Do you shoot at a client's location or studio only?
I do both
How do you decide about shooting place?
1. Big objects, like machinery, furniture. Also company staff headshots.
2. High volume photo shoot. I can't give specific numbers of objects, because it depends on the type of product and number of shots per object, as well as the frequency of lighting set up changes during the photo session. Also, time spent on staging the product may vary.
1. Using props. Very often I need to set them up properly in different configurations together according to the client's specs and try different options, multiple shots.
2. Using models presenting the product
3. Type of shot: simple catalogue style shot with white background or hero shot.
What's a hero shot?
It is a general term used by the industry to say it is a shot that trlls the story about presented item. It is a fantastic shot that you're going to use on marketing and your advertising. This is going to be the shot that you keep going back to and you keep referring your clients to. A photographer will take many, many shots throughout a shoot. But, there will be one overriding shot that actually makes your front page.
Do you always include editing in price? Can I get unedited RAW files?
Yes, advanced editing is included.
I always deliver product ready for use. I take full responsibility for the best possible quality of photographs delivered to the customer. Sorry I can't deliver unfinished product.
What's included in advanced editing process?
Advanced operations include: Adjusting levels and curves, colour correction, adjusting perspectives, removing distortion, sharpening/blurring and saturating/desaturating of hand selected areas.
Do you have the props that we can use for the presentation of the product?
I do have some, but with my spectrum of objects (click here) it is practically impossible to keep inventory of all types of different materials that may be used to meet my client's vision of the product presentation
How much is the picture?
It's the most frequent question I hear. This question is so generic, that there is no one answer that will cover all kinds of situations. I'd compare it to the question at the car dealership selling new and used cars: How much are the cars??
They are so many questions that I need to ask to give the client fair quote that I wouln't dare to take any numbers from the air and throw them on my written proposal.