Hey there. Hopefully you have landed here because you need the services of a art documentation photographer. Because that's a service that I offer.
My goal is to develop a clientele that have traditionally been priced out of art reproduction and documentation because the price points are to high. I offer a good product at a reasonable price.
As imaging technology has progressed, its possible to offer great quality work at reasonable prices. I have invested specifically in quality gear attuned to a basic service for most artists.
You can always pay more, you can always pay less. But I think you you should make it simple, and hire me to shoot your art.
Photography I typically charge $35 to $50 per photo. This will include include color management and high resolution files suitable for large prints, and additional post production as needed. I will provide you with a file type of your choosing.
Note that your average painting will be at the low end of that price, with 3 dimensional art will trending towards the higher end of the price range.
If you want a quote, please contact me, and I can work up a price based on the scope of the work you want documented.
I do give volume discounts, after 10 pieces are to be shot in a given session.
The Cheap Shot If you are using a basic photo for online presentation, do not care about extensive color control, and basically want a competent photo taken of your work, lets talk, and see if we can come to some arrangement.
Scanning. I can scan artwork sized up to 12 by 17 inches. if you can put two pieces on the scanner bed, its still one scan. I use an Epson graphic arts scanner, built specifically for the task of art reproduction. I charge $10 a scan.
Video. I can produce basic videos for use on social media such as you tube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, or other such platforms. Video production cost will depend on the length and complexity of the work. This service has a minimum price of $100, but multiple pieces may bring the cost per piece down.
Promotional Photo. You might need a photo of yourself for your bio, or other promotional needs. We can get that done when we shot your art, so you can avoid searching through your selfies or cropping family photos at the last minute. $50 for the first photo. $35 for each one after that.
Post Production. I will do basic post production on request. This would be beyond the basic protocols I apply to my initial shot. This may come up in producing a file for printing purposes or for specific media applications, if you need specific and/or multiple file types and dimensions.
Graphic Design. I can produce promotional postcard and the like. I put this web site together, it's about as far as i can go with it, but we could talk if you need one put together.
Field Work. I will come to you. But i need to charge for time, in addition to the piece rate pricing. This is because of the additional set up time required for quality photographic captures. If the nature of the work is straight forward, we can negotiate a price point that makes sense for the situation.
Printing. I can print small batch quality art prints. I print on a exhibition quality Epson art papers, with Epson archival inks. At this time i am limited to 17 by 22 inch papers. I charge 7 cents a square inch.
I offer the following discounts
1. Educational discount. If you are employed as a educator in the art's, or a student currently enrolled in a arts educational program, show me documentation and i will give you a 20% discount on all photography.
2. Volume discount. If you are looking at over 10 individual photographs, I will negotiate a discount with you.
3. Buckman discount. If you are within the Buckman Neighborhood, (from SE Burnside to Hawthorne, from the river to SE 28th), I will give you a 10% discount on photography.
4. Union discount. If you are a member of a Union that covers artists, or some such labor organization related to creative endeavors, I will extend a 20% discount on provision of membership card.