David Oswald Photography

Los Angeles, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

My signature style, a well composed dynamic image with key details and subdued colors, is why my work stands out from other photographers.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love creating art for clients to enjoy. Whether they hang it on a wall, show it in a portfolio to get a job, use it for an ad, or even share it on social media networks.

Location

Los Angeles, CA 90042

Background check

Complete

Years in business

37

Times hired on Thumbtack

1

Reviews

4 Reviews
  • Wen C. Jan 16, 2016
    Headshot Photography
    Verified Review
    Great job! Excellent photography and professional service! Thank you David.
  • Wayne & Pat D. Aug 31, 2015
    My family hired David for my Mom's 90th birthday party celebration. He took several group pictures of about 40 family members and also pictures of individual families. His "touched up" photographs were totally awesome. He brought proofs to our home and he helped us pick which pictures would be the best to cherish. His personality is soft and he is easy to work with. We will hire David again for my Mom's 100th birthday!!
  • Samantha O. Aug 30, 2015
    I really enjoyed my experience! David is a well rounded photographer and I can tell that he takes pride in all of his work. What I liked most about my experience is how comfortable I felt with him in front of the camera. His professionalism in this business makes him easy to work with as well. I definitely look forward to working with him in the future.
  • Mike F. Aug 29, 2015

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
1. Consultation with the client. Usually by phone, to discuss the type of photos the client wants; where the photo session will take place; outfits to wear; and portrait style (fashion, glamour, business, family, etc.). 2. Photo Session. Posing ideas are discussed prior to shooting. On average, between 50 to 100 photos may be taken during the photo shoot depending on the clients needs. 3. Digital Proofs are delivered within 3 - 4 days after the photo session. 4. Client Review. Client may ask for my assistance to help them decide or make suggestions on the best photos. 5. Client Orders. All photos ordered are retouched - printed or delivered on a CD, or uploaded to Dropbox for client downloading. 6. Order completed and delivered to client within 10 days.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My introduction to photography began with a film making class in junior high school. As a sophomore in high school, I had my first still photo class. After graduation, I knew I wanted to specialize in fashion and portrait photography.
What types of customers have you worked with?
My clients are mostly models, actors, business people, and families. I also have clients who hire me for photo retouching and photo restoration.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When looking to hire a professional photographer, make sure they are experienced and knowledgeable in their art. Price should not be a factor. Most photographers offer several packages to choose from and even allow their client to customize a package to fit their budget. Some studios offer payment plans. With today's digital technology, everyone is a photographer. The amateur want-to-be's have diluted the art of photography. It simply comes down to the old adage, "You get what you pay for."
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
In additional to being a problem solving photographer, I'm also my own studio manager. As a studio manager, I am well experienced in customer service. This is why I can offer more to a client than other photographers. Many photographers are inept to serving their clients properly. If a client truly wants to hire my services, but cannot afford to pay a lump sum now, no problem. There are payment plans we can work with to make it more affordable. I have several packages to choose from or my clients may customize a package to fit their budget. My goal is to give my clients art they can enjoy and share with others.