PleaseDoNotBend – HEADSHOTS for the Professional Acting industry

CONTACT: Message or WhatsApp 07748651830
Poutstudios 13-15 Lever Street, London, EC1V 3QU

Headshots are promotional pictures that illustrate the personality of the person photographed. A great headshot can get you in the door and can either make or break you.

In theatre, film, and television when casting, actors, singers, and talent are often required to include a headshot. These headshots are intended to portray the subject in the best possible light expressing different poses and expressions and to give an idea of the subject’s range of appearances or expressions. These types of headshots are called “looks”.

The most important feature of an actor’s headshot is that it represents the subject and are usually very “neutral” looking clearly showing their facial features.

Headshots are intended to show a person as they currently appear and reflect their best qualities. If there is a scar or facial blemish, it is expected to be visible on the headshot and not retouched out. Pimples or spots are temporary and, therefore, are usually retouched.


With our years of experience shooting and directing, its second nature for us to get the best from you when we are shooting you. 5 minutes in front of our camera and you will be getting the content you need to get those jobs.

Great headshots should show you as what you look like when you arrive at a casting with no surprises. It should show an honest impression of yourself and give the casting director a good indication of your potential.

OUR STUDIO – Finding us

Based in the heart of Clerkenwell, Poutstudios has easy access to Angel, Old Street, and Barbican stations. Its bright and airy and is a full-service studio.

The studio is also available for castings and shoots.





HOW WE SHOOT – PleaseDoNotBend

We only work from recommendations or agency referrals.

We have a number of headshot options for depending on your requirements. Shoots generally take place in our central London Studios.

Our motto is to keep things simple, but fun!

As an experienced photographer, we prefer to shoot quality images and not quantity but shoot till we know we have the images required.

Please note: we do get booked up, so please plan ahead when thinking of booking,  however, we do occasionally have to reschedule some clients due to work commitments so please feel free to inquire about an earlier session.

As we like to put it we are busy but available.


If you find it hard to relax a short shoot isn’t for you

Option 1 – Single Set 


Option 2 – 2 Sets of images 

This 60min shoot is specifically designed if you are looking for a couple of different looks and allows time for a couple of wardrobe changes.

Includes one 30-second video headshot

Studio based EC1 only

£225 and includes 2 fully edited images.

Option 3 – 6 Sets of images 

Perfect if you are building a set of looks for your agent. This up to 3-hour shoot concentrates on capturing a range of headshots or looks and is not rushed, making sure we get the shots required. Includes studio and location for varied looks.

Includes two 30-second video headshots

Studio based EC1 or local vicinity

£395 and includes 6 fully edited images.

Each Shoot Includes:

  • Branding Consultation: to understand a little more about you and what you are hoping to achieve by having a new headshot (subject to shoot option).
  • Optional Hair and make-up: to ensure you are looking your absolute best (£125 booked in advance).
  • The shoot: a combination of coaching, directing to guarantee you become confident and totally relaxed on camera.
  • Wardrobe changes: so you get a variety of different looks 
  • Shortlist: We will edit down to your shortlist of potential winners
  • PDF Contact Sheet: Sent to you via Email or Whatsapp.
  • Final images: are supplied in low and HiRes, blemish free and in colour and Black and White.


  • Hair and Make-up artist (subject to availability) £125.00 paid on the day (must book prior to the shoot.
  • Choice of your location away from the studio £50 (London)


A refundable £95 booking deposit is required to book your time slot.

Full payments are due on the same day as the shoot. We accept cash, bank transfer Paypal and debit/credit card* payments.

If you find once booked that you need to reschedule due to work commitments please give us as much notice as you can.  If you cancel at short notice or just don’t turn up for your shoot, I reserve the right not to refund the deposit.



We will select your strongest headshots and create a PDF contact sheet from which you can select the final images you require for retouching.


After you make your selections, we will retouch and crop the images and email them to you for final approval.


All your headshots are securely stored and archived on the cloud, should you wish to have additional headshots retouched in the future.


  • Extra photos re-touched, colour corrected, in hi-resolution and both in B/W and Colour £25.00 each,


Options 2 and 3 include a free video headshot.

A video headshot is a 30-second look at the camera where first impressions count. It’s a  great way to see your headshot move.

It’s rather easy. Our direction in this is to simply look at the camera as though you are listening to somebody interesting but still aware of your surroundings.


A small colection of images from our archive


Andy was great and easy to work with. It was my first time having photos done and by the time the photo shoot was finished I didn’t want to stop. He made it so easy.

Sara Stone

Thank you, the photoshoot was surprisingly easy and not as difficult as I thought it was going to be

Sara Hanson Profile shoot for Social Media

I was very nervous before the shot but jumping over the moon on my way out. Andy made it so easy and posed me in a simple but effective way

John Wilson

I really enjoyed the shoot today! Thank you for your good mood and the passion you put to your work. Whatsapp [22:40, 10/16/2017]

David Luke

Message or WhatsApp direct on 07748651830

With our studio based in the heart of Clerkenwell, it has easy access to Angel, Old Street, and Barbican stations.


Monday—Friday: 9:00AM–5:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM–3:00PM