Robin Nielsen- Photographer
Robin started traveling at an early age. During family trips to the Great Barrier Reef, Fiji, Hawaii and the Canadian North, he developed an interest in extreme landscapes, realistic human portraits and recording his own memories. He is so grateful he began his training at a time when darkroom photography was still the norm and so had the chance to learn to create great photographs by manipulating exposures as well as the satisfaction that comes from developing your own photographs.
His training as an actor and an acting teacher both in LA and in Vancouver (The Practical Set Workout), made him acutely aware of how many actors struggle with headshots that are neither intriguing, well composed photos nor good representations of the actor.
Having sat through many headshot sessions himself, Robin believes shoots should be fun, relaxed and not over staged. He aims for headshots that are more than just a pretty picture. He concentrates on finding a colour palette that brings out his subjects eyes/ skin tone and tailors the background and lighting quality to this. Special consideration is also given to the personal image actors are selling to casting and/or potential agents.