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FAQ’s

General

What services do you offer?

I’m available for all types of photography, my style tends to be more creative and artistic which will reflect your shoot:

  • Weddings
  • Trash the Dress / After-shoot (I’m not fond of the term “Trash the dress”)
  • Engagements
  • Family
  • Maternity
  • Corporate work –  this is the only area I leave the “art” behind as it doesn’t work in a corporate environment.

The one area I can’t compete is Newborn, however my wife is excellent! www.tiffanylumley.co.za

Do you travel?

Certainly, I’ve shot in many parts of the world and will go where ever a shoot takes me.

  • Flights, Car hire, Accommodation not included.
  • Pricing is not the same as local as travel time closes down days for other shoots and valuable editing time.
  • I have an EU passport.

Do you do “unposed” photos…

YES YES YES! Actually I do a mixture, I’ll capture pictures of you being who you are. Alternatively I work with what I call set-ups rather than poses. In other words I’ll set you up in the shot then I’ll get you to interact with each other…  whether it be whispering dirty words or reciting eensy wintsy spider… either way an awesome reaction happens … and so does a magical picture!

Are all your pictures “Dark”

Oh no :-)  This question links to “ordinary” photos… I only shoot “dark” pictures here and there, for the most part I capture an event as it happens. If you have any doubt I’d recommend you go through a few of my blog posts, you’ll see that my work is as soft and natural as it is creative.

Do you do “ordinary” photos

I get asked this a lot! People assume that since I have a creative portfolio that I only shoot like in this way. Not at all so many moments unfold naturally and they need to be recorded exactly as they happened … naturally and joyfully!

Do you tell us what to do (direct us?)

Oh yes, I think it’s so hard to be in front of a camera and there’s nothing worse than a photographer that leaves you “hanging” I make a point of helping you to work with me without feeling pressured. I only need one thing in exchange though… bring enthusiasm and a sense of humour!

Do we have to pay more for the high res?

“If we want to get a big download of all the photos and get them printed ourselves, do we have to pay for more for it?” I send a link of high res files to my client a few days after the gallery goes up. The link expires within 2 weeks from being sent so when you get it don’t waste time downloading. Also it’s a large download so make sure you are using a broadband connection.

PLEASE NOTE:
As a client you are welcome to share images with family and friends however any images requested directly from the gallery are charged as per the shopping cart.

Do you send the album to us?

If you live in Cape Town South Africa, we’ll send your album to you! If you are anywhere else we use a courier and send you the bill. Or if you know a guy who knows a guy send them round to pick it up from us in Claremont.

Do we get high res files?

Definitely! We supply the high res edited photo files for you to keep and print as you please. Just a heads up! Greg Lumley retains copyright, images may not be used for commercial purposes or resold…  oh no definitely no. But if someone wants one of your pictures lets talk and both benefit, it’s happened before you see.

Can we have the raw photos?

Can you move the Eiffel tower 3 meters to the left?

Can we have ALL the photos? You know, the ones that didn’t come out?

Can you move the Eiffel tower three meters to the right?