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That's what azadphoto proudly represents. Our extremely fast turnaround time (3 to 4 days) allows you to quickly return your focus to your creative work in the studio.  Please browse each of the following categories to determine which of our professional services would be the best vehicle for supercharging your promotions. Each are designed to maximize your professional exposure, minimize demands on you and your time, and to promptly get you back to creating more gorgeous art!

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Digital Images

Digital Images are essential to every artist who promotes his/her art through galleries and shows. This is a focal point of our business at azadphoto. Our approach assures you’ll have what you need, when you need it. Through our ongoing consultation with jury members at several major shows and galleries, we have developed extremely effective techniques for presenting your work in its best light. We at azadphoto are confident of two things:

1) Quality of digital images can enhance or detract from the impression your art makes when presented to a jury. No matter how beautiful your work is, a poor digital presentation can fail to convince a jury that they need to include your work in their show. On the other hand, showing your work in crisp, clean, nicely composed and well-lit images will show the jury that you are a professional who pays attention to detail and wants to present their work in its ideal form.

2) What we produce for you will show your work in its best light. Our photos will always do justice to your art, and can be relied upon to enhance your professional reputation and heighten interest for any artistic venue. Count on it. We do superior work.

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What You Receive

I do six to eight single small to medium sized items for digital images on a simple background. Pricing includes one hour of my studio time, adjusted high and low resolution digital images on a CD and Zapp/JAS sized images, ready for you to upload.

 

Digitals and Zapp/JAS

When you order digital images, you receive a CD formatted for any computer. There are at least three folders on the disc. Some folders end with the word tif, the others end with the word web and Zapp. The tif folders contain high resolution 4x6 300 dpi images, suitable for printing. These images are excellent for making prints at most labs equipped for digital printing. The images in the web folders are 6x9 72 dpi, and are intended for computer viewing and emailing. The Zapp folder contains images sized for you to upload to your Zapp or JAS accounts.

Slides

Some juried art shows are still using slide submissions. I also offer slides from the digital images which you can order separately.

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Shipping Information

There are a few bits of information that make this part of our relationship work well. Send all shipments to:

AzadPhoto
326 West Ridge Road
Cornville, ME  04976

For high value shipments, U.S. Postal Service Registered Mail is the most economical but may take longer because of the required signatures at each shipping point. I find Express Mail with the U.S. Postal Service also reliable, quick, and next in line for economical high value insured items. USPS Priority Mail and the commercial carriers, UPS and FedEx, are also reliable and available.

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What Equipment and Why

My equpiment has been chosen with one goal in mind: to give you the best possible photos of your artistic creations. I use 35mm, digital cameras, monolight studio strobe lighting, a Macintosh computer, and various scanners and printers.

Most of the photography I do is with 35mm professional Pentax equipment. The reason is simple ... most of my clients need digital and 35mm yields sufficient quality using modern technology to yield excellent results for up to full page advertising or high quality postcards. I have had several of my shots used successfully as full page illustrations and cover shots in national magazines. Using 35mm is also economical for the client.

I use a Pentax K2D for digital photography. This is a state of the art 14 megapixel professional camera.

The lighting equipment I use is studio monolight strobes with modeling lights. I use between one and five of these on each shot as needed. I also have a complete selection of diffusers and other light modifying devices to achieve the best possible effect for each shot. Since jewelry is my area of greatest expertise, my lighting of metal and stones is as good as it gets.

I use Macintosh computers with all the latest graphic design software (Quark, Photoshop, etc.). I also have an Epson flatbed scanner, a Prime Film transparency scanner, and an Epson 1400 Photo printer.

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Advertising Photography

Advertising photography takes care and perfection to a higher level. While digital/jury shots are generally usable in print projects, there can be some differences. The viewing life of a jury slide is 5-10 seconds, not enough time to pick apart either the subject or the photography. A photograph for a card, flyer, or other advertising medium will be scrutinized by many more people and for a longer period of time.

This type of photography takes more time on your part and mine to achieve this level of perfection. Because it is more time consuming, it is more expensive.

A single shot with several pieces which requires a lot of arranging and type face consideration may take an hour or more. Less complex group shots may take only 15 minutes. Keep in mind that the shots normally used for jury applications may be fully usable for advertising.

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Backgrounds

I have an extensive selection of background materials. I use roll materials in all the basic neutral colors: blacks, grays, tans, and whites, as well as some stronger colors. I have several different silk-screened fades which blend from white to gray/black and to a variety of colors. These are very fragile and are easily scratched (rendering them unusable) and are, therefore, sometimes billable if scratching is unavoidable.

I also keep a variety of stone slabs and various colors and sizes of sand. Other backgrounds include a variety of fabrics, special papers, foam, textured glass, reflective surfaces, and metallic surfaces. I often use background materials and props provided by my clients. While I do use some backgrounds more than others, you will find that I am open to suggestions and art direction.

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Copyright Information

The area of intellectual property is the most controversial aspect of my business. The simple fact is that any photographer whom you pay in cash or trade owns the rights to the use of the pictures. This is a matter of law. Each individual photographer determines what usage is included in the agreed upon price for the service. This can vary from your receiving a print, slide or digital image and not even having the right to make a single copy to having unrestricted use.

My policy for the use of photography done by me is one of the most liberal among “professional photographers.”

Below is a list of included and restricted uses of my photography. The restricted uses are based on my past experiences and there are usage fees for these. It is also possible to negotiate additional/different usage at the time of the shoot.

All photography by azadphoto is covered by the copyright laws of the United States. Rights to usage of these photographs includes the following:

  • Any/all usage of photographs is conditioned upon payment in full.
  • Any/all uses must carry a photo credit (Photography by azadphoto.com, Photo © azadphoto.com, or Photo by azadphoto.com).
  • Photographs are sold with photographic, xerographic, internet and editorial use released.
  • Offset printing done through azadphoto carries no usage fees.
  • Advertising produced through azadphoto carries no usage fees.
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