Event Photography FAQ’s
Why should I use a professional event photographer?
Experienced professional event photographers have the expert skills and equipment required for this demanding and fast moving industry.
What type of events do you photograph?
I photograph all types of events from conferences, exhibitions, large corporate and charity fundraising black tie events as well as networking events.
What’s included in your fees?
Short answer is everything, I do not believe in hidden charges so what you are quoted always includes post-production and the delivery of digital images that you retain the rights to.
Do you travel outside Dubai?
Yes, I have travelled the world to photograph various events and projects. While the majority of our work is in and around Dubai, I often travel across the UAE for different events. Travel costs will be included in any estimates or proposals to ensure our fees are sufficiently outlined.
Do you use a mobile studio at events?
Yes, I can set up a mobile studio using a backdrop with professional studio lighting to provide the most flattering photographs of your event attendees.
Are you able to print instant photographs on-site?
Yes, I can print your pictures onsite using a specialist photographic printer as used in high street photo shops and studios.
Can we view our pictures online later?
Yes, I can upload your event pictures to a custom online gallery where can also be viewed and downloaded later by your guests.
When will I receive my images?
I normally send over a few selected images within 24 hours, which can be used for your social media or press releases. The full final edited images are then sent over with 3-4 working days.
Can you offer a live feed whereby we upload the photos to our social media during the event?
Yes, I have a vast amount of experience offer live photography to clients, images can be sent over to communications and marketing department is instantaneously via WhatsApp to upload to social media channels or send to press.
Can you add our logo to the images?
Yes, am happy to provide the final images in any format you may need. As standard I send the images over as hi-res, web optimised and in a PDF contact sheet for easy viewing, if you need the images branded, with boarders or in any other format I am happy to do this.
Do you do Video’s?
Whilst I am not myself a videographer I work with a large group of other professional freelancers based across the UAE so if you need a team of photographers and videographers for a large event I can arrange this.
Portrait Photography FAQ's
Why get a professional portrait?
In the modern world of communications, your first impression is likely to be online, whether it is through social media networks like LinkedIn or Facebook or your email favicon. To make sure you appear professional and help build trust you need a professional portrait that can truly represent you and your brand.
What should I wear?
Think about your natural environment, if you are a graphic designer and only worn a suit to weddings then jeans and pressed t-shirt might be more suitable. The general rule to follow it to avoid strips and prints, keep the colours neutral, no logos and everything should be clean, neat and ironed. For senior executives I recommended creating a formal and informal portrait, this can be achieved by simply removing a tie.
How many images do I get?
This really depends on what you need your portrait for; small business owners and senior executives will require an array of images that can be used in PR campaigns with styles to reflect the mood for any possible press release. If you just need an updated LinkedIn profile then one image is fine. I have packages that suit all requirements.
Do you offer Studio and Location Portraits?
Yes, I have my own studio or I can bring my professional photographic equipment to your home or office. I also offer Editorial Portraits which can be done in any location, most typically these are your office environments or surrounding buildings.
How long until I can have my images?
I typically send over the proofs within 2 working days, you can then select the images you would like full editing. Once I have your selection, it takes me approximately 3 working days to edit the images, which I then send to you in hi-res both in colour and black and white.
Can you do large teams across multiple offices?
I have a vast amount of experienced working with large multi-national companies. After defining the style, I can come to any office with my portable studio for full team business portraits. I make sure each image is consistently styled so you have a comprehensive set of images that portray your business in the best light.