Frequently Asked Questions
Why should we hire a professional service like FYT?
Our years of education on composition, balance, color, design, lighting, and various techniques coupled with our experience of shooting thousands of photos a week allows us to capture images beyond the average photographer. (We estimate that we have taken over a million photos and counting)
We’re very busy and won’t be able to meet. What are our other options?
We can send you a more in depth consultation form, work with you on the phone or over video conference.
Do you travel?
Yes! FYT loves taking to the road. Fill out a free consultation and we can accommodate your needs.
What photo services do you provide?
FYT productions is made up of two capable photographers from different backgrounds. We offer the following services:
Commercial, Portrait, Studio photography, Photojournalistic coverage, Product, Food and Event photography.
Do you shoot out of a studio?
Yes, FYT is located in downtown Pontiac where we live and work out of our 1,300 square foot loft with a large picture window.
Does FYT provide videography services?
FYT does simple video projects. Our ideal video project would be brand identity videos, something that speaks to the heart of your company. If we feel a project is something bigger than what we can handle we work with larger video production companies that we are always happy to refer.
What type of camera/equipment do you use?
Canon cameras and lenses and the Letus Helix 3 axis gimbal video rig. We are happy to show you our equipment during our consultation if you are interested in learning more about it.
Style and Quality Questions
What is your philosophy regarding photography?
Our hearts are focused on storytelling while our minds stay with your company values. When you work with us it's more than two diversely talented photographers producing beautiful imagery. We also build relationships with our clients that allow us to craft a visual brand with consistency across media outlets.
Is there a style or quality difference between the FYT photographers?
FYT has two unique photographers that often work together. Victoria has a photojournalist point of view and Christian uses light in studio or on location to create the desired effect of the clients. When Christian and Victoria work together the result is slick compelling story driven photo and video content that will remain consistent with your brand.
• What is your photography style?
We take every measure to ensure consistent style and quality for each client. We have developed the unique style you see in our work over the years, but each shoot is unique because each client is unique. To ensure our quality and style are consistent we work with each other and our client to deliver custom crafted photography and video services. We look at our work as an art. We find the style that will help our clients grow, for instance, some clients may prefer a light and airy look while others may prefer dramatic lighting and shadows. We are constantly learning and improving. Even after 10 years of experience we look at every time we shoot as an opportunity to improve our skills in photography.
Post Production Questions
Do you retouch all the images from an event or my studio photo session?
Retouching is a very involved process that can take 30 minutes to over an hour for each image. We often deliver hundreds of photos so it is not possible to retouch all of the images. We deliver “untouched” images of the best images of our choice for any event. Any “retouched” images will be chosen by the client from proofs that will be sent digitally.
• What do you mean by “retouched”, “untouched” or “proofs” ?
Proofs are unfinished photos with a watermark that you can use to choose which images you want as finals. Proofs are not to be used for anything else. Never to be posted online or printed or reproduced.
Untouched images are toned and cropped
Retouched images are toned, cropped, blemishes are eliminated, shape is enhanced, targeted corrections, overall enhancement.
What happens if we go over the contracted amount of time?
When things go longer than expected during an event or a photoshoot we will not leave until we can talk with you to see if you would like to extend your time. If you would like us to stay, we will charge the rates specified in your contract rounded to the hour.
When can we expect to see our photos?
With Event photography we will digitally deliver 3-5 social media ready photos to you the day of the event. The final images will be digitally delivered within a week. Rush images are available at an additional cost.
With a photo session proofs will be digitally delivered within 3 business days. Final retouched or untouched images will be digitally delivered within a week of the final choices.
Can we schedule our photo shoot for the weekend?
We are very flexible with scheduling.
How many images do you typically deliver from an event?
At a 4 hour event on average we would digitally deliver 300+ images. Every photoshoot is different due to many factors. At a typical event each of use shoot quite a bit and send to you about 20-30% of what we shoot. You will get to see every good non redundant image from the shoot. Part of our job as photographers is to edit out the shots that are redundant, inaccurately exposed or composed, blinks, unflattering angles or moments. What we deliver to you will be well composed and made up of the best moments.
When and where can we view our photos?
We will send a link to your photos via Dropbox. From there you can download them and save them to the location of your choice. If you need to download them again in the future the link will still be available.
Image Download Questions and Legal Questions
What size can we print our photos up to with our full resolution images?
Canon 5D Mark II and III cameras produce a beautiful large image. You can print it as large as you want. I’ve seen them printed on billboards. If you would like a larger file we are more than happy to rent equipment.
What rights do I have to the digital prints?
You can use the images online, in all cases except advertisement which incurs additional fees.
Do you provide the RAW files?
Generally we don’t provide RAW files. In the case that you are using a digital team that is above or equal to our capabilities we can come to an agreement on pricing for the RAW files.