I'm a model. How do your photoshoots work?
Shoots for models, family, couples, and bands all run the same. We would first determine what kind of photos you are looking for and discuss details as it pertains to style of shoot and expectations. We would set a date, time and location for the shoot to take place. Other items maybe discussed in relationship to equipment, staff, or other services to make the photo shoot a successful one. There is a deposit prior to the shoot with the rest of the balance due on day of shoot. Before the shoot is over you will be given the opportunity to review the photos. This review is via from the photographer's camera or computer system if available. Post production will take 5 - 7 business days in which either a follow-up meeting would be scheduled or an online gallery would be set up where models can view and choose which photos they wish to include in their package. If there are any additional costs for additional services or photos this will be noted on the invoice and paid before any photos are released.
What is post production and what is done during this time?
Post production is the time after the initial production (photoshoot) where the photos will be worked on. During this time photos are color corrected and edited to present the a work of art that is beneficial for both the model and the photographer. Photos are chosen at the discretion of the photographer. Some photos may be cropped or edited for better composition or alignment for visual presentation. If there is a pre-request for retouching this will be done during this time based on the specifications detailed. Pre-requests work may delay the timeline of post production. Once post production is finished all usable images would be reviewed by model.
How many images can I expect/receive from my photoshoot?
Models booking a shoot can receive five (5) images per hour (1) booked. Models can purchase additional photos at any time. There may be times where a model may receive additional images. This may be due to exclusive or special offers. To receive special or exclusive offers model may wish to subscribe to our newsletter for these updates. If a model has an overwhelming amount of good and usuable images during their session, a photographer may increase this image rate at their discretion.
Can I ask to have my photos retouched after I review them?
Yes, you can ask to have your photos retouched before or after you review them. Before leaving the session you will have the opportunity to review your pictures via the photographer's camera or computer system if available. Asking to have certain touch ups before post production only means that the model knows of particular items to be retouched. This may be anything the model is uncomfortable with or knows they don't want to be seen. In most cases model select the images they wish to include in their package, then request for additional retouches. The chosen photos are noted and retouched, reviewed and approved by the model before submission.
Is there additional costs for retouching?
Yes there is a fee for retouching. This fee is based on the amount of retouching and how many photos would be retouched. This rate can range from $5.00 and up. Minor retouching is considered removing unwanted beauty marks, small birth marks, pimples or other blemishes a model may not want on the photo(s). Major retouching is considered but not limited to removing a large area of freckels, wrinkles, blemishes, beauty markes, pimples, or any variation of the above. Major retouching may also include a large number of photos to be retouched. Any major retouching will be based on the number of photos and the area of the photo to be retouched. This will be determined by the photographer at the time of the request. Time frame for retouching requests will also be given based on the conditions and amount of workload. Retouching time may delay the post prodcution timeline.
How do I get access to preview my online gallery?
During the initial meeting or during online registration you can request to either have a in-person meeting or have an online gallery. If you request to have an online gallery you will be sent your login information via email after post production. Your online gallery will be only be active for thirty (30) days. During this time you have the ability to review your images and select which ones you wish to check out and retouch. The images in your online gallery are low resolution versions of the original photos. All images will have the photographer's signature across the photo. When accessing your gallery you agree that all images are the property of WPagan Photo and it's photographer and are not to be removed, saved, copied, printed, transfered, or any variation of the such, in whole or part, without prior concent from the photographer. Once all fees have been collected for services rendered, you will be given the opportunity to receive high-res digital copies of all your images you've selected.
All of my photos have the photographer's signature on it. Can I get them without the signature?
All photos by default will have the photogpher's signature and copyright on it. There may be an additional fee for submitting photos without the photographer's signature. This is done to protect the copyright and work of art of the photographer. In most cases this is due to printed or published works. If this is the case, the model is asked to sign a contract. All images submitted that do not have the photographer's signature on it must have a credit by-line must accompany the photo/work of art. A copy of the published work must be submitted to the photographer. If the work of art is published without a credit by-line this may deem a breach of contract and monetary compensation may be required.
Can I receive the entire session of the photoshoot?
No model would dare to have a potentially bad photo taken of them out about in someone's harddrive or floating around on somewhere on the internet. Neither do we. That is why before we release any photo we weed out those that don't meet our standards before you view them.
What's an event shoot?
In event shoots, a venue hires our photographer(s) to cover their event or function for an extended period of time. The photographer(s) will cover every aspect asked from the venue as well as specific photos important to the venue. A single photographer can take an extensive number of photos during any event, capturing everything from persons attending the event, special guests, performances, acts, table settings, location, venue environment, and everything inbetween. After the venue a quick overview of the photos maybe reviewed after which, the photographer will select all usable photo, color corrected and edited them for optimal presentation.
Can anyone host a future campaign?
Yes, anyone can register to become a canidate to host a future campaign. All applications would be reviewed. Canidates that will be considered to become a host will be interviewed. If called back for an interview, you may be required to interview before cameras, a panel of judges, give a short speech, interview others, participate in an impromtu photo shoot, read scripts or any other scheduled audition piece.
What are trade shoots?
At times we open our resources and services for models who wish to participate in trade shoots. Trade shoots what iare free but limited photo shoots. Models trade their time for consideration of digital prints or photos as compensation. Trade shoots run the same as model shoots in terms of shooting, planning, post production, and submission of images, however the number of images may vary based on shoot description. All TFP/CD models are required to sign a release form before submission.
What can I expect during and after my phoot shoot?
During our consultation we attempt to make the relationship between model(s) and photographer as pleasant as possible. Understanding and communication is key as for as ideas, concepts, and overall feeling in regards to the shoot. While the shoot we make you feel at home amongst friends while in a professional setting. At times there may be assistants, stylists, videographers, other staff members or a personal friend of your choice at a given session. Persons attending the shoot are solely there to work or to accompany you during your shoot and should not interfere with the shooting progress. During the session you will be consulted in progress of the photos and encouraged to think outside of the box.
Once the session is done, the photos can be reviewed however agreed frames from session will not be distributed until after photos are retouched and corrected. All photos are retouched and color corrected. Retouching involves the removal of minor blemishes or background elements. After retouching you will have the opportunity to reveiw all of the final via an online gallery or in person at a scheduled meeting. You can determine the selected photos you wish to choose according to the number of photos associated with your quoted package or purchase additional photos. You will be issued a special login to
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for more information and details about their photo shoots.
What does signing a release form mean?
A release form is the acknowledgment between the model and the photographer that models will be compensated for their time or money with photos of the shoot. It gives the photographer the right to use the images in any media for advertising, promotion, marketing, and packaging for WPagan product or services.
Models can choose to sign a physcial copy of the release form or a virtual version of the form. Clicking on "SUBMIT" on the virtual form is considered as a binding agreement between the model and WPagan Photo.
My computer asks me if I would like to show all the content from your webpage. Why?
You will only see this alert on our Model and Lifestlyes profile pages. The alert is due to our Facebook comment box we've inserted in the page. The comment box gives you the opportunity to direct LIKE or comment on a model's gallery and share our work with the rest of your friends and family. You can ignore the alert and still interact with the Facebook plugin scripts.
If you accept and allow the alert there is no harm to your computer or system. Your computer is solely alerting you that the Facebook comment box is sharing information with your computer. This information is to determine if you are currently logged into your Facebook account or not. There is no other information being transmitted. The only time information is transmitted is when you Like or Comment on the page. Commenting on our Facebook comment box will post your comment to your wall on your Facebook Profile. Liking our page will post our link to your wall. If you do not want your comment posted on your wall you will need to uncheck "POST TO FACEBOOK" check box.