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FAQ – Event Photography

Have a look through our list of frequently asked questions about event photography and book one of our event photographers.

If there is anything else you would like to know please contact us.

 

Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I use a professional event photographer?

Is a common misconception that anyone with a half decent SLR can be an event photographer. When we started we too also believed that all you have to do is point and click. We were wrong! A great event photographer will know how to take amazing photographs in every possible scenario. Filling in with flash where necessary. White balancing for the colour temperature in the room. Stopping up and stopping down. Does this mean anything to you? That’s why people in the events industry hire photographers. We have years of experience working in all sorts of situation at every kind of event you could imagine. We use all the latest photography equipment making sure we are always up to speed on the latest technology. We spend hours in our editing room to ensure that each of your photographs are perfect. Because we care passionately that you get photographs you’ll love.

What are the fees for event photography?

Our fees are based on several factors; length of your event, location of your event, number of photographers contracted and if rush delivery is needed. Please contact us so we can discuss the details of your project and we will put together a comprehensive proposal for your review.

Who will be shooting my event

We have a network of trusted photographers who have experience shooting events of all types from weddings, corporate events, commercial photography, advertising ,extreme sports and editorial projects. Prior to your event we (Hanz or Hanks) will contact you with the name(s) of the photographer(s) that will be working with you.

What kind of equipment do we use?

Camera body:

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 7D & Canon 40D

Camera Lenses:

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
Canon EF 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 L USM II Wide Angle Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM

Camera Flashes:

Canon 580EX II, Canon 600EX RT, METZ Mecablitz

Will you do a recce of the location?

Not unless you feel it’s 100% necessary. We can work in any light situation. We will turn up 15-20 minutes before your event and work out quickly the best way to photograph your event. However if your event is a large scale event that requires more than one photographer, we will do a recce.

Do you edit all the images on our event photos?

Yes we do. Every image we deliver is post produced with our unique style of basic post production. Every image is hand touched, colour corrected, exposure adjusted, clarity adjusted and tone-mapped to make them look their absolute best. Many photographers will not post produce any, or will only post produce “select” images. This means that you may have pictures that are too dark, have strange skin tones, or other common photography flaws.

When will I receive my event photos?

Our official answer is two weeks but we often deliver projects within seven days depending on our current workload. We offer same day and rush services when needed for an additional fee. When booking our services please make sure to let us know if you are working with tight deadlines.

How do you deliver our project?

We delivery most projects via DVD. Larger events, or clients who request may choose the option to have their images delivered on a hard drive provided by you. If you don’t have an external drive we can supply one (thumb drive) for you at cost. You may also request your images to be uploaded to dropbox which you may download or share with your clients or guests. Offering prints and digital downloads are optional at your discretion.

Images are clearly labeled and organized into subfolders such as ‘Details’, ‘VIP’s’, ‘Dancing’, ‘Diner’, etc.

What is required to book the date?

To book your event date, a retainer fee and a signed contract will be required. Bookings are accepted on a first come/first serve basis and dates will not be held without the retainer and signed contract. A final payment will be made on the actual day itself.

For more information, simply contact us today to discuss your requirements.

What if we cancel our event?

Upon booking our services we collect 30% of the total fee with the remainder due the actual day of, or no later than net 30 days after your event. Should you need to cancel your event the initial payment would be forfeited.

What if we exceed our contracted time for the shoot?

Standard rates apply for overtime. Overtime is billed at the rate of $150/hr.

Which payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash, cheque, credit card or debit card or payment via bank transfer, whatever is most convenient for you.

Do we provide videography services?

At this stage we do not provide videography services but can get you in touch with one.

Do I get the copyright to my event photographs?

We always keeps the copyright to our photographs. Usage will be included in your event photography fee and for private parties we give your unlimited global use. You will be given the digital file and you can use them however you wish. Upload them to Facebook, turn them into table mats, send them to your family. However, for corporate events and PR/Press events client usage will need to be negotiated in advance. We do offer the option to globally buy out the copyright.