HEADSHOTS : Stuntman & Acrobat Conor

Headshot session with Stuntman and Acrobat (and in his own words “Performing Monkey”) Conor Kenny.  Conor is a great and fun guy, so make sure to check out his website and Youtube channel.

Colours are very important and I usually stay away from red tops in headshots, as they can distract from the subject. Clothes should rather supplement the look.

Here with Conor I shot him in his red t-shirt anyway, just to see how it works.

I knew I can adjust the colours slightly in post processing. In this case I just decreased the t-shirts saturation and changed the hue of the grey background a bit to make the overall look more cohesive. 

In my opinion the headshot with the red t-shirt really works in this case.

In contrast to this we also took headshots with a blue top, which rather complements Conor’s eye colour. There I was happy with the cooler hue of the grey background and didn’t have to change it.

As you can see in the last picture Conor was very, very excited about his new headshots :)

Stuntman Andrew

My latest shoot was with Andrew, who soon qualifies as a stuntman. He needed some photos to show his Tae Kwon Do and Gymnastic skills.

Even though it was already December, we decided to shoot on location on a beach near Portsmouth. Luckily it stopped raining just before we arrived. It was one of the warmer days in December, but it was obviously very windy, which made it very cold after all. There were still quite a few wind surfers and kite surfers out in the sea enjoying the waves and my assistant almost joined them with the umbrella :-)

Andrew started doing his Tae Kwon Do routines on top of the sand dunes with the dramatic sky in the background, while I was shooting from down low, to make it look even more powerful. 

The weather forecast for once was correct and the sun came out soon after, so we went down to the water to shoot Andrews two- and one-handed handstands.

Because of the cold weather we had to work very fast, but thanks to the weather changing quickly as well, we were able to get all our shots in a short period of time.

That’s what I love about the weather in the UK, you often can get many different looks throughout a day!