Process & Rates
Starting Our Collaboration
The photography process starts with a conversation. It’s important to me to learn more about the scope of your project, the inspiration behind it, as well as those design and build elements that are most important to you. To arrange a chat, please click here.
Ideally, a scouting visit to the project site is always helpful because it contributes to a more defined shot list. Having this clarity usually makes the photoshoot go more smoothly. It also allows me to get a good sense of where the sun is going to be throughout the day, which helps in planning which photos get captured at certain times of day.
If a scouting visit can’t be arranged, that’s OK, as I always spend a good chunk of time doing a walk-through of the project at the beginning of the photoshoot – hopefully with yourself. Doing this allows me to see the elements you described in our initial conversation. As for sun position, I use an app that calculates its path at a given location and time.
I utilize a per-photo fee model, with a minimum number of photos per shoot. My fee includes photoshoot time, editing time, electronic proof-gallery, appropriate re-sizing and compression of images, storage and very substantial usage rights, as specified in our licensing agreement. Should you wish to use the photographs for any other purpose beyond the specified usage, additional licensing fees will be calculated, based on how the photos will be used.
In my cost-sharing model, I reduce my fee by a third for any photo that is licensed by two or more parties (i.e., the reduced per photo fee is charged to each party selecting the same photo). If only one party selects a given photo, then the standard per photo fee applies for that image.
The benefit of my approach is that it permits parties to pay only for the photos they want. Other cost-sharing models require each party to purchase all photos from the shoot, regardless of whether all photos are desired.