So, how much should you pay for actor headshots?
The price of headshots in London varies hugely. You can pay anything from £100 to £500. I don’t think it’s fair to critique other photographers prices. Everybody charges what they feel is a fair amount for the service they provide. As a general rule, rates usually increase with the photographer’s experience and or skill.
What I do:
Actors have a variety of needs and budgets in mind when it comes to headshots. So, I provide three headshot packages that accommodate different requirements. In choosing, what’s important to bear in mind is your own experience of being on front of the camera. If you take time to warm-up and know that the first hour and a half of your shoot will be anxiety-filled, do yourself the favour of booking more time. If however, you are very comfortable with getting your headshots taken and know what you want, the Basic Package gives you exactly what you need. I also provide a Premium Package. This package is for actors who want to get the Standard shoot plus something extra in the line of ‘American style’ shots or slightly more stylised shots for their IMDB or webpage. Frequently dancers and musicians also take this package as they want a wider variety of images.
2 hour studio and outdoor shoot, online gallery of all images and 3 edited shots delivered in colour, b&w and two formats optimised for web and print : 195
3 hour studio and outdoor shoot, online gallery of all images and 5 edited shots delivered in colour, b&w and two formats optimised for web and print 245
4+ hours studio and outdoor shoot, online gallery and 7 edited shots delivered in colour, b&w and two formats optimised for web and print 295
There is a huge variation in the price you can pay for actor headshots in London so it’s important to pick something that suits both your professional and budget expectations. Sometimes, re-adjusting your budget is worthwhile, however if this brings more pressure because all you’re thinking about is the cost of every second- don’t do it! Being at ease with your choice is vital.
If you’re unsure which of my packages is best for you, just call and ask for advice because in the words of the shampoo industry ‘…you’re worth it’
See you in the studio!