Hi, I am Peter Somogyi, a London based headshot photographer, welcome to my site.
As a former cinematographer I have always been a huge fan of capturing human faces in the most beautiful way possible. I believe that every human being is wonderful by their unique features and my purpose in life is to show that beauty to the world and of course to the person itself. My aim is that by the end of our session you see yourself as I do: an exceptional, beautiful creature regardless how many flaws or blemishes you have.
I realized quiet soon how different every person is and I always tried to emphasize this differences in my compositions. I never photograph two people in the same way. I always strive for creating something new, something unique what turns every individual into a genuine character. As a result I always get really good feedbacks, not just from my clients but from agents and casting directors as well. I am proud of that my former clients get much more auditions than before and managed to get into the biggest agencies in London.
Since you are here I assume you are looking for new headshots. If so, I would be pleased if you were choosing me, if not then I still wish you the best and hope you will find what you are looking for. Feel free to contact me with every questions or queries you have.
Please have a look at my introduction video
Of course, it is important to have a great lighting set up, nice backgrounds and smart outfit choices but the most important thing when it comes to headshot is your expression. It does not matter how great the composition is if the person on it has a blank face. For that reason, what I am focusing the most during the session is to have you have that perfect facial expression which will grab the attention of any casting professional. This obviously requires a great interaction between us which is far beyond than just asking you to smile over and over again. Instead, I will teach you a couple of great techniques which will make you much more photogenic in any circumstances and what will make a huge difference in your headshot. I will show you those little nuances which will make you look much more confident and approachable which is a must if you want to stand out from the crowd. Then you can use these techniques later in your carrier and pretty much in the rest of your life.
“My Experience with Pete was excellent! He made me feel really welcome, comfortable and most importantly relaxed. It was more than just a photo shoot, he taught me a few tricks to do to camera. I would would definitely recommend him to my friends or anyone looking to get new headshots.”
– Sherene Skinner
“Pete made me feel so comfortable right from the beginning & not only did he create for me a great portfolio of headshots – He also gave me that extra knowledge & training into what makes a good headshot which can help how you approach a certain audition/casting. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants some great shots! He takes time as well – there is no pressure from him & what I liked was the fact he showed you the photos after each outfit change so you knew how the shoot was going!”
– Sam Bailey
“Pete is very knowledgable behind the camera, not just from a technical point of view but also from a psychological aspect. He puts the actor at ease and helps direct from an actor’s mindset, which is fantastic for getting a true connection and character shots. He is very easy to work with and has lots of ideas and practical tips to implement for expressions. I love his youtube videos on how to prepare pre photoshoot and would recommend anybody wanting good headshots check these out. I would happily work with Pete again.”
– Lorena Dale
“I’m absolutely thrilled with my headshots & character shots by Peter. He did a fab job of capturing character and personality in my face.He captured my personality so perfectly .He was great to work with and understands what actors need and the way to find it. Extremely happy and will most definitely be going to him in the future. If you are an actor couldn’t recommend anyone more highly than him.”
– Imola Gaspar
“Great photographer and very easy process. The shoot was very friendly and comfortable and he was happy to edit the images more than once if required. Really happy with the final result!”
– Emma Plant
“Peter definitely knows whats he is doing, My shoot with Pete went nice and smoothly. We collaborated very well together and took some amazing shots which I was satisfied with. Peter is a talented patient photographer with a serious eye for shots, I would recommend many people to his talents as it is hard to find a photographer who can take great photos like his and still stay humble and honest with what he does. His retouches are very good and I was happy with his final edits. I will definitely like to work with Peter Again!”
– Isky Fay
“I would highly recommend Pete for headshots. Pete goes far beyond the basic requirements of a photographer, taking stunning shots in great locations. I will definitely use him in the future.!”
– Michael David
“Peter is a great photographer with a fine eye for detail. He is a relaxed individual and it shows through his gorgeous photos. Thanks Pete!”
– Andrew Rowe
“Pete has a very good eye for photographs and what is needed to create a stand out headshot. He is very professional, easy to work with and happy to discuss your needs and give recommendations as to what will work for you. I was so pleased with all my photographs and highly recommend booking him! “
– Hannah Jane Yeoman
“Amazing day with a skilled camera man with so much experience. Its rare to find someone who can give your headshot the Hollywood look but Peter is amazing weather its still or motion.”
– Flannán Hassett
“I am so happy with my photos and I couldn’t believe how quickly I got them. Pete is highly professional with great attention to detail and he is more than happy to give you the quality time you need. Such a talented photographer!”
– Maisie Gee
A session can take place both in and outside. Either way, we are going to start in my homestudio in Greenwich, where sit down with some drink and snack to discuss your casting range and what you looking for. At the end of the session we review all the images to select the best 10 percent and you will get the digital contact sheet within 24 hours. Then you can select the ones which you want retouched. You will receive all your retouched pictures cropped to standard 8×10 in high resolution both in colour and B&W.