FAQ's

 

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What type of photographic products can I purchase?

There is a limitless number of photographic products you can purchase in today's digital environment - to list them all would be overwhelming.  To simplify things and I have concentrated on traditional products, such as: mounted prints, fine art (giclée) prints, canvas wrap prints, floating canvas prints, floating laminated prints, laminated standouts and albums.  For a brief description, click here

Do I sign a contract?

YES.  Contracts are an essential part of any business transaction.  An effective contract clearly states the nature of the agreement and shared responsibility of both parties to the agreement.  Think of a contract as a road map - it provides the details and information you need to know before you commit to hiring your photographer, its a vital guide to understanding the depth of any financial transaction.  Without a clearly defined contract, how do you know what is expected of each party and what you are investing in.

Why do I have to sign a model release?

Photographers need to promote their work through their website, social media, print publications and other forms of advertising.  The model release simply states that you acknowledgement that images created by the photographer depicting you or those in your care may be used for promotional or commercial application.

Are you willing to travel?

Yes.  My fees include travel within Windsor and Essex County.  I would be pleased to attend your location beyond Essex County, however addition charges will apply.

How far in advance do I have to book a session?

There is no magic number or date.   I would suggest that once you are comfortable with a particular date you inquire and book as soon as possible.   Session are booked on a first paid basis.   Depending on the time of year, available dates book quickly.

Can I tentatively book a date and time?

Unfortunately tentative bookings are not possible.  Session dates and times are secured upon receiving a signed contract and full payment of the session fee.

What if I need to change the date or time of my booked session? 

There are provisions within the contract to make reasonable adjustments in the date and/or time of a booked session.  For example: sickness, weather, family emergencies. 

What happens if the weather is bad or I am sick?

See above.   As a on-location photographer in Southwestern Ontario the weather can certainly pose a last minute threat on an outdoor photographic session, while less so for anything indoors.  Should inclement weather develop, there are provision in the contract for such an occurrence.   Regarding sickness:  the best pictures occur when everyone (you and me) feel at the top of our game, so the earlier you notify of  a need to change the  date/time due to illness, the better.   Be mindful that last minute changes may result in the session being re-booked further into the future than sooner (due to availability).    

How long after a session will it be before I see the images?

This time frame can vary depending on existing bookings and the related post-production requirements each shoot entails.  I strive to have images processed and available for viewing within 2 weeks.  This is an approximation, with some viewings being earlier or later, again dependent upon other commitments and the time of year.

How large a print do I need?

To best answer this question you need to consider where you intend to display your images.  If an image is to appear on a bedside table, perhaps an 8x10 is sufficient.  However, if an image or collection of images is to be the focal point on a wall, you are most likely going to require prints that start at 11x14, 16x20 or perhaps larger depending on the number and grouping of images.  Think of your images as artwork which typically are larger than 11x14 and selected and displayed to fill or dominate a wall space.  To help visualize how you images might appear,  create a variety of cardboard cutouts for various size prints (ie: 8x10, 11x14, 16x20, 20x30 and larger) and arrange them on the wall in those areas where you are considering displaying your photographs.  The right size(s) for each area should become quite apparent as you will know what's right when you see it.

Can I purchase the digital images?

Yes.  However, as digital files are akin to a film photographer's negatives they therefore carry considerable value which is represented in the price per image.  Digital image files are fully colour corrected and creatively rendered, however, I cannot guarantee that the products you may purchase through a consumer-grade lab will meet the same consistent level of professional quality and workmanship that I am able to provide through my partnership with a professional lab.

What type of equipment do you use?

I use professional-grade Canon cameras, lenses and Speedlite equipment.

Still have questions?

Please contact me with the details of your question.

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