Here is a basic breakdown of our services and pricing.
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Album ^ Book Design [$10 p/s + Unlimited Changes]
The ShootDotEdit creative team specializes in amazing and unique album designs.
Choose from the design that best fits your job or project:
Our design guru’s deliver jaw dropping designs that are are made for showing off! Once your custom design(s) are finished, we provide a seamless proofing experience in which you and your customers can review, comment, and approve their layout without ever having to send an email or download a file (thank you Album Exposure)!!! We provide unlimited revisions for every design. Yes, we said “unlimited”.
Your final JPG and/or PSD files will be pushed to your preferred online storage host or FTP location. Or, we will be happy to send straight to our album partner KISS at no charge!
Common Question from Photographers: Do you use Templates?
Nope. We DON’T DO templates. And, yes, we have the specs for every major Album Production company in the world. And, if for some reason we don’t have yours on file, we’ll put it in file for you!!!
RAW Color Process [.29]
Our color IS your color, for your ‘Brand’. Based on your personalized profile, we will correct for continuity of White Balance, Color Temperature, Brightness & Exposure levels, Hue, Saturation, Contrast, Black & White points, as well as Clarity levels. This process provides you with finished, but still editable XMP’s that will be delivered to you via email and/or will be transferred to your portable device.
Common Question from Photographers: Is RAW easier for you to edit than JPG?
Yes, it is! RAW files contain more “data” for us to work with, and are more robust. With that being said, we know that you choose the best medium for your workflow, and we will provide great results with either medium!
RAW to JPG Conversion [.04]
This one is pretty straight forward. We take your final color process RAW image and convert it to the JPG format. All final JPG images are converted to 300 DPI and are sRGB.
Common Question from Photographers: Can’t I do that myself using my XMP’s?
Absolutely. Our customers that use this service do so because they do not have sufficient hardware and/or software (ie. fast enough processors, not enough RAM, disk space, correct applications, etc.). Also, the required time and workflow system is sometimes to cumbersome to manage and complete.
JPG Color Process [.34 + .04 = .38]
JPG’s undergo the same color process as the RAW color process. Our professional color process cost is .34. However, the JPG technology does not provide for an accessible side car XMP file, so it must be “Processed/Flattened” like a RAW image in order for the color adjustments to adhere [.04].
Common Question: Why does JPG color processing cost more than RAW color processing?
There are 2 answers to this question. 1) A ‘JPG’ is a compressed image [goes from large to small]. The compression is lossy. Lossy means “with losses” to the image quality. In this case, pre-determined algorithms extract red, green, and blue pixels from the image. With a RAW image there is “no loss,” so color correcting an image that has lost data due to in camera compression is more difficult and time consuming. 2) When you order our RAW color processing services, we will send back your .xmp’s. These files allow you to “see” the adjustments and changes we have made. However, when color correction adjustments are made to the JPEG format, it must be processed in order for the color adjustments to adhere. Therefore, the JPG color process costs more because ‘flattening’ is inherent in the process, unlike RAW.
Additional Archive DVD’s [$15.00]
We will burn your images to archival quality DVD’s for storage and back-up purposes. Each DVD is $15 and is based on 675 images per DVD.
Culling Services [ .08 per image ]
Our cost for this service is based on the ‘Total’ amount of images submitted. That is because we require our editors to view your entire job a total of 3 times to allow for a very good sense of the story, their flow, and substance. This is a serious and critical component to your work flow which is why we methodically scrutinize each and every image we preview. You tell us how many images you would like us to Rough Edit, and we will move forward with the scalpel. Nobody likes to see yucky pictures!
PHASE 1 Artistic Edit [$3.00 Each]
Our Phase 1 Artistic Edit uses the professionally color corrected version of your image and elevates its vibe and appearance far above the rest. You will shriek with joy! This service is perfect for “Best Of,” Slideshows, and BLOG posts. Based on your style preferences we will take an accurately color processed image and apply professional Photoshop techniques that will make your images sing and dance! This service specifically provides for editing techniques such as: creative saturation & contrast maneuvers, black & white and sepia tone effects, basic dodging & burning appropriations, and other basic special effects and actions. Our clients who use slideshows and blogging as a part of their regular marketing efforts tend to use this service for each event. 30-40 images per event seems to be the average. The cost is $3.00 per image.
Common Question: When would I order a Phase 1 Artistic Edit?
This is perfect for the wedding photographer who wants to highlight the best of the bests. These would be images for your website, blog, and slideshow. Many photographers use our Phase 1 Artistic Edit for their album edits as well.
PHASE 2 Artistic Edit [$60 for first hour and $50 for every hour to follow]
Our Phase 2 Artistic Edit process provides for both critical image enhancements as well as clinical image manipulation (Sort of like really good plastic surgery). This service is the right choice for your images that will be used for wedding album / book production, magazine/editorial submissions, and website portfolios. Phase 2 includes professional Photoshop techniques such as: facial retouching, swapping eyes in group photos, hair retouching or removal, blemish removal, skin smoothing efforts, cropping, replacement or removal of objects (i.e., signs, straps, cars, distracting elements, etc.). Our Phase 2 approach also provides for appropriate resizing, detailed color & saturation channel adjustments, clinical burning & dodging, and professional press print sharpening. Phase 2 Artistic Editing is billed at $60 per hour. A minimum of 1 hour must be purchased and after that will be billed in 30 minute increments of $25 per 30 minutes.
Common Question: When would I order Phase 2 Artistic Edit?
This is perfect for the wedding photographer who wants to highlight the best of the bests. These would be images for your website, blog, and slideshow. Many photographers use our Phase 2 Artistic Edit for their album edits as well.
Upload via FTP [$25] (per 10 Gigs of data)
Sick and Tired of WAITING on your internet line to upload images? Wait no more! Let our super fast internet speeds shoot your images safely and securely to your preferred FTP location!
Categorize [.10 per image]
Tired of trying to organize and re-organize your images to fit in the right categories and then realizing that you placed the Bride and Groom portraits in the “Decor” category? Let us lift that burden. Our Edit Gurus are organizational specialists and will screen every image to ensure they are placed in each category, correctly! Research studies have proven that, “Categorizing” your event or portrait images can increase sales by as much as 30%, and sometimes even more.
Re-Number [ .01 per image]
Never mess up your sequencing and renumbering again. ShootDotEdit will handle it for you. We provide for 2 renumbering options: Conventional & Custom.
• Conventional – Our standard naming convention will provide for your images to first be sorted by capture date and then re-numbered using a 4 digit sequence beginning with 0001. This service occurs after any/all requested Rough Editing/Culling.
• Custom – You provide your preferred naming convention and we’ll renumber accordingly! This service occurs after any/all requested Rough Editing/Culling.
Images NOT time synced [ .05 per image]
Oops! Did your assistant forget to remind you to time sync your 7 cameras and your 2nd photographer cameras? Is image IMG_001 of your bride putting on make-up and IMG_002 of the best man rocking out on the dance floor to AC/DC’s “Back In Black”? This puts a monkey wrench in our process and workflow (ie. makes it diffucult to edit for continuity), and so we do need to charge our customers for that time.