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Services

Images by James Photography and Fine Arts
Menomonie, WI
james (@) ampstars (dot) com

Appointment Fee

There is a $25 appointment fee in order to get on my calendar.
The fee applies toward the services you purchase.

 

Professional Photography Fees

 


In Studio Portraits

$50 per hour

Professional clean looks with high quality lighting and backgrounds makes this our most popular option. Since we don't need to lug gear around, this is also our most affordable option for your portraits.

Includes access to online digital proofing gallery for 2 weeks.


Outdoor Portraits
Near Studio

$50 per hour within 15 miles of studio

We bring auxiliary off-camera flash to fill in the shadows and smooth out the contrast. Great for modeling portfolios, senior portraits, and fashion images.

Includes access to online digital proofing gallery for 2 weeks



Location and Group Portraits

$100 per hour
+ $25 per hour travel time

We bring studio lighting to the locations of your choice. Great for family portraits, wedding portraits, and group portraits.

Includes access to online digital proofing gallery for 1 month



Commercial, Advertising, and Product Photography / Work for Hire

$300 per hour
+ $25 per hour travel time

We bring studio lighting to the locations of your choice. Clients get copies of all raw images and get unrestricted commercial usage rights to all images.


 

Retouching Fees

If clients want retouching of specific images, the following fees apply. Clients can choose the level of retouching for each image.

Basic Face Retouching

$10 per Face

Includes:

  • Color Balance Correction
  • Cropping
  • Large Blemish Removal

Deluxe Face Retouching

$25 per Face

Includes:

  • Basic Face Retouching +
  • Softenting of Wrinkles
  • Smoothing of Face Complexion

Deluxe Face and Body Retouching

$35 per Person

Includes:

  • Deluxe Face Retouching +
  • Softening of Wrinkles and Stretchmarks
  • Smoothing of Body Complexion

Deluxe Retouching with Body Reshaping

$60 per Person

Includes:

  • Deluxe Face and Body Retouching +
  • Body Reshaping
    (enlarging breasts and muscle groupings;
    decreasing weight; retouching fat bulges)
  • Removal of Scars
  • Removal of Small Tattoos

 

Design Services

The following are optional services that clients can order from images created by the studio. These services provide the client with digital image files which they can print themselves, and also a copyright release to show photofinishing labs.

Retouching Services should be ordered prior to Design Services.

Business Card Layout: $25 -- Single image with contact information

Composite Card Layout $50 / side -- Up to 5 images composited together including contact information and clothing sizes

Calendar Layout: $110 for 12-month / $150 for 18-month -- 1 image per month with calendar placed either side-by-side the images or beneath the images.

Poster Layout: $40 -- 1 image with text and placement specified by client

 

Cancellation / Rescheduling Fees

Scheduling a shoot is a commitment to work together at a specific date and time.

If you need to change your appointment, make sure that you phone me and speak to me at least 72 hours (3 full days) in advance so that I have time to try to fill your appointment time with another client.

If you miss your appointment or if you give less than 72 hours notice, then you will need to pay a $50 cancellation fee to partially cover lost income from the unused studio time.


Discounts for Pre-Paid Packages

Pre-Pay your photography package and get a huge savings. Here are the details:

  • Full payment must be made at least 3 days prior to the shoot (72 hours).
  • No refunds, postponements, or exchanges.
  • Comprehensive Modeling Release must be signed by everyone at the shoot.
  • You receive a Copyright Release which allows you to make unlimited prints from the digital files included in your package.

 

New Client 1 Look Shoot $50 ($125 normal pricing)

30 Minutes of photographer's time at Studio of a single subject

Photographer's choice of 3 images with Deluxe Face Retouching

One image business card layout

You will receive a COPYRIGHT RELEASE allowing you to make unlimited prints from the digital files for non-compensated promotional and personal uses (portfolios, business cards, composite cards, head-sheets, and gifts to friends and family).

This special is only available to new clients, and only one subject can be in the photos.

Fashion Portfolio Update $350 ($700 normal pricing)

3 hours of photographer's time (on-location)
Photographer's choice of 10 images with Deluxe Face and Body Retouching
2 business card layouts
Allowance for up to 1 hour of travel from Menomonie, WI 54751 at no charge

If you are a professional model with an existing portfolio, this update package will help you capture new looks and new ideas to add wow and pizazz into your portfolio.

Session takes on-location or outdoors at the sites which you provide. It is suggested that you have 3 to 4 different looks, and images will include headshots, half-length, 3/4-length, and full-length poses. For indoor sites, the photographer will bring professional studio flash lighting to create dramatic high fashion looks.

You will receive a COPYRIGHT RELEASE allowing you to make unlimited prints from the digital files for non-compensated promotional and personal uses (portfolios, business cards, composite cards, head-sheets, and gifts to friends and family).

 

Starter Portfolio $600 ($1300 normal pricing)

5 hours of photographer's time outdoors and on-location
Photographer's choice of 20 images with Deluxe Face and Body Retouching
2 business card layouts
one-sided composite card layout
Allowance for 2 hours of travel time from Menomonie, WI 54751 at no charge

As a beginning model your portfolio is your resume. You need to show the range of your looks and the array of your abilities. A starting portfolio should include looks from several categories which might include headshots, swimwear, lingerie, fitness, casual fashion, catalog fashion, business fashion, editorial, formal / evening fashion, wedding fashion, etc. The more looks, the more diversity your portfolio shows, and the more potential types of work you can book.

In a portfolio, the MOST important aspect is to BE MEMORABLE! There are thousands of other pretty faces competing for the same exact types of jobs you want. In order to get those jobs, you need to stand out from the crowd with a few funny, bizarre, and intensely memorable images.

The starter portfolio session takes place at the locations of yoru choice (remember, we can't trespass onto private property for the photos). For indoor sites, the photographer will bring professional studio flash lighting to create dramatic high fashion looks.

It is suggested that you have 5 to 7 different looks, and images will include headshots, half-length, 3/4-length, and full-length poses with a variety of lighting setups.

You will receive a COPYRIGHT RELEASE allowing you to make unlimited prints from the digital files for non-compensated promotional and personal uses (portfolios, business cards, composite cards, head-sheets, and gifts to friends and family).

 

Bands and Stage Entertainers, Weddings and Events, and Photo-Parties - FRIDAY Night Special
$150 per hour
(50% discount from "work for hire" normal pricing)

Photography taken ON-LOCATION (travel fees are an additional $25 per hour from Menomonie, WI 54751). Client gets full-size copies of images taken at the performance or event and receives a copyright release allowing any and all commercial uses of the resulting images.

 

 

 

Copyright Policies

NON-COMMERCIAL USE: Unless you are paying the $300 per hour "work for hire" rate, you may only use the images for person and uncompensated uses. You cannot sell your images in any manner nor use them for any contests or on any sites which charge any user fees. Simply stated, you can't use the images in any manner in which someone might make money or as any form of advertising for any business, website, or individual. Use of images for commercial purposes will be assessed civil statutory damages of between $750 and $30,000 per image.

PHOTO CREDIT: Whenever you use our images online, in printed materials, or in any other public manner you must give a photo credit to www.AMPStars.com. This helps market our photography services, saving us money, and we pass along those savings as lower fees for our products and services.

CLIENT EDITING OF RAW PROOFS: As part of our photography services you are given the right to edit the raw web-sized proofs you receive. Your edits can include cropping, brightness and color balance, and skin smoothing / retouching. You may not place any other logos, text, website addresses or marketing related information on any of our images (if you intend to do that, you must purchase our photography at "work for hire" rates of $300 per hour). Also - you are not permitted to allow third parties access to the raw proofs; any retouching or editing must be done directly by the client.

NO CHANGES TO RETOUCHED IMAGES: It takes a great deal of skill and time to professional edit images; this is the "art" of our photography. Countless hours and emotional devotion are put into each retouched images. Therefore you are not allowed to edit or change in any way our finished art (retouched images). Doing so destroys the integrity of the product, misrepresents the work that we create, and discredits the photographer.

NO REMOVAL OF LOGOS / WATERMARKS: You may not remove any logos or watermarks in any images. Doing so will be considered willful violation of copyright - subject to civil statutory damages of up to $150,000 per image.