All Personal Admire Studios clients will receive a generous selection of their best images in in High Resolution JPG at up to 8x10 printable size via Digital Download
After a session with Admire Studios, do I get my photos on a disc?
No, but you will get them from your own personal gallery instead! I will upload your images to an online gallery that you, and anyone you want to give the password to, can access. It will remain online for three months, but your photos will be kept on file indefinitely. If you’d like to receive your photos on a USB drive as well, please request this for a fee.
Do I get to choose what photos I like?
Because you are essentially getting ALL the best photos that I took edited, this is unnecessary. You can pick which ones you like after!
Are they “high resolution” – are they in a printable size?
Yes. They are a suitable size for printing up to size 8×10. Larger prints must be ordered through me – for quality control purposes. I don’t want people hanging a terrible quality print in a huge size on their wall… But you’re clearly not one of those people, right?
Not allowing you to blow up badly printed images protects my business from being misrepresented. You can also download them in web sizes suitable for sharing – or just give people the all-access password to your gallery!
Can I print them myself?
Yes, but I cannot guarantee the colors or quality of another printer. Printing photos and products through Admire Studios includes a color-match and archival quality guarantee – your photos will come out perfectly the way I see them when I edit them and last for years to come.
Do I own the rights to the photos?
No, but bear with me. I own the images as my work, but the contract you sign with me grants you a license to print, crop, share, and use the images for personal use, which is all nearly anyone is looking for. So in the sense this question is usually asked, absolutely, but technically the answer is no.
You cannot EDIT my photos. This includes Instagram filters. If I see that you have done this I will ask you to take them down, and if you do not, you are in violation of our contract.
For most people, nothing would ever come up, but just so you know, you can’t re-edit the images, photoshop people into them, sell the images from your session as a stock photograph, or enter a contest where the terms and conditions specify that the contest-offering company can have unlimited use of the image.
You would be breaking the contract in all of those cases. Not allowing you to do these things protects my business from fraud and misrepresentation.
Can I upload them to Facebook or anywhere the Internet?
Yes, but the contract you sign requires that you attribute them because I don’t include watermarks. On Facebook for example, each image you post should have a link to admirestudios.com in the comment section, or if you were including a copy in a family letter, you would just write a quick line saying, “I thought I’d include our family photo (by Admire Studios.)” If you’d prefer that I include discreet watermarks on your web images, please request this. Generally, people are so happy with their images that they tell everyone about me anyway!
How long does it take to get the final images?
My maxiumum editing time is 12 weeks, but most sessions are edited far faster, s quickly as 48 hours or 2 weeks, depending on the session type. I do occasionally take rush orders for an extra fee if time is of the essence.
Why do you offer full size photos when so many other photographers don’t?
For hundreds of years, the model of photographic services was to provide the product of a photograph in physical form, and for many photographers devoted to their art of taking and editing photographs, the only acceptable way to display their artwork is by providing clients with that physical item. As a person of the digital age, I personally prefer my photographs in digital form and have little attachment to physical photo prints personally. As an artist working in digital media, having my work in a lightbox – your computer – being shared with everyone is the best reward. Since I know that not all clients are as digitally inclined, I do offer high quality products, most of them unusual, unique, and completely personalized, but my focus is on the photography and editing, rather than just on products.