Headshot Photography

"You only get one chance to make an online impression"

Professional Headshots

“You are your band, your photograph is your calling card”. 

In today’s online world most people looking for your professional talent will meet your online profile photo before seeing you in person.  Whether you are applying for a job, a casting or need to raise your image profile getting a high quality image that shows you off in your best light is one of the best things you can do to succeed in your chosen career. 

Why Mark Dolman Photography

Mark trained as a portrait photographer studying old master photographers like Henri Cartier Bresson, Irving Penn and Cecil Beeaton.  Since 2004 he has mastered skills in portraiture and took up freelance press photography in 2010 capturing current affairs and celebrities in London.  Now recently based in Bristol offering portraits, headshots and commercial photography.

Actors, Talent, Artists, Musicians, Models

Mark Dolman freelances in the TV and Film industry with extensive experience as a press photographer working with high profile VIPs.

I believe professional headshots for actors and artists need a very different approach beyond just capturing a standard headshot or portrait. Actors need a range of images to project the style of work you are looking for.  

Headshot photo sessions are a true creative journey into your talents.  

With a background in TV and Film, actors can feel reassured I will hire only the best stylists for make up and wardrobe and run my shoots as effective as a film shoot ensuring all health and safety issues and logistics are considered for a smooth day shooting. 

Your Photo Session

Sessions are bespoke to each client and can be a short 30 min session to a day in the studio or multiple location shots with wardrobe changes and styling.

Before your session we should discuss what images you require and how you will use them.  What locations or studio style would suite your profile andI have an excellent team of talented makeup artists and stylists I have worked with over the years.

During the headshot photo session we will create variety of images which you can grade on the day to weed out the best ones.  All images are uploaded to a secure password protected gallery for you and your agent to view and choose the final set of images you would like any further editing or retouching.  Images can also be converted to black and white sized for web and print if required.