Frequently Asked Questions
|1. I want to book a headshot session. What is the next step?||
If you would like to book a headshot session please send an email to email@example.com or call 646-765-3027 and give me a few dates you are considering for your session. I will get back to you with my availability ASAP. My sessions take place Monday thru Friday starting at 11am for women and 11:30 for men. A $200 deposit is required to book your session
|2. Do I need to schedule a consultation?||
It is not required to meet with me prior to your shoot date. However, if it will make you more comfortable meeting and talking with me about your session beforehand, by all means lets make an appointment. If you live out of New York City and would like a phone consultation that can be arranged as well. Consultations normally take place either at 10am or 3pm Monday thru Friday and I like to book an hour slot (we may not need the whole hour). If you need to cancel or reschedule a consultation please email or call me ASAP so I can offer up your time slot to another client.
|3. How long is a headshot session?||
Deluxe Sessions are approximately 3 hours long. Standard Sessions are approximately 2 hours long. Economy sessions are approximately 1 hour long. These estimations include makeup for women.
|4. What type of lighting do you use?||
I like to use a variety of different lighting techniques depending on the weather the day of the shoot and how sensitive your eyes are to natural outdoor light. It’s all about your eyes and getting them to sparkle! Generally, I will use non-flash studio lighting combined with daylight when shooting indoors. When shooting outdoors I use natural lighting with reflected fill light. However, if we get outdoors and you are squinting like crazy because it is too bright, we will definitely come indoors and I will use studio lighting. Don’t worry my studio lighting is meant to look like you were shot on a bright sunny day!
|5. Where do you shoot?||
I shoot in the comfort of my home on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. My address is 550 J Grand Street #12F New York, NY 10002. When weather permits I likes to shoot on location in the LES, my private gated park and in the East River Park just a few blocks away. There are so many wonderful natural backdrops in New York City.
|6. What should I wear for my headshot session?||
Clothing choice is extremely important to the look of your headshot. Once we book a date for your headshots, I will email you with a detailed PDF covering all areas of the session. Generally, it is always a good idea to bring many different choices so that we can review everything prior to your shoot. You will want to include a variety of different colors, necklines, styles and textures. I will help you make your final choices before the shoot. I strongly suggest that you keep your clothing form fitting rather than loose and baggy/bulky. Try to bring the items from your closet that you feel good wearing. Bring colors that really make your eyes stand out. Good rule of thumb: bring the items that your friends and family comment on…especially if they say it really brings out your eyes! Keep it simple and remember when layering clothing to think of colors that contrast with each other.
|7. Do you recommend using a makeup artist?||
I strongly encourage using my makeup artist Ann. We have been working together for 10+ years with terrific results. Ann will stay with your for the entire session making sure you look your best. The cost for makeup is $150 cash (women only) paid in full the day of the shoot. Please wear your hair the way you would to an audition and Ann will help manage it during your session. If you would like to make hair changes during your session (i.e. curly to straight or visa versa) please remind me prior to your shoot so he can make additional time for the transition. For men I will provide cover up and powder at no additional fee.
|8. How should I prepare for my session?||
There is no one right way to prepare for your photo session. However, I don’t recommend going out the night before and drinking until all hours of the night. Be reasonable. It is natural to be nervous before your session. Everyone is different when it comes to preparation for a photo shoot. Use common sense. You know what you need to do to feel and look your best the day of the shoot. Throughout the session I will give you all the guidance and direction that you need to get natural, approachable and spontaneous looking headshots. My approach is very casual and extremely supportive. I am really interested in capturing you having real moments so that your unique personality will be represented in your headshots. If you are planning to get your hair cut or colored prior to the shoot, please make sure you do this well in advance of the shoot. Rescheduling your shoot the day before due to a bad haircut or color will cost you your deposit. You are welcome to bring any music that you would like to listen to during your session to make you feel more at home. I have tons of music as well if you forget to bring anything along with you. All you have to do is show up and allow yourself to have fun.
|9. How do I view my pictures after the shoot?||
Three to four business days after your session, your images will be will be uploaded to a password protected on-line gallery via the “clients” button on my website. I will be happy to email you should the images be ready earlier. Within this gallery it is easy to select your favorites and email them to friends, family, agents etc. The gallery will expire after 2 months. Once the gallery has expired you may have it re-uploaded for a small fee. Just because your gallery has expired does not mean that your images aren’t available to you anymore. I will always have them available to you copied on DVD as well as backed up on an external hard drive. A high resolution DVD of your session can be purchased from Jeremy Folmer Photography for $50.
|10. Do you recommend retouching?||
Every image will need some basic retouching. In order to represent you on your best day your image will most likely need blemish removal, stray hair removal, under eye shadows lightening, eye whitening etc. I offer retouching at $35 per image. Once you approve the retouching I will upload your image(s) to Reproductions so you can order your multiple copies. Additionally, I will email your image(s) to you so you will have the high-resolution file as well.
|11. Where should I have my headshot reproduced?||
I strongly encourage you to use Reproductions for your multiple copies. When it comes to quality they are the best in the business! I have been recommending my clients to them for many years with nothing but the best results. Reproductions are located at 70 West 40th Street on the 3rd floor. They can be reached at 646-502-3700 or you may visit the website at www.reproductions.com