“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence” – Leopold Stokowski
In a similar way to commercial lifestyle photography, good photographs show that a band is serious about music. Eye catching imagery is essential across all platforms from website and social media to printed material for editorial work as well as promo posters and fliers.
I love working for musicians because they are artists. They want something a bit different. It’s creative playtime for me, striving to create something unique.
What is involved in a musician shoot?
It is really important that our shoot is carefully planned beforehand taking time to fully understand your music and how you would like to come across as a musician. This will have a big impact on the location and styling of your shoot. We would take time to talk through what your images will be used for and the format that you need them in. This will consider orientation (landscape/ upright), space for wording and any specific requests (e.g. for head shots etc). All of this information discussed beforehand will heavily influence how I shoot on the day.
Depending on which package you opt for we will shoot for between 1/2 an hour and 3 hours. All your images will be post produced using the pre agreed style to provide a set of beautiful, artistic imagery. A selection of the best images will be provided to you in high res format ready for commercial use.
To see examples of previous musicians portraits please click on the gallery below.
Package 1: £150 The basics. This session is designed to provide you with a selection of relaxed, informal business portraits (head and shoulders) for commercial use. The session last 30 minutes and you will be provided with a set of files from which to select 5 high res files for you to use as you please. This is a head shot session only – for a styled shoot allowing more variety to your images and opportunities for outfit changes and different locations see packages 2 and 3 below.
Package 2: £350 Styled shoot using natural light. This session is much more involved than session 1. Whilst we will still shoot a small selection of headshots this session will provide a much wider range of images to give you a much more varied portfolio from which to draw in your publicity. The emphasis will be to create artistic eye catching pieces.
This session includes a pre shoot consultation, an hour and a half shoot session, all post production and a set of high res digital files for you to use as you wish.
Package 3: £500 Extended styled shoot incorporating flash. For a wider selection of images including some eye catching flash lit photography choose this option. This option allows greater time for your shoot with opportunities for more variety in locations and potential for more outfit changes.
This session includes a pre shoot consultation, a 3 hour shoot session, all post production and a set of high res digital files for you to use as you wish.