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September 6, 2018

Within today’s booming digital world and a world full of distractions with less attention span, physical elements are a welcome balance. The physical photo is more important than ever in the digital era and having a professional family portrait is the perfect answer for creating a treasured family heirloom – the trick is to avoid any awkward family portraits though!

June 13, 2018

Having a corporate headshot in today’s world really is invaluable, for both the business world and today’s booming digital world. With everything and anything being promoted and readily available online, visuals can stand out amongst the sea of data which is constantly filling up our screens. Business is ruled by online marketing and with so much competition out there, branding (whether personal or corporate) is now more crucial than it’s ever been

February 15, 2018

Are you passionate about photography and looking to make a career out of your images? We've put this special roundup blog together to help provide some perspective and inspiration - Check out this list of professional photographers and their advice for someone just starting out in their photography career.

September 11, 2017

Whether you already live in London, often visit for weekend trips or just wish to visit the big smoke one day, we’ve got a refined list of the best London Instagram photographers that you certainly won’t regret following! Instagram is THE place for some instant inspiration, so what better way to liven up your feed than with some beautiful landscapes, creative angles and jaw-dropping London scenery from this list of urban Instagrammers.

September 15, 2016

What actually creates Vanity? Most people believe it is simply obsessive self-love… or could it be the constant need to reassess and improve to be the best you can possibly be? The name Vanity Studios is more than just a brand. It symbolizes the journey so far and the constant work that goes into shaping and improving the way we work.

September commemorates the day Vanity Studios first opened to the pubic in 2009. With a body of carefully selected staff and a managing director who was determined to set the studio apart from the hundreds of generic makeover studios in the industry. There was a definite buzz of excitement in the air when the first clients stepped in that morning. Everyone could feel that this was the start of something good. The caliber of talent amongst the staff was extremely high and the studio itself was so well thought out and the lounge decorated with such taste, it already felt leagues above the other studios anyone had worked in.

It’s true that our props were mostl...

August 28, 2016

Today having a corporate headshot is an absolute business essential. This is a fact and cannot be argued otherwise. This is because today business is ruled by online marketing. Whether it’s for your company, product or yourself the initial impression that you give with your online presentation may be the difference between getting hired, doing business or even selling your product.

There are so many reasons to have good photography and campaigns representing you and your business but let’s start with the one every individual needs… a professional headshot. If you are not currently employed you are looking at recruitment via LinkedIn or agencies you will need a headshot and holiday snaps and selfies just don’t cut it against the competition! Today we are also expected to build a social media presence in our professional field and a proper headshot will give you an advantage when building this up.

The right headshot should illustrate the right image for you in your chosen field, most shoul...

August 19, 2016

In todays crazy hustle and bustle of life we very often neglect the really important things. We go about our daily lives practically on autopilot. We go to work, we complete our chores, we send several text messages and emails throughout our day and every once in a while we send a text to Mum or Granddad, or who ever it may be that pops into our minds. Sadly in some cases, the time we contact them is just on their birthday!

Statistics show that busy Londoners are hands down the worst at keeping in touch with relatives, particularly if they live long distance. Londoners report that holidays and breaks give them a sense of guilt and they never quite feel like they have caught up with their lives. I’m sure this sounds familiar to many of you reading this post. So what happens when our lives are completely saturated and we’re always trying to catch up? Friends and families are put on the back burner, only reserved for holidays and special occasions.

This weeks post is inspired by the story o...

August 10, 2016

M.A.C Cosmetics is easily the best-known current brand in all of the industry. It is widely considered the ‘graduation’ brand as when a girl learns a little more about her make up and abandons her Rimmel and Maybelline, she tends to head to the M.A.C shop! This is mainly because M.A.C’s product range is so extensive that if a girl is looking for her unusually light skin tone or the latest strobing product, M.A.C will always be able to deliver.

Very often in the studio make up artists are asked what products they use. Not once has a single make up artist not highly commended at least a M.A.C product or two and usually their kits are absolutely choc-full of M.A.C. Some love the foundations, some the blushers, all of them love the pigments in the eye shadows. We can quite confidently claim that ALL professional make up artists have a selection of M.A.C cosmetics in their kit and all of them would love more.

So what is it that makes this the super brand that pretty much everyone turns to?The...

July 28, 2016

In one of the most difficult and saturated industries in the world, you simply can not afford to slack with your marketing. With over 80% of actors either out of work or performing crazy hours in basement fringe venues, for just enough money to pay their gas bill, self marketing is an absolute essential.

Over the years we have met many actors both established and new, looking to create the perfect headshot. Defining ‘perfect’ as that shot that will make them stand out from the crowd and be seen for the right castings. Having worked quite closely with many casting directors, we understand what works and we have endeavored to help those who shoot with us not just to create a headshot but an image that promotes them in the right way.

It’s true that all actors fall into categories based on their appearance, experience and voice quality, however, unless your appearance is one that suits your casting, you won’t get ‘in the room’ and the latter may never be discovered. This is why a headshot th...

July 13, 2016

It’s the digital age and the days of taking the film to be developed into a range of unknown prints is over! We can now edit the images down as they are taken and then store our images on our USB, DVD, CD, Laptop, Desktop or Hard drive! Once they’re stored we occasionally venture into these devices to have a look at our photos or show our friends the trip to Venice or the kids on their first day of school. The nice thing about the digital age is actually the way images are used social media, particularly Instagram. Never before were we able to share our images with everyone instantly nor could we click onto our phone and see a huge gallery of everything we’ve been up to and in some cases, some pretty flattering selfies.

The sad thing is that we rarely print our favorite images. Homes used to be filled with pictures on the wall, a whole shelf or two of photo albums and at least one photo on our bedside tables. Printed images weren’t just for the home they were also carried in our wallets...

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