Introducing the lovely, bubbly, talented Natasha Calland, currently studying at Italia Conti graduating in 2018. Natasha was awarded The APHP bursary which launched this year, recognising that its hard to be a student at times and giving a free session to those most deserving.
Natasha shares in the video her experiences and anxieties about having headshots taken, how nerve racking it is and that it sometimes feels like ‘your entire life is made or not made on one picture of your face’. She talks about important it is to feel the photographer is as invested in your as much as you are invested in yourself. She mirrors my sentiments in how to work your flaws and accept that its apart of who you are. Celebrate them!!!! Of course also what it has meant to her be awarded the APHP Bursary and what its like to shoot with me 🙂
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What is The APHP?
The Association is a non-profit group created in 2016 by the UK’s leading headshot photographers. Founded on principles of education, expertise and excellence, it establishes and celebrates recognised standards of professionalism, offers a path to qualification for photographers, advocates for members within the entertainment industry and promotes the highest standards in casting portraiture, to benefit actors, drama schools, agents & industry bodies.
Members include the most experienced photographers in the actors headshot business, expert image makers who possess not just decades of photographic experience, but also un-paralleled insights into how casting photos are used in the industry.
Why Did The APHP Start?
‘For as long as there have been headshots, there have been headshot photographers. Usually working alone, acquiring expertise and knowledge slowly, keeping it to themselves. But a few years ago a group of us began to share our experiences, good and bad. We made a community where there had only been sole-practitioners, and found that we had similar ideas about what could improve the industry for photographers, actors, agents and drama schools. Over time these ideas coalesced via conversations, meetings and plans, as 14 founding professionals, joined by many more established photographers, built a new association, geared towards improving everything about headshots in the industry. Just as the Casting Directors Guild or the PMA have brought standardisation, ethical norms, good practice and better communication to their fields of expertise, so will the APHP.’
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What is The APHP Bursary?
2017 has seen the launch year of the APHP Headshot Bursary, a scheme offering a number of free headshot sessions to deserving 2nd-year-going-into-3rd year students on acting courses at many of the UK’s leading Drama training institutions.
Courses leaders at each school involved to select a suitable student based on both their achievements in training and financial need.
The APHP feel its their opportunity to give something back to the industry that sustains them, and also gives select students a leg – or head – up, at an important stage of their careers.