Head shot photography by Andy Wasley

Head shot of Jack Ward

As a photographer who tends to prefer stormy days on wild hills or coastlines, it’s not often I’m able to indulge my other love: portrait photography. Time’s at a premium at the moment as I’m studying for a Higher National Certificate in Creative Media Production at the excellent Forces Media Academy. This could keep me further still from making portraits – but it actually gave me a chance to make some head shots of my course colleagues.

The course is set up to provide Armed Forces veterans with solid training in video and audio production. As someone with a long-standing love of radio I’m looking forward to the studio opportunities it will provide – and to the chance to add video to the skills I can offer to clients. The class includes ex-Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel, each with his or her own story, hopes and aspirations – enough of a diverse collection to make head shot photography something of a joy.Read More