Frequently asked questions

Every photographer has a different way of doing things, so I have put together a few of the frequently asked questions you might also have regarding the way I work. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me so that I can help make this project as successful as it can be.

General questions

The cost structure of a shoot depends on the project and it’s requirements. If the client has a budget, we will quote the best solution for that budget. Should we not be provided with a budget,  the fee structure is as follows.

  • Photographer fee (Setup, shoot, breakdown. Images not included.)
  • Post-production (RAW conversion & edit. Cost per image.)
  • Equipment required (lighting)
  • Travel (From Midrand / Kyalami area)

We require the first 50% in order to book and confirm the shoot date for you.
Watermarked proofs are provided for final image selection and the balance payment is required prior to handover of the high res images.

Proofs and your final high-resolution images are provided for download via wetransfer.com for your convenience.

We back up every project for our own records. Clients are required to make sure their images are backed up. If for some reason the images are lost or corrupted, they can be retrieved.

The retrieval fee is R400 excl vat.

Yes, we have full liability insurance in place.

Post production

Every image we deliver is post produced with our unique signature style of post-production. This involves colour correction, exposure adjustment, clarity adjustments, tone-mapping, and other corrections as required for the project.

Basic post-production includes touch-ups such as removal of blemishes, removal of fluff/spots on clothing, removal of fly-away hairs, etc.

On the other hand, custom post production is anything that requires extensive, custom work in Photoshop such as removing entire objects from the scene, removal of bags under the eyes, changing the size and shape of body parts or other objects in the scene, adding objects to a scene, removing creases in clothing and other custom work. We charge hourly for the custom post-production as the time required ranges depending on the complexity of the project. Please contact us for a quote for custom post-production.

Great question! This is the process of making sure the background is 100% white especially for e-commerce websites and product catalogues.
Just because I shoot the product against white, doesn’t mean the background will be 100% white as the exposure needs to be correct for the product and not the background.

As part of the post-production process, we create a path around the item and remove the background or make it 100% white.

I shoot all my images in Raw in order to be able to provide the best quality and flexibility when it comes to delivering the final images.

Corporate Portraits and headshots

Yes, I have a small studio in the Midrand / Kyalami area where I shoot a lot of my corporate portraits. If the group is bigger than two or three I can bring the studio to your offices.

Absolutely. I will bring the paper backdrop and all the lighting necessary to produce an amazing business portrait at your offices. I will need a space of approximately 4m wide by 5-6m long. A boardroom works well if I can move the table.

Studio portrait shoots come with 3 retouched high res images per person.
Additional images can be ordered from the shoot.

We have some top-notch makeup artists that we use to provide any hair and makeup services you require.

Hotel, Lodge & Guest houses

The duration is based on your requirements and the size of the property – the shoot can take anything from a half-day to multiple days. Some key photographs can only be photographed early or late in the day, so to some degree the weather may play a part, but generally a single full day for most properties will be enough.

The costs will differ depending on the size, location and requirements of the shoot. Please contact us with your requirements so we can provide you with a quote.

It is generally accepted that the “Golden Hour” between twilight/sunset and sunset/twilight where the colors and tones of an image are greatly complimented by the softer lighting in the sky. This is often the best time to shoot exterior shots especially if you want the mix of twilight colours of the landscape and the lights from the interior of the lodge.
Interior spaces and food can be photographed at any time during the day, but midday will ensure the sun is directly above and there will be no “hot spots” from direct sun.

Absolutely, we love to travel! Travel costs from Johannesburg will be provided in the quote.

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