Because the Connect NYC event is an opportunity for new models and talent to meet NY agents, each participant must have photos. While the participant is performing his/her audition pieces, the NY agents have a book of head shots. The agents are able to study a performers head shot and resume while watching the individual performances. It is very important for each actor/singer/dancer to have 8×10 color head shots. Most of the time, actors/singers/dancers can get a quality head shot with a “one look” photo session with a professional photographer. Fashion models need to do one testing for Connect NYC. A testing is one photo session with one, two or three “looks” being shot in the same day. “Looks” are defined by different styling and location changes. A fashion models does not need a portfolio to attend Connect NYC. A portfolio can not be built by one photographer much like a resume is not built on one job. A Portfolio is a book of pictures that have been developed throughout years of testings with many different photographers. Your Mother Agent may want you to purchase an actual portfolio book to display you photos, but this is not mandatory by Connect NYC. Your Mother Agent will be able to suggest experienced and quality photographers.
Performers’ images should be professional with good lighting, styling and posing. Too much make up or “cheesy” posing is the perfect recipe for bad photos. Because Connect NYC does not have a mandatory photo policy, we suggest that you discuss photo options with your Mother Agent.
Sample rates for Photo Shoots:
- One look actors head shot $150-200
- Three look fashion shoot including hair and make up artist $350-$500
Pricing beyond this scale should be researched and/or discussed with your Mother Agent and/or Connect NYC.
Connect NYC does not receive any fees or commissions from photography sessions.