A mother and her two daughters. This group portrait was taken outdoors in their backyard.
Taken same day but using Ilford Pan-F B&W film. Since I have multiple cameras, I can take pictures using color, slide or black and white film all at the same time. The three of them wanted black and white images in addition to color prints so I took along a 2nd camera loaded with Ilford B&W film. Each photographic medium has a different quality. There are times when B&W film is actually superior than a color image.
I also do High School Portraits for people. In this case Maria did a few costume changes.This allows a person lots more images to choose from. These were taken outdoors and in one image I had an assistant hold up my backdrop while I took the picture.
(Taking pictures of a family reunion would fall under my Assignment category work.)
We can also arrange it to meet at a site (outdoors or indoor location) where you want your portrait taken.
I will take informal portraits using whatever background and features that is available. I can also set up a neutral backdrop that allows the portrait to be created if the background is too "busy".
I charge a $95.00 sitting fee (1 roll is included in this initial fee as is a CD of the images in JPG format) plus an additional $50.00 per each additional roll of film used. The fee would apply equal to a "family unit" as to an individual.
On extensive photo shoots two to three rolls of 36 exposure film could be taken taken. For the vast majority of family or individual portraits only a single role of film is used.
There is no fixed time limit that I work with when taking the pictures. Usually, it is safe to plan to allocate two hours of time to accomplish the photos. Three hours would be the upper limit of time needed for a portrait session.
With this much time allocated costume changes are no problem. I do not have people waiting to be photographed after your session nor do I schedule someone before. I will do only one session a day. This allows both parties not to be rushed and the portrait image(s) that you want can be obtained.
Not only do I photograph people, I will also photograph pets. Some pets, like these female dogs who had just finished obedience school, behaved well when I took these in their home.
Other pets are somewhat easier to photograph.
Like the policy that I have concerning the film taken during wedding assignments I give the processed film and 4 x 6 inch prints to you. Once I finish the photos and develop the film you are free to do reprints on your own. You are hiring me for my expertise to take the images.
I do ask permission and have you sign a Model Release Form to use images on my web site or other photographic forums like contests and galleries. The only restriction on the film and prints given to you is that you cannot make money from the pictures. If a photo that I took appeared on the cover of a magazine, on a web site etc:
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