DO I HAVE TO SIGN A CONTRACT?
This depends on how big the assignment is. More advanced projects require proof of commitment. And disclosure or confidentiality agreement can be signed on request before confirming and committing to the project.
WHAT PAYMENT OPTIONS DO YOU OFFER?
The payment options depend on the type of event you want to be covered, but a deposit payment is required to make the service booking. The total payment is calculated based on the time required to spend on the photo-shooting session or event. The balance payment must be deposited at least one week prior to the event.
WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT WILL BE USED FOR MY SHOTS?
Generally, I use Canon FF cameras and upgrade them as soon as new model with significantly new technology is released. My team use a wide variety of professional equipment, mostly Nikon and Sony. For our videography service, we can use cinema-level cameras or low-light FF DSLR; it all depends on the location and the nature of the event or project. In my collection, I have all types of lenses, ranging from low-light to zoom lenses, which allow me to shoot in any conditions.
WHAT IS THE SECRET BEHIND HIGH-QUALITY PICTURES? DO YOU APPLY SOME POST-PROCESSING TO THE PHOTOGRAPHS?
High-quality photography is a skill that allows photographers to use the scenery and light as a tool. Even the best world-class photographers cannot work miracles with post processing and produce something that was not captured in the originals. We prefer using knowledge and the understanding of light to perfect the shot. I only use post processing for the final touches.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CANNOT SHOW UP DUE TO HEALTH ISSUES OR OTHER TYPES EMERGENCY?
I have a backup team of highly competent photographers who are on call in case they’re needed. I’ve never missed a commitment to date (knock on wood!).
DO YOU PROVIDE THE DIGITAL FILES TO YOUR CLIENTS?
Yes, your files will be sent via Google Drive or Dropbox. It’s your responsibility to download the photos, save them to your hard drive and securely store the files in your desktop or laptop. Files will be deleted after 30 days from Dropbox or Google Drive. We don’t store photos; therefore, we recommend downloading your photos as fast as possible to avoid disappointment afterwards.
If you want us to store and preserve your photos/videos for you, we can do so for a fee of €50 per year. This fee must be paid each year by the 1st of January.
HOW LONG IT TAKES FOR THE PHOTOS TO BE READY?
We can work faster by setting up a media station at the event and supply photos to the press. In the end, it all depends on your specific requirements.
The picture processing may vary between 48 hours (express service) to 7 days depending on the size of the project. In the case of videography projects and post production, the processing time is different, but we will confirm it beforehand.
IS THERE A FIXED NUMBER OF PHOTOS THAT I WILL RECEIVE?
There´s not fixed number of photos, it all depends on the type and size of the event. For instance, a dinner with 30 attendees allows for a busy shooting session. If it’s a conference for 5000 people, we can afford to shoot more stylish snaps and afterwards we can generate quality photos from it. You can expect from 40 to 50 photos per hour (not snaps).
If the event is a wedding, you may expect 400+ digitally edited pictures, but if it is a smaller event, the number of photos will be considerably less.
CAN YOU PROVIDE THE RAW PICTURES AS WELL?
Yes, we can but, this must be mentioned beforehand. If we are asked to provide RAW photos, we will not process or edit them because we assume you want to do it yourself or your company’s team.