FAQs - Satish Byali Photography

Frequently Asked Questions


OUR SERVICES

  • Photography and Retouching

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  • Studio Hire

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  • High Quality Printing

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  • Photo Books

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PHOTO SESSIONS

  • What is pre-session consultation and what it includes?

    It's an initial consultation after you book a session, we will discuss expectations and how to achieve them. Things like… - The do’s and don’ts - Wardrobe choices, how “what you wear” flows into the background of your photos - Places to shop - Hair & Make-Up - Location preferences - Posing preferences (Casual, Fun, Candid, Posed, etc) and much more… I want us to approach this session like we‘ve known each other for years! Your comfort level is very important and how you feel can flow into your images. This is why I take so much care in the preparation of your session and want to make sure all questions and concerns have been answered. It’s going to be great!

  • When is my payment due?

    The session fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and due to book any session. All session fees are paid via an online invoice with a Credit Card at time of booking. Session Fee is transferable to another date within a year of originally booked date. I try my hardest to get sessions re-booked within the time you are in town. This is why I need a good cell number to call you at while you are in town, just in case we need to rearrange our session.

  • What do you mean by... "personally and carefully hand-picked images" as part of selection process?

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  • What covers... minimum touch-up?

    After your session the images will be white balance adjusted, color corrected, shadow, contrast and brightness adjusted. If you have a scratch or “boo boo” on your face I will try to edit that on the close ups.

  • What covers... advanced editing and post-processing?

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  • What's a Session?

    A session is your "shoot". I want you to enjoy the process so my mantra is "Let's have some FUN!" I am a Location Photographer so the world is our playground for your photos! Indoors or out, I have the cameras, lenses, and lighting equipment to do the job. YOU CHOOSE! Sessions last approximately xx-xx hours. Outdoor sessions start about an hour before sunset to take advantage of that gorgeous xxxxxxx (place name) early evening or morning natural light!

  • When Can I See My Photos?

    Approximately one week after your session(sometimes during busy seasons I need a little more time for image enhancement) you will receive an e-mail linking you to your password protected proof gallery on this site. Just share the link and password with anyone YOU wish to view your photos. The gallery will be up one week for viewing. We will then schedule a meeting to go over your print options of your photos!

  • What if the weather is bad?

    Weather is a factor on location shooting but rarely does it cause a shoot to be canceled. If it is just too windy (who want sand in your mouth and eyes or my equipment!) OR there is a chance of lightning at the location, your shoot will be resceduled. Safety is of the utmost importance when it comes to your family photos!

  • Why do you charge that?

    Your actual photo session is just part of what it takes to put those photos in your hands. It's 20% behind the camera and 80%everything else. Expertise, experience, equipment, continuing education, editing, marketing, and style are huge components that result in the photos you want on your walls. Those considerations and more go into pricing your session and products.

  • Why does a digital file cost that much?

    It is actually the PRINT RELEASE you are paying for. The print release is permission from the photographer to print, reproduce, or distribute the images as many times as you wish without further payment to the photographer. The photographer still owns the copyright on any photo created by that photographer even if you are given a print release, so sale by you of the photographer's image is a FEDERAL COPYRIGHT VIOLATION. TRANSLATION: When you purchase a DIGITAL IMAGE with a print release, you can go to WalMart or Walgreens or your home computer and print out a 100 photos without paying the photographer for 100 photos but you just can't sell those 100 photos. Be aware that my computer on which I edit your photos is calibrated for correct color, however the printer you choose may not jive with correct color so your photos may have a slightly different "look" to them. I encourage large prints be ordered through me to insure quality.

WORKSHOPS

  • Is this workshop for beginners or professionals?

    https://goldpaintphotography.com/workshopfaq/ Our workshops are designed for both amateur and professional photographers. However, participants should have a working understanding of their cameras’ settings, Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom, and a basic understanding of file organization.

  • What is a typical workshop schedule like?

    What is a typical workshop schedule like? 3-Day Workshop: Day 1 • Meet at 10am or noon for landscape astrophotography tutorial about understanding the night sky, planning your shoot, camera settings, etc. • Break for 2-3 hours • Leave 2 hours before sunset • Sunset shoot • Travel to first night sky shooting location • More instruction on camera settings, composition, and focusing at night • Shoot at 2-3 locations throughout the night, spending roughly 2-3 hours at each location, capturing various compositions, receiving additional instruction on camera settings, capturing the Milky Way, creating star trails and much more • Break around 4am Day 2 • Meet 2 hours before sunset (Depending on time of year) • Sunset shoot (Depending on time of year) • Travel to first night sky shooting location • More instruction on camera settings, composition, and focusing at night • Shoot at 2-3 locations throughout the night, spending roughly 2-3 hours at each location, capturing various compositions, receiving additional instruction on camera settings, capturing the Milky Way, creating star trails and much more • Break around 4am Day 3: • Meet at 12pm for overview of technique and advanced post processing (4-5 hours) • Group dinner at a local restaurant

  • What will I learn during a night sky photography workshop?

    • A comprehensive understanding of the night sky (Earth’s orbit, location of the Milky Way, meteor showers, moon cycles, etc.) • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the night sky (Earth’s orbit, location of the Milky Way, meteor showers, moon cycles, etc.) • Appreciate the importance of planning for your shoot • Understand the differences between shutter speed/aperture/ISO/white balance, and more • Learn how to focus your lens at night • Begin to master the art of capturing the Milky Way, create star trails, panoramas, composites, and more • Learn about light painting • Understand noise reduction (how and when to use it) • Receive personal tips and special techniques • Learn how to blend multiple exposures together in post processing using Adobe Photoshop • Gain new skills with advanced post processing methods in Bridge & Photoshop

  • What do I need to bring for the workshop?

    • A DSLR or mirrorless camera with the ability to shoot clean images at high ISO settings ranging from 2000 – 3200 • 2-4 extra batteries (depending on your camera body) • 32gb memory card (we will be shooting in RAW format all night) • A wide angle lens, at least 24mm or wider, and f/2.8. I prefer to shoot with a wide-angle zoom lens for additional flexibility. For example, a 14-24mm or 16-35mm. You can rent lenses and camera bodies from Borrow Lenses or Lens Pro To Go for the workshop if needed. Brad will work with each participant to confirm they have proper equipment for their workshop. • Intervalometer (Click HERE for an example) • A sturdy tripod • Headlamp (Must include a red light. Click HERE for an example) and flashlight • Warm/Layered Clothing (it can get very cold) • Extra food and/or necessities you may require (coffee, hot chocolate, and teas will be provided during the workshop) • You will not need your computer during the shooting portion, but I recommend all participants bring a laptop to the post processing tutorial with a copy of Bridge & Photoshop installed. You can install a 7 day trial from Adobe. Click HERE for more details.

  • What kind of physical shape do I need to be in for your workshop?

    My workshops are designed with minimal hiking in most situations. Please check the description of each workshop’s ‘Physical Difficulty’ for more info. All participants are expected to hike with all of their necessary camera gear, food, water, personal items, etc…

  • Weather Conditions

    Ultimately, weather is an uncontrollable factor with night sky photography. Regardless of the conditions (for example, a freak blizzard) we will stay out and shoot as long as it is safe to do so. I suggest all participants attending my workshops to arrive one day prior and stay one day later (if possible). If weather becomes an issue, we may need to be flexible and shoot the night before/after the scheduled workshop dates. Clouds play a significant role while capturing the night sky. However, even during completely overcast conditions, I promise you will come away with beautiful images, knowledge, and capabilities of capturing the night sky.

  • Am I allowed to bring a spouse or friend who will not be taking pictures?

    Sure you can! However, due to additional permit fees, materials, logistics, etc… a 50% additional fee will be charged per person.

  • Booking & Refund Policy

    Unfortunately, I am unable to give refunds due to unforeseen weather events during our workshop. However, I will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your schedule and needs. For more info regarding refunds and/or rescheduling, please read our Terms & Conditions.

  • Additional Questions

    If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by sending an email to photography@satishbyali.com.


If you need any additional details, have questions or concerns, please email me!

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