FAQ's - Jane Ball Photography

What is your style of photography ?

I prefer to work in a relaxed,reportage style (with some stylised portraits included too), capturing candid often unseen moments but in order to obtain a certain "structure" in your shoot I find sometimes a touch of "loose guidance" often helps, specially as most people are a little self conscious in front of the camera at first. A few "comic" moments often help break the ice ( even though most of the time we will have met prior to your shoot  to discuss what kind of images you'd like ) and before long you'll hardly notice I'm there !

I personally like photographs to reflect the individuality of your day and to portray you being you. I often add a quirky angle as well as small details. I do not however take photographs from high vantage points unless it's from a place of safety so you will not find me standing on walls or climbing trees.

I always encourage an element of fun and relaxation so I ask you to choose your venue - be it your favourite place, where you met, anywhere really .... country idyll or urban grunge the choice is yours. If you haven't got a special place then I'm always willing to suggest one of mine. I prefer to shoot using natural light so outdoors is ideal but I'm open to any ideas you may have.

Are you prepared to travel ?

Definitely !

Travel is my middle name !  Anywhere you can be so can I. Travel to locations within my home county of Lancashire is free of charge. For locations outside of Lancashire travel is calculated at 50p/mile. As long as travel/accommodation expenses are covered I'm all yours. If I need accommodation that is something I will discuss with you before you book your shoot.

Do you do black & white photography ?

Absolutely !

I love black and white photographs

Ted Grant once said " When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes, when you photograph people in black & white you photograph their souls".

 I always shoot in colour but I can convert and edit any image in black and white if that is what you prefer. You may want all your photographs in black and white, in colour or a mixture of both. Either way is fine by me.

How do you edit images ?

Each image is edited in a way that reflects/enhances the moment. I keep your images as true as possible while applying my own particular style. It is very important to me that any shared images remain true to my style, therefore I respectfully ask that images shared on Social Media must not, under any circumstances, be edited using filters such as Snapseed, Instagram or smartphone apps etc

Post processing is done with great care & attention using professional software to achieve the highest possible quality.

What about copyright ? (Personal Printing Rights & Social Media Sharing )

Jane Ball Photography retains copyright of all your images under International Copyright law You are free to use the print quality files for any personal use including personal printing i.e. photographic prints,canvases and cards but I don't allow commercial use ( e.g. website design or advertising material ) without my prior consent in writing. Should you wish to use an image for website or advertising purposes go to Usage Licence.

You are welcome to share your images to Social Media but please note that all shared images must be credited with Jane Ball Photography

What happens if I cancel my shoot ?

A 50% (of the package price) non refundable booking fee is taken once you book your date and I then make myself unavailable to anyone else. We can reschedule but the same rules apply ! Be aware - there may be a significant wait for the next availability.

Are you insured ?

Yes, I carry full professional indemnity and public liability insurance