Pricing and Questions

I am pleased to offer some thoughts about pricing and some answers to common questions.

Working with a Professional

[su_spoiler title=”Why should I hire a professional?” style=”fancy”]A pro photographer approaches a project not only with the skill and equipment, but an eye focused squarely on the image. With that comes all of the art as well as the craft that the photographer can bring. If you want a final image that can be used proudly for years to come, then work with people who help to deliver those magical images every day. [/su_spoiler]

[su_spoiler title=”Do you customize your process?” style=”fancy”]Each concept and project is carefully evaluated for the best way to achieve your goals. [/su_spoiler]

[su_spoiler title=”What kind of equipment do you use?” style=”fancy”]While equipment is only as good as the person using it, I use high-end cameras, lights and more to ensure not only quality, reliability, consistency and limited distractions; as well as fantastic image quality. My primary cameras are the Canon 1dx and 5dIII, favorite portrait lens is the Canon 70-200L and Canon 100mm, and sports lens is the Canon 200-400L and Canon 500mmL. In other words, I photograph a little league baseball and soccer games with the same cameras and lenses used to shoot professional baseball and soccer matches. [/su_spoiler]

Print Questions

[su_spoiler title=”Do you customize your prints?” style=”fancy”] When it comes to prints, everything can be completely customized. All prints are signed and stamped. For installations, size and print medium is completely flexible and I work with the finest fine art printing company in the country (which happens to be local) to ensure unlimited flexibility and top quality. I will match print tones to wall colors, break images into varies arrays and much more.  [/su_spoiler]

[su_spoiler title=”Do you number your prints?” style=”fancy”] Limited edition and gallery prints are numbered as well as stamped and certified to ensure their authenticity.[/su_spoiler]

[su_spoiler title=”Where do you shoot?” style=”fancy”] As a mobile shooter, I pretty much shoot anywhere from the studio to the remote desert. I prefer to shoot most product photography in my own studio (the controlled space allows me to work faster with fixed lighting and access to all the tools I’ll need). That said, I am completely mobile and travel with lights, backgrounds and much more so on site portraiture, events and other functions are quite easy on location.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Who do you work with?” style=”fancy”] As a freelancer I build the team that is needed for any given job. I work with assistants, makeup artists, set designers, art directors and models. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What sets you apart?” style=”fancy”] Two decades of experience shooting with top gear, extensive editing skills and personal, well-developed business sensibilities helps to ensure that the best images are produced for the client. I have been a photography instructor for more than ten years and I am incredibly passionate about achieving my clients’ goals. [/su_spoiler]

Terms regarding Pricing

[su_spoiler title=”How much do you charge for a family portrait?” style=”fancy”] This depends. We will shoot with the finest cameras and lights available. In general, for personal and family portraits I charge a starting fee of $365. The final price includes lights, backgrounds and various looks as well as basic retouching, image finalization and delivery. I also provide a personal, secure and permanent web gallery to preserve your final prints. Like all sessions, the family shoot is completely customizable.[/su_spoiler]

[su_spoiler title=”How much do you charge for corporate shoots” style=”fancy”] Corporate and product shoots are a bit more complicated, and depend on the number of headshots, locations and other items desired as well as the requested final product. Please let me know if you’re interested and we can work something up.[/su_spoiler]

[su_spoiler title=”How do you price a commercial/product shot?” style=”fancy”] Ironically, a bottle of perfume can take 40x (or more) longer to shoot than a corporate CEO. Product shots depend on whether the look is simple on a white background or if we build sets, scenes, elements and complex lighting. We can usually set up a project, per-product or per-day rate that works. Typically, the price includes an assistant, remote review station and coffee. [/su_spoiler]

[su_spoiler title=”What to consider in terms of cost?” style=”fancy”]I work very hard to get clients what they are looking for. I have been known to be quite comfortable at going out of my way to ensure that we are able to consistently and substantially exceed expectations.[/su_spoiler]

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