ACTOR HEADSHOTS THAT HELP GET YOU IN THE ROOM
I have been shooting actor headshots in Vancouver since the first day that I picked up a camera over a decade ago. This is because I was an actor myself! Here is a look into my process:
Every face is different, and it only makes sense to light you in a way that makes you look your absolute best. If you look at my work, you will see that I do not have a cookie cutter lighting style. I am extremely specific about my lighting setups to match your face shape, skin tone, and the character look we are trying to achieve.
How to Look into the Lens
I spend time teaching you how to take a great headshot. From my experience, both in front and behind the lens, most people tend to feel uncomfortable having their photo taken. First I teach you how to look into the lens. If you look at all of my work, you will notice one thing that everyone has in common: they all have presence and relationship in their eyes. You will too once you understand my approach. The eyes are the most important part of any headshot I ever take because it is your eyes that tell your story.
Be an Actor
I approach actor headshots from an actor’s point of view. I talk about the various things you can pull from your training so you will be doing what you do for a living, acting, in front of my camera. If you are a new actor, do not worry; I have worked with hundreds of new actors with no training and we get the same results. I find out how you work and then I adjust my method to work with your strengths. I am absolutely determined to produce actor headshots that you feel great about that look and feel like you.
Casting directors and acting agents in Vancouver want you to have several different headshots that show you can play different characters. We focus on getting your version of these characters. During our photoshoot together, you and I will make sure that we are getting specific about the different roles that we think you can go out for. I want to put you in a position to succeed. I then set up the light and backdrop to help tell that story, making it easier for casting directors and directors to imagine you cast in their commercial, tv show, or movie.
Shoot and Review
It is important to me that we are working together in a relaxed and communicative atmosphere so you can feel at your best while we work. My approach is a little different to what you may be used to, both in the shooting of the photos and the review of them. Through this entire process as we shoot, I work tirelessly to understand you so I can help get you in a working pocket so we can knock out great headshots.
We take photos and then we review them together on the computer, usually 2-3 times per look we shoot. I do this for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I think reviewing the images on a 27″ screen is a great learning tool for you to see what you are doing and what you can do better. I work with you to figure out how we can take the photos to the next level. It also gives you an opportunity to know that your results are coming in. As an actor, I never liked leaving at the end of a photoshoot only seeing the odd photograph on the photographer’s camera, leaving my career in his/her hands. I think it is extremely beneficial to you that we review your images as we shoot. We only move onto the next look once you feel that we have achieved what you originally set out to do. This does extend the time it takes to shoot your headshots, but if it means that we get great results, it makes all the sense in the world.
I look forward helping you create actor headshots that get you in the room!
Brandon is very professional and easy to work with. He gave suggestions what's work for you. He is one of the best photographer in Vancouver. I am very happy with my headshot, I would highly recommend.
Brandon is, quite simply, the finest photographer I’ve ever worked with. Headshots can be an uncomfortable process a lot of the time but Brandon has a rather uncanny knack of putting you at ease and capturing what’s going on behind the eyes. Highly recommended!
Got my headshots done with Brandon in 2017. I did lots of research before I went to him and was attracted by the dark edginess of his captures. Super kind and professional. I felt comfortable to be myself in front of the camera which can be difficult at photoshoots sometimes. I got the sense that Brandon was truly taking an interest in me so he could know me and collaborate some great shots. Brandon rocks!
CMCSEA C (CMC)
We have engaged Brandon to take our company headshots twice over the past several years. He really has a talent for bringing out the best of his subjects in the final product. He is professional, reliable, and over all a real pleasure to work with. We will hire him again.
Vanessa La Grange
Brandon was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was kind and able to pull out the best pictures of me when I felt the worst about myself. If you not only want the highest quality, most professional photos, but to have a safe space with a respectful man who makes you feel like a friend, then look no further than Brandon. I will definitely be returning in the future!
I always get so nervous for photos, and working with Brandon made me forget all about my nerves! He was professional, personable, and so easy to work with.
Outstanding photographer. Made me feel relaxed and comfortable. Very experienced and professional. Highly recommend!
Takes a very human approach that is professional and practical, as well as unique and individual. I couldn't be happier with the process and the photos!
Got my acting headshots done with Brandon and was very pleased with the process! Easy going, really has a great eye for subtle lighting and posing. Didnt rush me and knew how to give direction well. Proofs were sent in a timely manner and finals were delivered quickly too! Would definitely recommend him to any actors looking to get professional headshots.
Had a fantastic experience with Brandon. He is thorough, thoughtful and talented. Overall a great person to spend an afternoon with, which makes it much easier to manage any jitters about getting your photo taken!