Unsigned and Independently Signed Band Photography Specials
Today, more than ever, it is so important for bands of all stature to have good, high quality images. Have you often wondered why you haven’t had that big break, or gotten the recognition you deserve? Well, even though the music might be amazing and appealing to a wide audience, in today’s world of facebook, twitter, youtube, and streaming it’s probably because you don’t have an “image”. This may sound like something a photographer would say, but it’s very true. Today, everything is about visuals. Your average internet user will only listen to about 1:30 of a song if there is nothing visual to maintain their attention. This is also why bands need to be producing more music videos, but that is another page, and another topic.
Right about now, even though the post is still young, you might be saying “well, this is very true. I have a friend that knows how to use a camera” and I will tell you that with no disrespect to your friend, amateur photos not only will lack the impact, vision, and creativity of a professional but the images may in fact HARM your image. I have been an award winning professional photographer dealing with bands both big and small for years and have a reputation for delivering images that not only tell your audience a little bit about the band, but images that are compelling and will gran the attention of your audience (or potential audience). I also know, after working with a lot of unsigned bands, that affording a professional photographer is sometimes out of the question. That is why I have created this special!!
What is an unsigned band and an independently signed band you ask?
Unsigned bands is pretty self explanatory, but independently signed bands might take some explanation. What I mean by independently signed bands are bands that are signed to DIY labels, or small labels where the roster of bands is probably no more than 10 other bands and your overall exposure is probably limited to your region in the UK. In short, if you aren’t signed to a “major” label or your CD and EP runs are probably less than 2000 copies then you are eligible for this special. If you still aren’t sure, just give me a ring or an email and we will talk through it.
Sounds great!! What’s the skinny on this amazing deal then?
Well, it’s pretty simple. If you are an unsigned band or an independently signed band in the East Anglia region (we will get to that in a bit), I will give you a professional photoshoot and up to 5 images from the photoshoot with a commercial use license for £150!! Think about it, if you have 3 members in your band that’s only £50 ea. If you have 5 it’s only £30 ea.!! That’s it, there really isn’t much more to it. However, if you want a shoot where we have to pay the venue for it’s use then that fee will be on top of the £150. But, that honestly doesn’t happen all that often.
Awesome. But what would I possibly need these images for?
Ah yes, now here is where we talk a little bit more about the importance of having good photography. Not only can these images be used on your website, facebook, myspace, twitter, youtube, and whatever else you have out there on the internet. But, they are great for using on press releases, magazine articles and features, CD covers or inserts, flyers and posters, mailings to bigger labels. Basically anything you can think of that will be used to promote your band and your image. The first thing your audience is going to see these days is an IMAGE of your band, before they even hear your music. So, make that first impression one that impacts them and makes them want to listen to your music. Images can also be for a specific song or EP release as well. We have done shoots that have been themed to specific songs before and those are some of the shoots that are our favourites to do. We also work closely with a web designer that has packages designed for bands as well. They are the ones to create our awesome flyer and you should give them a look at retrophonic designs.
Wow. This all sounds to good to be true. But would you shoot my band’s genre?
In short, yes. We have shot bands and musicians from every possible genre you can imagine. Indie, Ska, Punk, Country, Grime, Rap, Hip Hop, Metal, Death Metal, even DJ’s and Classical musicians. We do like to listen to some of your music before the shoot to enable us to get a feel for what type of image would most accurately portray you. So don’t worry about it, this is what we do for a living and we will make sure you get images that best portray you and your music and that you will love.
OK, so where does this special apply?
The £150 shoot will apply for bands and musicians in the East Anglia region (and London). This includes anywhere in Cambridge, Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Places like Norwich, London, Peterborough, Ipswich, Colchester, Chelmsford, and Kings Lynn are most certainly places that will get there shoot for £150. Places a little further afield we can still shoot, but for £200 instead of £150 to cover travel costs. This would pretty much include anywhere else in the UK and England. We have traveled everywhere from Birmingham all the way down to Devon and Cornwall for shoots and we can travel as far as Liverpool and Manchester as well. So don’t worry about your location, get in touch and we will talk about your shoot.
So now is the time for your band to man up, get some photos done and show the world that you are SERIOUS about your career as a band or musician. Grab the bull by the horns and get a photoshoot with an award winning band photographer for an amazing price and get in touch today to organise your shoot. Don’t forget that we also do music video production and can combine it with a photoshoot as well. Here are a few examples of some of our band and musician work.