- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
•I do not charge an 'hourly' rate. I treat most jobs as a custom job and price the work based on an estimate of how much time it will take to photograph the items or subjects my client has requested. •A notable exception to this is the real estate listing photography service which is $150 for a 'normal-sized' house. This is my minimum fee for this service and I only provide finished work in '.jpg' format. There may be a travel fee depending on the location of the house. •New clients are expected to pay before final delivery but not before we shoot. I typically invoice when the photos are done and have been uploaded so as soon as you pay you can have the photos. Returning client will have access to the photos as soon as they are done. Invoices are due on receipt. •If your organization has a separate payment policy please submit these terms on your order. We need to know when we are to expect your payment. •Accepted Payment: Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, ACH transfer, Venmo, PayPal, Check, Cash.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been working in the photography, graphics and imaging industry for over 26 years and in that time I have found that experience is everything. •Out of high school I went to film school for two years. I studied photography and produced several student films which I photographed on my own. We were still shooting film back then so the stakes were much higher when making a movie. I also received training in storytelling, film theory and movie history. • I Worked in two separate camera shops as a salesperson. For forty hours a week I was learning about and consulting with customers about thousands of photographic devices including cameras, lenses, lighting equipment, storage equipment, digital photography software, dark room equipment and accessories. •I managed a short run printing press. I am knowledgeable in many aspects of commercial printing. •I was an outside sales representative for a large format graphics company. The company was also a commercial photography lab for wholesale film processing. •When I was working for Norwegian Cruise Lines we worked at least nine hours a day, seven days a week. I was photographing all day under the most strict quality and quantity supervision. It was not unusual for me to shoot a thousand photos in a day. Onboard photographers were expected to perform under a variety of conditions ranging from outdoor and beach locations to crowded dining rooms to posing formals against a studio backdrop. •And then there's the last 16 years... just taking photographs to client specifications every day... for 16 years. You can visit my website at jasonbleecher.com