Headshots

PACKAGES AND PRICES

Individual

Sitting fees, 5 full resolution digital files, 5 A4-size mounted prints, online gallery of all images, phone app.

Additional images at $800 (full resolution digital file), 10% off printing costs.

$2,500

Group

Sitting fees, 2 full resolution digital files per person, online gallery of all images at web resolution.

Additional images at $500 (full resolution digital file), 10% off printing costs.

$5000 / hour (after setup time)

Headshots FAQ

What is a Headshot?

Please explain how the packages work.

What is web-res and full-res? What exactly do I get when I 'buy an image'?

How do I get my images, what is the online gallery?

Who owns the copyright to the images?

Headshots FAQ

What is a Headshot?

Headshots are similar to portraits, but are entirely focussed on faces. By keeping the background flat black, white or grey, there are no visual distractions, and the attention of the viewer stays on your face. Traditionally used by actors and models to apply for assignments, headshots are now commonplace in the corporate world and in social media spaces.

Please explain how the packages work.

If you just need a few headshots of yourself (or someone else), you can choose the Individual package and get a set of photos that make you look professional, yet approachable.

Due to the nature of headshots, once the lights are set up, it is just a matter of getting you comfortable in front of the camera, there isn't much to do by way of posing. As such, it's relatively easy to set up once, and shoot several people, one after another. Therefore, it also works out relatively inexpensive. Once the lights are set up, we can shoot about 5 to 10 people per hour.

This makes headshots a good option when you want high-quality professional photos of people and your budget is somewhat tight.

What is web-res and full-res? What exactly do I get when I 'buy an image'?

Web-res, or web resolution, is an image that is optimised for use on the internet. We define that as 1024 pixels on the long side.

Full-res, or full resolution, is the image at its highest resolution, after editing. We define this, as, at least 5000 pixels on the long side.

When you buy an image, you will receive the image as a digital file in full resolution, i.e. at least 5000 pixels in the long side, and you will receive an A4 size, inkjet print of the image, mounted on foam board. You'll love them, they are beautiful!

How do I get my images, what is the online gallery?

I use the internet to deliver images to my clients. Once the shoot, and the first round of edits is over, I will upload the images at web-res to a password protected gallery. You can browse through the photos, choose, and pay for the ones you want, directly on the website. Once you have done that, I'll finalise your chosen photos and upload the full resolution files to your gallery. I'll then also enable (password-protected) downloading of images, so you have complete access to your photos.

At this stage, you will have an online gallery of the images, with your purchased images at full-res and the others at web-res. I can leave the passwords in place, or remove them, if you prefer. I can also turn on commenting and/or social media sharing. Please let me know your choices.

The website will stay online for one year from the date of uploading final images. A month prior to expiry, you will receive an automated email, reminding you of the expiry date. You have the choice of allowing the gallery to go offline, or paying $500 for another year.

Please note that once the gallery is off-line, I have no way to recover it.

Who owns the copyright to the images?

The creator of a work owns the copyright, so from the moment I press the shutter button, I own the copyright to every photograph I take.

When engaged to take photos, I grant my client an exclusive, non-transferrable, perpetual and non-commercial license to use the image(s). Exclusive means I will not grant usage rights to anyone else; non-transferable means the client cannot pass that license to anyone else; perpetual means the client can use the image(s) forever, and non-commercial means they can use the image to promote their product or service, but cannot actually sell the image or license it to a third party. At the same time, I retain those rights myself: so I have the rights to use the image(s) for self promotion, and I cannot sell the images to anyone else.