Update (26th March): At the moment I am only shooting headshots for actors outdoors until further notice.
The current codvid-19 situation is tricky for most of us to say the least. On my previous blog post I said that it seemed like the lockdown was coming to an end, but I guess that we are not there quite yet. I personally really miss going home and seeing my family back in Spain! But none of that has not stopped a resilient acting industry. I know that many of you have been rehearsing via ‘zoom’, online classes are taking place in all drama schools and some film productions are taking place following a safe protocol. I am really impressed with some of you who have been filming yourselves at home and sending that footage to be part of some short films.
All in, professional actor headshots are very much in need and its industry has also kept on going. I closed down my studio for a couple of months and reopened 6th July as suggested by UK’s government guidelines for this type of business.
I wanted to write this post so you can know how I am proceeding with my shoots during this time.
For those who have shot with me, you know that I am a sucker for natural light and shooting outdoors. Anytime that I get a chance, I take my clients outside to a nearby location around the corner from my studio. Often we do the whole shoot outdoors. So for many doing that is a much safer option. You can just let me know if that is what you prefer when making your booking.
We can still meet before the shoot on the outdoor seating area on Cannon Wharf (studio’s building) and have a cup of tea while discussing what you need from your headshots. Professional actor headshots during lockdown? No problem!
For those clients that may still want their headshots to have a studio look, I would say that very often I achieve a similar look shooting outdoors. I really take pride of those pictures. I feel smug when I explain to people that they are actually photographed outdoors. Here there are a couple of examples:
Finally, if you’d like your headshot taken in studio or a combination of indoors and outdoors, we can do that as well. Cannon Wharf are taking extraordinary measures to keep the building very safe. They have booked extra staff to make sure that the building is as disinfected as possible, they only allow one person at the time in the lifts, added hand gel stations, and much more.
If you have any further questions, please get in touch and I will be very happy to help.