Back to Creating Beautiful Photos

Never underestimate the beauty of taking some creative time for yourself. I have taken a “forced” two week break from shooting and it has been glorious. I was forgetting how important it is to stop, think big and think deeply. the grind of daily tasks, to-do items, and email trick us into thinking we are […]

Peter Konerko

How To Create Authentic Headshots That Stand Apart

    For the past 13 years I have shot 1000’s of American and International actors from every major market in the States. I have seen my new clients jump to the next level with a great shot and I have seen my most established clients re-brand themselves in one session. I have a very […]

Peter Konerko

Prints for Sale

As a working photographer it is always a joy when someone buys my work. Not the service, but the final product. It is so humbling. Selling and image that I shot 4 years ago is really cool. It truly is the one of the coolest feelings. Also, the shots get better with time. So, it makes […]

Peter Konerko

How much do your headshots cost?

I price my headshots in the top 1/3 of photographers in NYC and LA. I am not the most expensive, but I am not the cheapest either. I could probably charge upwards of $1000.00 for a session, but that seems tad extreme right now. I would rather work with my clients multiple times to help […]

Peter Konerko

When is the best time to get headshots?

In my opinion I think the worst time to get headshots done is the first two weeks of June or the last two weeks of December. The business stop in June and agents are cleaning house. Wait and let that happen and then put together a headshot session. The weather is usually great on  both […]

Peter Konerko

Smart actors do this…

The most successful actors understand the nature of trends.  I work with actors who will do a couple of looks at the very beginning of the year and then do a couple more just before the summer or just as the Fall starts. They refresh their online headshots and have specific shots for the shows […]

Peter Konerko

Do I need to print my headshots anymore?

Yes. Period. You need at least one, if not two in print. Spend the $100 bucks. Yes, everything is online, but the most skilled Casting Directors and feature Directors want to see a print. A friend who is a very successful director has his casting directors scan and turn all shots black and white so he can […]

Peter Konerko

Do I need my headshots retouched?

Yes and no. The no is for about 5% of the acting population. Generally, older character men. The other 95% of actors need retouching. Why? Because it makes it a better shot! I am a photographer who shoots headshots as my “job job”. OK. Every single photo I take that is NOT a headshot I retouch. […]

Peter Konerko

Black and White Headshots are coming back?

If actors and agents ever get smart they will start using black and white again. Slowly. Trickle it out. Especially theatrically. Commercials are another beast and not much soul there so color can ride forever. Anyway, most of my clients want one setup that is black and white as they use it for imdb and […]

Peter Konerko

Studio vs. Natural light

I have a tendency to find my light. I guess I have a “look” but it never seems to get in the way and feel too heavy handed. Sometimes, my clients cannot tell the difference between studio and natural light because I will try and shape both to feel the same if I am going […]

Peter Konerko
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