Detroit Michigan Actors Headshot Photography by Mary DuPrie
Great News… Gabe has landed a great feature role on the series The Whole Truth this Wednesday. This sweetie pie plays a murderer!
Assembly line shooting… in and out in and out.
The only good thing I see is wallets getting fatter… oh wait, it’s not my wallet. The key here is “he” doesn’t say he’s fab, someone else does the talking for him. It’s so much easier when “someone” else is telling people how fabulous you are.
- I don’t have me a pimp.
- How do I get one?
- Do I want one?
Could I shoot 16 headshots in one day. Nope, well at least not very good ones. Something has to give. The agencies here are union based and cannot pimp out one photographer over another. They have to give out at least three referrals.
This scenario is based on a true situation here in Detroit. Out of towner coming in and taking money back to New York. The photographer is originally from Michigan but now resides in New York… thus a New Yorker. He charges $5. less than what I charge but offers web gallery only with no retouching. I have to say I think every headshot needs skillful enhancements. I offer a proof cd, a final cd and a contact sheet for the additional $5. Crazy
Am I complaining… well maybe, kinda, sorta. I guess what bothers me is that they really aren’t discounted shoots from a great New York shooter. If he was based in Detroit he wouldn’t stand out, just blend in with the crowd.
The film industry has come to town and new people want headshots like crazy but have nothing to judge from. The advertising is heavy on face book which I’ve never really embraced. Lots of email blasts and networking in the film industry. He’s created quite a little cottage industry from Michigan’s new film industry.
I gotta make some calls and find out who’s putting on film workshops around here… Monday morning list. I’ll have to do some digging, bring over some doughnuts and coffee. What’s a Detroiter got to do?
Maybe YOU can think of a great moniker for me?
It’s doesn’t have to be proven to me that it’s more about marketing and buzz, because it is. I need me some peeps. Gotta get me some buzz. Grrrr
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