All About Studio Sessions

These are photographs for your personal and professional use: to share with your friends and family, to use on social media sites or promote yourself in your professional life. If you need photos for commercial or advertising materials, please visit my commercial web site: www.georgecanderson.com and contact me from there.

I like to share photos during the session, so I shoot tethered to a computer whenever possible. This means you can see the photos moments after they are taken, and make selections as we go. You have choices in background colors and textures, which we can discuss when you book your session. You can pick a general lighting style by describing which samples of my work you like or we can create a custom lighting setup to achieve the look you want.

If you are bringing a group, we can create a custom combination of these elements that unifies individual portraits into a particular style. Then when you bring additional employees, members or colleagues in for portraits at a later date, all the photos will have a consistent look.

Makeup stylists are available for sessions at any level. Please call for an estimate on this additional service.

If you want to review all the images shot before making selections, they will be posted to your private photo gallery on this web site and an access code sent to you. Please allow one day after your session to see them.

All files will be available to you as web resolution JPEG (600 x900 pixels, 72 dpi, sRGB color) suitable for use on web sites and for sharing on social media. These files can be sent via email or Hightail file delivery service, downloaded from the client section of this web site or put onto a client provided thumb drive. If you want to ensure the images can be preserved as part of the history of your family or business, ask about getting TIFF or DNG (digital negative) files.

Any images you want to have printed must be processed so they can be reproduced. You may choose to have the files to make prints yourself or to have us make prints from the price lists in your online photo gallery. You will be able to select size, quantity and various finishes. Payment for prints is separate from the sitting fee and will be collected online at the time you place your order.
 

Retouching

Some photos benefit from retouching after the session. I prefer a light touch, so that you look your best, naturally. See the subtle differences in the photos below. Special requests are welcome, however extensive retouching may incur additional costs.

 

Studio Session 1: $250

This session lasts an hour. This is good for families who want single individual portraits or a series of group shots. It's also suitable for professional head shots for individuals or up to 3 people from the same organization. Two different poses and wardrobe changes can be photographed. Out of all the images shot, you may choose 2 high resolution, retouched JPEG files suitable for making prints. Additional files can be selected and processed for $25 each.

Studio Session 2: $500

This session runs 2-3 hours. It is good for large family groups where several different combinations of people can be posed together. It also is a good choice for professional group shots and head shots for up to 10 people. Two different poses and wardrobe changes can be photographed. Out of all the images shot, you may choose 5 high resolution, retouched JPEG files suitable for making prints. Additional files can be selected and processed for $25 each.

A La Carte Menu

Processing additional files beyond session fee: add $25 each
Conversion of selected files from color to black and white: add $50
Files put on a CD: add $10
On location in Columbus area: add $50

Studio Session 3: starting at $750

This session runs 3-4 hours. This is an experience that will be designed to meet your photo needs. It may involve many wardrobe changes, different backgrounds and lighting styles, or props that you bring or ask us to obtain for you. It could include shooting studio photos and combining them with "imagined" background locations. We work with you to customize all the details. Please call to discuss your ideas and to get an estimate.