What are web-res and full-res? What exactly do I get when I 'buy an image'?
Please explain how the packages work.
What is Andy's Amazing Risk Free Guarantee?
How do I get my images, what is the online gallery?
What is a glamour portrait? Don't you shoot regular portraits?
Why don't you have a Bronze package?
Who owns the copyright to the images?
Web-res, or web resolution, is an image that is optimised for use on the internet. We define that as 800 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, downloadable from your own, password-protected online gallery. You will also receive an 8"x12" print of the image, mounted on sun board, enclosed in an elegant folio box. You'll love them, they are beautiful!
Finally, once you have bought an image, you can print and frame it at sizes up to 24" x 36". These prints are on museum-quality, acid-free, Hahnemühle paper, treated with an anti-UV coating to slow the fading process. They look incredible!
Framed prints of my portraits are the focal point of many of my clients' homes and bedrooms.
Buying a package gives you a discounted price for a bundle of services and products.
For example, consider the Silver package, which includes sitting fees, 5 images, an online gallery and a phone app. If you look at the MRP list, that adds up to Rs.36,500 (sitting fees of Rs.15,000 + 5 images at Rs.4,000 each + gallery and app fees of Rs.1.500).
So you are getting a Rs.36,500 value for Rs.20,000.
Now, let's say after reviewing the images, you realise that there are two more images you want, so you want seven images, not five. Without a package, you'd have to pay Rs.12,000 (Rs.6,000 each) for those two additional images. But because you purchased a Silver package, you get them at Rs.4,000 each, so you would pay only Rs.8,000 extra. The deals get better, with each level of package!
If you find you want five or more images over the number of images in your package, it makes more sense to upgrade to the next package.
I know you will be delighted with your images. If (and in 15 years, this has never happened), you don't like any of your photographs, you pay nothing. No questions asked. I'll upload your gallery anyway, so you can share the images with your friends and family. If you change your mind later, and want to buy some images, you can do that directly from your gallery. It'll be online for a year.
I use the internet to deliver images to my clients. Once the shoot is over, and you have paid for your package, I will upload all the images (including the ones you did not buy), to a password-protected online gallery. The images you bought will be downloadable at full resolution through use of a PIN. The entire gallery will be downloadable at web resolution.
The galleries support online shopping, so if you'd like to buy high quality prints (framed or unframed), in sizes up to 24" x 36", there are options for that.
Thereafter, 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 Rs.1,500 for another year.
Please note that once the gallery is off-line, I have no way to recover it.
Glamour portraits are regular portraits but we use make-up, lighting, direction and post processing, in the same way one would when shooting a model for a magazine cover. The images are aspirational and stunning! In the words of one of my clients, glamour portraiture is about "making moms into models".
Of course, I shoot regular portraits too. Before your shoot, we'll have a conversation about what you're looking for and how you would like to be photographed.
The Bronze package, is essentially a sitting fee of Rs.15,000. As sitting fees are currently waived, there was no need for this slab.
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.
© Randhir Andy Malhan, 2018. All rights reserved. The stuff (images, text, design etc) on this website is not free to use, without requesting and receiving permission. Be nice. Ask first. You may be surprised. Or you may not, but ask anyway :)
This website serves as an introduction to me and my work, mostly for potential clients to decide whether they want to hire me. Neither I, nor you, owe one another anything just because I put a website up, and you looked at it.