We use a combination of the available natural light and our own artificial light sources to set the scene for the shoot itself. This foundation gives us fine control over the raw images. That’s critical because the final images we deliver are composites of many different shots. By lighting elements in the scene individually, we can assemble a superior selection of images to work from. The post-production work we do leverages techniques which are on the cutting edge. The look we produce has only been possible over the last few years. That’s something which really makes the images we produce stand out.
It would be amazing if we could just toss out numbers like on a menu, but there are just too many variables to give even a ballpark figure without knowing specifics about a job. The good news is that we can give you options during our discussions about your project. There are three major pricing categories associated with a shoot: the actual shoot, the post-production work, and the licensing fees associated with your usage.
As image copyright is retained by the photographer, what you are paying for is a license to utilize images from the shoot in a specific manner. For example, you might be buying a license to create an online business listing, or you could be assembling a brochure—the reach of a given usage scenario is taken into consideration when setting a fee for the licensing. There’s a big difference between images which will see a thousand copies over their lifetime and a shoot which will be duplicated a hundred thousand times or more! It’s worth noting that if you want to use the images for something different, we can discuss new licensing options. Or, for example, if you’d like a specialist business partner to be able to make use of the images, they can license the images from us as well.
We do! Our work incorporates a lot more post-production than many photographers precisely because we have the skills to put together images which are truly jaw-dropping. Taking the raw images is where the process begins, but it all comes together—literally—as we composite images and touch them up. Removing blemishes, color correction, exposure merging, making adjustments to perspective, and manipulating the lighting are all pieces of the puzzle.