Commercial, Corporate & Events FAQs
Q: CAN I/WE USE THE PHOTOS YOU TAKE ANYWHERE WITHOUT RESTRICTION OR COPYRIGHT PROBLEMS?
A: For commercial work, you will need to buy a commercial licence for each image you would like to use for commercial purposes. The price of the licence is included in the cost of the shoot, and we will agree the number of images you require before the shoot takes place, so we are all on the same page.
For events, commercial licences are included for all the photos.
Q: HOW MANY PHOTOS ARE INCLUDED?
A: I don't limit the number of photos I take on a commercial or event shoot.
Q. IS RETOUCHING INCLUDED IN YOUR HOURLY / DAILY RATES?
A: Light retouching is included as standard . Radical retouching is charged at my hourly rate of £75 an hour.
Following a commercial shoot I will upload watermarked copies of the raw, untouched images to an online gallery. You then pick out the images you want and I will edit and lightly retouch them before providing you with them without watermarks.
Q. HOW LONG DOES RETOUCHING TAKE?
A: It depends on the level of retouching required. Some images need more than others. I will let you know how long I think it will take per photo before you choose how many photos you want retouched.
Q. HOW DO YOU DELIVER PHOTOS ONLINE?
A: I use an online gallery system called Shootproof. If you have your own FTP server, I am happy to upload to that if you provide me with the login details.
If you prefer physical over virtual, I am happy to send you the photos on a USB stick for an agreed fee.
Q. WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO PAY?
A: Once you've received your final photos and you're happy with them, I will send you through an invoice. The best way to pay is direct bank transfer.
Q. DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTED RATES FOR CHARITIES AND NFPs?
Q. I/WE NEED PHOTOS OF ALL OF OUR STAFF INDIVIDUALLY. HOW LONG WILL THAT TAKE AND WHAT'S THE PROCESS?
A: I will come to your office and set up a portable studio in a meeting room or somewhere else where there is space. I would then suggest 10 minute slots for each person, so there is enough time to capture a selection of photos of each individual.
I will then set up an online gallery for each person within 48 hours of the shoot so they can pick their favourite photo to be retouched and I'll then send all the retouched images through to the relevant contact within another 48 hours of me receiving all the selections.
Q. DO YOU OFFER 'ON-SITE' PRINTING SERVICES?
A: I'm afraid this is not a service I offer but I do work with chosen partners to offer 'same day' printing if that interests you.