I price each project individually, based on your specific requirements. The cost of your shoot will depend on what sort of concept you’re looking for. Concepts that require studio or location fees, equipment or prop rentals, hair, makeup, styling and trave cost more. Concepts without those things cost less. Whether your music is metalcore, pop, or classical, I will work with you to get the shots that will help define your image. We’ll also have a blast doing it.
My complete portfolio of band portraits and concert photography is available at chrisowyoung.com.
To get a rate quoted for your shoot, please fill out this form. All fields are required. I’ll respond with a detailed written proposal within 48 hours. If you like the proposal, we’ll lock in a date for a production meeting and tentative dates for the shoot itself.
The production meeting is an introductory meeting that takes place either in-person or online. We’ll get to know each other, discuss the proposal, and nail down the creative goals for your shoot. If we both decide that we’re a good creative match, we’ll draw up a roadmap for your concept so that will maximize the productive time on the day of your shoot. A 25% deposit is due on booking.
My promotional shoots usually last about 2 – 4 hours (slightly shorter for solo musicians and slightly longer for groups). If you require multiple looks, I recommend bringing 6 or more different outfits with the necessary shoes, jackets and accessories to match each look – the more options the better. Your shoot can take place in in-studio or at the location of your choosing.
My industrial studio and surrounding neighborhood offer a wide range of environments that ensure you’ll have a different dynamic backdrop for each of your looks. The studio also features a kickin sound system so I recommend bringing a few hours of your favorite MP3s to set the mood for you session. During your shoot, we’ll periodically stop and review the images together on a larger screen to make sure I’m getting exactly the shots you want.
Here’s what’s typically included in my solo musician shoots:
The following additional options are also available:
Approximately 4-6 business days after your shoot, you’ll receive a selection of proofs via private online gallery. You’ll review the proofs and send your favorites back to me for final edits and retouching. Your finished images will be ready as soon as possible, typically within 2 weeks. All finished retouched images are delivered via private online gallery.