FAQ’s about our Professional Photography
What sort of work do you do? – We specialise in commercial photography for the Science, Healthcare, Education and Construction sectors. However, our professional photographers are regularly asked to cover projects in commercial, industrial, corporate and architectural photography. Please note: we are not wedding photographers.
How much do you charge for professional photography? – Please see the rates and charges page.
Are there any hidden additional charges? – Based on the brief from the client, we are 100% confident that the quote provided will reflect the final cost. However should additional services and/or images be requested which will significantly alter the supplied quote, we will advise you of the changes before proceeding.
Do you just work locally to the North West or are you able to travel around the UK and abroad? – Our professional photographers are willing and able to work where ever your work is. We’ve had projects up and down the UK, so if you’re willing to pay for travel we’ll handle your project.
Can you do post-processing and how is it charged? – Yes we can and do. Post-processing is a very broad heading, so we split this into 2 catergories. ‘Basic’ post-processing (levels, exposure and colour adjustments, sharpening etc), this is included into all quotes as standard. ’Advanced’ manipulation consists of the removal or inclusion of major parts of the image, skies, doors, people, etc. This can be very time consuming and so each image is discussed with the client and costed separately to the original estimate. This way the client can control the amount of manipulation and keep a handle on costs.
What equipment do you use? – For our professional photography, We use a range of professional digital equipment chosen to suit the projects specifications, we only ever use the highest quality lenses. Camera equipment is only a small part of the capture process and unless the correct lighting is used the result can still be disappointing, so we use a mixture of professional portable studio lighting (all of which is PAT tested) and available ambient light.
How many images do I get from a half day or full day shoot? – This is very much dependant on the complexity of the job, co-operation on the shoot and distance between the various areas that we’re asked to work in. Generally speaking we can provide between 20-30 images on a half day shoot and between 50-60 on a full day shoot. We’ll give you a better idea of how many images are possible on your shoot after discussing the brief with you.
How quickly will I get to see the images after the shoot? – A ‘raw’ web proofing gallery is sent through to you within 2 days of the shoot. A rush service can be provided, but comes with an additional service charge.
How will my images get delivered? – After shooting your project, the images will be uploaded to a bespoke password-protected web proofing gallery. At this stage you can feedback any comments or alterations that you’d like to happen to any of the images prior to the project completion. After the enhancements have been completed, your images can be provided via electronic download, FTP, CD or DVD. We can email the images, but at full resolution the images are usually too big to go through most email clients.
Who owns the copyright? – Greg Harding Photography always retains the copyright of all the images, but provides a client tailored license granting specific use of the images supplied. This license does not allow any images to be used by/or passed on to third parties unless otherwise agreed with Greg Harding Photography.
Do you have any sort of insurance cover? – Greg Harding Photography has public liability insurance to £2 million and we also have professional indemnity insurance to the value of £250,000.
More about Greg Harding Professional Photography
If you have any questions that we did not answer, please feel free to contact us. If you are interested in the type of projects that we’ve completed, view our online professional photography gallery.