Image library / stock photos
Andrew has an extensive library of images at his Portfolio.JapanesePhotos.Asia website.
Andrew is capable of doing a wide range of jobs. He does commercial, editorial, portraiture, and his own art photography. He specialises in environmental and travel portraiture. He does landmark, cityscape, and street photography. He has done product photography, showing new products being used in international settings. And he can Travel.
Andrew has some things scheduled through the year, however, he is almost always able to fit new clients in. He prioritises his VIP clients and especially those who keep him on a retainer. 99% of jobs are at least two days, as time for preparation, research, shooting, and post processing are essential.
- Very short project. Starting from USD$650, usually from USD$1200 (2 days or less; not available for international travel; includes research, planning, local travel, preparation, shoot, post processing editing, image delivery, image licencing)
- Short project. Usually from USD$2000 (1 week or less; some international travel possible)
- Medium project. Usually from USD$4000 (2 weeks or less)
- Longer project. Usually from USD$8,000 (1 month or less, can be extended)
- Retainer (for an upfront payment, Andrew can credit your company for 28, 54, or 82 days worth of work, with full accountability provided; subscription updated by calendar year
- Note: certain expenses are not included in the base prices provided above, like travel, accommodation, talent hire and such requires seperate invoicing
Please contact us for more information and invoicing specifics.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept "shoot some photos for us, and we'll buy some if they're any good". Sadly, we can't say to hotels "We'll stay in a room, and if it's any good, we'll pay the bill". Consequently, we only accept defined jobs, and all work is invoiced.
All photos are Rights Managed licence and are protected by copyright laws.
Top-left an on-location commercial shoot for a small business. Top-right working with a professional model and actress on a product shoot. Middle-left Irago Lighthouse landmark photography. Middle-right, working with a professional model and actress for a product shoot. Third-down-left, Taiwanese style ramen (Chinese noodles) photographed for a client. Immediately above a commercial shoot for a local business. Below some of Andrew's studio equipment on location for a commercial shoot (photo taken on iPad). Bottom-right, a Korean antique bookshop owner reading an old manuscript (Seoul, Sth Korea).
Package / invoice options
Andrew can provide for a variety of needs to help you with your projects. Including:
- Shoot / project research
- Talent, makeup artist, wardrobe, assistants, local fixer hire
- Image delivery: online, prints, other
- Post processing: None, essential, expert, retouching
- Editing: None, careful, cream-of-the-crop; one edit no revisions.
- Social media product placement, sponsored posts, linking/tagging, etc
- Travel: Local, regional, national, international
Rights Managed photo licensing options:
- Regional / worldwide
- Digital, online, social media, print
- Corporate, editorial, personal uses
- Limited print runs, limited term use, perpetuity
- Exclusive (for license term limits) / non-exclusive use
- Owned. Client 100% owns the image copyrights (fees can be very substantial)
Please contact us for more information.
About delivery & quality
Andrew offers a range of options for image delivery. All images are shot on modern digital mirrorless or DSLR cameras, including the Canon 6Dmk2, and/or Canon EOS M6. Formerly he used the Sony A99 and A77, and a long time ago he shot on film with Minolta equipment. Only the best available professional level lenses are used. Studio and hotshoe flashes are preferred to ensure good quality lighting and low-noise images. Images can be delivered as:
- Delivered in JPEG (saved at maximum quality).
- Digital images are shot and processed in Adobe RGB (Adobe 1998) colour space.
- 300 pixels per inch resolution
- At least 3000×2000 pixel dimensions, and newer photos are now up to 6000×4000 (25mb, usually around 18mb). For stock photos at JapanesePhotos.Asia sizes do vary, please check individual image information before purchase.
- Unsharpened (for photo editors to sharpen the final product before publishing)
- Digital images are shot in the cameras native raw file format to make editing and adjusting levels and histograms more accurate.
- Websized images for social media are typically delivered at 1000x1000, 96dpi, sRGB.
- Includes IPTC data including credit line, keywords, caption, and location. Please be aware that stripping meta data from an image is illegal in many countries, including in the European Union. This is due to the author / photographer has the moral right to have credit for a work. (See here for more information on IPTC and meta data http://bit.ly/oqbpoL).
- From July 2010, all file names include the date and unique image number. Example 20100731_DSC6052.jpg, where this file was made in 2010, July (07), 31st day, and the unique file number is DSC6052. Film images bare similar file naming: 20100731_film057.jpg. Clients can request their own system be used.
- Delivery in TIFF or PSD (in 8 or 16 bit) is possible by arrangement (additional USD$20 processing fee per image, or USD$20 per five images). Most files have been processed in Adobe LightRoom, PhotoShop, or other essential professional software.
- Where possible, iso100 (or lowest possible iso) is used for maximum quality in both film and digital. Recently available digital camera body is used; the best colour slide, negative, or black and white films are also used, with the best lenses available. Tripods, monopods, flashes, remote shutter releases and such are used to ensure the best possible set up for when the shutter is pushed.
- Scanned film images may include accidental dust spots, despite all care being taken to remove them. Film images may intentionally retain grain, dust spots, and other charisma. Exceptionally high levels of film scanning services are currently extremely difficult to secure in Japan, and so such requests will incur additional fees and time management issues.