Peter Billard Photographer | Everything Else You Need to Know
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Everything Else You Need to Know

INTRO

It’s my job to make you look good. I aim to give clients an exemplary portrait experience through better technique, good people skills, and a love of my craft. An experienced and understanding practitioner can make all the difference in achieving a successful outcome.

PRICING

Studio headshot ………. $265.00

The essential single headshot arrangement, includes proofs, one selected shot from the session, plus prepped and emailed final version.

Location headshot …….. $295.00

Similar to above, location to be determined beforehand.

Additional poses, set ups, or arrangements, when requested and added at the same time to the above, are $125.00 per extra concept.

Multiple people, same session, in back to back shooting:

1 person, one pose each: …….. $265.00

2 people, one pose each: …….. $375.00

3 people, one pose each: …….. $455.00

4 people, one pose each: …….. $535.00

5 people, one pose each: …….. $615.00

6 people, one pose each: …….. $695.00

Includes proof sheet & 1 prepped shot of each person.

Group photo (add to above amounts), when done same time as the individual shots …….. $125.00

Group photo, when done apart from

individual shots …….. $325.00

State Sales Tax 6.35% added to all totals unless exempt.

TYPICAL WORKFLOW

The studio is set up before you arrive, or if location shooting, I arrive early to set up. Discuss what we aim to accomplish. Once you do a last minute check, we can get right to it. Shoot an initial batch. Review them together on the back of the camera. Keep the good ones, delete the not-so-good ones. Make tweaks to hair, outfit, or lighting if necessary. Shoot additional batches of shots & review until we’re both satisfied we have enough good shots from which to choose. Call it a wrap when we have enough. Typically takes 20 to 30 minutes of your time.

CUSTOM PROJECTS

A concept, description, or a plan is used as a starting practical and creative guide. You can bring them to me, or we can thrash them out together. While following the plan, we always leave open unexpected occurrences that can lead to good photos as well. A custom quote is provided beforehand.

LIGHTING, SETTING, & BACKGROUND

Lighting can make or break a photo; I use it to complement faces and emphasize expressiveness. Studio lighting, ambient light, outdoor lighting, mixed sources, gels, reflectors, and more, are all considered for their ability to create great shots.

Basic studio backgrounds and lighting emphasize the person and never upstage them. Locations have their own background or setting. Best to consult about the logistics of location shooting in advance.

PHOTOSHOP PREP

Normal prep treatment includes removing stray hair, softening lines, taking out temporary blemishes, and so forth–included on one selected image in above prices.

Extensive or custom Photoshop work, such as significant moving and combining different picture elements–starting at $85.00 and up. A quote is given promptly once further details and requirements are known. Custom projects must be evaluated and quoted before accepting them.

WHAT’S PROVIDED TO YOU

An emailed proof sheet is sent to you a day after the shoot. Once you select the shot you want to go with, the final prepped image is sent to you within 1 or 2 days. Includes 6 jpeg files of the selected photo in several sizes or resolutions, both color and B&W.

 

Additional images from the same session are always available to order, either at that time or in the future, at $65 prep charge per additional image.

 

All photos are annotated and archived for future access and retrieval. If you need your photos replaced, they’ll be resent to you up to two years at no charge.

TURNAROUND TIME

For normal jobs the proof sheet is emailed one day later. Once you get back to me with your selected shot, 1 to 2 days to prep and send the final set of jpegs to you.

Got a specific deadline?–let me know and I’ll help accommodate your need.

PURPOSE AND USE

Where will the photo appear? Who will see it? How do you plan to use it? Knowing your intended use will help determine how we proceed, plan, and succeed in meeting that purpose.

FLAVOR, STYLE, FASHION, VOGUE

There are many styles to consider: casual, distinguished, meditative, outgoing, pensive, chic, jovial, reserved, enigmatic, mellow, classy, artsy, demure, expressive, animated, cool, effervescent, elegant, heroic, nonchalant, outgoing, and more. Style can also be influenced by the personality and character of the person, as well as the purpose of the portrait.

CORPORATE GUIDELINES

If your company has guidelines, send them to me ahead of time and we’ll match your photo to them. If there are none, you may want to look at what your colleagues are doing and what’s appropriate for your position and purpose.

PRE-SESSION CONSIDERATIONS

Are you due for a visit to the hair salon before your portrait? Tell me if you have particular likes or dislikes from previous photos; they can help steer us in the right direction.

MAKEUP, HAIR, STYLING

You are welcome to bring your own hair and makeup people to do their work at the studio before the shoot. Optionally, I also recommend a particular salon owner who comes to my studio and does outstanding makeup and ‘lite’ hair arranging. If interested, ask me about her.

OUTFIT & ACCESSORIES

When thinking about your outfit, consider how your photo will be used and how you want to be perceived. If you have a favorite outfit you think you look really good in, then wear it. If you think you look good, you will look good.

You’re welcome to bring 2-3 different tops for the basic headshot and we can decide once here which looks the best.

COPYRIGHT

I grant to you generous copyright use: website, online, social media, publication, display, PR, marketing, and advertising. You do not need to return and pay for additional © uses. On request, I will promptly email to you a PDF copyright permission letter.