faq

I’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions for your convenience. If you have other questions, feel free to email me at askMYphotography@gmail.com 

For Modeling FAQ click here

GENERAL QUESTIONS

Q: Where are you located? 

A: I have a home based studio located in Southfield, Michigan. About 20 minutes from Downtown Detroit.

Q: Do you deliver every image you shoot?

A: No, I do not. I discard duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may dilute the overall product delivery. 

Q: Does your studio do headshots, individual portraits, family portraits, newborn shoots, commercial photography, or other types of photography?

A: Yes, I have experience in many fields of photography. 

STYLE AND QUALITY QUESTIONS

Q: What is your photography style?

A: I love being creative, using unique perspectives, angles, compositions and artistic post-production to bring out the clients personalities and beauty. I pride myself on not just being a photographer, but rather an artist creating unique and expressive imagery. To see examples of my quality and style, please visit my Portfolio as well as my blog. 

POST PRODUCTION QUESTIONS


Q: Do you touch up all the images in our image download?

A: Yes I do. Every image I deliver is touched up. This involves color correction, exposure adjustment, selective black and white processing, clarity adjustments, tone-mapping, and other corrections. Many photographers will not post produce any images, or will only post produce “select” images. This means that you may have pictures that are too dark, have strange skin tones or other common photography flaws.


Q: What is the difference between advanced and custom; and why are there additional costs for a custom retouch?

A: Advanced post-production includes touch-ups such as removal of blemishes, removal of bags under eyes, removal of fly-away hairs, etc. On the other hand, custom post production is anything that requires extensive, custom work in Photoshop such as removing entire objects from the scene, changing the size and shape of body parts or other objects in the scene, adding objects to a scene and other custom work. I charge hourly for the custom post-production as the time required ranges depending on the complexity of the project. Please contact me for a quote for custom post-production.

IMAGE DOWNLOAD QUESTIONS AND LEGAL QUESTIONS


Q: What rights do I have to the digital prints?

A: You have the right to reprint images whenever you want, also you can post to social media, etc for personal promotion. However, you may not sell your images for profit or publish your images without the written consent of MalkiYah Photography.


Q: Do you provide the RAW files from my session?

A: I do not provide RAW (unprocessed) files from shoots because I believe in delivering a finished product.  However, on very rare occasions, I may provide RAW images along with our post-produced JPG’s for an additional fee and restrictions.


Q: How many images do you deliver on the image download?
A: I typically deliver approx. 10 images. Keep in mind these numbers may increase or decrease depending on the flow of the session and the number of poses needing to be captured.

Q: What if I lose my images?

A: There is a $100 replacement charge for additional downloads after photo gallery has been archived. I strongly suggest you make at least one copy of the download when you receive it.

PAYMENT QUESTIONS


Q: How do I reserve you for my date?
A: All dates are reserved once we receive your signed contract and deposit.


Q: What type of payments do you accept? Is there an additional fee if we pay via credit card?
A: I accept cash, Google Pay, CashApp, Bitcoin & credit card. Yes, the retail adjustment fee for all credit card transactions is 3% of the charged amount.


Q: If we cancel, will we receive our retainer fee back?
A: Unfortunately no. Retainer fees are used to reserve your date. Once I’ve reserved your date, I do not accept new clients for your date. That retainer can be used for rescheduled appointment, however that appointment must be within 30 days.


Q: If we change our appointment to a different date, will we be able to use our retainer fee towards a future date?
A: Generally yes, but this is taken on a case by case basis. The reason for canceling and our availability is taken into account. Also, if rates change from your original date to your new date, the new rates will apply.



 

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