Surf and Snow Country Images
Hired 76 times
8 years in business
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
There are several considerations when pricing a photography assignment fairly. These are the main factors that I consider: 1) Is it for personal, commercial or editorial use 2) How many people are involve 3) What location will be used 4) How much notice and how quickly are the photos needed 5) How many distinct "looks" are needed 6) Will prints be included or a la carte Once I understand the needs of the job, I can provide a price in advance that you can count on. I can work with most budgets. My focus is on quality images over quantity. As a result, I may spend 30-120 finalizing just one image as I believe it's more important to have one great image versus several good ones. To give my clients the best of both, I do provide proof galleries to view and evaluate the best ones and then I focus on finalizing those selections. This way clients receive the very best and within in their budget.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to have a conversation to better understand my client's expectations for photo session, the style of photography they have in mind, and what the intended use for the images will be. That way, I can plan the session so expectations are at least met and exceeded where possible.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes, I'm actively involved in the Professional Photographers of America associate where I'm pursuing certifications and additional online workshops. I attend other workshops hosted by renowned photographers throughout the year as well. I graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy which has provided a great foundation for the physics and technical aspects and have been a management consultant/project manager for over 20 years which has helped me see and understand client needs and manage many variables for on time, on budget with the highest quality of image delivery.