How do you price a job?

Each project is quoted on a job-by-job basis, individually assessed according to the client’s specific requirements and circumstances of the project. Factors such as the complexity of the shoot, time, travel, and image usage come into play. Philip understands the client’s need to have a fixed cost in advance, everything is quoted upfront; fees are very fair.

How do we get started?

If possible, the shoot location is scouted out beforehand so planning and preparations can be made, ensuring that the actual shoot progresses smoothly and efficiently. Specific technical considerations are noted; permissions and permits are applied for where necessary. With shoots of commercial and residential interior spaces, suitable staging is a priority and is planned. The judicious and discretionary use of props adds harmony and polish to any setting. A sense of style and feeling for creative arrangement is applied to all situations.

What about equipment?

Canon mirrorless cameras are used, and predominantly perspective correction lenses. State-of-the-art Apple computers, 5K monitors.

Ample strobe power, miscellaneous lighting equipment, and modifiers are on hand for highly produced corporate, interior, or exterior architectural assignments.

What happens during the shoot?

Client participation is welcomed during the shoot but not always necessary. Often images are directly captured on a computer. As the shoot progresses the downloaded images are available for immediate review, adjustments to the subject or set can be made as necessary, and the client and photographer alike know 100% when the winning shot has been captured. The process is exceedingly efficient and provides peace of mind to everyone involved.

What happens after the shoot?

After the shoot, there is a varying degree of digital post-production to optimize files, balance color and contrast, check perspective, and digitally ‘enhance’ when necessary. We feel it is an important stage that should not be rushed. We aim to supply strong, impeccably prepared images that impress, inspire, and have maximum visual impact. We always shoot raw and process in 16 bits.

High and low-resolution files are delivered via FTP, typically within a week of the shoot or sooner by arrangement if there are deadlines to meet.

Do you travel?

Sure, Philip travels regularly throughout North America on photo assignments.

How about Copyright?

Copyright is normally retained by the photographer with unlimited usage for the client and specific provisions for third-party usage. Client copyright is an option that can be negotiated.

How about insurance while on company property?

Commercial insurance of $5,000,000.00 is maintained for client protection.