How do you price a job? What’s your assignment day rate?
Since we cater to various genres of photography our process and day rates vary, but generally start at Rs. 50,000/day. Our fee depends upon the creativity in the shoot, the complexity of the shot, usage, production cost and travel.
We need only low resolution images for website. Will you charge less?
Yes, the charges will be less compared to the print ready images, However it majorly depends on the creative effort and the time required for making each image.
Will you give me the RAW files?
For each of our assignments we provide high resolution images (TIF/JPEG) depending on usage, We do not provide unprocessed RAW files as we believe in giving you a finished product.
How about copyright?
Copyright and ownership of images remains with the photographer unless transferred in writing.
Are you a location or studio photographer?
Our own studio in Delhi is fully equipped for all kind of still and video shooting, however when need arises we can set up a studio on a client’s premises. For shoots that require larger setups, We rent space.
Can I have a few samples to keep for my file?
Sure. We are happy to send you a complete promo pack with biography, sample photos. Just contact us.
Can I talk to one of your previous clients?
Absolutely. We’d be happy to supply you with names, addresses and number of clients, with prior permission. You may also visit the testimonial page to see what clients say about our services.
Can you recommend designers or other graphic professionals?
Yes, We work with designers, writers, printers and other suppliers that could help with your project. We’d be happy to recommend some.
Do I have to be there to direct you on the shoot?
We certainly welcome and encourage your participation on the shoot. We’d prefer you were there, but if that’s not possible, We’ll simply get all the information required beforehand and handle the shoot ourself. We often work that way for clients scattered across the country and around the world.
What kind of process do you follow?
We adhere to ASMP Code of Ethics which provides professional guidelines for members as they deal with colleagues, subjects and clients. The Code describes the responsibilities of working photographers to their profession as well as to the individuals they work for and with.
Responsibility to Colleagues and the Profession: 1. Maintain a high quality of service and a reputation for honesty and fairness. 2. Oppose censorship and protect the copyrights and moral rights of other creators. 3. Foster fair competition based on professional qualification and merit. 4. Never deliberately exaggerate one’s qualifications, nor misrepresent the authorship of work presented in self-promotion. 5. Never engage in malicious or deliberately inaccurate criticism of the reputation or work of another photographer. 6. Never offer or accept bribes, kickbacks or other improper inducements. 7. Never conspire with others to fix prices, organize in illegal boycotts, or engage in other unfair competitive practices. 8. Donate time for the betterment of the profession and to advise other photographers.
Responsibility to Subjects: 9. Respect the privacy and property rights of one’s subjects. 10. Never use deceit in obtaining model or property releases.
Responsibility to Clients: 11. Conduct oneself in a professional manner and represent a client’s best interests within the limits of one’s professional resonsibilities. 12. Protect a client’s confidential information. Assistants should likewise maintain confidentiality of the photographer’s proprietary information. 13. Accurately represent to clients the existence of model and property releases for photographs. 14. Stipulate a fair and reasonable value for lost or damaged photographs. 15. Use written contracts and delivery memos with a client, stock agency or assignment representative. 16. Give due consideration to the client’s interests before licensing subsequent uses. 17. Do not manipulate images for use in a journalistic context in a manner that can mislead viewers or misrepresent subjects.