pricing

How to book

  • 1. Contact me (EMAIL: TEAM [followed by @-symbol] DENALImultimedia.com) and tell me WHAT you need, WHERE, and WHEN.Please be as specific as possible. I prefer that you email me the details so I can put a thought into it before I get back to you. Phone calls are fine as well, but often I am in the middle of a project or on-location and can’t take notes or discuss details on-the-fly.
  • Once I know enough about your project I’ll give you an estimate AND we’ll discuss the details of your project and a possible schedule. I’ll send you some paperwork, called Service Agreement, which is basically the work order and details the project scope & schedule and the terms.
  • 2. You sign the agreement (either via instant electronic signature or paper) AND yo make a down payment which confirms/reserves the photo/video shoot date/time
  • 3. Rest-payment is due at the time of the photo/video shoot or earlier (as outlined in the paperwork)
  • 4. Delivery of the ready-to-use, post-processed photos / video in accordance with the agreed turn-around timeframe

Note: Pricing and conditions are subject to change – please verify and confirm with me before booking. E&OE.

Included in pricing

  • General pre-project consultation (phone or email: clarifying your goals, specifics, quantities, project in general, etc.). Not included (and considered an extra service) is a detailed, in-depth discussion of project details, e.g. discussing punch lists, planning, and meetings.
  • Full usage rights license for client, after payment is received in full. Service agreement will detail that topic.
  • ‘Cloud’ delivery
  • Local Travel costs included up to 30 miles round-trip; more details further below on this page.

=> Included in photo shoot projects

  • Resizing images according to your needs (hi-res, web use (default sizes) or as described in the contract / agreement)
  • Photo editing (post-processing ‘Level-1′, see definition at the end of this page): images will be photoshopped to ENHANCE the appeal

=> Included in video projects

That varies and depends so much on the type of the project. I’ll tell you once you contact me regarding an estimate.

PHOTOGRAPHY package pricing for REAL ESTATE projects

Projects for REAL ESTATE / STAGING / INTERIOR DESIGN / EXTERIOR DESIGN & LANDSCAPE / BUILDERS / ARCHITECTS and comparable projects

For general further info on those type of project please see also:
Real-Estate Photography, Staging, Interior Design, Builders, and Architects

PHOTOGRAPHY package pricing for PETS, HORSES projects

PETS, HORSES, and others $220.oo for an up to 90-minutes session

I am an animal lover and want to offer this discounted rate. We meet either at your place or a park or open space, wherever your pet feels comfortable.

 

  • All images that turn out well, actual # of img is depending on “cooperation” of pet
  • Note: photographer cannot influence pet’s posing too much and that certain desired poses might not happen in the allocated time-frame. Most pets do what they want during a photo session but that creates wonderful natural scenes and photos.
  • 1 to 3 pets plus owner, if desired

all other projects: PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION pricing

Session $220.oo per session hour; min. 1.o hour; THEN in 30 min increments;

HALF-DAY (4 hrs): $800.oo

FULL-DAY (8 hrs): $1600.oo

Multi-Day / custom assignments incl. travel: please inquire.

Night Work hours are defined as: between 7pm and 6am;
a surcharge (30% per hour) will be applied and reflected in my quote.

The SESSION PRICING MODEL covers all types of projects that are not available as PACKAGE PRICING projects.

E.g. ARCHITECTURE SESSIONS, COMMERCIAL, EDITORIAL, and that kind of projects.

Session hour pricing shall not be confused with Hourly Rate: a session is not only about the time needed to take photos. Sessions are comprised of multiple tasks e.g. pre-production tasks, taking photos, staging, post-production tasks, equipment set-up / breakdown, admin, etc… A session hour typically results in several work hours.

  • includes PHOTOSHOPPING / POST-PROCESSING level-1 which is fine-tuning / enhancing the photo (see definition* further below on this page)
  • Photographer selects (if available according to shot list) the images for post-processing and client presentation. Please note that the actual # of images varies.
  • Client must state clearly IF there is a specific # of photos REQUIRED as outcome
  • Client must provide a shooting task/punch list IF certain scenes are a must-have. Such requirement list is in generell a good idea and standard for larger, complex projects. Key word: create a shot list
  • Client must state if NDA’s are required
  • uploading to a cloud service in order to allow client online access / download

*Definition Post-Processing

  • level-1 post-processing (a.k.a. standard): enhancing the photo for a better appeal: color & contrast, perspective correction etc. That is NOT retouching in the sense of a.k.a. modifying, changing, removing objects etc..
  • level-2 post-processing (a.k.a. advanced): improving and modifying reality, emphasizing, retouching, effects, etc.

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEO pricing

Please find some information here: AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY + VIDEO or contact me with your project details and I’ll get back to you.

VIDEO pricing

Please find some information here VIDEO work or contact me with your project details and I’ll get back to you.

OTHER SERVICES

Costs of OTHER TASKS & SERVICES

  • RETOUCHING: e.g. removing objects, smoothing skin, sharpening, improving [costs vary and depend on tasks; starting at $95 / per task.]… See Photo Enhancing and Retouching
  • Photo Restoration / Repair: [costs vary and depend on tasks; starting at $95 / per task.] … See Photo Restoration
  • Panorama images [add $45 per scene]
  • Twilight (dusk/dawn shoots) for Real Estate: see Real Estate Package Pricing further up
  • Twilight (dusk/dawn shoots) for Architectural photo shoots OR other objects / subjects: please inquire.
  • Hourly rate in general: depending on task type: $95.oo – $120.oo. Calculated / billed in 30-minutes increments. Note: ‘session’ pricing is something different because sessions are comprised of multiple tasks e.g. taking photos, post-processing tasks, set-up, admin, etc.
  • STUDIO Still images for PRODUCTS: either session pricing or per image pricing ($50 set-up plus $15 to $30/image, depending on difficulty of object: e.g. reflection issues)
  • On-Demand Training / Lessons / 1:1 training sessions (e.g. Photography, Camera settings, Organizing Photos, Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom software, Video editing, Color Correction, etc. OR… your specific topic of interest): $95.oo/hr;  Packages: book 5 hrs and receive a 15% discount. Please inquire.
  • Photo slide show: delivered as a video file. [Note: duration is roughly ca. 1 min per 15 images]
    up to 30 images: $95.oo; then $2.50/photo. 1 Text Title Overlay included — more titles are an add-on and costs depend on details.
  • Complex Photo/video slide-show (movie): delivered as a video file. E.g. telling someone’s ‘Story of Life’ with a rich mix of still photos and may be video sequences. Costs depend on material and length of resulting video. Sometimes a personal meeting is required, but often not. For a free quote, please write me an email with details like ‘how much material you have; what type of material; do you have music?; or do you have a story written down?’
  • Music overlay for videos: $ 15.oo extra / per title or song (royalty free music of our choice OR YOUR music);
    you can deliver own music but you must confirm in writing that it is your sole responsibility to research and obtain licenses if necessary and that you are allowed to use the music – however, we do not verify that.
  • Prints, Canvas Prints, Framed Prints: please inquire
  • Editorial Assignments: Per Day Rates or Project Pricing — please inquire

pricing in general

TURN-AROUND TIME for photography

Standard delivery is within 2-5 days; usually it takes 48 hrs but it’s not guaranteed, see below:

2 Day Definition: earliest delivery within 48 hrs after photo shoot ends but weekends and holidays may increase the processing time) —

The following options are rush-delivery options you may choose:

included
Same Day
(Note: not always possible, please inquire)
+ $120.oo
guaranteed Next Day (24 hrs after photo shoot ends)
(Note: not always possible, please inquire)
+ $75.oo
guaranteed within 48 hrs after photo shoot ends, even if weekends follow the date of the photo shoot.
(Note: not always possible, please inquire)
+ $50.oo

TURN-AROUND TIME for video projects

Depends on the type of project.

Full production project: requires a booking well in advance because there’s more planning and pre-tasks involved. Actual turn-around time is dependent on the complexity of the project, but it will be 7 business days+.

Other projects: Standard turn-around time is 3-5 business days but can be longer, depending on the project scope.

Once I know what your project is about, I can estimate the actual turn-around time.

DELIVERY MEDIA

Cloud delivery / DOWNLOAD: included / free
USB Flash Drive delivery: $25.oo / per USB stick
DVD delivery: not available

MAILING fees

If your project requires to mail items (either return material you had sent to me or delivery of items to you) the costs for mailing with your preferred mail carrier will be added to your project price.

We prefer that you do not mail originals to us but if so, that they are insured and you acknowledge the risks. If you are located in the local area, a drop-off would be best. Same for returning originals, a pick-up would be preferred.

LOCAL TRAVEL

  • TRAVEL: up to 30 mi drive round-trip included; beyond that [add $1.oo per mile of round-trip]
  • Long distance travel: upon agreement / actual costs etc.

further booking info

The following is not the actual agreement and should be seen as an excerpt and as an example to get a pre-information on relevant topics. The following is not a legal contract or photography agreement. The actual agreement may have different clauses and verbiage.

DOWNPAYMENT

A down payment is required to reserve photographer’s time for performing the described service and/or the dates and times of the photo-shooting.

  • photography: 25% or more down-payment (but at least $50.oo) will be required at the time of booking. Only after receiving the down-payment the appointment date/time is reserved & confirmed.
  • video projects: 25% or more down-payment (but at least $200.oo) will be required at the time of booking. Only after receiving the down-payment the production date/time is reserved & confirmed. Further payments will be required before starting pre-production, production, post-production, and other possible phases (==payment schedule).
  • Down-Payment / payments can be made via PAYPAL OR by phone with a CC OR by CC payment of a PAYPAL invoice  / Square invoice OR by Check (if time allows for it)
  • Rest-Payment for photo shooting is expected at time of the photo shooting or earlier. Cash or Check accepted.
  • Rest-Payment and a possible payment schedule in general varies for other project types. A payment schedule will be outlined in your estimate.

CANCELLATION / RE-SCHEDULING

  • RESCHEDULING for local appointments not farther away than 1hr by car: client must notify photographer and re-schedule at least 2 hrs before the appointment date/time — otherwise a cancellation fee / no-show fee as stated in the agreement will be charged. New appointment must be within 4 weeks. Re-scheduling possible 2-times (makes 3 appointments altogether which should be fine). Please note that DENALImultimedia and photographer cannot guarantee availability.
  • RESCHEDULING for non-local work: the agreement will outline the specifics.
  • CANCELLATIONS/ NO-SHOW: a cancellation fee will be charged.
  • CANCELLATIONS in general: cancellation fees may apply and client is responsible for paying partially completed work and costs incurred.

DEFINITIONS POST-PROCESSING LEVELS

  • level-1 post-processing (a.k.a. standard): enhancing the photo for a better appeal: color & contrast, brightness, perspective corrections, etc. No retouching (a.k.a. modifying, changing, removing objects etc.) included.
  • level-2 post-processing (a.k.a. advanced): improving and modifying reality, emphasizing, retouching, effects, etc.

USAGE RIGHTS / USAGE LICENSE

  • After full payment of the Services the photographer assigns a non-exclusive usage license to client:
    For most projects the license will not restrict client regarding where, when, and how the work can be used; unless otherwise agreed on the non-exclusive usage license means that photographer, as the copyright owner, is allowed to use the work result for portfolio reasons and otherwise. See copyright information further below.

OTHER NOTABLE POLICIES & TERMS

  • DELAYS-ON-LOCATION:Client and I agree that cooperation and punctuality are essential to accomplish the goals and wishes of all parties. I also understand that delays can happen and the following provision shall prevent unreasonable delays.
    Photo and video Shooting commences at the scheduled start time and ends at the scheduled end time. In case I arrive at location and cannot start working because of any delays (e.g. no-show of any required individual, object not ready, and any other delay reason) prior or during the photo shooting … a $30 / per 15 min delay fee will be charged. No worries, that is to establish an understanding and framework, and I will always handle that in all fairness and give you 15 min of time to get to the location or getting the set ready before applying such delay fee. As mentioned, the provisions is made to prevent endless waiting. Please always inform me as soon as you learn about a delay because only then we can work out an alternative plan or schedule. If I do not hear from you and / or have no idea about how long the delay will be, I most likely have to abort the session.
  • Copyright / Ownership:
    Photographer, by U.S. law, owns the copyright to photos and videos, creative work and retains ownership to the Intellectual Property.
    Unless otherwise explicitly agreed on DENALImultimedia LLC and photographer can use the completed project and/or preliminary designs/sketches for the purpose of design competitions, photo competitions, portfolios, marketing, social media, future publications on photography / art / design, educational and editorial purposes, and otherwise.
    Client may request a non-disclosure / confidentiality agreement, exclusive usage licenses, or other options that restrict or limit photographer’s usage rights but a surcharge of at least 50% of the project price will apply — certain options may result in higher charges.
    Following some examples for exceptions where such surcharge does not apply even photographer is limited in using the work:
    – Real Estate projects, if client requests to NOT show the property address. Implicitly, we do not disclose property owner names, or any inside knowledge of the project or property other than is anyway revealed in the photos or publicly available. However, all those photos / videos are anyway published by yourself (the client) and we don’t do anything differently, so rest assured, everything else is handled confidentially.
    – Funerals
    – Beauty projects / skin retouching (in case of non-commercial projects)
    – photographing ‘trade secrets’ and security sensitive areas like certain production processes, rooms, installations, etc.: if the surcharge is applicable depends on the project itself and/or the portion of work / photos that cannot be used by photographer. Mostly clients will opt for a full NDA or exclusive rights with no exceptions and therefore the surcharge will come into play. Please inquire and tell me about your project to figure that out.
  • CONFIDENTIALITY / Exclusive rights:
    It is client’s responsibility to clearly state the confidential nature of the project and of all information which client provides. Our photography services agreement further details that topic. On client’s request, an NDA can be added but that fact shall be disclosed before we offer services and compile a quote / proposal / photography services agreement. If an NDA request is made after the photography services agreement (including pricing) has been compiled and/or presented to client it will expire and offered services and pricing have to undergo a revision process. Same is valid for requesting exclusive usage licenses or the intent to buy-out IP.
  • Weather:
    For certain on-location projects please consider to re-schedule the appointment early when the weather is forecasted as too bad. BUT the choice is yours.

That is an overview/excerpt of the some important items of the agreement I will send you over for your in-depth review.