If you can then get your headshot to ‘communicate’ with the viewer you then have a very powerful marketing tool for you and your client. Communication works in an instance and is processed using our unconscious. Briefly our unconscious does all the heavy duty lifting in translating facial gestures and aural sounds into commands it has to react to. In primitive terms its either fight, flight or mate and it makes those decisions in milliseconds without the need of a conscious process. Casting shots need to attract the attention of the person looking at them. With the right “look” you can achieve more than a 70% + chance of your headshot being chosen over another comparable picture in that casting bracket.

  • Assist on an actual shoot (where possible)
  • Understand various mixed lighting techniques
  • The psychology of the ‘look’.
  • Retouching
  • Business workflows and efficiencies
Full day from 9:00 am to 5:00pm and includes a light lunch. Cost £500 + vat

Upcoming Workshops

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"Exceeded expectations!
Thank you for sharing so much valuable knowledge and your skills with me yesterday. You have given me a much sought after insight into the headshot sector. Seeing you work with the actors in your studio the interaction you have with the client and the resulting images portraying that person is first class.
Your work flow management is to be admired. I am still writing notes on this! To actually deliver the high end product to the client whilst they are still in the room is something to aspire to and you are doing it with ease and is actually quiet mesmerising to witness. Not only did your knowledge sharing exceed expectations but Jean’s  “light lunch” did I was not expecting that and made the whole day personable and friendly." - Ian Scott Perfect Light Photography
"I jumped at the chance to a one to one workshop day with John for so many reasons. It’s such a rarity to find a genuinely busy, successful and well respected photographer who’s prepared to take time teaching others, and to teach them all aspects of the business - not just the photography, but also the psychology and most important of all, the workflows. The day was busy from start to finish with so much take in that days later I’m still writing additional notes about things we covered on the day.I can’t thank John enough for the new perspective he’s given me. I’m looking forward to putting everything that I’ve learned into practice." - Simon Errol Headshot Photographer

"Not only is John a brilliant photographer with a wealth of knowledge, he is also amazing at imparting that knowledge. He is patient, kind, and happily shares the tools and practices he has spent 30 years honing. I left feeling at least one year more advanced on every aspect of headshot photography, from lighting to workflow, business development, and bringing the best out of the client. I would strongly recommend John's workshop to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge of people photography and the photographic business, not necessarily limited to actor's headshots." - Anna Winterstien - Headshot Photographer
" I have long been an admirer of John’s work.  It is without question that John is one, if not the best Actor Headshot Photographer in the UK and I was fascinated to find out some of his secrets.  His headshots standout not only because of the awesome lighting but the expressions and mood he is able to capture.  I spent the day with John and learnt more about headshot Photography than I could have ever imagined.   Thank you John for sharing your secrets."
 ." - Iain Gomes - Wedding photographer.
"Great to be able to tap into your life time of experience and have everything so well explained. A definite plus to join a consumate professional and observe him practicing his craft and have processes and systems explained simple yet comprehensively. Really recommend this full day workshop to any photographer who wants to step up a level with their headshot photography." - Peter Mould  Headshot Photographer

"I had a fantastic time with John and I gained so much from his workshop. It was a full and informative day, from watching John in action photographing clients, and then onto workflow management and editing and much, much more besides. This course really has given me the tools to improve my headshot business, it was a great investment. John and Jean were so welcoming and hospitable; I had such an enjoyable day. Thank-you." - Rebecca Knowles Photography


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