What You Should Expect
From Your Photographer
In cities where there are sizable performing arts communities,
headshot photographers should know the drill. In smaller communities,
however, they may not be as familiar with the way things are done. Generally
speaking, most professional headshot photographers work in similar ways.
When you first meet with a photographer, you'll sit down and discuss what
you're looking for. The photographer will, in all likelihood, offer to
show you samples of his or her work. (If the photographer doesn't offer,
be sure to ask to see them.)
prospective photographer should also provide you with a quote for fees
for the photo shoot. Usually the photographer will include a certain number
of rolls of film (usually 36 shots per roll) in that quote.
The photographer should also include proof sheets from your
session in that fee (more about proof sheets later). Additionally, they
may choose to include a print or two in that session fee, but that's not
always the case; they may instead charge a per-print fee.
In many cases, photographers will retain your negatives
in their files. This is a fairly standard procedure. While it may seem
like you should receive the negatives to do with what you please, you
should remember that this is how photographers make their living, too.
Besides, if at some time in the future you need additional copies of different
shots, the photographer can have them printed from his archived negatives.
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