recommend that you update your images at least every 2 years and earlier if you change your hairstyle.
4. Actors Head Shots
Actors images need to show a person as they currently appear. If you have changed your appearance like in the image below you need to have some new images.
A good tip for actors, before your photo shoot, is to ask your agent for advice on clothes, makeup, hair, poses and photo selection.
A change of expression and clothes helps to create different looks for different roles.
5. American Style Head Shots
Sometimes portraits work better when composed in an American style landscape format. Also this format is better suited for website use when your requirement is to fill the width of the page. I often shoot in both landscape and portrait formats.
6. Black and White Images
In the modelling and acting professions black and white images in portfolios are commonplace. They also look timeless in black and white. Texture is important in this form of photography.
“I have worked with David on numerous occasions. His work is fantastic and working with him is even better. This is important. If you are not working with someone who makes you comfortable, you aren’t going to be relaxed enough to get the perfect shots you need. I recommend David highly. He is kind, approachable and most importantly, he knows his stuff. He offers a range of packages so whether you’re starting fresh, updating, or just looking for one specific photo, he can build something around your needs to get you what you want. Natalie Lauren (Actor)
8. Head Shot Video Slideshow
To find out more about my service please view the short video slideshow below.
9. Head Shots – Prices
Ideal for those wanting formal business website images, portfolio updates or social media profile images, my prices are:-
- £40 for a 20 minute photo shoot just north of Norwich. You have the choice of plain white or beige, garden and building backdrops. With this package you get 8 processed digital images. The price of additional images is £5 each;
- The price for longer photo shoots or at any location in Norfolk or North Suffolk is available on request.
Included in the Price
My prices above also include the editing, processing and delivery of your images. Any skin blemishes will be removed and I will apply some subtle skin softening. However you will look natural.
You will receive two sets of images, one set in high resolution suitable for printing and another set in low resolution suitable for website and social media use.
Head Shot Photographer in Norfolk and Norwich
If you require my services as a head shot photographer in Norwich, Norfolk or North Suffolk, please get in touch.
Tel: 01603 402015
To email: Click contact on the top menu bar.
Images © Norfolk Head Shot Photographer: David Woodcock