David Rogers is an accomplished photographer with the ability to offer clients very high quality images that include interiors, exteriors, activity and wildlife shots as well as drone and go-pro work. He is also able to get HD video. David has photographed hundreds of safari lodges, island resorts and hotels and written six coffee table books on safari lodges.
ONE DAY SHOOTS Minimum for a small guest house. Expect 20 retouched images, 3 video clips (extra images at R55 per image)
TWO DAY SHOOTS Minimum recommended for a small hotel. 40 retouched images, 6 video clips (extra images at R55 per image)
THREE DAY SHOOTS Minimum for a typical game lodge, including one day of activities. 90 retouched images, 9 video clips (extra images at R55 per image).
FOUR TO FIVE DAY SHOOTS Recommended for a typical game lodge, especially new properties, including one day of activities.
Contact David for current prices. These exclude VAT (15% for SA properties) out of pocket travel costs from Cape Town, accommodation, meals, refreshments. Travel time to get to and from your property is charged at half the daily rate.
David and his team can also design pdf documents, tour operator presentations, websites, brochures and assist with newsletters. David is also an accomplished journalist with a host of books and articles behind his name. He understands media and their requirements and can also help with documenting your experience, and telling your story in an effective and often emotive way. We suggest three nights photography for one lodge or guest house.
David’s intention is to supply you with a raft of powerful signature images of your product or property. Those images capture the essence of the experience. He will also provide images that will be useful for social media.
The following tips are useful ahead of a photo shoot:
Payment & Advances: A deposit of 50% of the daily fee and 100% of the travel costs are payable to secure the booking. The balance will be due upon delivery of the hi resolution material.
Cancellations: The client is responsible for taking out weather insurance. Please note that rainy weather does not stop the shoot. We can still get great material in all weather conditions. The photographer will charge for cancellation as follows: Cancellation one week from the shoot (100 % of the deposit), two weeks (50 %) and more than two weeks (25 % ). Any other costs such as travel and accommodation are to be borne by the client.
The brief: It is the client’s responsibility to give the photographer a full written brief. Where details are missing the client undertakes to accept the photographer’s interpretation.
The assignment: The client is responsible for having a representative present at all times when the assignment is being executed to approve style and content. Where no representative is present or if no written comments are forthcoming for any reason, the client shall accept all decisions made by the photographer in relation to execution of the brief.
Props and access to rooms: Please make sure the photographer has access to the rooms that need to be photographed during the above hours and no guests are using those rooms.
Activities: Please ensure that the photographer has access to a vehicle and also models if you wish to have images of people having fun. Suitable safari attire is essential.
Delivery: Low-res material of up to 100 images will be delivered via Dropbox within 7 days of the shoot or by arrangement. The images will typically include a wide range of images including black and white, colour and composites. High res images will follow after the selection has been made and R55 per image will be charged for the touching up on these images.
Copyright: The client has usage of images for the production of brochures, websites, social media, advertisements and other promotional material. They may not be sold in any form. Publications requiring images for editorial purposes are to approach the photographer directly. Photographers usage of any images may not be withheld without good reason.
Electronic imaging and storage: Electronic manipulation of images may only take place for the purposes of the original brief.
First ownership: In accordance with section 21 (1)e of the SA copyright Act No 98 of 1978 as amended, the provisions of Section 21 (1) shall not apply to the work(s) to be made in terms hereof the photographer will be the author of the work and the owner of the copyright subsisting therein.
Usage: A licence is granted to the client for Usage as specified in the brief.
Singita, Great Plains, Wilderness Safaris, And Beyond, Classic Safari Camps of Africa, Governors, Robin Pope Safaris, Jacis Safari Camps, Latitude Collection, Tongabezi, Banyan Tree, Royal Madikwe
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“We have found that the more the client involves themselves with the shoot, the better the results.”
“We know we are successful when clients say .. now we can increase our room prices.”
“Images key in to people’s emotions”
“Have some props handy to make the shots feel less sterile”
“Is great to use people in the distance, but they should never dominate the picture?”
“You can get 70% of the shots in 30% of the time if you work cleverly.”
“I will often work on two or three shots at the same time waiting for the right light”
“If you want to feature activities, then we have to have models, vehicles and choreograph the images. It’s a bad idea to use paying clients as models.”
“I always like to feature the lodge environment in the pictures. After all its often the game, the mountains, the scenery that draws guests to these places.
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