Studio Located in Midtown Manhattan
214 West 30th Street
New York, NY 10001
Let's not limit ourselves...
I shoot at least 250 images which will get processed and be available for download as well as on a password-protected online gallery that you can share. Generally, the turnaround is 1-2 business days after your shoot.
There is not necessarily a limited number of "looks". Photo sessions run approximately 3 hours and typically have 4-5 wardrobe/lighting changes.
Any extended makeup/hair changes that add 90 minutes or more to the session will incur an additional $100 charge.
This photo session is $650, but I do offer $100 off for students and returning clients.
I work out of my private, amazing sun-filled studio near Madison Square Garden that (weather-permitting) offers patio access. I will also work with LED studio lighting and colorful backgrounds depending on your skin tone and outfits.
Retouching is available for $55-$100 per image, and I will refer you to my friend "MC" who is the BEST retouch artist in New York.
Upon request, hair & makeup fees are gender neutral at a flat rate of $225
How do I schedule a session?
Please fill out the contact form below or e-mail me directly for availability. In order to run a successful business, I do require a non-refundable deposit of $100.00 to reserve a session. This deposit can be made via credit card at: https://www.jeffreyhornstein.com/booking
contact form: click here
What should I wear?
In general, avoid clothing that is too baggy or has complex patterns, logos, or designs. Simple, attractive, and form-fitting is best. We are looking to "suggest" the roles you plan to go after.
When you book a session, I prefer to have a clear conversation about your type and the looks we want to go for so we have a more efficient, purposeful session.
Do you use studio or natural lighting?
Both! It depends on what light works best for you and what looks we are hoping to achieve. In my amazing mid-town studio I have huge windows that let in incredible light. Additionally, I have an array of professional lighting such as strobe, tungsten, and high-powered continuous LEDs.
Do I need retouching?
Digital retouching is an art and I work with "MC", a master retouch artist with over 15 years of experience that I highly recommend. Standard retouching is available starting at $55 per image. Of course, not ALL of your pictures need retouching, just the one(s) you plan on using to promote yourself. Retouching is a must if you are planning to print your headshots.
What constitutes a "look"?
A "look" is a character or essence you're trying to convey through a change of clothes and/or style. A working actor needs to show DIVERSITY on their website and acting profiles. A good rule of thumb is to have 1) neutral look that captures "you" plus 2-3) more specific character looks that are more "suggestive" rather than over-the-top representations of what your type is. Looks typically involve a change of wardrobe and/or hair (taking off or putting on a coat or glasses is NOT considered a change).
What is the "online gallery"?
After your shoot, your images will be uploaded to a private online gallery (password required) that you can share with others. The online gallery will stay active for one year.
The prices listed above are for actors and performing artists only. For corporate and commercial quotes please inquire.