Frequently asked questions
About my work
What kind of a photographer are you?
A really really good one Lol...
To be specific I am a freelance photographer and I focus on food and product photography only. I also produce Video content as well for the same genre.
How much do you charge?
Oh well thats a complicated one.
I have two rates, one is a daily rate and one is per product wise.
The pricing depends a lot on what work is involved, how much time it takes to get the job done etc
You charge more than other photographers. Why should i hire you?
There are so many ways to answe this question. Rather than to bore you with a long list of virtues, allow me to answer in a form of a quote attributed ot John Ruskin:
"It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. when you pay too much, you lose a little money, that's all. When you pay too little, you sometimes loose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of buisness balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot it can't be done. if you deal with the lowest bidder..."
How do you prepare yourself before a job?
I lock myself in the bathroom, turn off the lights and play "Eye of the Tiger at full blast on my bluetooth speakers. And then i chant the following mantra 10 times: "i'm going to do a terrific job today! I'm gonna help people! because i'm good enough and i'm smart enough!"
How many photographs will we receive?
I typically deliver approximately 15 - 20 correctedphotos per day of shooting
The final number of corrected photos may vary depending on the shoot day.
Likewise, some compositions may have more complexity or details which might result in fewer photos.
Would you travel for a photoshoot?
Yes we love to travel. We have travelled for work internationally and within India in the past. our gear is especially curated for travel photography. we call it our studio on wheels. We can customise a package as per your needs and help reduce travel costs to come and shoot at your location.
Why should we pick you as our photographer?
There are 4,327 reasons why you should pick me as your photographer. However, inthe interest of brevity, here are a few of the best reasons:
1. I smell good.
2. I'll take amazing photographs.
3. I have more experience than many other food & product photographers.
4. Every year I take 100,000+ photographs. I'd like to take yours too.
5. My pricing is simple, transparent, and agreat value.
6. I come with a miriade of props and backgrounds which i manufacture myself.
7. I'll use the best camera equipment available.
8. I pay my taxes and have a registered business.
11. I understand the importance of Social media.
12. I have the skill to photograph rapidlye volving and complicated situations as they happen.
13. I'm highly motivated. My reputation is on the line every time i photograph something. I therefore have a strong incentive to do anamazing job—especially in the age of Social media where every aspect of customer-service is a matter of public record.
14. I really, really, really want you to be happywith your photographs.
How do we know that you'll do a good job?
I've photographed 300+ food and priducts since 2017. Those varied experiences working with hundreds of different clients at hundreds of different venues lends me a level of practicaland artistic experience that I'll bring to the table.
But the real proof is in my vast public portfolio on instagram. And that work reflects the kind of photography you can expect from me. I also double promise pinky swear that I'll do a great job. If that doesn't do it for you, check out a few reviews from past clients.
Do you provide digital files?
Yes. You'll receive selected and corrected full-size, unwatermarked JPG files. and all the RAW files if you wish to store them.
Are you a "natural light" photographer?
As one of my mentor sometimes said, "When natural light is available, use it. When it's not, I make my own."
What are your payment terms for photography?
To book me for a shoot, I require a signed agreement and 50% retainer. Upon receipt of the signed agreement and retainer, I'll ensure and guarantee my availability for your specific date. For that reason, the retainer is non-refundable and non-transferable.
The remaining balance is due no later than 30 calendar days before the shoot. For photography related payments, I accept bank transfers, google pay and cash.
How long have you been a professionalphotographer?
I’ve been a professional photographer since 2017.
Did you need an education to become aprofessional photographer?
I do have a degree from a photography school, NIIP. However, over the years I've attended dozens of workshops and classes online. I simply can't recommend pursing formal photography degrees, because I feel that you can teach yourself this craft at a fraction of the price and with much greater speed if you are truly dedicated to learning further.
What's the most rewarding part of your job?
It's the food ofcourse! But the most rewarding part of my job is being able to choose the jobs that I want to pursue. This freedom allows me to work with who I want,when I want.
What was or is your dream photo job?
My dream is to get paid to travel the world and click photos of food and products across the globe.