Thank you for your support. Thru the years I have had the pleasure to work with so many talented cosplayers. Some of my most favorite work in my professional career has been with cosplayers. I love the creativity and passion that goes into the work. As with any craft there are those that really put a heck of a lot of work and money into this passion outlet. I am here to capture your work in a way you can show it off to the world. You can see some of my cosplay work here.
As a professional, that means not only from a business perspective (licensing, insurance, agreement, taxes etc) but from how I carry myself on a shoot. When you hire me for a session, you are a client and treated as such (tho i might also think of you as a friend). What it takes on my end is a creative eye, connection, great communication with you also gear and lighting, helping you with your posing, and then post processing your images. I also always have a backup camera and lights in case something happens. And it has. Ultimately, I am in service to you. My goals for our session together is to wow you and give you images you are proud to display.
To create the best images and have a successful session, this requires a true collaborative effort. What does that mean? In order to capture your amazing work, it is good to make sure we communicate about what your session should look like. What kind of look you're wanting in the final images, anything specific you want to focus on, what the images are going to be used for, location, scheduling, and more.
Some Important Shoot Tips
For 3 or more cosplayers, group rates vary depending on how many cosplayers and project. Let's chat about your needs. This type of session can also be more affordable because the amount of people. The cost will be lower per person.
I usually have special rates for conventions if I have more than one person to shoot. If I am asked to come shoot at a convention but have no other clients then an individual session rate may still apply. My typical convention rate may be $99 for the shoot with 4 images total ($25 per additional person however, more images will cost additional).
Additions / A La Cart Prices
On location can be inside or outside and a location of your choice. Lets collaborate regarding what the location will be. I want to make sure the location is right in terms of lugging gear around, lighting, time of day, the public, etc. Many locations require permit fee's. If the location is one that requires a fee it will be up to the cosplayer or group to pay. Many times, I know of perfect locations so collaborating on this is always helpful for the best shoot possible. But I am open to hearing what you want of course. I always suggest that folks bring some water and munchies so they aren't super hungry and it's important to stay hydrated. I also now have a studio to shoot in and will have to check the schedule since it is a shared location. So dates can vary. If needing a shoot at a studio, it will be responsibility of cosplayer to cover the studio costs but also discuss studio with photographer prior to booking the studio.
I capture MANY images during our sessions. After our shoot, I will upload your images to an online gallery for you to review and select your images. Please allow up to 5 days to do the uploads. The finals, I request a few weeks but will do sneak peeks on social media for you. If you have time restraints on wanting the images sooner, please let me know. I am flexible depending on my work load that month. During holiday season, I get pretty busy. Images should not be edited by cosplayer unless arrangements are made.
All copyrights will still belong to Photographer of Life, LLC unless paying for them at a much higher rate. This is the same with any photographers work. I will provide you with both watermark and also print ready images depending on what your investment purchase is. The watermark images are for using online. Please do NOT crop my work or my watermark. No images should be posted online without a watermark. This is for both your protection and mine of theft and are low resolution. High resolution images should typically not be put online if they are not going to be protected with a watermark. The print ready images are for PRINT ONLY. Such as prints, posters, cards etc. If you are going to sell your work, that's fine by me but the online system you use should have a watermark capability incorporated.
Payment is due during the session. I accept Paypal and Venmo as well as cash.
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