Faq – Fotobar
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FREQUENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS

GENERAL

No, we do not, only a number of edited photos will be provided depending on the package. We eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may dilute the overall product delivery and quality. For example, because we shoot with low apertures, sometimes we take a few extra shots to make sure we have the perfect focus.
We don’t expect you to have the expertise or the time to zoom into each image to select the one with the sharpest focus, so we spend hours doing that on our end. In another example, candid laughs and emotional tears are some of the best images from the day. Unfortunately, they can also yield some unflattering facial expressions. We might snap a few extras of any of these moments to make sure we have a great shot with the ideal expression for the moment. With our expertise, if processing millions of images each year, we may eliminate ones that we feel are duplicates and only deliver the best one.

We are providing only cinematic videography. If you want traditional videography, then please discuss it separately.

We have shot at hundreds of venues so there is a good chance that we have. If we have not, we will make sure to perform a thorough walkthrough with you prior to your wedding day.

While Fotobar is based out of Delhi, we serve clients all around India & abroad. Our destination wedding photography packages are simply our standard packages plus the cost of travel and reasonable accommodations if necessary. We are offering lower rates to South Indian weddings and Christian weddings, depending on the specific circumstances. Please Email: info.fotobar@gmail.com for details with the subject line ‘Destination wedding’.

We hardly provide partial day coverage, depending on the availability. Services start from 30K INR/day.

STYLE AND QUALITY QUESTIONS

#teamfotobar is acclaimed for developing a unique style of wedding photography that is deeply rooted in wedding photojournalism while influenced by fine-art and fashion photography. We love using creative lighting, unique perspectives, angles, compositions, and artistic post-production refining to bring out our clients’ personalities and beauty while telling their wedding story. We pride ourselves on not just being photographers, but rather artists creating unique and expressive imagery storytellers

Of course, you may! We pride ourselves on the consistency of our work. We understand all photographers put up their best shots from each wedding on their websites so it’s hard to determine how well he or she will perform on the wedding day. That is why we encourage all of our potential clients to view full events from all photographers they meet with to see how well the photographer performs throughout the day.

We have shot in the darkest of dark lawns and reception halls so no need to worry! If the situation allows, we will set up additional lighting to ensure we get bright crisp pictures. In some circumstances and for that reason, we shoot on cameras and lenses with superb low-light technology and great performances.

WEDDING DAY QUESTIONS

We highly suggest coordinating with the parlor manager when you finalize your parlor so that we can execute that shot without any limitation. That way you can enjoy the rest of your day without having to worry about taking too much time out for photos. Also, this is when the makeup and hair are fresh. We’ll set up a first look moment so it’ll still be a surprise when you see each other. Be sure to give us at least a full hour so we can capture the amazing shots you see in our portfolio.

Of course, you may! We pride ourselves on the consistency of our work. We understand all photographers put up their best shots from each wedding on their websites so it’s hard to determine how well he or she will perform on the wedding day. That is why we encourage all of our potential clients to view full events from all photographers they meet with to see how well the photographer performs throughout the day.

We understand that not everything goes as planned during a wedding. We never pack up before the contracted time, and moreover, we’re not leaving on the dot when the contracted time is up. Instead, we will ask you at the end of your contracted time whether or not you would like to.

We’ve dedicated the entire day to your wedding, so we won’t be racing off to catch other plans that evening. However, we need to charge for additional coverage primarily because there are additional costs of having the team stay for additional hours. The lighting assistants and second shooters all require additional compensation.

DELIVERY SESSION QUESTIONS

Post-production for entire Pre-Wedding/Engagement/Wedding/Post-Wedding sessions are completed within six weeks after the date of the shoot. If you require the images to be completed prior to six weeks after the date of the shoot, a rush process fee of 10K INR will be charged.

Of course, you may! We pride ourselves on the consistency of our work. We understand all photographers put up their best shots from each wedding on their websites so it’s hard to determine how well he or she will perform on the wedding day. That is why we encourage all of our potential clients to view full events from all photographers they meet with to see how well the photographer performs throughout the day.

All images, taken by us, which are shared on social media need to be identified by copyright and must contain “Fotobar” watermark. Unfortunately, this is due to an unusually high incidence of images being stolen online by other photographers who have made a practice of using other people’s photography and presenting as their own.
If you have images, which you would like to share via social media and would like it cropped or resized, this can be provided upon request, with a watermark.

ALBUM & PRINTS

We’ve designed the best-customized photobook just for you with the best paper and print so that you will get rich color for your special photo. However, we provide different varieties of photobooks that easily make their own room in your library and you can see the whole picture in one go. These books generally contain 80 pages. There are max 180 pictures we can add from the edited pictures that we provide. Also, you can anytime ask us to see different photobook samples to have a look and feel of the type of photobook to be added in the package.

As with our other products, production time varies. However, you can expect to receive your album 2 weeks after placing the order. The process before placing the order varies in duration depending on how quickly you respond on images for the album. Some couples complete this within a week or two, others take over a year.

We create our own photobooks. However, if you prefer the styles of any other album makers, we would be glad to accommodate your request. However, additional fees may apply depending on the printer you choose.

Yes, we do provide framing services. You can mail your query to info.fotobar@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Frames’.

We’ve dedicated the entire day to your wedding, so we won’t be racing off to catch other plans that evening. However, we need to charge for additional coverage primarily because there are additional costs of having the team stay for additional hours. The lighting assistants and second shooters all require additional compensation.

IMAGES

In most cases, you can print your photos up to as big as possible without any quality loss. If you’d like to print larger than 20×30 inch, additional post-production might be required.

You have the right to reprint images whenever you want, wherever you want. However, you may not sell your images for a profit or publish your images for financial benefit without the written consent from us.

We typically do not provide RAW (unprocessed) files from our shoots because we believe in delivering a finished product. In fact, we’re often shooting with the end (post-produced) product in mind. However, if you absolutely want your RAW images, we will provide them to you along with our post-produced JPG’s for an additional fee of 10K INR.

BUSINESS INSURANCE AND IMAGE BACKUP QUESTIONS

We have never lost an image from a wedding due to the following backup workflow for each of our events:
We back up on a Hard Drive after each major event throughout the day. This leaves one copy on the cards and creates one copy on the External Hard Drive. After the shoot, we back up the cards to another Hard Drive. Once the images are completed we upload the images to an offsite location and burn another copy for our archives. At any given point, there are two copies of the files. After delivery it will be safe with us for a year too.

EQUIPMENT

We are using the latest Nikon/Canon & Sony FX camera with fixed aperture lenses, zoom lenses and powerful flash units and some other tools just for the sake of creativity

PAYMENT & TAX QUESTIONS

All dates are reserved once we receive your signed contract and deposit.

Unfortunately, No. Deposits are used to reserve your date. Once we’ve reserved your date we do not accept new clients for your date.

Yes. However, if rates change from your original date to your new date, the new rates will apply.