Monthly Archives: September 2014

What’s in a crop?

Acting headshots are predominantly cropped in 8 x 10 inch ratio, portrait format. But increasingly we see more and more long panoramic-shaped crops for portraits. On this web site you’ll notice a preponderance of 9:16, for example–just a personal favourite.  I like the balance a photo gives when there is space added to the left or right of a person’s torso. What do you think? Of course there is an intimacy gained, the larger the photo gets. Often 9:16 fits larger into our increasingly wide-screen monitors. Below the wide-screen options are restricted because of the layout of this page. But have a look on the ‘People’ section for full-sized crops.

Peter Newington

Peter Newington, Dublin

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Kelsie Anderson

Kelsie Anderson, Perth

Actors' headshots

Posted in Head shots

Paris, dramatic in so many ways

Some holidays are good, some are great! My family have recently returned from a great one. I’ve been trying to get to Paris since I was a school girl in England. My sister went with her class on a day trip to Paris. She bought me back a toy red London bus-not very French, but it ignited my desire for adventure. I waited patiently for my last year of primary school so I could go too. Then we moved and I lost my chance. So, hundreds of years later I’ve dragged my family to Paris, en route to Ireland. It was hot, a little wet, but amazingly fabulous. It was so….French!

Wet sunrise near the Seine

Wet sunrise near the Seine

The Louvre, with a few clouds

The Louvre, with a few clouds

Place du Palais Royale

Place de Palais Royale

Galeries de Valois

Galeries de Valois

Posted in Personal projects