Month: June 2018

June 5, 2018 / / Blog

7 – License to use the images And finally, the one no-one considers. When you commission a photographer, you are paying for them to create images, edit them and a license for you to use them in your business. You don’t own the images – the photographer retains the copyright unless otherwise agreed. It’s a bit like commissioning a musician to write music. Paul McCartney wrote “live and let die” for a bond film. We assume he was paid for it, and that he still gets royalties from it being…

June 4, 2018 / / Landscapes

Gone are the old days…  Stitching panoramic photos used to be a pain. you’d have to do all kinds of prep on each photo in LIGHTROOM first, then export them as high res files, then create a stack in PHOTOSHOP and merge them…. and it’d probably go wrong at some stage! The panoramic world has moved on Happily, this has all moved on and you can stitch photos in seconds using LIGHTROOM and no other program.  If you start off with 2 photos like these:- TOP PART OF PANORAMIC BOTTOM…

June 3, 2018 / / Blog

6 – Time to edit the images This is just as important as shoot day, and in many cases, has more influence on the final look of the photos.  The signature of a photographers style is often in the edit. The sort of things we do at this stage are:- Look at every shot and flag the ones which we like – this takes ages on a big shoot! Do a “part edit” on the shots and send you previews to choose from – we part-edit them so they look…

June 2, 2018 / / Blog

5 – Time to take the images So this IS the time we spend with you shooting, the contact time, the time on site – it’s where the magic is started, but by no means complete.  When people ask “what is your day rate”, I assume this is the thing they are expecting to pay for.  On the shoot day, it’s all systems go, you’ll see us:- Setting up lights and tripods if needed Hooking up a laptop Creating the look – so moving lights around, moving people around, adding…

June 1, 2018 / / Blog

4 – A 3rd Party view of your business Following closely from point 3 – business owners are often too close to the wood to see the trees… Getting someone from outside into bounce ideas off is a great experience. We “see” things differently, the yellow stripe on the carpet above actually isn’t that big, but with a photographer’s eye, a 16mm lens and low tripod, we created something which really jumps out of the screen and brochures it’s used in.  In fact, many things you walk past every day…