Hello all! Over the past couple of weeks I have received multiple questions about photo sharing online as well as what exactly a print release is and why you need it (as well as a couple other things!) I figure that if more than one person has the same questions others may as well so I have decided to answer all of your questions in one handy-dandy post!
Q: Can I share the images you post on Facebook?
A: Absolutely! I, in fact, encourage it! I just ask that you hit the "share" button on a post or album instead of saving the image and re-uploading. Why? This helps me out greatly by keeping my name on the image itself so that more people are likely to find my page in the vast abyss that is internet land.
Q: What if I don't want to "share" your post but instead provide my own caption or make an image my profile photo?
A: I completely understand! In that case I just ask that you would please either tag TEM Photography in the photo or add in the comment that it was captured by TEM Photography with a link back to either or Facebook page or website.
Q: What is a print release and why do I need one?
A: A print release is simply a document giving you (the client) the right to print the photos captured by TEM Photography. A few printing labs will actually not let you pick up the prints without showing your print release (I have heard Walgreens is a real stickler with this!) It also ensures that the photos are still property of TEM Photography and states the client may not sell the prints.
Q: Do you still do sessions if it is below zero?
A: Yes, I do! I have a few clients from this week that can attest to that! I do, however, have to draw the line once safety is involved. The only time I have cancelled a session do to cold was up in Duluth where the wind-chills were hitting -50. Yikes.
Q: Do you do "on-location" photography?
A: Again, absolutely! Since I do not have a brick and mortar studio the World is my studio! I have done sessions in fields, front porches, and homes and really love it when a client is willing to open up their doors to me.
Q: Can I get prints of these images?
A: Yes! I have a professional printing company that I work through to provide the highest quality images and low prices. While labs like Walgreens and Target are good, there is a definite difference in quality, color, and sharpness when images come from professional labs.
Q: What do you mean when you say "edited" images?
A: I strive to provide the highest quality images and that is definitely achieved with a little re-touching and post-processing. I don't do the "magazine" edits that make people look fake. I do, however, improve eyes, fly-away hairs, colors, shadows, etc. to make sure it is the best possible version of the original photo. This is also where I do my colorization adjustments such as black and white, half saturations, etc.
Do you have a question I have not addressed here? Feel free to leave it in the comments section below and I will gladly answer it!