Pricing

"The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don't have to explain things with words." ~Elliott Erwitt
 
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Pricing Summary


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The core immersive imaging services offered here start with either panoramas (360º facing out from a center location) or turntable imaging (360º facing in from a position away from the subject matter, looking back at it). Below you will find pricing for these core imaging activities.

Virtual tours and virtual galleries are, by definition, always custom and involve a variable number of included 360º images, links, embedded text and even video and audio. Consequently, unique quotations are made at no charge when these services are desired. Please use the Contact Page.

For additional services not listed, please use the Contact Page.
Panoramas

High resolution 360º : $350
Extra high resolution 360º : $500.
Panoramas are high to very high resolution and always ColorChecker® corrected for color accuracy. They are captured with an excellent dynamic range suitable for most environments and high dynamic range imaging (HDRI) is an available option for the utmost in capturing highlights and shadows. The attention to image quality ensures the utmost in visual impact. The high resolution panorama includes a 360º view all around, including the ceiling and floor, created from five distinct image captures. Extra high resolution panoramas use 42 captures. Final panoramas are available in 7 business days. Panoramas are provided in a Web-ready format for easy inclusion into your website, supported social media pages, or for archival and in-house display or screen-capture purposes. Image processing is completed off-site.

Panoramic Tours

Panoramic tours are built from panoramas. Even a single panorama can contain tour elements, such as hotspots that link to a website, further information and additional images and video. When multiple panoramas are linked together, the tour becomes a dynamic experience, moving from location to location.

The cost of a panoramic tour is built up from the cost of the individual elements and the corresponding creation of embedded links. If you already have Web-ready images and text, those can be added quite efficiently. Or, imaging of material for inclusion can take place along with panorama creation, and all of the elements are brought together in a final integrated product.

Pre-built virtual gallery

Virtual galleries are photorealistic computer-based spaces into which can be placed sculptural and flat art, just as can be done in a physically-based gallery or museum. Once the artwork is placed in a virtual gallery, photographic style images or entire 360º panoramas can be created. This gives the artist a very accessible and economical alternative to real galleries and museums which may be inaccessible or prohibitively expensive. Furthermore, a virtual gallery can be visited from anywhere in the world.

Final exhibition creation is a quotation based on type and amount of content, as well as rendering and output. This service offers pre-built galleries, or if you prefer, completely unique custom virtual galleries are also available as a 3D design and modeling service.

When you consider the cost of renting gallery space, and the limited access for visitors due to schedule constraints and/or travel costs, a virtual gallery is an excellent way to bring your artwork or products to a broad worldwide audience in a manner that is the next best option to being there in person.
Please note that virtual galleries are not sold 'empty'.
In-studio 360º imaging

Artifact up to 10” in each dimension: $125-$250.

36-image single-row: $125
36-image two-row: $175
72-image single-row: $200
72-image two-row: $250
Quantity discounts are available. Please contact this service for a free quotation.
In-studio 360º imaging is a series of images created while the object is rotated on a turntable. The final product is an object display that can be rotated left and right (up/down is also available) to show views all around. This is a popular display technique for commercial products and is an economical alternative to 3D models. A single set of images is considered one row. Multi-row rotations are also possible for showing additional perspectives. 36 image rotations give a good presentation with fairly smooth transitions between frames, while 72 images is especially smooth for the ultimate in presentation quality.

The capture and creation of 3D rotations for artwork larger than 10", as well as on-site imaging, is also available. Please contact this service for a free quotation.

This is a photographic process and the result is a series of photographs provided in a Web-ready format for easy inclusion into your website. For 3D object mesh and texture creation, see the 3D model from artifact service described below.

In-studio 3D model from artifact

Artifact up to 10” in each dimension: Pricing starts at $300 for objects without occlusions or holes. Highly accurate backplane focus-stacking is used for artifacts with complex surfaces. Please contact this service for a free quotation.

The model from artifact process results in a 3D polygonal mesh model and a texture. This service is designed primarily for sculptural artwork versus flat art. The 3D model  created with this process is especially effective when placed in a virtual gallery. Because of the complete recreation of the artwork from all angles, panoramas made within a virtual gallery always show the complete artwork - no cardboard cutout effect.

3D models can also be seen using 3D viewing software. There are online 3D model sharing sites that give complete visual access to individual artworks. Such sites are used by artists and museums to showcase work and provide compelling visual access to art.

The capture and creation of 3D models for artwork larger than 10", as well as on-site imaging, is also available. Please contact this service for a free quotation.

Note: The model from artifact process results in a 3D polygonal mesh model and a texture. The results of this work are very accurate, however viewing access to the original artifact will impact completeness of the 3D model. Therefore, if some areas are hidden and not visible for photographic capture they cannot be included in the final computer model. Clear and mirror-like reflective artifacts cannot be scanned using the photogrammetry methods employed here.

What services are included in the price?

The prices above include image capture, image processing and final delivery. Much of the necessary work is done during the image processing stage, which constitutes the 'behind the scenes' aspect of a project. The pricing shown above includes basic image processing after photography. Specific requests for extensive retouching are a separate fee. The high quality panoramas and 3D models from artifacts created by this service receive extensive attention to perfecting the details.

Virtual galleries are 3D environments in the computer. Pricing for their use requires a quotation for 2D art or 3D model placement, as they are not sold 'empty'. Client-created content may be accepted for inclusion in virtual galleries.

Electronic project delivery is used with all services, typically via Dropbox. For a nominal fee, CD/DVD delivery is also available.

What are you buying?

The deliverables produced by this service include licensing for their contracted use. There are no monthly fees or subscriptions for access to panoramas, panoramic tours or images. 3D models may require hosting to support interactive viewing using a 3rd party service. This is a technical consideration, not a licensing consideration. 3D models may also be placed and used within other 3D environments, such as a virtual gallery. Additional use of the deliverables beyond the original contractual specifications may require a separate licensing contract and fee. Images created by this service are not licensed for distribution through stock photo agencies.

Travel:

Travel for on-site services is included for a 30-mile radius (approximate) from 91325. This includes:

Los Angeles (north of downtown)
Santa Monica
San Fernando Valley
Thousand Oaks
Agoura
Simi Valley
Valencia
Pasadena
Burbank
Glendale

Travel to other locations is available and the travel rate is quoted on a project-by-project basis.

Rates are subject to change. Only the rate documented at the time of contract acceptance by both parties is considered binding.
 
Deposits and Cancellations

Depending on project size, the deposit is generally 50%, due two weeks in advance of project start. The deposit is refundable with 48 hours notice of cancellation before the project start date and time. Note: If the project requires additional 3rd party services, those charges are payable in full, in advance, and may, or may not, be refundable, subject to the terms of those 3rd party providers.
 
How are payments made?

Retainers, purchase orders and other processing methods may require extended lead time before project start. Please plan accordingly.

Final payments are due upon project delivery. Payments can be made via check or through PayPal. This site provides a payment link, which leads to a secure PayPal portal.

If a refund is issued, it will be issued in the same form as received. Refunds are issued after a 30-day clearing period from the original payment.
 
Are some projects billed hourly?

Some projects are ongoing with requirements and outcomes that may not be possible to bill as a single project. In those circumstances, hourly billing will be proposed.
 
Deliverables

For photography work the images are delivered in the specified target format and size (e.g. TIFF, JPEG, HTML). Unless the project is a 'works for hire' arrangement, raw images are not delivered. Raw images are unsuitable in their native form for direct output.

For individual panoramas and panoramic tours, the output is a collection of files in a precise arrangement for presentation on the Web. These files must remain together as a set to function correctly and are delivered with the required organization. Additional tours using the original photographs, but with different navigation and added content, are available for separate service fees. Please note that panorama and panoramic tour modifications require specialized software that is not provided.

For 3D from artifact projects, the final model with applied texture is delivered in the specified format (e.g. OBJ, DAE, JPG, PNG) and polygon count. The individual images used to build the model and texture are not delivered. Please note that 3D model modification and viewing requires specialized software that is not provided.

For virtual galleries, final images with embedded artwork or products are delivered as still images, or as panoramas, or as panoramic tours. The environment models and textures used to create the virtual galleries themselves are not delivered and 'empty' rendered virtual galleries are not sold.

This service does not assume responsibility for long-term preservation of client deliverables. The client is expected to use suitable methods for backup and archival preservation.
 
Copyright

Client artwork and artifacts retain all of their original copyrights. The client may submit artwork images with watermarks for embedded content in tours and galleries if this is preferred.

Unless otherwise arranged, the copyright for all products produced by this service remains with this service. As the client, you are purchasing service and licensing, not copyright. If you wish to hold the copyright in a 'works for hire' arrangement, please make this request in advance.

Normally, any production of this service may be selected to appear in portfolio and promotional materials for this service. However, a client request not to exhibit their images produced by this service will be honored if requested.

It is expected that the client holds all necessary copyright permissions and licensing for any materials supplied to this service for inclusion in a production. Copyright research is not performed. However, if there are questions of copyright ownership, such materials may not be accepted. In particular, images, text, music and video taken from the Web are considered to be copyright protected and will not be accepted unless reliable indication of permission is formally presented.