Wardrobe recommendations for actors

I now have a wardrobe guide for actors on my site. It really does save me a lot of texting. Note that most of these rules apply only to actors, such as not wearing jewellery and keeping things simple. The reason being that casting departments like to focus on the face, free of other distractions. Authors, musicians, comedians and others…

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Headshot session: Brendan O’Gorman

Actor Brendan O’Gorman, photographed April 2016. Brendan might be the nicest guy you’d ever meet, so I was pretty impressed when he stepped in front of the camera and gave me his best CIA/FBI hardass look. He rocked it, and we milked it. I just kept shooting. Too many great shots to choose from.

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Headshot session with Riley

Actress Riley MacKenzie, Photographed April 2016. Riley came to me for a new look. She had been acting in her teens, but now wanted to try out for more adult roles. I tried to give her a flexible look that could land her a young mom role, but wouldn’t take her out of the running to play a teen. I…

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Happy accidents

For all the planning that goes into the shots photographers make, sometimes our favourites are happy accidents. This self-portrait was a perfect example. I usually stand in for a few test shots before my client arrives, which involves setting the camera’s timer, hitting the shutter button, getting myself into position and effecting either a goofy smile or a menacing grimace….

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Instagram

If you use Instagram, please follow me and say hello! I’m trying to leave a #picoftheday every day. Comments are very welcomed. @brianbraymedia I’m not sure why I resisted Instagram so long. It really is great. I guess I always thought of it as a place for amateurs to post selfies, but some amazing pros have their portfolios on as…

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Fadel and Family

Fadel and his beautiful family dropped by for photos before heading out to dinner last week. Outings make for a great excuse to have commemorative photos taken. You’re all together, and you’re all looking great. Plan for a little extra time beforehand and stop by the studio!

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Feeling Grateful

I’m feeling very grateful these days for the “studio” space adjoining the apartment I moved into last Spring. It’s not a traditional or typical studio by any means, but it sure has been serving nicely as one this winter! In previous winters, not having an indoor area to set up and shoot, my photography business had to go into hibernation…

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Challenges of a new URL

As you know, I recently made the decision to change my site URL from brianbraymedia.com to brianbray.ca. I think it was a good decision, but losing my accumulated search engine standing has been one drawback. I’m not an overly self-promoting person, but today I appeal to anyone visiting here to please share this new site link to your social media….

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Happy 2016!

The fresh start of a new year is always energizing! Resolution #1: Update, improve and pay greater attention to my site. I hope you’ll find an improved experience with this new design. Blogging is new to me; we’ll see how that goes. Resolution #2: Do more, shoot more, share more, contribute more to my profession. My Christmas present to myself…

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