Headshots photography price guide.

Heashots Photography Price Guide

Headshot photography

Headshot photography is always a big part of my studio business. Over the years, I have learnt several lighting techniques and ways to coach people to be able to create the best results in the session.

As a headshot photographer, I noticed that other photographers charge lots of money for the service they provide and that’s fine if the work they do is good enough.
However, there are many part-time photographers with not enough experiences producing a low standard of work and overcharging clients. So the most important thing to remember when you are looking for a portrait photographer is firstly checking what you are paying for.
Have a look on their website, try to find some reviews and research the photographer and his work.
Check how long the session will be, how many outfit changes and how many images you will get in the package price. Also look for hidden costs, extra editing charges, printing charges etc.

Headshot photography

Portrait and headshot photography can cost a lot.

Portrait and headshot photography can cost lots of money in London.

How much should you pay, and what is the difference anyway? I had a good look on some of the London-based studios and some of the photographer’s portfolios to give you more information and make your life easier in search for your photographer. So here are a few things you should remember before booking a session. 

 

So, what you are paying for?

Headshots on average can cost anywhere from £50 to over £400.

You can find a headshots photographer for as little as £50, but you may risk ending up with a few poor edits and no guarantee of the quality of the images you will get. 

Some photographers are just starting and charging a minimal fee so they can get experience and build their portfolio. Their work may be average, and although you might find the quality acceptable, there is always a risk of not getting genuinely satisfying results.

£100-£150 – In this price bracket you should be able to find a good headshot photographer. Most likely 1-1.5 hours session with two to four outfit changes and 2-3 edited images. In this price, you are probably going to have an outdoor session as many photographers do not have their studio. Extra copies usually cost £10-£15 each.

£150-200 – most commonly a 2-hour photoshoot, a good number of outfit changes, you should be able to get 4-5 properly edited images of your choice.

In this price bracket, you should get an established headshot photographer with lots of experience in this industry. Most likely having his or her studio and giving you both indoor and outdoor session options.

£200-300 – For this price you are looking to have an established photographer with 2-3 hours photoshoot. Unlimited outfit changes, and five good fully retouched images of your choice. Also, many photographers may offer a make-up stylist in this price, so it’s always worth it checking is that is the case. Additionally, you may have access to an online gallery to help you choose your extra shots. 

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Always make sure that the time the photographer is offering you is enough for you to achieve the best results. In the end, you must obtain the right images that fit your requirements to get you the results you want to make. It could be a modelling job, a beautiful portrait for your yearbook, or being the next film superstar.

Here are some of the headshots I took recently and the price list for my services just for you to compare with the others.

Actor Headshots Photography Session

Headshots photography – session with actors.

Few days ago, I had another actor headshots photography session with a few fantastic actors from London ( Sabine Crossen, Fiona Rene, David Alwyn and Edward Lewis French ). We all had a really good time and lots of fun through the entire photo shoot. Working with actors is a spontaneous job simply because many of them are used to being in front of a camera and they are very good in following directions. However it is not often that I have a headshot session with four people at the same time. The idea was to set the lights and then photograph every single one of them and then change the lights for another set of outfits and looks. That bring some difficulties which I had to overcome. Normally when you do an actor headshot you set the lights specifically for this person and there may be many reasons for this, skin colour and condition, face features or age of the model. The idea of this shoot was to do as many setups and looks as possible and since I couldn’t spent as much time on each person as I would like to I was happy that the results were great.

Here are some of the images from the session.

 

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Headshot Photographer London

I have been doing headshot photographer for some time now and I would like to share with you some of my experiences and also technics I use to make a good picture. Every time I have new client in the studio I start simple. Most of the time with white background and nice soft bright light I always play a good music for them and take lots of pictures to worm up the clients and to relax them little bit. Being a headshot photographer London its not easy coz there is massive competition and you have to do everything to stand out from the crowd. Key to success is good lighting and expression you can pool out of your model. If one of them is not right there will be always something missing in the image. Here is my favourite set of lights for the headshot photography. I set two lights in clamshell position, on the top I put soft box or beauty dish and on the bottom soft box of reflector.  To make light nice and soft I place them as close to the model as possible plus close lights give you beautiful catchlights which are absolutely must in headshot and portrait photography.

Im shooting wide open to create great dept of field but remember when you shoot 2.8 or 2.0 make sure that your focus is perfect other ways you will find lots of soft and blurry pictures. I focus on lower eyelid and most of my pictures are ok. I shoot full frame and most of the time I use 70-200 F2.8 lens, for some reason I feel like that is the best lens for the job. Its nicely compressing the background behind the subject and it helps to get read of all the distracting things in the pictures. I always place my model far from the background that the key light does not affect the background. I just like to have full control over the lighting.

Here are some of the pictures I took using clamshell lighting set up.