You are looking to impress casting directors, producers and acting agents. The importance of a high quality professional headshot photography cannot be over-stated.
You need a picture that states who you are in one glance. We can help!
We are in easy reach of Manchester, Bolton and Wigan as we are just off J5 on the M61.
To provide you with a selection of top quality professional headshots that will give you confidence, that will help you get your foot in the door, to get you in front of the casting director, to give your agent something to represent you.
Headshots open doors, create an expectation, tell a story. If you don’t have a headshot, an 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.
I aim to help you, capture the emotion, set the mood and have some fun along the way. Your headshot photo needs to look like you, maybe several versions of you, the acting you and the true self.
I will take lots of shots, more than enough. We check them as we go along, together, to make sure you are happy.
Whether your a complete beginner or have some years of experience, we will help you achieve great results with your images.
Once you are booked in we will send you one of our information sheets packed full of helpful advice and tips on how to prepare for your photoshoot.
This covers many things from choice of clothing, grooming, make-up and what happens during and after your photo-session.
You can also speak to your photographer a couple of days before your appointment if you have any last minute questions or just to calm any nerves you may have, its good to talk and we are happy to help in any way.
Due to the wonderful British Weather its no surprise that 99% of our headshot photoshoots are indoor.
Atherton Photo Studio is a professional compact studio with all modern lighting and only the highest quality Canon photography equipment.
I have access to some wonderful natural backdrops in the grounds of my studio including a mixture of different coloured brick walls and greenery.
I use a mixture of flash and constant lighting in the studio with a variety of different coloured backdrops in addition to the popular back and white, the prefered choice of many casting agents.
Very few people know how to pose for headshots, its not something you will do everyday.
I will lead you every step of the way, step by step, explaining the best body posture and position, the best head position for you (because we are not all the same) and how to get the best expressions with your eyes and mouth.
Within an hour you will be an expert!
Our sessions are private and you can relax and enjoy the experience. I try my best to create a warm and friendly atmosphere and all my feedback has been positive pointing to a fun but professional photo-session.
If you have anymore questions or wish to make a booking enquiry, just complete the form below and we will get back to you asap.
Whats the difference between headshots and portraits?
Simply put, headshots are from the shoulders or chest upwards and portraits cover the whole body head to toe. Portraits can use many more props such as chairs, sofas and even the floor. Costumes will be much more important on a portrait shoot.
All our actors headshots are suitable for: