Professional Photography

Prices/Rates

Professional Photography Rates and Prices

Sundowner Studio is proud to offer professional photography of the highest quality at competitive rates.

Terms & Conditions for all Genres
  1. Our payment terms are as follows:
    • 50% deposit to confirm your booking.
    • Balance to be paid prior to the collection of the finished work, unless you are renting the studio, then final payment is to be made before you start your shoot.
    • Any props and products required for the shoot are to be paid for upfront. Our conditions are basically cost + 20% and travel as per quote plus Toll fee’s. An hourly rate of R450.00 per hour will be levied for the time spent acquiring and producing the products and props required.
    • Over time or the next hour. When we go 5-10 minutes into the next hour, it starts the next billable hour.
  2. All work conducted by Sundowner Studio will remain the property of Sundowner Studio until such time as payment in full has been received. All copyright laws will apply.
  3. We reserve the right to use any images that we have photographed, for marketing purposes. Should you wish not to have your images used in our marketing campaigns please raise this at our pre-shoot meeting, and we will discuss this point. All copyright laws of South Africa will be observed, unless negotiated and otherwise agreed in writing.
  4. A booking is only considered a booking when payment has been made and we have confirmed that this is cleared to our bank account. Should the client or clients not arrive for the shoot, the entire deposit will be forfeited. A new deposit will be required to set a new shoot date. Usages charges will be discussed and set at the pre-shoot meeting.
  5. The studio hire is at your own risk (including but not limited to yourself, your equipment, your client/s and their belongings, vehicles etc that are brought on to the property.
  6. Entry to the photographic premises is entirely at your own risk (including but not limited to yourself, your staff, your equipment, belongings, vehicles etc).
  7. We follow the PPSA standard conditions.
  8. Never assume anything, always check first.

 

Term and Conditions That are Genre Specific

Printing, Photoshop Editing, Stretching, Scanning/Copying, Albums, Books, Framing & Associated Fees (Make-up & Styling)
Have you read the section conditions and notes? Check this space continually as we upgrade the conditions with out notice. Never assume anything, always check first.

Corporate, Events & Concert Photography Rates
Have you read the section conditions and notes? Check this space continually as we upgrade the conditions with out notice. Never assume anything, always check first.

Family Portraiture Professional Photography
Have you read the section conditions and notes? Check this space continually as we upgrade the conditions with out notice. Never assume anything, always check first.

Advertising, Food, Aerial & Photojournalism (International Travel Assignments)
Have you read the section conditions and notes? Check this space continually as we upgrade the conditions with out notice. Never assume anything, always check first.

Aerial Professional Photography

  • Please note that we have penalty surcharge clauses for this discipline, which are connected to the quality and stability of aircraft you expect the photographer and assistant to fly in and complete the shoot. These rates will be discussed once we have seen or know what type of aircraft is at our disposal.
  • For example, if you require a photo shoot from a Robbie R44 or lesser aircraft, we will levy a fee of, 200% (Fee doubled during flight) for the photographer and assistant rates. If we are to fly out of a turbine powered helicopter example a Bell 206 the airtime rates will be levied 150%. Should we be in a Bell 407 or better, the rates remain normal at 100%.
  • This is all based on safety and stability of the shoot platform. In a R44 we have to shoot at least two times the amount of images we would need to shoot in the Bell 206 then again you would have to shoot double the amount of images out of the Bell 206 that we would have to shoot out of the Bell 407 or larger aircraft due to platform stability.
  • Another point to bear in mind is that a Bell 407 is twice the speed of a Robinson R44, so in actual fact we could do the same amount of flying in half the time, so when you consider that a R44 would be an hours work, it would be half an hour in a Bell 407, so in fact your charges would be almost the same.
  • Another very important point to remember is, that in these small aircraft (R44) we are unable to have a company representative who is going to determine what final images they require for the project we are all working on. However in the larger aircraft the key people on the project are able to accompany and communicate with the photographer whilst the shoot is ongoing. This is a very important factor in getting it right the first time.
  • The company (Sundowner Studio CC), its members, staff and agents are not responsible for images that do not comply in your mind to the brief that we’ve had to interpret, because your company is trying to save money and hires an aircraft that could not carry the company representative, in the form of your art director all relevant individual.
  • Another important point to keep in the back your mind, is that designing campaigns based on a person’s perception of what it should look like from the air without actually having been in the air generally causes problems. And this is when it pays dividends to have the person who designed the campaign and is responsible for the final product in the aircraft so any last minute changes can be done without misunderstanding , assumptions and conjecture.
  • Please bear in mind that our rates do not include the rental fee of the aircraft or pilot. The rental fees would still be invoiced to you directly. If you prefer that we do the aircraft booking on your behalf ,we levy a booking fee of 10%.
  • All our fees are subject to negotiation based on the type of contract and its longevity, so drop us a line and let’s discuss your requirements.
  • All images that are photographed from the aircraft will require a higher level of Photoshop work depending on a lot of variables, such as positioning of the sun in relation to scheduled flight time, minimum and maximum flight altitudes ,which our dependent on the area we are working over, prevailing weather conditions like clouds and the shadows they cause, dust storms, pollution, smoke from veld fires or industrial fires.
  • This type of shoot needs to be carefully planned and executed well in advance, because if the conditions are unsuitable the pilot might cancel the flight. On the other hand the conditions are perfect at the airfield so we take off and fly from the relevant airfield, and on arrival over the target area that we need to photograph find that the conditions are unfavourable for photography the shoot would need to be cancelled we would need to return to the airfield. The cost of the flight still have to be paid for.
  • We therefore request that a knowledgeable individual be placed on the ground at the target area, so when we are ready to take off and fly to that area they can give us feedback on the weather conditions.
  • Aircraft bookings and weather patterns. This is a very important point and requires planning. You cannot book and aircraft in one or two days with flight clearance and flight planning. Planning for aerial shoots needs to be done at the least two weeks prior to expected flight time. We suggest that one or two alternative dates be pencilled in just in case the weather conditions change and ground the flight. I have seen severe weather conditions come out of nowhere, without warning and ruin shoots at the blink of an eye,
  • I’m talking in a matter of hours. The type of weather that makes the pilot put the helicopter down anyway to avoid flying in those conditions. However these occurrences are rare.
  • Never assume anything, always check first.

Fine Art and Maternity Professional Photography
Have you read the section conditions and notes? Check this space continually as we upgrade the conditions without notice. Never assume anything, always check first.

  • A request from ourselves to you, our clients. When considering fine art and maternity photography please make sure that the loved ones in your life will not be offended. Please be advised unacceptable behaviour towards myself or my staff will not be tolerated in any form or manner and will be dealt with swiftly.

Fashion & Portfolio’s
Have you read the section conditions and notes? Check this space continually as we upgrade the conditions with out notice. Never assume anything, always check first.

Wildlife & the Fine Art Genre
Have you read the section conditions and notes? Check this space continually as we upgrade the conditions with out notice. Never assume anything, always check first.

Studio Rental
Have you read the section conditions and notes? Check this space continually as we upgrade the conditions with out notice.

  • The studio hire is at your own risk (including but not limited to yourself, your equipment, your client/s and their belongings, vehicles etc that are brought on to the property.
  • Entry to the photographic premises is entirely at your own risk (including but not limited to yourself, your staff, your equipment, belongings, vehicles etc).
  • By renting and making payment for the rental of the studio, it is deemed that the photographer, his/her company and all related parties and clients acknowledges that entry to the photographic premises is at his/her own risk, and hereby accepts the terms above and indemnifies Sundowner Studio CC, its member, staff and relations from any liability whatsoever.
  • Leave the studio the way you found it.
  • Treat it as your own home, I’m not asking you to do the washing up, however on the other hand I will not tolerate the studio left looking like a rubbish dump.
  • Do not use anything I have not given you permission to use.
  • If it is not yours do not take it that is a criminal offence, please do not test me.
  • Do not go upstairs unless invited by myself, even if you had been before.
  • Do not go past the elephant head gates, next to the side entrance door of the studio.
  • Please control your children, there are pieces of equipment and machinery that cost a lot, and if knocked over could cause serious injuries.
  • Never assume anything, always check first.
Printing, Photoshop Editing, Stretching, Scanning/Copying, Albums, Books, Framing & Associated Fees

All jobs will be by quote due to the exchange rate affecting our products.
Printing Fees
We have a comprehensive printing service available, with a wide range of media.

Film & Digital Prints
100 x 150mm (Jumbo) By Quote
127 x 170mm (5” x7”) By Quote
200 x 300mm (8” x 12”) By Quote

Quality Epson Printing 1440 x 720dpi

EP Premium Glossy Prints (250gsm)
A4 By Quote
A3 By Quote
A2 By Quote
A1 By Quote
A0 By Quote

 

Epson Premium Lustre Photo Paper (250gsm)
A4 By Quote
A3 By Quote
A2 By Quote
A1 By Quote
A0 By Quote

 

Epson Canvas Matt (375gsm)
Size Print Cost UV Sealer Total
By Quote By Quote By Quote By Quote
By Quote By Quote By Quote By Quote
By Quote By Quote By Quote By Quote
By Quote By Quote By Quote By Quote

Note

  1. Should you require any service or product that does not appear in this section or pricing, please contact our office to verify whether we provide this service or product and request a quote if we do.
  2. Please read our terms and conditions section.
  3. Please use these prices as a guideline. Terms and conditions apply.
  4. Remember, never assume anything, please ask!

Photoshop Editing

Should you have images that require Photoshop editing, whether they are taken by ourselves or another photographer, please give us a call and set up an appointment to chat about your requirements. If the images you wish to have edited have been taken by another photographer and not ourselves, we will need to look at these images in their raw form, or at least what you have been given from the other photographer. Based on our viewing of the images you give us, we will be able to give you an estimate of costs involved.

We have laid out our basic editing fees below to give you a guideline.

Special Creative Work By Quote
Magazine Cover Quality By Quote
Portfolio Quality By Quote
Write Images to CD By Quote
Write Images to DVD By Quote

Note

  1. Should you require any service or product that does not appear in this section or pricing, please contact our office to verify whether we provide this service or product and request a quote if we do.
  2. If you require images larger than A2, you need to inform us as, special settings are required.
  3. Please read our terms and conditions section.
  4. Please use these prices as a guideline. Terms and conditions apply.
  5. Remember, never assume anything, please ask!
  6. Over time or the next hour. When we go 5-10 minutes into the next hour, it starts the next billable hour.

Canvas Stretching
Since we print canvas, it was only logical to have our own canvas stretching facility.

Epson Canvas Matt (375gsm)
Size 50mm Frame 25mm Frame Board Mounted
A5-197x105mm By Quote
A4-210x197mm By Quote By Quote
A3-297x420mm By Quote By Quote
A2-420x594mm By Quote By Quote By Quote
A1-594x840mm By Quote By Quote
A0-840x1188mm By Quote By Quote

Should the size you require vary from the standard sizes above then a quote is to be requested.

Scanning & Copying

Should you require any scanning and copying please do not hesitate to use our facility. The type of scenario that most of our customers usually have is as follows:

  1. They have old images that they want to share with the family and no one has the negatives.
  2. They have antique pictures of family that require copying or scanning.
  3. You have a whole lot of negative’s from back in the day when you used film and wish for them to be digitized, so you can put them on your computer and share them with your family and friends.
  4. You have slides that you wish to have scanned and digitized.
  5. Your company has an image that you wish to have copied and filtered through all the branches nationwide.
  6. There are artists that want their original copied for printing or reference.
  7. Whatever the scenario is, make use of our scanning and copying facility.

Digital RGB Scan
Single cut negative (C41) or slide(E6)(Lab). Check on your timing as this is not a same-day service

35mm 1 Base 1Mb @72ppi By Quote
35mm 4 Base 6Mb @150ppi By Quote
35mm 16 Base 16Mb @300ppi By Quote
120mm 1 Base 1Mb @72ppi By Quote
120mm 4 Base 6Mb @72ppi By Quote
120mm 16 Base 16Mb @300ppi By Quote

We can scan slides or negatives from 35mm to 8” x 10”.

Scans 300ppi RGB or CMYK (Epson V750 or Formatted Recording)

A7 74 x 105mm By Quote
A6 105 x 148mm By Quote
A5 148 x 210mm By Quote
A4 210 x 297mm By Quote
A3 297 x 420mm By Quote
A2 420 x 594mm By Quote
A1 594 x 840mm By Quote
A0 840 x 1188mm By Quote
Larger Than A0 By Quote

Note

  1. When the images are finished, no editing is done to the images except for the very basic, levels, exposure, colour and cropping.
  2. Should you require more elaborate Photoshop editing, this service is available. Please check out the relevant section, “Printing, Photoshop editing, Stretching, Scanning/Copying, Albums, Books, & Framing”
  3. Should you require any service or product that does not appear in this section or pricing, please contact our office to verify whether we provide this service or product and request a quote if we do.
  4. Please read our terms and conditions section.
  5. Please use these prices as a guideline. Terms and conditions apply.
  6. Remember, never assume anything, please ask!

Albums & Books

Should you require a photo album or bound book of selected printed images, please chat to us, as we provide these services.

For those of you that have a fine art or maternity shoot in mind, we have a series of books that we print and bind in our offices so your privacy and anonymity will be intact and protected.

Framing

Having access to a top drawer framing business was only a logical step for us to take in order to offer a well rounded off product.

Due to the complexity of choices in framing for example, you have wood or plastic frames with a myriad of designs in each material time, not to mention all the different colour card combinations and sizes that you need to choose from.

We thought it germane not to provide any prices, but take your work with you to the showroom and let you choose what best suits your environment. The framing facility and showroom are only accessible during normal working hours.

So whether you are hiring us to do your framing only or you are a photographic customer using our framing facility, you won’t be disappointed.

Make-Up & Styling
Our basic contract artists rates are by quote only.

Make-Up Artist – Whatever Quality you Need Half Day By Quote
Full Quote By Quote

Should you require a hair stylist, please call us for a quote, due to the nature of this work costs will vary tremendously.

Notes

  1. You would need to choose between the Recommended and Optional Make-up artist and the Recommended and Optional Stylist. The difference between recommended and optional, is that the recommended artists are already at the top of the trade and are recognized throughout the country, whilst at the optional choices are skilled people who are still building their reputation in the fashion industry of South Africa.
  2. If you have your own Make-up Artist and Stylist, then that’s fine as well.
  3. We do have access to Make-up artists and Fashion Stylists that are starting out, and they are generally a bit cheaper.
  4. Should you require any service or product that does not appear in this section or pricing, please contact our office to verify whether we provide this service or product and request a quote if we do.
  5. Please read our terms and conditions section.
  6. Please use these prices as a guideline. Terms and conditions apply.
  7. Remember, never assume anything, please ask!
Advertising, Food, Aerial, Photo Journalism & International Travel Assignments

These categories of photography cannot have pre-set prices based on the varying complexities involved in each genre, not to mention props, material and additional services. Of course you also have to take into consideration the individual requirements required by different companies and individuals that are involved in each assignment.

Please contact us for a quote, and please remember to provide an exact job requirement, including the desired results and the type of elicited response you wish your final images to achieve.

Basic Pricing Structure Guide
Remember this is a Guide, so Please Call for a Quote.

Personal Fee/Photographers Fee Full Day or Half Day By Quote
Digital Capture Fee By Quote
Pre & Post Production Meetings Per Hour By Quote

Digital Retouching, Post Image Work

Special Creative Work Per Hour By Quote
Front Cover Quality Per Image By Quote
Portfolio Quality Per Image By Quote
Basic Corrections Per Image By Quote

Writing Information to Disc

Write Images to CD By Quote
Write Images to CD By Quote

Studio & Equipment Rates

Equipment Hire Per Day See Studio Rental Section
Lighting Hire Per Day See Studio Rental Section
Studio Hire Per Hour See Studio Rental Section
Studio Hire Half Day See Studio Rental Section
Studio Hire Full Day See Studio Rental Section

Disbursements

Travel Per KM By Quote Depending on Job
Photographic Assistant/Assistants By Quote Depending on Job
OT Travel, Accommodation, Food etc By Quote Depending on Job
Danger fees By Quote Depending on Job
Studio Hire Per Hour See Studio Rental Section
Studio Hire Half Day See Studio Rental Section
Studio Hire Full Day See Studio Rental Section
Sustenance – Meals for Full Day Shoots Per Day/Per Person By Quote Depending on Job

Helicopter Rates
Any differences we are not accountable for, these prices are purely a guide. Please take note of the Terms & Conditions section.

Robbie R44 Pilot +2 (Photographer & Assistant) By Quote Depending on Job
Bell 206 Pilot +4 (Photographer, Assistant & Company Rep) By Quote Depending on Job
Bell 407 Pilot +5 (Photographer, Assistant & Company Reps) By Quote Depending on Job
Danger Fees By Quote Depending on Job
Studio Hire Per Hour See Studio Rental Section
Studio Hire Half Day See Studio Rental Section
Studio Hire Full Day See Studio Rental Section
Sustenance – Meals for Full Day Shoots Per Day, Per person By Quote Depending on Job

Photoshop Editing & Post Image Work
Should you require more elaborate Photoshop editing, or any of the other services available, please check out the relevant section, “Printing, Photoshop editing, Stretching, Scanning / Copying, Albums, Books, Framing & Associated Fees (Make-up and Styling)”

Note

  1. Should you require any service or product that does not appear in this section or pricing, please contact our office to verify whether we provide this service or product and request a quote if we do.
  2. If you require images larger than A2, you need to inform us prior to the shoot, as we will need to shoot with this in mind. Special settings are required.
  3. Please read our terms and conditions section.
  4. Please use these prices as a guideline. Terms and conditions apply.
  5. Remember, never assume anything, please ask!
  6. Over time or the next hour. When we go 5-10 minutes into the next hour, it starts the next billable hour.
Fashion & Portfolio's

You have two options available to you. You can choose either a studio shoot or to do a location shoot. A minimum of 3 wardrobe changes will help you get different looks so that you have a nice range of photos in your portfolio. When you display the photos it will appear as if you had done several shoots. Whichever option you choose please be aware that you are responsible for your own make-up, hair and wardrobe. Should you require the services of a make-up artist and a wardrobe stylist please look at the relevant section in the “Printing, Photoshop editing, Stretching, Scanning / Copying, Albums, Books, Framing & Associated Fees (Make-up and Styling)”. These rates are reasonable for the services they render. However a point to bear in mind, should you decide to use a professional make-up artist and a wardrobe stylist, is that your shoot can no longer take one or two hours. These shoots start at half a day.

Options

  1. You will receive the following:
    • For a one (1) hour shoot 8 edited images
    • For a two (2) hour shoot 15 edited images.
    • For a four (4) hour/Half day shoot 20 images
    • For a eight (8) hour/full day shoot images by quote and agreement.
    • The images will be supplied in high res format. The editing includes a basic skin smooth, removing of spots and converting to sepia, black & white or a filter tone, depending on our pre shoot meeting.
  2. If you’re booking a one or two hours shoot, please plan for the following points.
    • Everyone requiring make-up, must arrive at the studio ready to shoot.
    • All wardrobe changes must be planned and prepared ready to go, last-minute changes and ironing for example will end your shoot in overtime.
    • Should you need props fluffy toys or anything for your shoot, please bring them as we do not keep a stock of toys and props.

If you need albums or coffee table books, please go to the following section, “Printing, Photoshop editing, Stretching, Scanning/Copying, Albums, Books, & Framing”

In Studio
Should you choose to do your shoot in our studio, you can choose from several background options with studio lighting.

1 Hour Shoot R 1950.00
2 Hour Shoot R 2950.00
Half Day Shoot (Approx. 4 Hours) R 5200.00
Full Day Shoot (Approx. 8 Hours) By Quote

On Location
Should you decide to do a location shoot (your home, a venue or the outdoors), we will bring our studio lights to your home or the venue. In the case of the outdoors we will bring photographic reflectors. Bear in mind that on location you will have to change wardrobe behind what ever bush or tree is available or in the back of your car if it is close enough.

Shoot Requirement to be Discussed at Pre-Shoot Meeting By Quote
Location Equipment By Quote
Traveling Charges By Quote
Additional Requirements to be Discussed at Pre-Shoot Meeting By Quote

Photoshop Editing & Post Image Work
Should you require more elaborate Photoshop editing as mentioned below in point 1, or any of the other services available, please check out the relevant section, “Printing, Photoshop editing, Stretching, Scanning / Copying, Albums, Books, Framing & Associated Fees (Make-up and Styling)”

Note

  1. We will supply you with a disc with all the images we captured in low res format. It is from these low res images that you will choose the images you wish to have the basic edit done on. The number of images you are allowed to choose is directly linked to the time you choose.
  2. If you require images larger than A2 we need to be advised of this, as we will need to shoot with this in mind. Special settings are required.
  3. Please use these prices as a guideline. Terms and conditions apply.
  4. Remember, never assume anything, please ask!

Over time or the next hour. When we go 5-10 minutes into the next hour, it starts the next billable hour.

Portfolio - Corporate, Events & Concert Photography

The images are supplied in digital format on a disc in high res Jpg’s. The images are checked and if required, get a basic Photoshop edit which would include levels, exposure colour adjustments, straightening and cropping. Should you wish to have some of them professionally edited, there will be an additional fee per photo. Should you require more elaborate Photoshop editing, and the other services available, please check out the relevant section, “Printing, Photoshop editing, Stretching, Scanning/Copying, Albums, Books, Framing & Associated Fees (Make-up and Styling)”

1 Hour Shoot By Quote Depending on Job
2 Hour shoot By Quote Depending on Job
Half Day Shoot (Approx. 4 Hours) By Quote Depending on Job
Full Day Shoot (Approx. 8 Hours) By Quote Depending on Job
Extra Studio Lights Required By Quote Depending on Job
Studio Hire Per Hour By Quote Depending on Job
Studio Hire Half Day By Quote Depending on Job
Studio Hire Full Day By Quote Depending on Job
Local Traveling Rates By Quote Depending on Job
Studio Hire By Quote Depending on Job
Photographic Assistant/Assistants By Quote Depending on Job
OT Travel, Accommodation, Food etc By Quote Depending on Job
Danger Fees By Quote Depending on Job

Note

  1. Should you require any service or product that does not appear in this section or pricing, please contact our office to verify whether we provide this service or product and request a quote if we do.
  2. If you require images larger than A2, you need to inform us prior to the shoot, as we will need to shoot with this in mind. Special settings are required.
  3. Please read our terms and conditions section.
  4. Please use these prices as a guideline. Terms and conditions apply.
  5. Remember, never assume anything, please ask!
  6. Over time or the next hour. When we go 5-10 minutes into the next hour, it starts the next billable hour.
Family Portraiture

You have two options available to you. You can choose either a studio shoot or to do a location shoot. Family shoots comprise of individuals, groups, kids, babies and family shots. You could even do a few wardrobe changes, so you would have a nice range of photos. When you display the photos it will appear as if you had done several shoots. Whichever option you choose please be aware that you are responsible for your own make-up, hair and wardrobe. Should you require the services of a make-up artist and a wardrobe stylist, please see the relevant section, “Printing, Photoshop editing, Stretching, Scanning / Copying, Albums, Books, Framing & Associated Fees (Make-up and Styling)”. These rates are reasonable for the services they render. However a point to bear in mind, should you decide to use a professional make-up artist and a wardrobe stylist, is that your shoot can no longer take one or two hours. These shoots start at half a day.

Options

  1. You will receive the following.
    • For a one (1) hour shoot 8 edited images.
    • For a two (2) hour shoot 15 edited images.
    • For a four (4) hour/Half day shoot 20 images.
    • For a eight (8) hour/full day shoot images by quote and agreement.
    • The images will be supplied in high res format. The editing includes a basic skin smooth, removing of spots and converting to sepia, black & white or a filter tone, depending on our pre shoot meeting.
    • Everyone requiring make-up, must arrive at the studio ready to shoot.
    • All wardrobe changes must be planned and prepared ready to go, last-minute changes and ironing for example will end your shoot in overtime.
    • Should you need props fluffy toys or anything for your shoot, please bring them as we do not keep a stock of toys and props.
  2. If you need albums or coffee table books, please go to the following section, “Printing, Photoshop editing, Stretching, Scanning/Copying, Albums, Books, & Framing”

In Studio

Should you choose to do your shoot in our studio, you can choose from several background options with studio lighting.

1 Hour Shoot R 1950.00
2 Hour Shoot R 2950.00
Half Day Shoot(Approx. 4 Hours) R 5200.00
Full Day Shoot(Approx. 8 Hours) By Quote

On Location

Should you decide to do a location shoot (your home, a venue or the outdoors), we will bring our studio lights to your home or the venue. In the case of the outdoors we will bring photographic reflectors. Bear in mind that on location you will have to change wardrobe behind what ever bush or tree is available or in the back of your car if it is close enough.

Shoot Requirement to be Discussed at Pre-Shoot Meeting By Quote Depending on Job
Location Equipment By Quote Depending on Job
Traveling Charges By Quote Depending on Job
Additional Requirements to be Discussed at Pre-Shoot Meeting By Quote Depending on Job

Photoshop Editing & Post Image Work

Should you require more elaborate Photoshop editing. Please check out the relevant section, “Printing, Photoshop editing, Stretching, Scanning / Copying, Albums, Books, Framing & Associated Fees (Make-up and Styling)”

 

  1. Should you require any service or product that does not appear in this section or pricing, please contact our office to verify whether we provide this service or product and request a quote if we do.
  2. If you require images larger than A2, you need to inform us prior to the shoot, as we will need to shoot with this in mind. Special settings are required.
  3. Please read our terms and conditions section.
  4. Please use these prices as a guideline. Terms and conditions apply.
  5. Remember, never assume anything, please ask!
  6. Over time or the next hour. When we go 5-10 minutes into the next hour, it starts the next billable hour.
Fine Art (Human Form & Maternity)

Robert has now won his 3rd World class title for this genre.

You have two options available to you. You can choose either a studio shoot or a location shoot. You could even do a few wardrobe or accessory changes, so you would have a nice range of photos. For this genre we shoot high key, low key or in situ images. So when you finally display your images it will appear as though you have done several shoots. Whichever option you choose please be aware that you are responsible for your own make-up, hair and wardrobe. Should you require the services of a make-up artist and a wardrobe stylist please look at the relevant section in the “Printing, Photoshop editing, Stretching, Scanning / Copying, Albums, Books, Framing & Associated Fees (Make-up and Styling).
These rates are reasonable for the services they render. However a point to bear in mind, should you decide to use a professional make-up artist and a wardrobe stylist your shoot can no longer take one or two hours. These shoots start at half a day.

Based on this type of shoot, we concentrate on a select few images that have the quality to be printed and bounded in a book form or framed for hanging. (Ask Robert to show you examples)

You will receive a disc of low res images to go through and select what you require which will be Photoshop edited and prepared for printing, binding or framing.

Options

  1. You will receive the following.
    • For a two (2) hour shoot – 8 edited images
    • For a four (4) hour/Half day shoot – 15 edited images
    • For a eight (8) hour/full day shoot – images by quote and agreement.
    • The images will be supplied in high res format. The editing includes a basic skin smooth, removing of spots and converting to sepia, black & white or a filter tone, depending on our pre shoot meeting.

In Studio

Should you choose to do your shoot in our studio, you can choose from several background options with studio lighting.

2 Hour Shoot R 3250.00
Half Day Shoot(Approx. 4 Hours) R 5750.00
Full Day Shoot(Approx. 8 Hours) By Quote

On Location

Should you decide to do a location shoot (your home, a venue or the outdoors), we will bring our studio lights to your home or the venue. In the case of the outdoors we will bring photographic reflectors. Bear in mind that on location you will have to change wardrobe behind what ever bush or tree is available or in the back of your car if it is close enough, and pose in the open if we are in the great outdoors.

Do you have a designer type home? Then this would be a perfect setting for this type of shoot, so bear that in mind. It might be germane that we visit and look at your home prior to this type of shoot. Usually these type homes have some amazing locations to shoot in.

Shoot Requirement to be Discussed at Pre-Shoot Meeting By Quote Depending on Job
Location Equipment By Quote Depending on Job
Traveling Charges By Quote Depending on Job
Additional Requirements to be Discussed at Pre-Shoot Meeting By Quote Depending on Job

Additional Photoshop Editing & Post Image Work

Special Creative Work By Quote Depending on Job
Magazine Cover Quality By Quote Depending on Job
Portfolio Quality By Quote Depending on Job
Write Images to CD By Quote Depending on Job
Write Images to DVD By Quote Depending on Job

Should you require additional services, please check out the relevant section, “Printing, Photoshop editing, Stretching, Scanning / Copying, Albums, Books, Framing & Associated Fees (Make-up and Styling)”

Note

  1. Please bear in mind that if we are doing a half or full nude session, we request that you wear no undergarments and only loose fitting tops and bottoms. This will eradicate all of the lines etched into your body by the elastic of your undergarments. These lines add time to the Photoshop editing which in turn elevates your bill.
  2. For this type of shoot you will receive a disc of low res images, from which you will choose the agreed amount of images you want to have printed and framed or printed and bound in one of the beautiful books that we produce. The number of images you choose is directly related to the amount of work you wish to pay for.
  3. All of the options available to you will be discussed at the pre-shoot meeting. At this meeting we will show you a vast range of images we have photographed already.
  4. Please use these prices as a guideline. Terms and conditions apply.
  5. Speculative Fine Art Shoot (To generate images for sale to our clients).
  6. We will pay you 20% of the net value of the images we sell with you in them, as and when we sell the images.
  7. We will only shoot models that we believe will generate an image of distinction.
  8. We will meet before the shoot to determine whether the shoot will go ahead. You will need to email photos to us before we set the meeting.
  9. Should you wish to have any images from the shoot we will charge you for the editing of the images you choose, and they are only for your personal use and not to be used for profit.
  10. We will be the only source for prints of these images, this is not negotiable.
  11. The Copyright for all the images from these shoots belongs to Sundowner Studio CC without question.
  12. When we book this shoot, this is all we will be shooting. We will not do any other type of shoot during this time.
  13. Our time, studio, lights and other equipment are free to you for half a day
  14. Make-up artist: This is to be discussed at our pre shoot meeting, and is based on requirements and skill sets.
  15. Remember, never assume anything, please ask!
  16. Over time or the next hour. When we go 5-10 minutes into the next hour, it starts the next billable hour.
Fine Art (Genre Nature & Wildlife)

We have been used by calendar companies magazines and book production houses to work in the wilds of Africa and cover a large range of photographic projects and assignments, ranging from professional hunting to anti poaching, nature conservation, translocation projects, and calendar photography.

We are still being used for this, even with the huge amounts of photographic library stock available.

The simple reason for this is that photographic stock libraries cannot personalise or achieve specific results with your company in mind.

So should you require the services of an exceptionally experienced photographic unit please call us and set a meeting so we can discuss your requirements.

Some quick notes on the complexities of determining a fairly accurate estimate on this type of shoot.

  1. Being as tricky as it is to determine an accurate estimate for this type of project, it is exceptionally important that every single requirement, such as time-line, date, expectation, end result and anything that is germane to the project be written down in order that the pre-shoot meeting has any resemblance of success.
  2. There will be a number of pre-and post shoot meetings, so they need to be planned for.
  3. A good estimate of time, would be that these projects usually run 90 days plus. So please start planning and talking to us well in advance of your scheduled due date.