What goes into a project?
When photographing a project for a client's portfolio, careful planning is crucial to creating a set of images that tell a story that represents your project and brand in the most accurate and stunning way possible. We will have detailed discussions about the project leading up to the day of the photoshoot. It will be a collaborative process where we discuss and exchange ideas on composition, time of day and how the light interacts with each shot. When planning is complete we will have a detailed shot list that includes everything I need to create a beautiful set of images for your portfolio.
What are my rates?
I operate using two basic fees: Creative Fee and Post Production Fee
Creative Fee: This reflects the time and skill it takes to complete the project, including preproduction tasks such as: client meetings, advance site visits, all necessary photographic equipment and other site specific preparations.
Post Production Fee: After the initial shoot, I spend a significant amount of time editing your images to make them perfect. This includes but not limited to: color correction, exposure blending, perspective correction, selective contrast adjustments and preparing the master files for final delivery. It is not unusual for the Post Production work to consume as much time as the on site photography. Post processing also includes storage, digital delivery and archiving of the final images from the photoshoot.
Photographer's Assistant: An experienced assistant will allow me to accomplish more in a single shoot day than I could on my own. From styling to lugging heavy equipment from location to location it allows me to focus on what is really important, the photography!
What is cost sharing?
Sharing the cost of a project is a common and valuable practice. It is very beneficial to consider other parties who might benefit from photographs of your project. The owner, interior designers, architects, consultants, product manufacturers, engineers, etc. I charge a licensing fee for each additional party, then divide the total fee by the number of parties involved, which can lead to huge savings for each client. The savings become greater with each additional party added to the shoot.
licensing & usage
Who owns the rights to the images after a shoot?
All of my images are intellectual property and registered with the copyright office. I retain the copyrights to all of the images I create. Images are licensed to clients for specific use and duration.
Is there a standard license included with my fee?
My standard licensing includes 10 years for the following rights: Editorial, trade show display, corporate collateral, website, social media (photo credit required) and professional competitions.
Can I share the images with others, like subcontractors to use?
Third-party usage is not included with my standard licensing. Others interested in using the images must obtain a appropriate usage license from me in order to avoid infringement.
Can I post the images to social media?
Absolutely! I want your project to get as much exposure as possible. Social media usage is included in my standard license for 10 years. I do require a simple photo credit for all social media posts. @nathanwhitmanphotography