It is quite understandable to ask the difference between a headshot and a portrait. Whilst the terms are used interchangeably, there are differences. In the easiest of terms, a professional headshot is a type of portrait. A Professional headshot is a tightly cropped photo of the face, from the shoulders up. Usually the subject is 'camera aware' and looking right into the lens. The aim of this type of picture is to get you noticed. A portrait is essentially any image where the subject is aware of the camera even if they are not looking directly at it.
Even though we can tailor all of our services, sometimes its easier to select an 'off the shelf' option.
We usually take between 100 and 400 images with a quick review is available during the studio session as we go along.
These are then uploaded to a private online gallery allowing you to then choose your final images. These are then edited ensuring we get the very best from each image selected, according to the purpose for which the image was taken. Your final images are then emailed across via a secure download link.
Packages available include black and white options, full colour, studio shoots or outside. We are able to amend or customise each of our services to ensure they are tailored to your needs wherever possible.
We pride ourselves not only on being able to help you choose what to wear, but also on how to pose to get the best results.
They say that an image speaks a thousand words, and when it comes to giving that right first impression - a fantastic headshot, speaks for itself.
We understand there are many other Liverpool Photographers out there offering a professional headshot service. Many of them fantastic at what they do, each offering exemplary images to their clients.
Here are a couple of reasons why we may be worth considering when looking at Leon Britton Photography to provide your professional headshots:
- Our spacious studio / shooting space is located within the Secret Warehouse, Liverpool L20.
- There is plenty of 'free' street parking available nearby.
- Local transport links and the nearest train station (Bank Hall) are only a few minutes walk away.
- For each headshot session we set up a minimum of 5 different indoor background options, at the same time.
- Multiple and mobile lighting options in studio mean we can go from scene to scene with no delay.
- Our changing room is well lit and adjacent to the studio allowing quick and easy costume changes if required.
- The Studio shooting area is covered by CCTV allowing peace of mind at all times for all parties.
- Due to Covid-19 in line with current guidelines we have in place all required policies and procedures for compliance.
Our aim is to provide you with a selection of top quality professional headshots that will give you confidence. They will also help you get the foot in the door, in front of a casting director or for your agent to use to represent you. A good headshot can open doors, create an expectation and tell a story. If you don't have an image or image then you may be missing out on work and opportunities. You may never get the break you feel you deserve, no matter how good you are.
Our aim is to help you, capture the emotion, set the mood and some fun along the way. You headshot neds to look like you, maybe several versions of you...
As mentioned before we take plenty of shot, quite possibly more than enough, and we check them as we go along, to make sure you are happy.
We often get asked if our headshots can be used on actors websites, such as Spotlight. Quite simply put - Yes.
Headshots for an actor are pretty much all you've got especially if you have not met the casting director before. Quite often casting directors get to see 48-96 thumbnail images per page so the headshots need to stand out, and more importantly - look like the individual and be current.
Usually it works better to have several images, but not too many - each showing a slight change in brightness or personality without coming across as too staged. Its often thought more than 10 is too many, but less than 2 is too few - with the average being 4-6 in total.
I was a bit nervous but was put at ease before I even got into the studio. Leon was great and managed to take some photos that made me look better than me. He was responsive to my initial email and super helpful through out the whole process.
I had a great time in the studio with Leon and Amber. Firstly the studio is amazing and they made me feel so at ease and helped me with my nerves when I arrived. I told them what I was looking for and they knew straight away how to get the best out of me and produce images that I'm over the moon with. I would not hesitate to recommend Leon's services to anyone looking for great photos in a relaxed, no pressure environment.
Being honest - very few people actually do as it not something we tend to do every day.
We will lead you every step of the way with helpful guides and prompts to ensure we get the best out of your headshot photography session.
We frequently work on location across the northwest, often travelling between Liverpool, Manchester, Warrington and Cheshire. Visits to our studio at The Secret Warehouse are therefore strictly by appointment only.