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  1. Parking costs, tolls and congestions charges payable by the client.

  2. Public transport may not be possible depending on the amount of equipment required for the shoot.

  3. A RAW file is the raw unprocessed and uncompresssed data from a digitial image.

  4. In a photography context, a JPEG (or JPG)is an image file to which processing and compression is applied. JPEG is an acronym for the Joint Photographic Experts Group who devised this image format.

Package Prices

Package Cost
Copper (as-you-go) £50 per hour (or part thereof)
Bronze (1hr) £120 (10 photos)
Silver (2hrs) £180 (20 photos)
Gold (3hrs) £200 (30 photos)
Diamond (bespoke) POA
Package Type Cost
Copper Pay-as-you-go £50 per hour (or part thereof)
Bronze 1 hour £120 includes 10 photos
Silver 2 hours £180 includes 20 photos
Gold 3 hours £200 includes 30 photos
Diamond Bespoke POA

Prices include complimentary tea and/or coffee (when the shoot takes place at Richard's house/studio).

Photoshoots at my house - optional costs

If you wish, you can change (either before and/or after) in a guest bedroom and use the attached ensuite - there is a £25 charge to cover costs of cleaning and preparing the room. Within reason, you are welcome to take as long as you need to change.

Photoshoots at other locations - travel costs
Travel by car
  • Within 20 mile radius for travel by car:  FREE 1t
  • Over 20 and up to 50 miles:  £30 (plus tolls, congestion charges and parking)
  • Between 50 and 100 miles:  £50 (plus tolls, congestion charges and parking)
  • Other distances by agreement
Public Transport 2t
  • Within London travel zones:  FREE (unless I am unable to return on the last train)
  • Other public transport:  return costs
Photoshoots at other locations: additional costs

The following additional costs may apply depending on the location: Admission prices Charges by private premises for the use of their premises for photography Studio hire Hotel costs (either as the location of the shoot and/or where a shoot requires an overnight stay)

Equipment Hire

Cost of the hire of specialist photographic equipment and/or clothing or props that are part of the photoshoot is payable by the client.

Deposit

The standard deposit is £50.

Clients are also expected to pay for any non-refundable charges relating to the photoshoot, for example, entrance fees and hire of location or equipment.

Discounts

15% discount offered to returning customers for photoshoots within six-months of a previous shoot.

What type of photos do you take?

Richard is a portrait photography specialist. He takes photos of people indoors or outdoors, including studio and environmental portraits. Examples of portrait photography are:

  • Individuals, couples, groups
  • Families
  • Boudoir
  • Costume

Do you take nude photos?

Richard is happy to take fully clothed or tasteful lingerie and boudoir images. He will also take tasteful nude photographs in which genitalia are hidden. He does not take photographs of genitalia or sexual activities (solo or otherwise).

Can I bring someone else?

Yes - please do. Richard may use them to hold equipment (if they're happy to)! They are also welcome to join you in the photos (but this may mean you will have less individual images).

Please inform Richard in advance that you are bringing someone.

Please note that Richard's Photography is unable to accommodate children who are not being photographed.

What is a typical photoshoot like?

If there is no pressure of time, it will start with a chat over tea/coffee or maybe a glass of wine. It gives Richard the chance to get to know you and a feel for what type of photos you would like and helps him capture pictures that reflect and release the real you. This time is not included in the photography session.

Richard will start the shoot by taking some initial pictures; at this stage, the aim is for you to start feeling comfortable in front of the camera (instead of getting the best photos straight off). We'll review the photographs as we go along (on my a tablet or laptop if possible so you can see larger images): this will enable us to check and change things to ensure we get the photos you want.

With longer photoshoots there will be breaks: it can be surprisingly hard work to pose continuously. Breaks will also enable the model(s) to change outfits if they wish to do so. Breaks do not count towards the photoshoot time for the Silver, Gold and Diamond packages.

Makeovers

Richard encourages female clients to take their time getting makeup right! You are after all paying for Richard's services, and he wants you to look your best! Richard suggests slightly heavier makeup than you would normally wear (if we are shooting using my studio lights).

Richard's Photography does not provide makeovers but has contacts who would be willing to assist (subject to payment).

Photoshoots at Richard's studio

Richard is pleased to conduct photo shoots at his house located in rural Kent near Wrotham village (close to M20/M26 junction). He is happy to collect and drop off clients at the nearest railway station (Borough Green & Wrotham) if they are travelling by public transport (there is no charge for this service).

Richard has a large kitchen/diner with plenty of natural light that makes a beautiful studio. It is also possible to take photos in a bedroom, the lounge, our large double-garage or outdoors. Richard has a generous garden and a large orchard. (Outdoor photos are subject to the weather and time of day.)

If you wish you can change (either before and/or after) in a guest bedroom and use the attached ensuite - there is a £25 charge to cover costs of cleaning and preparing the room (within reason you are welcome to take as long as you need to change).

Photoshoots at other locations

Richard is pleased to shoot at your house, in hotel rooms and out and about in public (museums, historic houses, woodland walks etc.). The latter is subject to any permissions needed from the property owner; some property owners may charge.

Any photographs in public places must be of a suitable nature for the location of the shoot.

Richard has portable equipment (including lighting and backdrops) to bring to your chosen location.

Introduction

Two common types of digital image format are RAW3t and JPEG4t. JPEG files are significantly smaller files than the equivalent RAW image but contain a fraction of the data the sensor on a camera can record. A RAW image contains all the original camera data for a photo: this gives much greater flexibility for editing.

The default setting on most cameras is JPEG files. When taking pictures in JPEG format, the camera makes processing decisions relating to white balance, colour saturation, tone curve and colour space. The camera then builds these changes into the resulting image but does not store the original data. When a picture is taken in RAW format, all data relating to white balance, colour saturation, tone curve and colour space are recorded, resulting in greater detail, improved colour options, greater dynamic range and full artistic control. Unlike JPEG images, repeated (non-destructive) editing can be undertaken without loss of quality.

Digital Processing

Richard usually takes images in RAW format (with a JPEG back up). He will then use editing software (typically Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop) to process the image. This process gives greater control than shooting images in JPEG and applying formatting in-camera.

When processing an image, Richard checks each photo to sharpen details, set white balance and colour profiles and applies an appropriate crop to the photo (if needed).

Digital processing is included in our standard packages and is an option for the Diamond (bespoke) package. Digital processing is not included in the pay-as-you-go (copper) package (there is the option to have either the RAW images and/or camera produced JPEG files).

When the digital processing is complete, the images are normally exported to JPEG files for use by the client.

Detailed Editing

Richard is happy to apply further editing to photos (often called 'photoshopping', although photoshop is only one of several pieces of software Richard uses).

Editing can be used to:

  • remove unwanted objects (for example a person moving in the background)
  • remove blemishes (for example a stain on a dress or spot on a face)
  • correct or apply makeup (for example correct smudged mascara or lipstick)
  • make minor corrections to improve posing positions
  • make stylistic changes to photo (for example changing an image to a black and white photo or applying a vintage effect)
  • extracting a person or object from the background
  • and lots of other options!
It is also possible to reduce wrinkles and change body shape: as a general rule, Richard prefers images to resemble the subject and keeps changes subtle. However, there may be a good reason for wanting significant changes in these areas, for example when the image is to be used for an advert to target a younger or older audience, and you wish to adjust the model's age and looks accordingly.

Inside Look

Find out more about Richard’s Photography®.

Portfolio

Take a look at some of Richard's recent work: view a selection of images of different subjects in various poses and locations.

Packages

Find out about our packages: standard packages (Bronze, Silver & Gold), pay-as-you-go package (Copper) and a bespoke package (Diamond).

FAQ

Find answers to common questions such as how to book a photoshoot, processing of images, photography terms, pricing and more.

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What people are saying:

Gorgeous photos.

Exceptional service.

Portrait photography specialist:

  • Individuals, couples, groups
  • Families
  • Boudoir
  • Costume

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