Questions about the costs + -
What are the costs of the photo shoot and pictures? + -
The photo shoot and the pictures are free of charge. I usually work on TfP basis (Time for Print), which means that the photographer and the model invest the time and both get the rights to the pictures.
Why are the shooting and the pictures free of charge? + -
If I were to pursue photography as a profession/income rather than a hobby, I would have to file an appropriate tax return annually and join various associations. Since I have no desire to do so, the shooting and the pictures are free.
Is a photo shoot in a rental studio also free of charge? + -
Usually this will depend on the result of a first test shooting. If I have addressed you, or you or your photo idea have convinced me, the shooting in a rental studio will also be free of charge. Otherwise, the cost depends on the chosen rental studio.
Questions about your concerns + -
Why are the shooting and the pictures free of charge? + -
If I were to pursue photography as a profession/income rather than a hobby, I would have to file an appropriate tax return annually and join various associations. Since I have no desire to do so, the shooting and the pictures are free.
What is the benefit to you as a photographer, or what is the "catch" with the free offer? + -
I would like to answer this question with a comparison. Nobody asks a skier why he spends so much money on equipment, ski pass, etc. for his sporting pleasure. Just as the skier pursues his pleasure, I also pursue only my hobby and pleasure. The only difference between a skier and me is that the skier can do his hobby alone. I, on the other hand, need a model for my hobby. Always just photographing the blank wall would be a bit boring. By the way, a professional model would cost many times more than if I photograph you for free.
What happens to the pictures? + -
I usually work on a TfP (Time for Print) basis, which means the photographer and the model invest the time and both get the rights to the pictures. You can do what you want with the pictures. For example, you can also post them on Instagram or sell them. I am allowed to post your photos on my website in return.
If I addressed you about a photo shoot or you want to make pregnancy pictures, by the way, you may additionally decide on your own which pictures I may put on my website. So you don't take any risk. Concretely this means, you get the pictures and afterwards you decide if or which pictures I may use. No matter how you decide, the photo shoot is free for you in any case.
What pictures will be taken? + -
Which pictures you want to take I leave up to you. For me, a good photo is a photo where you think you can discover a little piece of a person's soul. That's why I want to take photos where you are "yourself". That doesn't necessarily mean that a photo only shows what people normally get to see of you, it can definitely be a side of you that you don't normally show. In general, this results in pictures that go in the direction of beauty or fashion photography, but also quite normal portraits. Sometimes lingerie or nude photos are also desired. You alone decide which pictures will be taken. In the gallery you can find some examples of my work.
Questions about the photo shoot + -
What pictures will be taken? + -
Which pictures you want to take I leave up to you. For me, a good photo is a photo where you think you can discover a little piece of a person's soul. That's why I want to take photos where you are "yourself". That doesn't necessarily mean that a photo only shows what people normally get to see of you, it can definitely be a side of you that you don't normally show. In general, this results in pictures that go in the direction of beauty or fashion photography, but also quite normal portraits. Sometimes lingerie or nude photos are also desired. You alone decide which pictures will be taken. In the gallery you can find some examples of my work.
What should I bring to the photo shoot? + -
Just bring different pieces of clothing that you feel particularly beautiful in. Also bring matching accessories (jewellery, belts, bags, etc.). High heels are always an advantage because they automatically give you body tension and body tension is important for good photos.
Can I bring a companion to the photo shoot? + -
Of course you can bring a companion to the photo shoot. However, the accompanying person should take the precaution of bringing a nice outfit. It often happens that the accompanying person themselves appear as a model in front of the camera.
How long does it take until the pictures are ready? + -
That depends primarily on how many pictures I process. It usually takes about 2 weeks for the photos to be processed and another week for the photos to come back from the photo lab.
Questions about the pictures + -
Are the photos edited with Photoshop? + -
Yes, the pictures are edited with Photoshop. But I don't do any cosmetic surgery with Photoshop. Only skin blemishes, shiny spots or the like are removed. If there are unsightly bruises or distortions due to the chosen pose or the camera lens, these will be softened somewhat. Scars are only removed if you explicitly want this. In general, I try to edit a picture so that it has the same effect as I perceived the model during the shooting.
How long does it take until the pictures are ready? + -
That depends primarily on how many pictures I process. It usually takes about 2 weeks for the photos to be processed and another week for the photos to come back from the photo lab.
What happens to the pictures? + -
I usually work on a TfP (Time for Print) basis, which means the photographer and the model invest the time and both get the rights to the pictures. You can do what you want with the pictures. For example, you can also post them on Instagram or sell them. I am allowed to post your photos on my website in return.
If I addressed you about a photo shoot or you want to make pregnancy pictures, by the way, you may additionally decide on your own which pictures I may put on my website. So you don't take any risk. Concretely this means, you get the pictures and afterwards you decide if or which pictures I may use. No matter how you decide, the photo shoot is free for you in any case.
What pictures will be taken? + -
Which pictures you want to take I leave up to you. For me, a good photo is a photo where you think you can discover a little piece of a person's soul. That's why I want to take photos where you are "yourself". That doesn't necessarily mean that a photo only shows what people normally get to see of you, it can definitely be a side of you that you don't normally show. In general, this results in pictures that go in the direction of beauty or fashion photography, but also quite normal portraits. Sometimes lingerie or nude photos are also desired. You alone decide which pictures will be taken. In the gallery you can find some examples of my work.