FAQs

Where are you located?

I am currently work between Central Scotland and Northern Italy, but I’m available for commissions worldwide.

How much do you charge?

I calculate my fees based on time and skills required, usage of the final images, amount of post processing needed, and expenses/preproduction (advance site visits, other site preparation, ..).

Creative Fee: This component reflects the time and skill it takes to complete the project, including preproduction tasks. It also includes standard editing and a 2yr standard licensing rights (Website, Social Media (photo credit required), Editorial, Professional Competitions, Trade Magazines, Trade Show Display, Corporate Collateral).

Post Production Fee: Some images require expert retouching session to achieve the wished results, sometimes taking as long as as the photo shoot itself. I will advise whether this is necessary and propose solutions.

Licensing Fee: Where additional usage is required, additional licencing fees are charged to add or extend the included standard licence.

I prefer to tailor a quote to you and offer different solutions so I can give you the best value for your budget. I price on results, not hourly rates. I quote flexible bespoke packages where extra images are available at a very small fee, meaning you are free to expand your order to your needs and budget and that the more images you will like, the less you’ll spend.

You might also want to share the cost of a project with other parties who will benefit from it.

What is the process of commissioning you?

I have a streamlined process to make this as easy and time effective as possible.

The first half of the process is free! (and saves you time and money later…)



CONSULTATION

EMAIL CONFIRMATION

- let’s go! -

IMAGES SELECTIOn

DELIVERY


Get in touch by phone (+447495547295), email (info@sc-photographer.co.uk) or using the contact form. The more information you can give me at this first point of contact, the swifter I can advice, avoiding back and forth. Take the answer to the previous question as guide for the information I need (how many images to start with? where are they going to be used? any examples of similar work for style and mood? where are you located? also: when can we meet or talk?).

I offer free consultation to make sure everything is being performed to your standards and limitations and match your brand image and message. The best thing is to meet in person: If you can, we will arrange to meet. I value your time so you can trust I will be there and on time. If for any reason out of my control I can’t make it to the meeting, I will contact you immediately.

During your free consultation we will discuss your brand, your requirements, your wishes and limitations. I’ll listen and propose ideas.

I’ll then send you an email to confirm all details with a quotes. At this point you can take all the information and go somewhere else. However, If you give me a shot, you can be sure I’ll deliver and take your brand to the next level.


WhO OWNS THE IMAGES AFTER THE SHOOT?

Just like purchasing software, where you essentially buy a licence to use it on a specific computer (example: You don’t actually “own” Microsoft Office, and cannot install it on your friend’s machines), I typically issue licensing to use my images. This means I retain the copyright of all images I create, and any use outside what agreed in the licence or person interested in using the images will require an additional licence. This is where sharing the cost of a project will produce savings, as the total consisting of all fees get split between all, translating into great savings.

The standard licence included in my creative fee can be extended and added to.

HOW CAN I LICenSE IMAGES THAT YOU TOOK FOR ANOTHER CLIENT?

Just email me with details about what images you are requesting and usage required and I will respond attaching an invoice and then send a link to download the images.

What ARE YOUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS?

You can find my terms and conditions here.


What HAPPENS IF I’M NOT HAPPY WITH MY IMAGES?

If you feel I haven’t met the standards set during our consultation, you know you can talk to me freely and that I will do all I can to repair. Since I price on results, I’ll make sure I have satisfied all the agreed requirements and, because I don’t ask for full payment in advance, you won’t have to worry about having to chase a refund. You can be sure I will be responsive and respect your time.