WHAT DO YOU TAKE PHOTOS OF?
I take portraits of portraits of people: individuals, siblings, parents and grandparents, families, mums-to-be, children, teenagers and friends.
Contact me if you’re an aspiring actor/actress, singer, musician, dancer, fashion model, artist, athlete or fitness guru and need high quality images for your portfolio or to promote yourself.
I’m also available for events, functions and corporate headshots.
I take portraits of pets: dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, smaller furry friends and even birds.
I’M INTERESTED IN BOOKING YOU, WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
The best way is to send me a message on the CONTACT page and I’ll contact you so you can tell me in more detail about your requirements and ask me any questions you may have.
Please let me know if you would rather be contacted by email or by phone, and if by phone, what time of day you prefer - weekdays or weekends.
I will send you an email confirming the time, date and price of the session. I will also send you a Client Agreement Form which sets out the terms and conditions of the contract. Once you pay the session fee, the photoshoot is booked in my diary and we are ready to go!
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE AND WHEN DO I PAY?
The session fee is £180.
I accept payment by bank transfer or PayPal 5 days in advance, by cheque at least 7 days in advance, and cash on the day.
WHAT DOES THE SESSION FEE COVER?
The session fee covers my travel within a 10 mile radius of South Norwood where I am based (don’t worry, I can travel further at a rate of 45p per mile).
I will also telephone you before the shoot to go through various aspects of the session, such as places to take the photos, what to wear, preparation for the shoot, what happens if the weather turns bad and so on.
The session lasts 3 hours which gives us plenty of time to move around and make sure everyone is relaxed.
You will receive 3 high resolution digital image files and 3 smaller versions to use on social media such as FaceBook, Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter. All images will be uploaded to a private online website gallery within 24 hours of the session where you can download them to your computer.
WHAT ABOUT LOCATION?
In most cases I would travel to your location or somewhere we agree can be an good place to do the shoot. It is especially important for pets such as dogs to let them play in an area they are familiar with, such as a park, woodland or even beach. It means they are able to relax a lot more and run about without any care in the world, even though I will probably be trying to keep up with them in the grass, mud or sand! Cats and other domestic pets probably prefer the warmth of the house so I can do the shoot there.
For people, we can use a location that you like or means something to you, or discuss other places such as London. We can also do the shoot at your home - I can use natural light and have lighting equipment that I can bring with me.
If the weather forecast is bad I will contact you the day before the session to discuss alternative locations and/or dates.
HOW DO I SELECT MY FAVOURITE IMAGES?
After the session, I will go through all the photos taken and slightly enhance the best ones (approx 25) for exposure and colour correction. You will receive an email within 24 hours with a link to view an online gallery of the edited images and decide which 3 you want. If you would like more than 3 you can purchase additional ones for £30 per image.
I will edit the images you have chosen (this includes retouching and colour enhancement) and upload them to an online photo gallery within 7 days of the session for you to download. The images will remain available for download for 12 months.
Please note: if you select a large number of images for me to edit, the delivery time could be more than 7 days.
I WANT TO HAVE MY IMAGES FRAMED - CAN YOU DO THAT?
Images look great when displayed, and I can advise you on the various types of wall art you can go for, and have these made for you.
You can have your portrait as a timeless framed print, a beautiful modern acrylic mount, a set of ultra-cool photo blocks, or as a huge canvas print. Some images suit certain media better so I can provide advice and guidance on what would look good and in which surroundings.
WHO OWNS THE COPYRIGHT TO THE IMAGES?
All images, original and edited, remain the sole property of Shane Johns. I include a licence to reproduce/use only the images you purchase.
CAN I SHARE MY PHOTOS WITH FAMILY/FRIENDS AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Yes, you can share the images you buy with friends and family, post them on social media and print them out whenever you wish.
WHAT IF I CANCEL OR AM UNWELL?
You can cancel up to 2 days before the date of the photoshoot and will be refunded the session fee in full. If you cancel less than 2 days before the photoshoot you will be refunded with 50% of the session fee. If you are unwell I will try to re-arrange another date for the session, depending on other commitments.