How do I get started if I think I would like to hire you for a shoot?
Once you have a look around at the images on our
site and decide you would like to hire us for a
project feel free to call (805-453-6559) and discuss the details or
contact us online.
We don't do hard sell here. We are artitsts, not salespeople
we want to make the whole experience as enjoyable as possible.
Rest assured, most of our customers don't hire photographers
on a daily basis. We are happy to walk you through the process.
How do you sell your images?
Image licencing can be confusing, but we are happy
to explain the process and make it as easy as possible.
As with most art, all rights and ownership of our
images remain the property of the artist. We grant a
licence for you to use the image based upon your needs.
This is very much the same as when you "buy" computer software.
You can use the item as agreed but you can not, for instance, sell
it to another individual.
Do you sell stock photos?
In some cases I licence my images for stock use, but
most of my work is assignment based. I would be happy
to talk to you about your needs and the possibilities of
getting some original shots for your project.
Do you sell prints of your photographs?
With very few exceptions most of the images you see on my sites
are available for purchase as fine art prints.
I use all archival materials sourced as locally as possible.
For basic print sizes and pricing see my fine art prints page.
All of our normal fine art prints offered on the site are printed locally on American made
materials. Some custom items and special finishes might be in limited
supply or require a particular supplier but I still make every effort to
source everything as locally as possible, and would be happy
to give you more information on any particular item.
Do you have any large fine art prints available?
Some of my panormas are available up to ten feet wide!
Specific dimensions depend upon the particular image
but I am happy to work with you to get just the right image
for your space.
Contact us online for more information or call 805-453-6559.
Do you do wedding photography?
We do not specialize in portrait photography.
We would be happy to work with you to get memorable and artistic
images of the venue on your special day, but you will
also want to have a dedicated portrait photographer.
Contact us if you would like a recommendation or to find out more.
How long does an average photo session take?
This will vary based upon the type of shoot, number of images
desired and the equipment setup needed. We do realize our clients have
working businesses so we make every effort to find creative ways to work with
your scheduling needs. We would be happy to discuss the process
When is the final payment due?
Final payment is due before delivery of
any high resolution images, film or prints. We accept
most major credit cards.
Will you travel to locations other than the central coast for our project?
contact us to discuss the project with as much advanced notice
as possible. But in most cases we would be happy to work with you
in your desired location.
Do you shoot film or digital?
Both. Most of our commercial projects are
shot with digital cameras these days. But we are equally comfortable
working with film if it is right for your project.
We accept cash, check or most major credit cards.
Please make checks payable to Bill Heller. In some cases if
payment is by check we may require time for the payment to
clear before release of final high resolution images or film.
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Call 1-805-453-6559 or contact us!
We would be happy to discuss your project.
Fine Art Photography Frequently Asked Questions
How do I schedule a portrait session?
Please contact us directly for scheduling.
What other gift ideas do you offer?
We offer a wide variety of gift ideas ranging from custom photo jewelry to custom framed images great for grandparents, birthdays, etc. Please view our gift shop for examples.
Can I purchase an album with the images from my portrait session?
Yes. We offer a wide variety of albums to fit any budget. Please check out our albums in our Online Gift Shop.
Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes! Gift certificates make great wedding, engagement, Holiday and Birthday Gifts. They can be purchased in our Gift Shop Online or by calling (805) 403-4742.