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Frequently Asked Questions Answers Anthony Calleja
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Frequently Asked Questions Answers Anthony Calleja

General Photography Questions:

Frequently Asked Questions Answers Anthony Callej

A: My Photo Sessions are base on time and include an SD Card with all of the high-resolution unedited 22-megapixel images right out of the camera. Given at the end of the photo session. Most of my Customers ask... How am I able to offer this? I photograph every Photo Session with a Canon 5D Mark 3 and the Sony A7 3 which have 2 card slots, one card with the Raw files and another with the High-Resolution Jpeg files. I also work with an assortment of Lenses, changing the perspective of the image several times during my Photo Sessions. I pay extra attention to the little details during the Photo Session, which makes a huge difference with the end product. What sets me apart from other Oahu Hawaii Photographers is, I photographed with film for most of my Photography Career, which disciplined me towards getting it right every time, straight out of the camera. Most photographers offer a Disc of some of the Proofs which you will receive in 2 to 3 weeks later. You might be able to find Family Portrait Photographers on Oahu who advertises for less, but I don't think you'll find any Photographer out there who offers a better value. I photograph every photo Session personally and works very hard at every photo session. You will receive a Copyright for Reprinting.

A: Typically, I first exchange questions and answers with each customer to discuss their vision for the photos session. This includes your how many individuals would be present for the session, preferred package, location, date, time. I also encourage my customers to schedule a phone call so I may answer all of their questions. Once the details are ironed out I'll email you an agreement and invoice. From there I'll send you a link with clothing ideas and how to get ready for your photo session.

A: I have been a portrait photographer all of my life. I went to college in the 1980's and studied photography at San Francisco Community College.

A: I always loved the vintage family photos. When I was 10 years old, living in Malta, I was inspired by my cousin Victor Caruana who was a portrait photographer in Malta. He is also my mentor.

A: Individuals, Advertising Agencies, Magazines, Corporations

A: Returning to Malta, my roots after being away for almost 20 years. Photographing the Maltese people and the flavor of the Maltese islands.

A: Planning is the Key to a successful photo session. I recommend having options for hair in case it might be a windy day. Also, if you are visiting the Hawaiian Islands wearing sunglasses, sunscreen and staying hydrated is also important.

A: Exactly what are their needs. How the images will be used. What type of usage rights they require (exclusive, managed rights etc.) Check references.

Q: How do we book you?
A: Simply let me know you would like to book a photo shoot session, what dates work best for you and what type of session you are looking for through my contact page or email me. For wedding photography please send me your date, venue location and which wedding package best fits your needs and I will send you the wedding contract with more information. Once we have decided on a photography service, photo session or event date, time, and location. I would then send you via email an agreement. Once the agreement is completed and returned a deposit is made, the photo session or event will be reserved.

A: Unfortunately no. Deposits are non-refundable. Use to reserve your date. Once we've reserved your date we do not accept new clients for your date and time.

A: Yes.

A: My photography service does not include videography services, but If you are in need of a referral, I will be more than happy to refer you to a videography service.

A: I have shot at hundreds of venues so there is a good chance that I have. If I have not I will be sure to perform a thorough walk-through with you prior to your wedding day.

A: For all photo sessions and events conducted in the East, South, and North Shore's of Oahu are subject to the following travel fees: – $25.00 to $45.00 flat fee

A: Although I do offer monthly specials and special promotions for weekday photo session. I do not offer discounts on Sunday weddings and off-season weddings. As you know wedding season is almost year round here in beautiful Hawaii so because of that we are shooting throughout the year.

A: Yes! Every photography package that I offer includes an SD Card of all the digital images from the session or event.

A: I shoot all of the images in both Large Raw and Large Jpeg. The Canon 5D Mark III has the ability to record to 2 different memory card simultaneously. This way you will receive you SD card with all of the high-resolution Images at the end of the photo session or event right out of the camera.

A: None of the unedited files you receive at the end of the photo session or event contain a watermark or logo.

A: After the photo session or event, you will receive a disc or SD card with all the unedited high-resolution jpeg files.

A: Once you had a chance to review the unedited image files and have decided on which images you would like edited. You would then email me the original image file number. it would take an additional 2 to 3 weeks (depending on the work-flow) to receive the final prints and edited files. Fist come first serve.

A: Yes, I do offer photo retouching services. view: photo retouching rates view: photo retouching comparisons

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. We charge hourly for the custom post production, as the time required ranges depending on the complexity of the project. Please contact our studio manager for a quote for custom post-production.

A: To keep our photo session rates affordable we only accept one (1) credit card payment per customer, per photo session, to secure the photo session date and time. If it is your preference to pay with a credit card for the remaining balance, you can make payment in full at this time. You may choose to pay the balance at the end of the photo session with a check or cash. If you do choose to pay the balance with a credit card. The credit card processing fee will be 3.5 % of the entire purchase price.

A: Unfortunately, collecting in cash does not exempt a photography business from paying Hawaii sales tax

A: I do offer gift cards for special occasions and Holiday.

A: I do not offer a refund for gift cards.

A: Yes. These are all considered event photography. We have chosen to focus and excel at event photography, and we would love to cover your celebration.

Frequently, Asked, Answers
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Mobile Studio Set up

Mobile Studio

Photography Equipment:

A:(2) Canon EOS 5D Mark lll 22 megapixels cameras
Canon EOS 7D Mark ll 20 megapixels camera
Canon 15mm EF F2.8 Fish-eye Lenses
Canon 50mm EF F1.4 Lenses
Canon 85mm EF F1.2 L Lenses
Canon 100mm EF F2.8 L IS Lenses Macro
Canon 16-35mm EF F2.8 L Lenses
Canon 17-40mm EF F4 L Lenses
Canon 24-70mm EF F2.8 L Lenses
Canon 70-200mm EF F2.8 L IS Lenses
Canon 300mm EF F2.8 L IS Lenses
Canon 2x Teleconverter
Tamron 24-70mm F2.8 IS Lenses
DJI Mavic PRO Drone
(4) Canon 600EX-RT Speed lite Flash Units
(6) Yongnuo YN600EX-RT Speed lite Flash Units
(2) ORLIT RoveLight RT 610 TTL Monolight with On Board Power (Bowens Mount)
(2) FLSHPOINT EVOLV 200 R2 TTL POCKZET FLASH KITS
(1) 22" Dome(Bowens Mount)
(1) Westcott Rapid Box Duo 32" Octa
(1) Westcott Rapid Box Strip - 10" x 24"
(1) Westcott 20" Silver / White Reflector
(2) Impact 42" 5 in 1 Reflector
(1) Westcott Illuminator Arm
(1) Impact Telescopic Collapsible Reflector Holder
(1) Sekonic L-758CINE-U Digital Master Light Meter
(1) Nodal Ninja NN4 Tripod Head with RD16 II Rotator for Panoramas
(4) Manfrotto Light Stands
(2) Westcott Light Stands
(1) Avenger Heavy Duty Light Stands and Boom
(1) Photoflex Backdrop Stand
(1) Westcott X-Drop 5' x 7' Backdrop Stand
(8) Muslin Backdrops including, Black, White, Gray Mist, Charcoal Grey, Stone Blue, Nickel, Westcott White, Westcott Nuetral Gray

Anthony Calleja Frequently Asked Questions Answers

Planning For Your Photo Session:

A: Yes. I do offer a variety of photography packages, for more detail please visit the Oahu portrait packages section of my website.

A: Sure I do! Referrals for an Officiant, Transportation, Make-up and hair are available upon request.

A: Makeup and Hair are not includes in the price of the session, but I do believe that having professional hair and make-up does make a huge difference in the photographs.

A: Yes, Referrals are available upon request.

A: I recommend, bringing a variety of clothing to the session, but it does depend on the type of session. Revisited some of my images on the site and see what inspires you.

A: Yes, You can change outfit during the photo session.

A: Yes, Changing time is part of the photo session time.

A: I have from 3 to 5 Photo Session per day. Photo sessions run on time and we request that our customers arrive about 10 minutes early. There is not a grace period.

A: For family and/or children photo sessions: outfit changes, a drink, favorite toy, special stuffed animal. Please make sure your little one has been fed and had a nap before the photo session for a more comfortable and positive experience.

A: If it rains we would either, wait, relocate or reschedule.

Frequently Asked Questions Answers Anthony Calleja
Anthony Calleja Frequently Asked Questions Answers

Wedding Day Questions:

A: For a variety of reasons, we have to charge for the time in between events. The fact is, we're never truly resting during the day, whether we're backing up images, setting up for the second venue, traveling to the second location, taking venue shots, or making up for lost photo time because of wedding day delays. In many cases, we use that ""downtime"" to take you and your significant other out for a photo session or more family portraits.

A: We understand that not everything goes as planned during a wedding. We never pack up before the contracted time, and moreover, we're not leaving on the dot when the contracted time is up. Instead, we will ask you at the end of your contracted time whether or not you would like to extend. If you would like us to stay, we will charge the rates specified in your contract rounded to the closest 15-minute increment.

Anthony Calleja Frequently Asked Questions Answers

Image SD Card and Legal Questions:

A: The SD Card is formatted for a Canon Camera and are viewable on any Canon Camera, Mac Computer, Windows Computer, and an Ipad with an SD Card attachment.

A: In most cases, you can print your photo's up to 20×30 without any quality loss. If you'd like to print larger than 20×30, additional post-production will be required.

A: You have the right to reprint images whenever you want, wherever you want. However, you may not sell your images for a profit or publish your images without the written consent of Anthony Calleja Photography.

A: Each of our packages comes with all of the high-resolution Jpegs on an SD Card, straight out of the camera, (SOOC Images). However, we typically do not provide the RAW files . However if you absolutely want your RAW images, we will provide them to you for an additional fee ranging from $175. to $1,000. or $9. each.

A: Yes we do. All of our packages come with all of the high-resolution Jpegs on an SD Card, given at the end of the event or photo session.

A: We strongly suggest making a copy of the images on SD Card. There is a $50 image replacement fee if you have lost your SD Card.

Frequently Asked Questions Answers Anthony Calleja
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I am proud to offer you, quality professional portrait photography services, affordable prices, and fast turn-around. I am energetic and fun to work with. I love the challenge of finding a great photo in every Oahu Hawaii photo session. My clients trust my experience and professionalism.

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Anthony Calleja Photography
P.O.B. # 30431
Honolulu, HI 96820
Phone: (808) 349-7917

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