Photographer Geoff Bosco discusses working on his new film series, his services, rates, being open to collab, and more!

Weekend / Topic of the Week – Independent Connecticut photographer Geoff Bosco just gave us the inside scoop on some of his latest plans, projects, goals, and more. It’s always a pleasure catching up with him. Enjoy the short interview!

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Internet Hollywood: What’s up Geoff?! Welcome back to the Internet Hollywood universe! It’s always a pleasure chopping it up with people I interviewed in the past to learn about what’s new in their careers. And now that we in a new year I figured the timing couldn’t of been anymore perfect to get the inside scoop on some of your latest plans. What are some of the goals you have set in place for the new year and what kind of projects are you working on now?

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Geoff: Hello Justin! Thank you so much for having me back. I really enjoy this. Things are going to good. One of my big goals right now is to continue fleshing out the script of a pilot I’m developing. It’s going to take place where I grew up: The Valley, as we call it here. All around the cities and towns near where the Naugatuck River flows into the Housatonic River. It’s quite a unique place where quasi urban and rural meet. The one thing you here about it is that it has strong hooks. People move here and never leave. All the while complaining about everything about it. lol I have three main characters pretty well fleshed out, some major plot points, and the general story for the entire series. Just gotta start stringing scenes together to finish the first episode.

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Internet Hollywood): Going through everything that transpired in your career as a photographer last year, would you say your satisfied with how everything turned out or do you feel it could have been better?

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Geoff: Oh man…I’m never completely satisfied with anything I do. That isn’t to say I’m always frustrated, though. But, I’d have to say that of all these things I’m least satisfied in my abilities in the noncreative aspects of this. That is my marketing and communication skills. I go through stretches where I reach out to people. But, then I’ll go stretches of weeks without contacting anyone new.

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Internet Hollywood: What kind of services are you providing and what rates are you charging at this moment?

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Geoff: First, I’d like to mention first is that I’m taking on drum students at the moment. People can find my youtube through my website geoffbosco.com for examples of my playing. I record music. Those are both $30/hr. For photography I never charge for the actual shoot. I only charge for the end product-whether physical prints or digital files. For model shoots $25 for a set of 5 basic edit digital files. $5 for any advanced editing like skin retouching, etc. For portrait shoots my print packages start at $150 [just as an example: something like three 8X10 and one 16X20 and a few smaller sizes, etc, depending on the clients wants I will do weddings for the right clients. But, it’s not something I prefer to do. Price depends on a large number of factors.

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Internet Hollywood: I remember the last time we talked you explained how you were getting more into filmmaking. Have you started working on any video projects yet?

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Geoff:As a matter of fact, yes. I recently shot some video of @paulina.pearls (IG) at Studio52 North, that I’m putting together into a video portrait. I’m very pleased with the look of the footage. I’m going to write and record some music for it, and hopefully it will be up on YouTube very soon.

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Internet Hollywoo: With so many new faces popping up in the independent world of modeling it’s common that many will find themselves in their first photo shoots and many will lose confidence in it because they don’t know where to start or can’t afford it. From your experience as a photographer, what are the best things you seen independent models do to start off collaborating with photographers and what is the best way for a model to ask a photographer if they will be interested in doing a photo shoot?

Geoff: Hmmm…Well, I am always open to new models contacting me to see if a tf shoot would be beneficial for both of us. Another thing is to have at least a few full body shots in your feed that shows you can do some basic poses. If they need to work on posing there are some good-but also too many bad-videos on YouTube that can help. I can point people to them if they like. But, just taking the time to begin to learn the craft of modeling may catch a photographers eye enough to get a tf shoot. It also helps if they have a separate account for their modeling. Another thing I tend to get from new models is they don’t take the initiative to tell me first what kinds of looks they want and which ones they don’t. I like to establish boundaries as early as possible-which I understand can be uncomfortable. But, so is standing in front of a real camera for the first time. You have to be able to feel comfortable expressing yourself. So, I’d say don’t wait for the photographer to ask about your boundaries. Not that I mind asking, but it just helps along the process of getting a picture of what a person is like. Which can only help create a comfortable atmosphere during a shoot.

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Internet Hollywood: Thank you for the interview, Geoff!

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Geoff Bosco: Instagram

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