Commercial Information & Pricing


Listed here is a guide to the fees for my commercial photography services which include the Spaces and Food categories. For information on my portrait and headshot services check my Headshots and Portraits Prices & Info

If you already know would like the services of a commercial photographer, or you require a written quotation, please contact me to discuss your needs.

Call me on +44 7752 847841

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Your custom quote

I don't like hidden costs, and don’t see why you should either, I’ve listed my basic prices and will always provide you with a detailed quote based on the work you need doing.

I can give you a full breakdown of my rates and will clearly explain the options that best suit your exact needs.

So I can give you a more accurate quote and to make sure I am taking the photos you need, I’ve put together a short guide that tells you the sort of information I need to know before I provide a quote:

Information I need from you before I send a quote

If you’re unsure about what I'm asking for or you just want some general (photography related) advice, please just ask, I'm always happy to help.

Prices for photography

Prices on this page are for my commercial photography and are valid as of April 2018 — All commercial photography prices are for guidance only.

To support my pricing information, I also have a guide to my standard terms and conditions for commercial photography services – please just ask if you are unsure of anything, I am happy to help clarify matters in plain English.

Discounts

If you have a long term project that needs repeated  photography over a period of time I can offer discounted rates.

The discounts do depend on the exact nature of the work so please contact me directly to discuss your project and I’ll be happy to provide a quote and demonstrate the potential savings.

I also offer a 5% discount for repeat customers where the new project is within 1 year of the previous project.

N.B. This is only on my professional services and edited images. Not included are costs, printed products or assistants etc

Why you need a specialist photographer

Well thought out photography is your opportunity to show your products or services at their best and to make an instant impact on potential clients and customers.

Video is incredibly popular now that it can easily be streamed to pretty much any device even on mobile networks. But great photography is still an excellent navigation tool and transmits an idea without the time needed to watch video. You instantly notice great photography, but you have to sit and watch video. It may be time your customers are not willing to commit.

As a professional commercial photographer I specialise in great photography of spaces, food and individuals. Photography which takes time, patience and skill. I don't photograph weddings, events, kids or pets as they don't suit my shooting style.

I have committed to and have invested in expensive specialist high end gear and have back-up equipment including camera bodies and batteries. My gear is maintained in top condition. I also have professional indemnity and public liability insurance up to £5m

The images from the shoots I do for you won't end up on picture libraries or used as stock so you can be sure they won't turn up unexpectedly in an advert or on some else's website. I do reserve the right to use them on my own website and in promotional materials for Finchley Thompson Photography

Photography rates (GBP)

My services are priced in two ways. The first option is just for my expertise and equipment as a photographer and includes my time at your project site taking photographs but doesn't include any final images. There is no requirement to purchase any images so you can purchase as many or as few as you want.

Item Price
Single Hour Photography (My Minimum) £80
Quarter Day Photography (up to 2hrs) £120
Half Day Photography (up to 4hrs) £220
Full Day Photography (up to 8hrs) £420
   
Photographs 1 to 5 (Price Each)
  • Basic editing for optimal colour rendition, white balance, brightness, contrast, sharpness and correction of verticals
£30
Photographs 6 to 10 (Price Each)
Processed as above for photographs 1 to 5
£28
Photographs 11 to 20 (Price Each)
Processed as above for photographs 1 to 5
£25
Photographs 21 + (Price Each)
Processed as above for photographs 1 to 5
£20

Alternatively I offer packages which include my time and final images.

Item Price
Single Hour Photography
  • Including 2 images with basic editing for optimal colour rendition, white balance, brightness, contrast, sharpness and correction of verticals
£130
Quarter Day Photography (up to 2hrs)
  • Including 5 images with basic editing for optimal colour rendition, white balance, brightness, contrast, sharpness and correction of verticals
£240
Half Day Photography (up to 4hrs)
  • Including 10 images with basic editing for optimal colour rendition, white balance, brightness, contrast, sharpness and correction of verticals
£450
Full Day Photography (up to 8hrs)
  • Including 20 images with basic editing for optimal colour rendition, white balance, brightness, contrast, sharpness and correction of geometry
£800


Additional Photographs for Quarter Day Package (Price Each)
Processed as for included photographs
£28
Additional Photographs for Half Day Package (Price Each)
Processed as for included photographs
£25
Additional Photographs for Full Day Package (Price Each)
Processed as for included photographs
£20

N.B. To qualify for the quantity discounts on final images they must all be selected in the same batch. Additional images requested after invoicing will be considered as a new batch.

Optional Services Price
Advanced Image Editing (Price depending on complexity of edits required) Per image
  • Removal of objects like street furniture
  • Removal of power and telegraph lines
  • Replacing skies
  • Changing colours
  • Panoramic image processing
  • Compositing images
  • Selection paths
From £39


What you’ll receive for the prices above:

  • My time, expertise and equipment.
  • A private password protected gallery of proof images from which you can select the images you want as your final licensed photographs.
  • Processing of your images – edited for optimal colour rendition, white balance, brightness, contrast, sharpness and, as necessary, corrected for geometry.
  • Supply of your final images in a private password protected gallery on my website – USB sticks/CDs/DVDs are available on request.
  • A license to use your images – I do not normally place any time restrictions on how long you can use the images or how many times you use them, BUT there may be restrictions on HOW you use them and these will be detailed in your quote (this restriction usually only applies to large scale, world-wide, non-web advertising campaigns)
  • Storage of the original photo files.
  • Free post-production advice.
  • Public Liability Insurance up to £5 million.

Expenses

Any expenses will be clearly detailed on your quote, but in general:

  • Shooting locations within Zones 1-3 of London are included in my prices. 
  • My mileage rate for projects outside the areas listed above are 0.55p per mile
  • In addition I charge travel time for all projects over 2 hours away from my office near Watford. I charge nothing for the first 2 hours (in each direction) then £30.00 for each additional hour (in each direction) – rounded up to the full hour. Times are calculated using Apple Maps from my postcode to the project postcode so they are known up front
  • Road tolls are charged at cost.
  • Hotels and expenses (if required) are charged at cost