FAQ’s about our Professional Photography
Below you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about our Professional Photography service:
- What sort of work do you do?
- How much do you charge for professional photography?
- Are there any hidden additional charges?
- Do you just work locally to the North West or are you able to travel around the UK and abroad?
- Can you do post-processing and how is it charged?
- What equipment do you use?
- How many images do I get from a half day or full day shoot?
- How quickly will I get to see the images after the shoot?
- How will my images get delivered?
- Who owns the copyright?
- Do you have any sort of insurance cover?
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.
Please see the rates and charges page.
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.
Yes we can and do. Post-processing is a very broad heading, so we split this into 2 categories. ‘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.
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.
This is very much dependent 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.
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.
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.
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.
Greg Harding Photography has public liability insurance to £2 million and we also have professional indemnity insurance to the value of £250,000.
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