I prefer to work in a reportage style, 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 ?
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 ?
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. Post processing is done using professional software to achieve the highest quality possible.
What about copyright ?
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 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
What happens if I cancel my shoot ?
A £25 ( £100 for weddings ) non refundable deposit 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.
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