Frequently Asked Questions About The Photography Sessions
Terms and conditions
What do you offer?
My services include Photography Sessions outdoors and indoors in my home studio, which I like to refer to it as Tatamy Studio-as it is literally a classic Japanese Tatami Room.
When and Where?
- 1.Outdoor Sessions take place all year round, at any time of the day or week, in and around Tokyo or Yokohama, including some places around Fuji Mountain.
- 2.Studio sessions take place all year round and are limited to headshots (not full body) and small pet sessions. Headshots are meant to anyone in need of a high quality professional portrait for their businesses, LinkedIn profile, CVs, or simply for personal archival of one own appearance. Pet sessions are meant to provide high quality portraits of the pets like dogs, cats, snakes, birds, rabbits, etc.
What if I am camera shy?
Most people haven’t spend much time in front of the camera unless there was a special event. Indoors and outdoors photoshoots make no exception and emotions can overwhelm anyone. It is a totally natural process. My job is to guide you through the shoot and ease your time in front of my camera. The sessions can turn as technical as you would like to, or as easy as a walk in the park. Actually, I am very proud of myself as a photographer in this matter and I quote what a client wrote in a review on my Facebook Page: “It really is about the photographer…working with Cristian was more like catching up with an old friend.”
What about weather?
Don’t worry, plan will go forward, rain and snow can sometimes actually make your outdoor photography session more interesting, adding some dramatic look to the photos.
What about clothing?
Clothes with plain colors and limited patterns and logos are usually the best outfits. If you are a fashion person and like to show off your style and the brands you proudly own, I’ll make sure you stand out even more. At all times, it is of the utmost importance that you are feeling comfortable with what you are wearing.
What about my supportive friend?
At all times I want want you to be comfortable, that’s why it is my top priority. If you wish so, please bring your friend over. It may actually be of help during the photography session.
What about getting to know you before the session?
I highly recommend we get in touch via Instagram, Facebook, Skype, FaceTime, etc. so we can have a less formal chat about the photo shoot and get to know each other. I truly believe in human connections.
What about a way to contact you before the session in case I am late or I get lost?
I will make sure you will have more than one option to contact me. Please note that it may not always be possible to extend your shooting time if I have another client scheduled on the same day.
What about recommending a place for the outdoor photo session?
As a photographer I already have places I love to go to which work very well for outdoor sessions. The final decision, however, will be yours.
What about extending the shooting time?
No matter the reason, I would be delighted to spend more time with you. Please do inform me well before the shooting time; it may not aways be possible.
About The Images You Will Receive
What about the delivery times of the photos?
I usually deliver the photographs in a very short amount of time, sometimes the same day. However, you should expect receiving the photos in maximum 4(four) business weeks.
What about the form I will receive the photos?At the moment I deliver only digital JPG images, in two versions. One version will include high resolution JPG photos specifically meant for print and large screen viewing such as laptops or personal computers. The second version will include smaller JPG images optimized for online media use such as Instagram, Facebook etc, perfect to share with family and friends.
What about a page to share the photos with my family and friends?
As a complementary service, I offer a public or password protected page to share your images with your family and friends.
What if I lose the photos?
I offer a 30(thirty) day complimentary photo storage from the day I receive the confirmation via e-mail/social media that the client have received the digital files of the photos. However, I might be able to supply the images long after the 30 days period, maybe even years.
What about selecting the final images?
I currently work using two options:
-I deliver final images without the client being involved in the process;
-I make proofs available when the client wants to choose himself the photos; the proofs will be unedited versions from the raw images and the client must not share in any way or form any proofs, nor to mention my name under any proofs. The proofs may be selected by me to ensure you will see only the technically correct executed images. Total number of photos depends of the package the client chooses.
What does editing means?
I truly believe that images are a polished product and every client has the right to choose which way to go with editing. Standard photography editing (much like developing a photo during the film era) is included in any of my photography services, such as contrast, exposure and white balance (color) corrections and is an integrant part of my style—these adjustments do not affect the likeness of people and places. Additionally, according to my best abilities, editing may include upon request (for extra cost) high end skin retouching, blemishes and moles removal, teeth whitening, eye size retouching, lipstick adjustments. My offers never include RAW images. I can offer a sped up movie with all of the editing steps upon request(at a cost) for your own personal use.
What about keeping my images private?
I am actively using the photos I create to promote my work in any way or form, using marketing techniques or blog about, except for any defamatory purposes.
Everyone has the right to have privacy and I understand if you want to remain private, please let me know in advance. It is a given that I do not share any data related to personal information such as e-mail, names, addresses, etc with any 3rd parties. However, the client must understand and agree that Cristian Bucur Photography can not be held accountable in no way, shape or form responsible for any loss, leakage, digital theft of any data or digital photographs that may occur from initial contact to book the photography session until the clients receive the final digital images.
What is the cost of your services?
My services and prices are well described HERE. Prices are nonnegotiable and are subject to 10% TAX.
What are your rates/deposit and how can I pay?
Any bookings will be validate after you make a deposit via PayPal, a fixed amount of 10.000 YEN or 97$. The remaining balance can be paid in cash on the day of the shoot when we meet.
What if your current services don’t cover my needs?
I am always open to any inquiries you may have and I will make sure to provide you a personalized offer to cover all your needs.
What if we choose a location outside of Tokyo Metropolitan Area?
In case of shooting at places for which the total travel cost is from 1500 YEN, you will have to cover my travel cost, payable in advance via PayPal.
What if the location of the shoot requires an admission fee?
The admission fee for the locations are payable by client, either in advance via PayPal or in cash directly on the day of the shoot; all details will be discussed via e-mail.
What is the procedure to reserve a photoshoot?
Scheduling a photoshoot is a simple task, simply reach out via my Contact Form.
How far in advance should I book my session?
I accept bookings up to 6 months in advance.
What if I need to cancel the photo session?
Life can throw at us a multitude of challenges and I fully understand that. I will offer a full refund if you cancel the session with minimum 14(fourteen) days prior to the session date. Cancelling requests occurring within 14(fourteen) days from the shoot date will forfeit the full deposit.
What if I need to reschedule?
I usually offer 1(one) rescheduling date, at your earliest convenience with no extra fee; this is not an obligation from Cristian Bucur Photography and it may be denied depending on my own schedule.
What happens in case of Natural Disasters?
This is Japan, Natural Disasters happen. In case of a natural disaster you will receive your full deposit, minus transfer fees.
About Cristian Bucur
I am a relentless person, passionate photographer specializing in being not specialized, dog lover and cyclist enthusiast, husband, living together with my lovely wife in the outskirts of Tokyo Metropolitan Area. And much more. Continue reading here.
About Limitation Of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL I BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR OF ANY OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY CRISTIAN BUCUR PHOTOGRAPHY.
FURTHER, I/WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR SHOULD I BE UNABLE TO PROVIDE THE GOODS AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIS WEBSITE OR CRISTIAN BUCUR PHOTOGRAPHY. CLIENT AGREES THAT PHOTOGRAPHER CAN NOT BE HELD LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY ACCIDENTAL MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HARM THAT MAY OCCUR DURING AND AFTER THE PHOTOSHOOT IS CONSIDERED COMPLETED. THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY ALSO APPLIES TO ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO FOOTAGE, PHOTOGRAPHS OR OTHER MATERIALS AFTER THE PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION. THE SOLE REMEDY FOR ANY ACTIONS OR CLAIMS RESULTING FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S INABILITY TO DELIVER THE GOODS AND SERVICES ON THIS WEBSITE SHALL BE LIMITED TO 1(ONE) RESHOOT A A LATER DATE AGREED BY BOTH PARTIES.