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I offer a wide range of photographic services at affordable rates.

Follow this link to discover the Photographic Services that are available or select one from the list below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your rates?

As all jobs have different requirements, so the pricing structure varies from job to job. If you would like a quote for your contract then please give me a call or use the Request a Photographic Quote page.

What hours do you work?

As a photographer my hours are dictated by when the light is good and when the weather is conducive to photography. In the winter there are at most 6 hours of usable light per day, whilst in the summer there can be as much as fifteen hours of daylight, see my page on Sunlight for more information. Working from dawn to dusk or later if low light or night shots are required is not uncommon.

How many low-light panoramas can we expect?

Each panorama will take roughly an hour as it takes longer to set up and expose the images in the dark. With photography starting half an hour after sunset (Sunset in summer is 21:30 and in winter is 15:50) at most 2 panoramas per night depending on time of year, location and customer requirements. Following the Landscape Institute Visual Representation of Development Proposals TGN 06/19 which refers to the Scottish Natural Heritage Visual Representation of Wind Farms Guidance 2.2/2017 shooting a panorama half an hour after sunset and another just before dawn may be all that is possible in one night. Night time photography is charged as Complex photography at +50% of the B1 band because of its difficulty, impact on the following day and also usually requires overnight accommodation.

How many Verified Views can we expect?

Verified Views tend to be more widely geographically spread and take longer to get to, so if everything works out well then 8-12 photographs per day can be expected but their distribution or clustering is the major limiting factor. Also between October and February you are limited in the number of hours of daylight that you can shoot in see my page on Sunlight for more details.

Who owns the copyright on the images?

The entire copyright of all images produced is retained by Ian Humes at all times throughout the world and Ian Humes asserts both his moral right to be identified as the author of his work and the right to a credit is asserted in accordance with sections 77 and 78 of Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. On receipt of payment the Client is given unrestricted reproduction rights for the supplied images.

To what size can we print the photographs?

Without any interpolation, just using the data that the camera produces (8688 pixels x 5792 pixels) you can print an A1 image at 250 pixels per inch. With interpolation you could easily produce an image that is A0 or bigger.

What is interpolation?

Interpolation is a way of intelligently scaling up an image so that a lower resolution image file can be printed at a larger size.

What files do you supply us with?

Proof Images:

Proof images are supplied by a private dropbox folder which can be password protected if required.

Final Images:

The final delivered image set is made up of your choice of the following items

  1. A large 16-bit TIFF file that is ready to print at A1 and is around 280Mb
  2. A large 8-bit TIFF file that is ready to print at A1 and is around 120Mb
  3. A full size maximum quality 8-bit JPEG file that can be sent via email and is around 15Mb
  4. Smaller JPEGs are available on request.

What are TIFF and JPEG and which should I use?

JPEG files (named after the Joint Photographic Experts Group who created the standard) are relatively small files which have had their data compressed using various methods so as to create a smaller file size. The compression method is lossy, meaning that some original image information is lost and cannot be restored. JPEGs are also less able to be manipulated at a later date due to the restricted amount of data available. It is an excellent format for email and proofs but it is not overly suitable for ongoing work.

TIFF files (Tagged Image File Format) are a lossless file format where no original image information is lost. TIFFs are considerably larger than JPEG files and therefore are not suitable for email. This is the file format for ongoing work that requires manipulation.

Interested in learning more?

If you've looked through my site and have any questions, I'd be glad to help you. You can contact me on my mobile on 07801 103635 or send me an E-mail and I will get back to you as soon as I can.