The pack shot is a basic image of the product at a specific angle. Typically shot on a white or grey background, the product is shown at different angles, or in combination with related products in a group.
Sometimes pack shots are easy, but where they get tricky is when the product itself presents challenges (e.g. glassware, shiny metal, any assembly required, etc).
I can either bill your pack shots per image or per hour (see the next button for pricing options). If you have lots of repeatable shots to get of similar products the hourly rate may prove much more affordable, but if you only need a small number of images the per shot rate might suit you better. There are different rates per pack shot depending on the complexity of the product.
I am located in Westville, Durban but I service the entire republic of South Africa, so if your product is easily transportable you can send it to me and once photographed I will send it back. See the logistics button for more on that.
I use 2 pricing models. For shots of small products that I do often you can safely assume the per image pricing will apply. Most of the shots you see on this website will fall into those categories. For large products or complicated products (jewellery, highly reflective items, clothing, etc) the per hour rate will apply.
2022 Per Image Pricing Model
Basic Pack Shot
R100 per image
Complex* Pack Shot
R200 per image (excludes polished jewellery)
* anything that is see-through, highly reflective, requires assembly, white on white, etc. Polished jewellery does not fall into pack shot pricing and is quoted on.
If you have a lot of product to photograph that falls into the “per image” pricing model we can discuss discounts.
2022 Per Hour Pricing Model
R1000 per hour
Full and half day rates are given on inquiry and are based on the size of the job.
R1400 per hour + additional mobile studio rental fee (R2000 per day or part thereof)
* editing on the hourly pricing model averages R40 per image for repeatable shots, but composite editing is billed differently. If you would like to learn more about compositing please get in touch.
If you are unsure of which method to use it’s best to contact me beforehand so we can discuss the job and how long it will take.
The preferred method of getting your products to me is to have them delivered via courier and then collected after the shoot is completed and the images taken have been approved.
I will repackage the items as best as possible, but please understand that any breakages in transit are outside of our control.
Deliver In Person
If you are local to me you are welcome to deliver the items in person, or make use of a delivery service such as Uber to drop off and collect. As with the courier service I will do my best to repackage as received, but I won’t be responsible for any damages to your product(s) while being photographed or in transit.
I will store your products for a maximum of 7 days after the shoot. If they are not collected they will be disposed of.
Before sending your product please confirm a delivery date with me as there may not always be somebody in studio to receive the package.
If you are looking to promote your short term rental on any of the major platforms, such as Airbnb and Booking.com you really need to make an impression with professional images that show off your property well. Your cellphone images are not going to cut the mustard. I can help you to turn browsers into bookers!
I am often photographing office buildings for architects and interior designers for them to use in their portfolios. As an admirer of architecture and interior design you can be assured that my images will show off your work for you and those prospective clients you wish to pitch your next design ideas to.
Real Estate Photography Service
Without throwing bouquets at myself, I can tell you factually that if you allow me to photograph your sole mandates for you, they will sell before your mandate expires, thus making your investment in my service worth much more than the invoice will show. Most properties I photograph will sell within weeks of listing. I have even helped to sell a property that was on the market for 3 years in just 3 days after the listing with my photos went live.
Let me help you show off your property in the best way possible.
Video and aerial photography is an optional extra. Please mention that you would like these when you ask for a quote.
When I arrive on site I expect the property to be 100% correct for photography. I will photograph what I find, so please ensure that the property looks the way that you expect to see it looking when the images are produced.
There is no time allocated for any staging, making up of rooms or other activities that will impact how much time is spent on location, so please make sure that everything is in tip top condition. If you need some pointers please get in touch and I will send you some pointers on how to prepare your property.
This will only have an impact if there are outdoor areas to photograph and in most cases a cloudy day is better for interior shots.
In the event of the weather not being good for your shoot we will have to re-schedule, but this will be confirmed with you on the day.