Hiring as a photographer - FAQs
1. What kinds of photography jobs do you take on?
A lot of freelance work I take on is with advertising and marketing agencies. They come across some of my images and ask me to achieve a similar effect or style for an ad/marketing campaign. I also do standard and experimental portraiture work as well as event/wedding coverage. I'm open to all projects and am happy to consider anything ranging from conventional to more experimental commissions.
2. What kinds of events do you cover as an event photographer?
I do event photography for parties, conferences, weddings, and launch/promotional events for individuals, organisations and businesses. Browse the photos in the event photography page for examples of the kinds of events I usually work at.
3. What kinds of portraiture photography do you do?
I do standard head shots and more experimental photos. I'm especially interested in more experimental portraiture photography. See the portraiture photography page and experimental photography page for examples of the style of photos I usually do.
4. How can I license one or more of your existing images?
A lot of my images are already licensed with Getty Images. However, my other images (i.e. those not already licensed with Getty) are available for licensing directly through me. I will need to know (a) what image(s) you wish to license; (b) what their intended use is; and (c) how long you wish to license them for. Knowing (a)-(c) will enable me to determine a price for licensing the image(s). I will then have a licensing agreement drawn up and sent to you along with an invoice. After receiving payment I will then send you a copy of the photo(s) in question along with a payment receipt and copy of the signed license agreement.
5. Do clients need to sign model release forms?
For event photography the answer is no. However, for all other photography jobs the answer is always yes. This is non-negotiable. Model releases will need to be signed after the photographs have been taken (i.e. at the end of the photo shoot).
6. How much do you charge for photography work?
Pricing depends on the nature of the job: how many hours it takes, how many photographs are taken, how much travelling I am required to do, how much work is involved (e.g. if they are experimental photos), and how much post-processing (i.e. photo-editing) is required. So when contacting me please let me know as many details as possible regarding the job in your initial message as that will enable me to give you an accurate estimate. In general my standard rate is £100 p/h excluding travel expenses.