My hourly rate is $50.00 per hour, or in the case of jewelry, the cost is $50.00 per piece.
All artists receive a password protected gallery where they can download high-resolution JPEG images as well as share them through email and social media. Galleries will be available online for 6 months after date of shoot – to keep yours longer, consider my Image Management Solution below. CDs of images are available upon request.
I request photography credit whenever possible and the use of the images for my portfolio.
I offer packages to make it easier for my clients to have the photos they need when they need them. All packages are good for two years from date of purchase. You can use your package all at once or a little at a time as you see fit. You may also share a package – if you and another artist would like to go in on one together and share the hours, that is OK!
Plus, packages save you money!
This package applies to paintings, ceramics, sculpture and glass photography.
Artwork Photography Package:
Five hours of photography, includes tax – $220
Jewelry is commonly shipped to my studio, and I have clients all over the country. I offer two background options – a light-to-dark graduated background or a “black ice” background. Either is neutral enough to flatter any piece and both are excellent backgrounds for juried shows. For custom background options, please give me a call. If you would like your pieces photographed on a bust, those may be shipped to my studio with your jewelry.
Jewelry Photography Package with shipping:
Five pieces of jewelry, includes tax and return USPS priority shipping with $500 insurance – $250
Jewelry Photography Package without shipping:
Five pieces of jewelry, includes tax but no return shipping – $220
Jewelry Work Order Form
Please fill out this form and include it in your package!
Image Management Solution
For those of you that would like an easy way to have all the images of your work handy 24/7, I have instituted a new Image Management Solution designed just for you with two plans available.
The Basic Plan is $55.00 per year. Your online gallery will include photographs from every session I have ever completed for you, and they will all be available online for you to download, share, or favorite whenever you wish.
The Pro Plan is $88.00 dollars a year and has the additional option of adding your own photos to your online gallery for 10 cents an image. For example, you may come to me to photograph certain pieces of your art but may photograph other work yourself. With this plan, all your photos can be in the same place, accessible to you 24 hours a day whenever you need them. You can share your images with me via my Dropbox folder or email and I will upload them into your online gallery. The folders within your gallery can be named whatever you choose so that it’s easy to find your images later.
Ceramics and Sculpture Photography
While I have several backgrounds to choose from, the customer-favorite for these pieces is the classic light-to-dark, graduated background. Special requests for background or staging can be accommodated.
I started my work as a studio photographer shooting glass and I still enjoy the challenge to this day. Because of the nature of the material, work is usually done at the Corning Museum of Glass at their Photography Studio on their special shooting table. For smaller or engraved pieces, I use the same “black ice” technique you’ll see in my jewelry photography. An additional $20/hour rental fee applies to pieces photographed in Corning.
Painting Photography and Art Reproduction
I’ve photographed all sizes and shapes of paintings from oil to watercolor. With paintings, it is important to get the texture and color correct. That is why my lights, camera, and monitor are all color calibrated and I custom white balance the camera for each shoot. For very shiny paintings, I use a technique called cross polarization to remove the glare. This also means I can photograph a work behind glass if I need to.
Need reproductions of your work? Below are the products that I offer. Prices do not include tax and shipping.
Stretched Canvas – ¾-inch Edges:
- 8″ x 10″ – $28
- 11″ x 14″ – $42
- 16″ x 20″ – $70
Watercolor Paper (Textured or Smooth):
- 8″ x 10″ – $13
- 11″ x 14″ – $21
- 16″ x 20″ – $39