Contributed by: Tracy Bosworth Page
1) What services do you offer clients?
I am a full service photographer but I have specialized in headshots for the entertainment industry for 11 years now. While there are so many agents coming in to our market now that it is impossible to know all of them, I make it a priority to try to keep up with the main agents and their preferences. I survey the agents annually and try to make sure that I shoot with those preferences in mind. I also deliver the finished files in formats that are suitable for print reproduction, posting to the websites that your agents require and for social media. In the Atlanta market, I offer same day preview of files so you know what you have in your session. Services include an electronic gallery that can go to your agent and where the agent preference is a 4 x 6 print for proofing, we offer that included in the package price as well.
2) What makes your work a stand out in the Southeast?
I keep in mind that my goal is not to take a pretty picture of you, although that is always nice when it happens, but to get you in front of a casting director, writer, producer and director. There is a science behind that that I have learned through the years and I take that approach for every actor as an organic process, trying to capture the uniqueness of the actor that will sell them to the intended audience. There is an additional story behind what makes me unique — I am completely faceblind. Because of this neurological disorder that prohibits me from recalling facial features, I think I see and capture them differently with my camera in a constant attempt for my camera to serve as my memory. I am especially noted for the ability to photograph eyes.
3) What is the best backdrop or shoot location for you?
In Atlanta I work out of The Goat Farm where I have maintained a studio for 4 years. But I have learned through time and practice, that is not the location that matters, but the intent to communicate. I attempt to work in natural light as much as possible, for the simple reason that it showcases the eyes better and I think it is true what they say about the eyes being windows to the soul….
4) What do actors need to do to make a really great headshot session?
So the best prepared actors that I have worked with are able to easily switch between characters, constantly creating something interesting in their eyes and expressions. I think it helps when the actors have a clear sense of direction of what they need to accomplish during our session. I would tell the actor to have some pieces in mind coming in to the session that help you relate to what you need to accomplish, give yourself something to visualize. If you have keywords that work, clue me so I can use as necessary.
5) How long have you been operating?
Wow, 11 years already…. it has gone by quickly. Before that I spent 20 years as a brand manager and have a degree in advertising and fine art from UGA - I think that background is part of the strength that helps me create images to market talent.
6) How do I find you?
I am easy to find on the web at www.tracybosworthpage.com and keep a current body of work on both Facebook as “Tracy Bosworth Page” and Instagram as @tracybosworthpage. I hope to make your acquaintance soon!