Actors FAQ

DO YOU ALSO PROVIDE PRINTS?

Yes, fully high quality archival prints are available upon request.

WHAT FILE SIZES DO YOU PROVIDE?

Your finished file/s will be approximately 30 Megabytes, supplied at 300dpi ready for printing anything from business cards to billboards.  A copy of your file at Low resolution 72dpi will also be provided.  We generally supply files in Jpeg format however if you prefer Tiff or PDF just let us know.

DO YOU REQUIRE A DEPOSIT TO BOOK?

Yes, a $100 deposit is required upon booking your session.  An additional $100 deposit is required for hair & makeup bookings. This secures your booking for a great experience at our studios!

DO YOU PROVIDE AFTER HOURS APPOINTMENTS?

With the exception of our Environmental Settings using natural light in studio.  It is possible for after hours appointments between 5-7pm. Late Summer afternnoons are great for beautiful light close by our location in New Farm. Please contact the studio for details.

I'M DOING MY OWN HAIR & MAKE-UP, DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS?

•    Your makeup for phototgraphy is best kept neutral, simple and fresh. Accentuate your best features but be careful not to overdo it!
•    Use a lipstick or gloss which is quite close to your natural lip colour with just that bit of colour lift
•    A mattte look is preferable so try to avoid using a mineral based foundation as these can be too reflective.  Be sure to finish with a translucent or pressed powder to avoid shine.
•    You may like to bring touch-up makeup as well (compact powder and lip gloss)
•    If your hair is going to be out, please ensure that it is smooth and neat for the day - consider how  your hair will look from all angles.

DO YOU PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL HAIR & MAKEUP SERVICES?

Yes we certainly do!  Professional hairstyling & makeup application is a great way to ensure you look your very best in front of the camera, and at our studio we have a super talented team of professional hairdressers and makeup artists in-house and ready to make you look fantastic!  To find out more about hair & makeup please click here.  To book hair & makeup or for information on pricing please contact the studio.

WHAT POSES DO YOU COVER?

We have been shooting people for many years. part of talent lies in the our ability to analyse your features and best angles. Then work with you, talking and gently coaching the very best expressions and poses from you and as the shoot progresses. We then refine the looks that leads to some amazing images. The most popular poses for actors headshots have always been the classic portrait style (head and shoulders), ¾ length, full length. Things are changing though. there is a strong editorial LA style tricling down at the moment this is well suited to showing some personality and positioning you in certain genres bases on the style/location/lighting and story behind your image.

HOW MANY 'LOOKS' ARE INCLUDED

(“Look” = combination of clothing)
The Standard Service includes  1 look, the Flexi Service includes 2 looks and the Promotional Service includes 3 different looks.

WHAT BACKGROUNDS / SETTINGS DO YOU HAVE?

We offer a range of backdrops and settings including Grey, Blue, Black, Timber, White, Green-screen or Environmental.  If you have require a different setting or have particular requirements please contact the studio.

HOW QUICKLY CAN I RECEIVE THE FINISHED PRODUCT?

If you have booked an Express turn-around your files will be ready within 24hrs.  For Standard, Flexi and Promotional packages we will endeavor to email your shortlist 1-2 days after your shoot.  The final file/s will be supplied 2-3 days after your file/s have been selected.

HOW LONG DOES A SESSION TAKE?

A Standard Session will take approx 30-45mins; a Flexi Session will take approx 45mins-1 hour; Promotional Session will take approx. 1.5-2 hours.  If professional hair and makeup has been booked please allow 1 hour per service (ie for hair, makeup and Standard shoot please allow 2.5 hours).

IS RETOUCHING AVAILABLE?

Light image enhancements are automatically provided with your file.  A range of retouching services are also available as an optional service.  To view our retouching please click here.  For pricing details please contact the studio.

HOW DO I SELECT MY IMAGES?

Your shortlist will be emailed to you in a PDF document, from which you can select your final image/s in the comfort of your home or office.

HOW DO I COLLECT MY FINAL IMAGES?

You will be emailed instructions for downloading your final files via internet FTP server.  This will save you on a courier fee plus help to minimise our carbon footprint!  It is also possible to receive images on disk, for more information please contact the studio.

CAN I ORDER ADDITIONAL IMAGES?

Yes, you may choose to order further files up to 6 months from your sitting date.

HOW LONG DO YOU STORE THE FILES?

Your files will be archived for approximately 6 months from your sitting date.

HOW DO I MAKE PAYMENT?

Full payment is appreciated on the day of the shoot via eftpos, cash, cheque or credit card.  Please note that a 1.5% surcharge on Visa and Mastercard, and Amex applies.  Large corporations and repeat clients may pay upon receipt of invoice by request.

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS?

Yes! Great discounts apply for groups of 2 or more people.

WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO LOCATED?

Our studio is located in central New Farm.  As we open by appointment only please contact the studio for full address details.

DO YOU HAVE OFF-STREET PARKING AVAILABLE?

Yes, off-street parking is available for your convenience.  We can also supply you with a location map to assist you in finding us, please contact the studio for more details.

DO YOU HAVE TAXI RANKS OR PUBLIC TRANSPORT AVAILABLE?

Yes, we are within 20 metres of city bus stops and taxi ranks.

DO YOU HAVE WHEELCHAIR ACCESS?

No, however we are able to make alternative arrangements for you. 

DO YOU PROVIDE PHOTOGRAPHY AT MY OFFICE / LOCATION?

Our studio is conveniently located just 3 minutes from the CBD, in a modern, private environment which has been customised for smaller numbers.  For groups of 8 or more we are able to travel to your office/location with a state-of-the-art mobile studio.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T LIKE MY IMAGES?

As a Brisbane Headshots client, you are guaranteed to receive the best possible service and quality.  We offer a full 100% satisfaction guarantee!
“If at the time of your original viewing of your portrait images you are not entirely happy with your portrait photography we will artwork the images/recreate the shoot to your requirements entirely at Brisbane Headshot's expense.  If you are still less than 100% absolutely delighted we will issue you with a full 100% refund of all photography fees paid to our studio, no hard feelings!" (If notification is not received within 12 hours from supply of shortlist guarantee will be void and all proofs retained by studio.  Hair & make-up services are not refundable.)

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD BRING?

If you were unhappy with your previous actor's headshot or if you have seen other headshots that you like it's a good idea to bring these with you.  Anything else that will help you relax is also great (eg music, perfume, or a personal masseuse!).

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR

A dark top (eg black, navy or chocolate) works best to emphasise your face.  Avoid strong patterns or logos as these tend to distract the eye and date over time.  Women’s tops should have sleeves, with a mid-to-high neckline.

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