Rates as of 2011-09
Business or Self-Promotion portrait including 8×10 inch colour print and digital file: 500
Business or Self-Promotion portrait including 8×10 inch colour print and digital file and twenty wallet sized prints: 600
Professional Artistic portrait including hig-res file suitable for any use plus large (approximately 50×40) wall-hanging print: 1000QAR
Family portrait including large (approximately 50×40) wall-hanging print and digital file: 1500QARFamily portrait including large (approximately 50×40) wall-hanging print and digital files as well as small portraits of each family member and small version of family portrait: 2000QAR
Hourly and Daily (Event)
500 per hr
2000 per day (up to eight hours)
+750 per hr after eight hours
Portraits 50 per person per shot. Minimum 500
Static unlit shot (building, room, scene) 200 per shot. Minimum 1000
Static lit shot (building, room, product) 500 per shot. Minimum 2000
Surcharge for interfering with my working hours (7am – 5pm Sun-Thurs): All charges (basic and extras) doubled. Minimum 5000
By “shot” I mean a final shot, not simply a button press.
E.g. If you ask for fifteen poses you will pay for fifteen shots even if I take twenty to get the fifteen and even if you only choose to use two.
Except by prior agreement the rates would be worked out by adding basic to extras to arrive at a final amount for the shoot.
In case the rate for the extras does not add up to the minimum rate for that extra the minimum charge applies in addition to the basic rate.
Scanning is done with a professional model FILM scanner (not a flatbed scanner). This scanner can take both 35mm and medium format film. I do not use the automatic modes and I can extract significantly more detail using the techniques I have perfected over the last four years.
I can scan at three different levels of detail:
1000dpi which yields a file per picture of 1.3 megapixel for 35mm (or at least 4.3 megapixel for medium format)
2000dpi which yields a file per picture of 5.3 megapixel for 35mm (or at least 17.6 megapixel for medium format)
4000dpi which yields a file per picture of 21.0 megapixel for 35mm (or at least 69.8 megapixel for medium format)
After scanning I will convert the negative picture into a positive picture and do my best to match the overall look of the pictures in the album. This is included in the scanning price.
1. I will provide very high quality JPEG files of the scans. These should be suitable for almost any use you might need such as printing, sharing, posting on the internet, etc.. JPEG files are, however, compressed in such a way that some of the original detail is lost. This is how they are able to be made smaller. I can provide the original uncompressed TIFF files for an extra fee.
2. When I convert the negative scans to positive all of my adjustments are conservative and global. There is more that can be done with the pictures to bring out the details and expressions but it involves individual localised artistic work on each picture. This is a significant extra amount of manual work and I have to charge extra for it.
Price depends on detail level chosen
1000dpi: 250QAR per roll for 35mm or 120 — (double for 220)
2000dpi: 500QAR per roll for 35mm or 120 — (double for 220)
4000dpi: 1000QAR per roll for 35mm or 120 — (double for 220)
TIFF files included: 100QAR extra per roll
Manual retouch: 125QAR per INDIVIDUAL PICTURE