Rates/FAQ

RATES

CONCERT SHOOTS:

Tier One: You will receive three watermarked images for free. These images are yours to keep. And of course, you may also use any image that you see on social media outlets. There are no alteration options for these images (I cannot modify them for your specific needs). If you require non-watermarked images for posters or other advertising, I will provide the three images for $20.

Tier Two: You can choose to purchase more images at $20 per image (or six for $99). If you require non-watermarked images for posters or other advertising, I will provide those for the images you have purchased (and for the free images you have received) without charge. There are no alteration options for these images.

Tier Three: I take photos for the run of show, including stage access (and backstage if requested). You will receive all processed images with watermarks; any images are available without watermarks on request. If you have specific “looks” or color palettes in mind, you are invited to share your ideas with me and I will work to accommodate. If desired, I can make alterations on up to ten photos. Examples of alterations are limited resizing, changing the color palette or other image fundamentals, or conversion to/from black/white; options may be limited by the particulars of the image. Additional rework is negotiable. The fee is $225.


SENIOR:

Senior photo shoots include up to four hours total of consultation, shoot time, and travel time.  The locations can be a mix of studio and "on location" shoots; props and wardrobe changes encouraged! 

You will receive a digital proof sheet from which you can select your final images (up to twenty total).  Basic editing and retouching are included in the package price. 

The final images will be in your private gallery on this site.  You will be able to download them (for free), order prints, or both.  The fee is $400.


SOLO/FAMILY:

My typical rate is $100/hour plus a $75 setup fee (for shoots in my home studio).  Most sessions run ninety minutes to two hours.  There may be additional charges related to specialty equipment or location rental, depending on the request. 

You will receive a digital proof sheet from which you can select your final images (seven for an hour shoot, eleven for a ninety minute shoot, fifteen for a two hour shoot).  Basic editing and retouching are included in the package price. 

The final images will be in your private gallery on this site.  You will be able to download them (for free), order prints, or both.


VIDEO

Do you need another cameraman for your concert or other project? Or a roving cameraman and a static camera? I am happy to shoot B-roll footage for you! (Sorry, editing is not one of my skills)

I can use my cameras (Sony A7IV) and set to your specs - or use yours.

Typical rates are $100 for an individual song ($50 if I am already shooting pics for you). $200 for the entire set. $50 for extra camera. And $50 for "wash" LED lighting (that can be adjusted to any color you wish).


HOURLY:

My typical rate is $100/hour, door to door.  If the shoot is a studio shoot in my space, there is an additional $75 setup fee.  There may be additional charges related to specialty equipment or location rental, depending on the shot requested.

FAQ

GENERAL ....

Do you shoot baby announcement/boudoir/couples/etc??

I do!  If you have specific needs, please contact me and we can discuss it.  

Do you do highly processed photos?

My usual aim is for slightly "popped" photos, but otherwise natural.  If there is the odd blemish or such, I repair them through the magic of Photoshop. 

If you have a particular look that you want in mind (especially if you have a sample image), I'm happy to see what I can do to accommodate!

I want all my photos to be tinged blue.  Can you do that?

I process images with "natural" tones first.  I can then go in and give you a color palette of your choosing (or black and white).

For example, the images below are:  unfinished, standard, matte, dark, hi-key, and three versions of black and white.  These are just suggestions; if you have a specific global look, let me know!




I have a specific photo I'd like to recreate. How about that?

Please share the image with me. I can see if I can recreate it - or come very close!

I want some source photos for my own artistic work. What about that one?

Oh yeah! I've done that for other artists before. Let me know what you're looking for and what file type you'd like. We can figure it out.

You do everything, it seems!

I aim to please! I do not do weddings at present; it takes a very specific skill set which I don't currently possess.

How do I choose photos?

I will give you access to your proof images via this website. You make your selections and I will either send the finished photos directly (if just a few images) or create a private folder and link you to your finished images.

I'd like prints of my photos. Do you do them?

I partner with a local print company who does an outstanding job on prints. Further, if you want something on metal or canvas or encased in acrylic, there are options for that! Let me know if you'd like to place an order - it's all available through my website!

What format are your downloads in?

They are downloadable as full-size JPGs. Other options are available upon request.

I have specific problem areas (skin, hips, etc). Can you help? Basic retouching is included. I can manage the odd breakout, lighten under the eyes, smooth a tan line. Extensive retouching is available at an additional charge.

I want a really distinctive scene for my pictures - an all white modern room, special lights, etc.  Bet you can't do that, huh?Well, actually, I can mostly!  I'm connected with a company that has spaces for rent in many different styles.  And if you have special lighting in mind (like lightstrips on the floor, for example), I can acquire them!  Additional charges will apply.


FOR BANDS ....

Wow, you’re so cheap! Why are you so cheap?

I have the luxury of a day gig that pays the bills and pays for a nasty lens habit! I also have a strong commitment to the local artist and understand the power of good advertising.

Dude, you know we just made $100 for the five of us from this last gig, right?

I do know, dude! That’s why I offer different levels of pricing – including a free tier designed to help the local artist. You get the flexibility to decide how I can meet your needs – work a few gigs then hire me for the full run, pick a few images and pay a la carte, or pick up some freebies here and there.

How many pictures do I get with Tier Three?

It depends on the length of the show. A thirty-minute set usually produces thirty optimal images. An hour long set usually produces forty or more optimal images. And, all the watermarked photos will be in your folder to download and use as you wish.

What sort of pictures will I get?

I strive to get a variety of shots of all members of the band. I also try to include a couple of full stage shots of everyone, with everyone visible in the shot. I let the images guide me as to the processing; most are color, some are black and white (unless you have specified some particular finish). Some have altered palettes from the original lighting. Some will be intentionally grained and some will be intentionally smoothed. Some will have objects or people removed digitally to enhance the intended subject of that shot. I’ve been told I have a good eye for line and composition. I also am open to your design aesthetic!

I like this picture, but I want to crop it/want it in ecru/no, not tan/need it to be more METAL, etc.

If you’re tier three, you’re golden! Tiers one or two? If you REALLY have an image you’ve got your heart set on, contact me and we’ll see what we can do.

FaceGram/Instabook/Twiddly/etc. cropped off your logo. Is that OK?

No, not really. But I know that there are specific formats that social media accepts. The best thing is always tag me in the photo – if it’s a platform I’m on, I’ll come see you and you get some love to boot!

Can I take your image and alter it? If I can take your metalcore song and make it into Muzak, sure! (Please don’t alter my artwork. Please.)

How do I get nonwatermarked images?

Email me and I will create them for you. I will also include instructions for giving me credit on the intended source material.

The bar we're playing in has one 30-watt bulb to light the stage.  Won't those pix suck?

Well, depends on the look you want.  I have shot in just that sorta bar - the pix were grainy and crunchy feeling (it worked - it was a doom metal band).  But all is not lost!  I have light panels available - in color to boot!  So we can get you and your mates lit up for good images.

So we want to do this thing! What do we do?

Simply contact me and let me know what you’re looking for, your date(s), and what pricing tier interests you. If I’ve already been to one of your shows (you’ll see me. I’m the dude with the camera (grin)), it’s likely you’ll get some images sent to you already!