Head Shots and Promotional Photography – Tom Colley

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: December 15, 2009

Category: General

I got to work with a young and very talented actor/musician recently by the name of Tom Colley for some ‘headshot’ and ‘promo’ work.

The shoot itself was all done out on location in Amersham, Buckinghamshire as opposed to a studio, which gave us alot more freedom and variety to the photographs we were working on.

Priority was given to the ‘headshots’ which we did in the covered Market Place that we used the week before when photographing ‘Caroline’ during one of our InSight Workshops.

Once we were all happy with the ‘headshots’ we then moved on to a number of different locations; some within walking distance and a couple that we needed to drive to. Having initially met up at midday, time played a big part in how the day progressed as at this time of year, we’re losing light quite quickly from around 3.45pm however Tom being so easy to work with and having a good friend along to help move kit around meant that we were able to go through the ‘shoot’ at a good pace but without rushing.

To keep things simple I used just one flash/stobe at each location; a Nikon SB800 in the Market Place for the headshots and for a bit more ‘clout’ the Alien Bees when we were out in the open cos of the bright sunlight and it’s this style of lighting I’m covering in my new Workshops. Talking of which, I’ll be releasing a couple more dates for ‘testers/mini workshops’ in January 2010 before we go ‘live’ in February and I’ll publish more details including what we’ll be covering when the new website is launched.

In the meantime,

Enjoy ;o)

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  1. Noel Hannan

    Great photos Glyn, I particularly like the dark background head shots and the last one on the paving stone. Just great!

  2. Glyn Dewis

    Hi Noel,

    Thanks again for looking in and for the comments.

    Glad you like the shots; this is the kind of stuff we're going to be going over on Saturday at the tester/mini workshop.

    Looking forward to seeing you then.
    Best wishes,

  3. KezBazandSam

    Some fantastic results there mate. Was really great to be there to help you out. Really love the lighting….all from one light! Can't wait to see more.



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