FAQ's

Here are the answers to frequently asked questions
Do you do destination weddings? What additional fees are associated with destination weddings?

Yes I travel worldwide for all my work. Charges such as flights, accommodation, food, taxes are worked out to the most economical budget we can for you, includes at least, travel for two people.

Do you do studio photography?

Yes, depending on the length of time required for the shoot depends on the fees for the studio hire.

Can you help organise and arrange a photoshoot?

Yes totally, I oversee from enquiry – concept – photoshoot – post editing – delivery. Nothing is left out with my intricate detailed work flow.

Do you shoot fashion photography?

I love shooting fashion, depending on the requirement and size of the fashion shoot, staff and lighting plus other ancillary equipment are supplied. I try at all times to accommodate for all budgets.

Our Company needs some portrait photos; do we have to come into a studio?

Not necessarily, no. I travel to you with my portable studio.

We want some prints made for our office; can you supply these?

Absolutely, not only do I offer prints, but a massive range of media to select from. Depending on the actual image, I do recommend different media types the image is printed on. For example, I may produce a sport car shot on a stormy day, this mood can be enhanced by printing on metal, then by applying a curvature to the metal you have your own unique masterpiece to be noticed by many. A wedding shot of the bridal party with the setting sun, would look amazing using my Wall Art Acrylic finish for example, or a beautiful black and white photo will look outstanding on a pearl media. All work has a life time guarantee.

Can you design our brochures / website / annual report?

No. I do not get involved with the design of such, only the branding of such images to suit your requirements.

Do you deliver every image you shoot?

No, depending on the shoot I select the best of a series of images for a particular pose/shoot/concept. Certain shoots will require a proof sheet to be delivered for you to then select from, from there I work on your chosen images.

Does your studio provide videography services?

I have many contacts from cinematographers to videographers. Depending on the job/budget, I work seamlessly with my colleagues.

Do you provide partial day coverage?

Yes, commercial shoots are a minimum two-hour payment, weddings a minimum three hour payment.

What is your photography style?

Stewart is acclaimed for developing a unique style of photography that is deeply rooted in technical commercial photography while influenced by fine-art and fashion photography. He loves using creative lighting, unique perspectives, angles, compositions and artistic post-production refining to bring out his clients personalities and beauty. He prides himself on not just being a photographer, but rather an artist creating unique and expressive imagery that show abundance of life in each image.

Can I see a full event from start to finish?

Of course you may! I pride myself on the consistency of work. I understand all photographers post their best shots from each shoot on their websites. That is why I encourage all of our potential clients to view a full commercial/wedding/portrait shoot, you will soon notice the consistency of the high quality and unique style of images I create.

Do you touch up all the images in our image download?

Yes I do. Every image I deliver is post produced with our unique signature style of post production. This involves color correction, exposure adjustment, selective black and white processing, clarity adjustments, tone-mapping, and other corrections. Many photographers will not post produce any images, or will only post produce “select” images from your wedding. This means that you may have pictures that are too dark, have strange skin tones or other common photography flaws.

What do you mean by “touching up” the photos?

Touching up the photos is more than providing the basic imagery adjustments to ensure initially the images look amazing.

What is the difference between advanced and custom; and why are there additional costs for custom retouch?

Advanced post-production includes touch ups such as removal of blemishes, removal of bags under eyes, removal of fly-away hairs, etc. On the other hand, custom post production is anything that requires extensive, custom work in Photoshop such as removing entire objects from the scene, changing the size and shape of body parts or other objects in the scene, adding objects to a scene and other custom work. We charge hourly for the custom post production as the time required ranges depending on the complexity of the project. Please contact Stewart for a quote for custom post production.

Do you shoot in JPEG, Small Raw, or Large Raw?

RAW only, once the images have been edited and checked, I supply high resolution jpeg files with the least compression. Or a file format as required by the client.

How long does it take to get my prints?

Upon selecting your favourite image and Stewart creates his unique art design for you about four weeks.

How long does it take to get my album?

After you have checked and approved the unique design I create for you about 4 weeks plus courier time to you.

Do you guys provide framing services as well?

No I don’t but highly recommend http://deckthewalls.com.au

What size can we print our photos up to with our full resolution image download?

In most cases, you can print your photos up to 20×30 without any quality loss. If you’d like to print larger than 20×30, additional post-production will be required. For pricing on these services, please contact Stewart Gould.

What rights do I have to the digital prints?

You have the right to reprint images whenever you want. However, you may not sell your images for profit or publish your images without the written consent of Stewart Gould Photography

Do you provide the RAW files from my engagement session and/or wedding day?

Only on special request do I provide this service, I would need to know what software you wish the images to be calibrated in so as to provide for you the adjustment files in the correct format.

How many images do you deliver on the image download?

Depending if it’s a commercial or wedding shoot. Whatever the quantity, it will have been discussed and signed for in you paperwork beforehand, or if it’s too hard to work our pair to, it will be discussed on the day of shooting. Some photographic jobs are too difficult to know prior to shooting. However weddings usually commence with at least 500 images.

Do you provide the digital negatives after the shoot?

Only on special request do I provide this service, I would need to know what software you wish the images to be calibrated in so as to provide for you the adjustment files in the correct format.

What type of camera/equipment do you use?

Primary camera body for commercial photography and weddings Canon 1DX Mark II.
Secondary is Canon 1DX Mark I.
Back up Camera is Canon 1D Mark III

Lens system is:
Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS USM Telephoto Lens
Canon 100mm macro 2.8
Canon 50mm F/1.8 USM
Canon EF 17-40mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens
Samyang 14mm 2.8 manual focus lens
Canon 2x extender III

Lighting system:
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras
Elinchrom quad ranger High speed lighting system and Hyper sync flash system.

Plus an enormous range of manfortto lighting stands, tripods, camera bags.
DJI Pantom 3 professional drone
All apple computing systems x 3
Adobe software and Macphun software plus Topaz filter systems for PS CC.

Do you back up our images? How can we ensure that our images won’t be lost?

Yes there are triplicates of your images at all times on three different drive sources.

Do you have liability insurance?

Yes I do.

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