How much does a media photographer cost in New York City?

Last updated: 2nd Mar 2021

In 2020, for a two-hour media photoshoot in New York City, the average price you can expect to pay the photographer is approximately $762. On average a one-hour media shoot will cost $476 and a four-hour shoot will cost $1,334. New York City’s media photographer prices are 27% above the US national average. Similar average pricing applies to shoots in the following categories: media, news, pr, press.

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Contents
  1. Comparison of average New York City media photographer costs by shoot duration
  2. Examples of recent media photoshoot jobs on Snappr in New York City, NY
  3. Compare the cost of hiring a media photographer to other cities in NY
  4. Comparison of different options for finding a media photographer in New York City
  5. Prices for other types of photographers in New York City

Comparison of average New York City media photographer costs by shoot duration

Compare average market rates to Snappr rates based on the length of the media shoot.

Shoot duration Typical market cost in New York City, NY Snappr cost - value package Snappr cost - premium package
1 hour photoshoot
$476
$89
$149
2 hour photoshoot
$762
$149
$249
3 hour photoshoot
$1,048
$209
$349
4 hour photoshoot
$1,334
$269
$449
5 hour photoshoot
$1,619
$329
$549
6 hour photoshoot
$1,905
$389
$649
8 hour photoshoot
$2,477
$509
$849
10 hour photoshoot
$3,048
$629
$1,049

Source: Proprietary algorithm that combines earnings data from government data for the area of New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (35620) with a sample of price quotes on the websites of media photographers.

Examples of Media Photos from Snappr Photographers

Examples of recent media photoshoot jobs on Snappr in New York City, NY

A snapshot of real-world media jobs that have been requested recently by folks in New York City and surrounding areas.

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Booked a day ago by Ben

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $249
Snappr motif Media shoot in New York

Booked 14 days ago by Rajone

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $249
Snappr motif Media shoot in Fort Lee

Booked a month ago by Ray

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $349
Snappr motif Media shoot in

Booked a month ago by Tracy

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $149
Snappr motif Media shoot in New York

Booked a month ago by Tae

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $149
Snappr motif Media shoot in New York

Booked 2 months ago by Kristy

  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Inclusions: all digital downloads
  • Price: $149
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Compare the cost of hiring a media photographer to other cities in NY

From most expensive to least expensive.

City Cost of 2 hour photoshoot
Syracuse, NY
$765
New York City, NY
$762
Buffalo, NY
$647
Albany, NY
$635
Binghamton, NY
$547
State of NY
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Comparison of different options for finding a media photographer in New York City

The Photographer Cost Calculator is built by Snappr, the largest on-demand marketplace for photographers, including the largest network of on-demand media photographers in New York City. See how booking your media shoot with Snappr compares to common alternatives.

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Prices for other types of photographers in New York City

The Photographer Cost Calculator can also tell you average prices for other types of shoots in New York City.