My rates for events, on-set photography, albums and book covers, marketing materials, and corporate photography vary depending on the size, logistics and potential photo licensing issues for the project. Photo copyright remains with Douglas Gorenstein Photography. Photo copyright buyout option available. Please contact me to discuss details and how I can help you achieve your photographic goals. Below are rates for ACTOR HEADSHOTS and COMP CARDS plus a little story from DOUG’S HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER JOURNAL. Now let’s get down to business!
HEADSHOT SESSION RATES
All photo sessions include a password protected online photo gallery that you can share with friends, agents and casting directors to help make your final selections. Turn around time for your headshot session is 3 business days. You can find preparation info in the FAQ section.
SESSION #1: $895
Unlimited clothing changes
SESSION #2: $695
Up to 6 clothing changes
SESSION #3: $595
Up to 4 clothing changes
SESSION #4: $495
Up to 2 clothing changes
KIDS & TEENS SESSION: $450
(16 and under)
Up to 3 clothing changes
White Background Session: $525
(Style examples in the Actors headshot gallery)
Up to 5 clothing changes
COMP CARD & HEADSHOT SESSION COMBO’S First we shoot your actor’s headshots. Then we shoot Comp Card “looks” - shot to look like images you see in commercial print. They are “real people” photographs, not modeling shots. You place three to five of these images on your comp card.
Choose a Headshot Session and then add on the Comp card "looks".
3 Comp Card “Looks” add an additional $375
4 Comp Card “Looks” add an additional $495
5 Comp Card “Looks” add an additional $625
MAKE-UP (for Woman): $185 A Master Make-Up Artist who stays for the entire session. A beautiful natural make up look designed specifically for photography.
Changes and touch ups throughout the shoot.
Hair expertly styled to your desired look. Additional $40 to go from straight to curly or curly to straight.
All done in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Each new hair style is considered one of your looks during a shoot whether using the make up artist or doing yourself. Note: If you are doing a COMP CARD & HEADSHOT SESSION COMBO, the Make Up Artist will stay on for your comp card session for an additional $40 per look.
MAKE UP (for Men): Blemish cover-up, lightening under the eyes and powdering included in price of the shoot.
STUDENT & GROUP DISCOUNTS: For adult full time students. $50 off Session #1 & #2. $25 off Session #3 & #4. Discounts do not apply to the Kids & Teens session. Theater companies and groups, please call to discuss rates.
SCHOOL HEADSHOT RATES: If you’d like me to visit your acting school or University theater program, please call or email me to discuss my school group rates. I love frequent flier miles and have traveled all over the United States helping acting students achieve their headshot goals.
BOOK WITH A FRIEND DISCOUNT: Get $75 off available for Session #1 and Session #2 when you and a friend each book a shoot. Shoots must be booked at the same time. You each will have your own shoot date. Can't be combined with any other discount.
RETURNING CLIENT DISCOUNT: $50 DISCOUNT applied to Session #1 or Session #2. $25 DISCOUNT applied to Session #3 or Session #4.
Your headshots were awesome the first time we shot together, but it’s been a while, Let’s collaborate again on what will be an even greater session! Delivery: I will post your password protected online gallery in 3 business days.
Next day delivery: $45 additional
High Resolution DVD or Digital Download of your entire headshot session: Many headshot photographers charge you for each additional high resolution photo beyond the few they include in your package. This can become extremely expensive. By offering the high resolution DVD or Digital Download for only $25 you can print or upload as many images as you want. I’m happy to save you money as I know what it’s like to live on a budget. You can get low res images of the entire shoot to download for $25. These are just for the web. High Res and Low Res images all on one DVD or via download $50.
Regular Retouching: $45. Most headshots fall under this category.
Extreme Retouching: $65-$85. Example - changing the color of clothing, adjustments to eye size or creating different backgrounds.
Shoot Length: Every shoot length is different depending on the session you book. 2 hrs is more then enough time for a 2 look shoot. The 4, 6 and unlimited look shoots go longer.
Booking: Call my studio at (646) 734-4762 to book your headshot session. Your new headshots are going to be what you need to get you noticed! Deposit: A $200 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. Balance is due on the day of the shoot.
By Check (payable to Douglas Gorenstein)
Mail to: Douglas Gorenstein
315 W. 39th St, Suite 708
New York, New York 10018
OTHER PAYMENT OPTIONS: Cash, money orders, Visa, Master Card, Amex and Discover.
Note: Credit card payments incur an additional 5% Paypal processing charge.
Balance is due on the day of the shoot.
Headshot Session Rescheduling: less then 5 days notice when a make up artist has been booked requires an $185 rescheduling fee paid to the make up artist. $200 deposit is put towards a new shoot date. Please be on time for your shoot. We don't want to feel rushed and more then 15 minutes late starts to eat into your shoot time. Cancellation less then 24 hrs prior to your shoot when not using the make up artist results in loss of deposit and new deposit is required to book a new shoot date.