Portrait Photography FAQ

For some families’ professional portrait photography is not something they shop for every second week and understandably there are some common questions families like to ask with regards to how it all works.

We have answered the more common questions here however if you have a query with regards to something not talked about please call the studio on 02 9482 4838 or email us at info@dcimages.com.au as we are more than happy to answer your question(s).

How many photographers do you have?

This also answers the question of “who will be our photographer?” We have regularly provided multiple professional photographers however unless otherwise arranged Dale, the owner of DC Images will be your photographer.

How big is the team you work with?

This will depend upon the shoot/your requirements but generally speaking on the day it would be one photographer and possibly one assistant.

Will you hold a date while we decide?

Our services work on a first in, first served basis and keep in mind we do have bookings made months in advance. That being said with anyone who has come in to see us at the studio we will try to contact them should another family ask about their planned shoot date, in other words we try to offer you first dibs wherever we can.

How much time should we allow for planning a portrait shoot?

A quick ten-minute chat over the telephone is enough for some however we encourage a one-hour appointment at the studio so we can make the most of things.

Are you insured?

Absolutely, among other insurance policies we have public liability insurance for ten-million dollars.

What digital format do you provide us with?

Through various camera formats we always capture RAW files and when requested we can provide families with fully perfected and genuine high resolution JPEG files.

How many photographs do you take/do we get?

This will depend entirely upon how the shoot has been planned but for a one-hour portrait session one-hundred original and unique photographs are normally captured – remember the idea is always quality over quantity.

Do we get every single photo that you take on the day?

Generally yes, we do delete the odd image on the day where we may have tested the exposure in a difficult lighting environment or when a person has clearly blinked in the shot.

Do you store/archive the digital files?

Yes. Every digital file/photograph we ever take is archived onto external hard-drives and these are stored both on and off site.

Do you include prints in a package?

This is entirely up to you and will all depend on the package you decide to put together.

Are you able to tailor a shoot to suit our needs?

Absolutely, just let us know what you are looking for and we will put together something to suit.

How long after our portrait shoot should we expect to wait before we can see our photos?

Unless special requests are made the turnaround time is one-week.

How long does it take to get an album made?

Once an album design is sent into production five to six-weeks depending upon the style of album you have chosen.

How long does it take to get our framing?

Once a frame design has been approved turnaround times will be approximately three weeks (subject to availability which you will be advised of at the time).

How do we book?

Simply complete our booking form and pay the agreed deposit.

What kind of camera do you use?

Predominately Nikon & Sony D-SLR

What sort of lighting do you use?

In short, natural light or the imitation of natural light wherever possible. We use off camera flash and LED panels regularly and we also have a full studio lighting set-up that is completely mobile, ie: we can bring the studio to you.

What software do you use primarily?

Adobe, ie: Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, Illustrator and InDesign

DC Images - Sydney Portrait Photography
DC Images - Sydney Portrait Photography

We hope that the above has helped to answer some of your questions with regards to our portrait photography.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have any further questions. Call us on 02 9482 4838 or email us at info@dcimages.com.au.

Enquire about our portrait photography services today!