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Chris Paulis Photography
About this pro
Chris arrived right at "golden hour" and spent several hours working with me to get just the right shots that will absolutely sell my house. Some photographers "over photoshop" the pix and distort the reality of the house... Chris gave my home the warmth and perfect proportion needed to make the house feel like a home... and not a builders model! My Paulis photos are getting 200 views a day on Zillow! Thanks Chris!May 17, 2018Verified
Chris is a true artist and exemplary professional. The architectural photographs that he captured and created for our small contribution at Bowie State University have left us speechless. We only dared to dream of the images that we wanted – he delivered them and much more. We will retain him again – if he's willing – for our next project in the DC area. If you need a photographer, I cannot think of anyone that I could recommend to you as highly as Mr. Paulis. It has been a great experience. PHJun 29, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?For product photography pricing, visit mdproductphotography.com. I can also send you pricing sheets for commercial photography and professional head shots.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I get to know my clients and their photography needs and goals through a phone or face-to-face conference. To understand clients' needs in product photography, I ask them to begin by jotting some responses in a questionnaire so that I advise them effectively and give them an accurate estimate of what their project should cost. For some jobs a face-to-face meeting is important to help me understand the requirements of the project. We require a 50% deposit to book services, with the balance of the contract due on the date of the photography.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?This is a high priority with me! As a member of Professional Photographers of America and the Maryland Professional Photographers of America, I participate as a learner and a teacher on a monthly basis, attend seminars at yearly state and national conventions, and participate in photographic competition at the state, district, and international levels six times per year. In competitions, trained panels of judges score prints against 12 standards of excellence and provide critiques. In January 2017 I received the degrees, Photographic Craftsman and Master of Photography from Professional Photographers of America. Both of these are the result of continuing education, juried competition, and service to the profession. Currently I am more than halfway to earning my Master Artist degree, which reflects expertise in post-processing work in Photoshop and other tools. Continuing education is required, also, to maintain my Certified Professional Photographer credential. I must provide evidence of a certain number of CEUs every three years in order to renew. Additionally, I serve as CPP Liaison for Maryland, mentoring and teaching other photographers who are seeking to earn certification. Finally, I am working toward earning the Master Artist degree. This degree awarded by Professional Photographers of America is granted to photographers who amass 13 merits from Master Artist competition in the yearly International Photographic Competition (IPC). Participants may enter up to 4 images yearly, which are then judged by at least 1 panel of 5 expert judges on a 100-point scale. Those determined to be at least "of exhibition quality" receive a score of 80-84 and earn 1 merit. Entries deemed to be excellent or superior receive a score from 85-94 and are judged a second time for potential placement in the prestigious Loan Collection (called "the best of the best" and published in a yearly volume). Finally, entries receiving a score of 95 or higher are automatically placed in the Loan Collection. As of August 2017, after my second year participating in the Master Artist division of IPC, I have earned 5 merits toward the Master Artist degree; and this year I saw my first Master Artist entry awarded to the Loan Collection. To merit in Master Artist, entries must do well on all 12 of criteria defining excellent photography, but they must also reflect a high level of difficulty in post-processing. Master Artist entries include digital painting, photographic compositing, and photographic restoration.