Q: Where is your studio?
A: 31st and Lexington Avenue. New York, 10016. Minutes walking from the 6 train
Q: What kind of photos do you take?
A: I specialize on creative, funny, sexy, commercial, event, headshots and sport photography, either indoor or outdoor, in your venue/apartment, or in my studio. Please check my Portfolio
Q: Do you take regular headshots?
A: Yes. Before the shoot, let me know what color backdrop you prefer ( black, white or gray) Please be prepared with makeup! If you require, I can apply a basic makeup for $50. I suggest you bring your job-related accessories with you, such as pen, laptop, product etc. Prices : Rate
Q: How much do you charge for your service?
A: Please click here: Rate
Q: Are you offering special price?
A: Yes, in case longer sessions ( 2 hours or more I don’t charge traveling fee) And some new genre that I haven’t photographed ( newborn, senior, etc). For big events( 4 hours or more) On the same day appointment, if I’m happen to be available, I can give you 50% off.
Q: How can I pay?
A: I prefer a 50% deposit to hold your appointment. The deposit has to be paid in person in cash or Western Union transfer. I will write you a receipt. Personal checks are also accepted in person, however please allow 7 business days for the check to clear before completing the photo shoot. Every shoot has to be confirmed with a written contract. I don’t accept deposit check by mail. I accept Western Union transfer from overseas
Q: In case I have to cancel the appointment, do I get my deposit back?
A: No, but I’ll keep it as a credit for the next time. I don’t charge a cancellation fee
Q: What is the difference between "edited”and "retouched" images? Why do you charge extra for retouching?
A: During editing, the image itself can be fixed by adding more light, less light, or cutting the edges, etc. It takes about 1-2 minutes per images. No extra charge for edited image. During retouching, your whole body can be retouched, the skin problems can be removed, etc. It can take hours per image.
Q: When can I get my photos?
A: Generally, within 2-3 days, it will depend upon how many photos I need to edit. If you feel more comfortable, bring your laptop and I can copy the raw images right away to your computer. But I don’t suggest you use or share them, because they have to be edited first. I know, you’ll be anxious to get your photos, so I will send you 1-2 edited images on the same day. But please allow me a couple of days to edit and deliver all of them
Q: How can I get my photos?
A: By e-mail via Dropbox or your own memory card, or your own pendrive. Or in person if you prefer printed photos too.
Q: How many photos do you take in an hour?
A: - Events, Parties, Weddings: Generally I take 150-200 photos per hour. You’ll get the best 60-80 edited images out of it. Approximately 5-10 images will be of excellent quality.
- Portrait, Boudoir, Headshot: Generally I take 40-50 photos per hour. You’ll get the best 15-25 edited images out of it. Approximately 5-10 images will be excellent quality.
Q: Do you have insurance for your gear?
A: Yes, by Sony protection
Q: What will you bring with you when you come to my apartment? What do you need from me to get prepared?
A: I will bring a flashlight, and an umbrella. I’ll need you to provide as much light as possible. Even if I go to a rented photo studio, I prefer to bring my lights
Q: What kind of dresses should i bring with me for the shoot?
A: Bring as many as you want, we'll see what we can use. I have many dresses and accesories too
Q. I want makeup. Can You do it for me?
A: I can do you a basic makeup for $50 extra. If you prefer your own makeup, please be prepared before you come.
Q: How many people can you see in your Studio?
A: My studio is relatively small (8x8 ft. plus the floor), so no more than 2 persons can be photographed at the same time.
Q: What is the atmosphere in your studio?
A: Very friendly, private, and clean ( shoeless). Lots of natural light. You're always welcome to a snack, or a glass of wine.
Q: What kind of camera do you use?
A: Sony a7 ii. I use 5 different lenses for different purposes
- 30 mm, f3.5 macro lense for close face, indoor images. Ideal for food photography too
- 16 mm, f2.8 Wide angle lense for distorted, funny images.
- 70-200mm, f2.8 lense for almost everything, even in low light, indoor, outdoor, sport.
- 24-240 mm, f3.5 for outdoor photos in daylight
- 50 mm, f1/8 for lowlight
Q: I'd like to keep my photos private. I don't want you to share them. Is that possible?
A: Yes. I don’t share them without your approval.
Q: What is your schedule?
A: You can reach me over the phone or email, every day between 10a.m and 9p.m.
Q: How can I make an appointment?
A: Click to Contact please! Or give me a call: (917)696-9217