Pricing

"The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don't have to explain things with words." ~Elliott Erwitt
 
Image For more information on pricing, please use the Contact Page for a prompt response to your specific needs. Quotations are inclusive of the entire process: capture, processing and delivery.
 
 

Pricing Summary


Pricing is fine-tuned and based on four models: (1) Commercial Real Estate, (2) Architecture & Interiors, (3) 360ยบ Panoramas & Tours and (4) Art & Artifacts.  Contract totals are adjusted per project specifics and presented as an estimate, pending client revisions and approval. Please refer to the Contact Page to send an email or to call regarding your project goals and requirements. There is no charge to review your project proposal(s).
What services are included in the price quotation?

Price quotations 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 you receive includes basic image processing after photography. Specific requests for extensive retouching are a separate fee. The high quality imaging created by this service receives extensive attention to perfecting the details.

Electronic project delivery is used with all services, typically via Dropbox.

What are you buying?

The deliverables produced by this service include licensing for their contracted purposes. There are no monthly fees or subscriptions for access to panoramas, panoramic tours or images. The copyright of images created by this service remain with the photographer. Additional use of the deliverables beyond the original contractual specifications may require a separate licensing contract and fee. Images created by this service are prohibited for distribution by the client through 3rd parties, such as stock photo agencies.
 
Deposits and Cancellations

Project deposits are 50% of the contracted price.
Note: If the project requires 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?

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, distributed billing will be proposed to mutual benefit.
 
Deliverables

For photography work the images are delivered in the specified target format and size (e.g. TIFF, JPEG, HTML). Raw images are not delivered; raw images are unsuitable in their native form for direct output and remain with the photographer.

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

Your license gives you permission to exhibit the images as contracted and to make backup copies as required for safe keeping. As the client, you are purchasing service and licensing, not copyright. The copyright for all products produced by this service remains with Lawrence M. Pierce. 

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.