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Business Portraits

Having a few quality portrait photos is essential for various purposes, such as your CV and social media profiles. While selfies may suffice in some situations, creating a quality portrait for specific use cases or to stand the test of time, typically requires more care and attention.

Business Portraits FAQ

What regions and cities do your services cover?


I'm located in Küsnacht, just outside Zürich, Switzerland, with access to studios in Zürich. 


Most of my projects and outdoor shoots take place in or around Zürich, however, I am more than happy to take on assignments anywhere in Swizerland.  


I also typically shoot a few projects abroad each year and welcome such opportunities. 


Do you offer customised services to fit customers needs?


Certainly! All of my services are flexible to some extent and can be adjusted to meet specific customer needs, even if they are unique. 


For events such as weddings, I expect to discuss these details with you thoroughly before confirming any bookings. It's helpful to inform me of any special requests as soon as possible so that I can prepare accordingly and let you know how they can be accommodated within my service offerings. 


Your satisfaction is important to me, and I'm committed to ensuring that your requirements are met effectively. Please feel free to communicate your preferences, and we'll work together to tailor my services to your liking.

Do you charge extra for travel costs / expenses?


All sevices provided within 25km of Zürich come with no travel costs or additional expenses.


Outside of that area I charge for travel at cost (no mark-up), for shoots lasting at least 2 hours, and with a small surcharge for shoots lasting less than 2 hours.


If a shoot requires overnight accommodation, or other agreed expenses, they will charged at cost, with no mark-up.  

Do you offer online galleries and the abilty to download or order prints?


Absolutely. I am happy to to provide you with access to an online gallery on my photo gallery website.


https:///www.geoffpegler.com


I offer wide range of options for gallery security /access, downloading, printing and purchasing of photos and additional printed mechandise. 


Typically, client galleries are unlisted (only accessible to those with a direct link and not web searchable) and also password protected. Download is typically switched off, but can be enabled along with other customisable gallery settings. 


Online galleries are typically made available for 12 months but can be removed earlier, or provided for longer, upon request.


By default I switch off shopping features on client galleries. If desirted,  I can easily introduce highly customisable shopping options, although this is typically only of any interest for event photography. 


I do also offer some photos for sale on my website, mainly from my extensive travel portfolio, in my portfolio galleries. If you find any other shots in my public galleries that you would like to purchase, that are not currently offered for sale, please let me know.     



What equipment do you use?


I own and use the latest Nikon professional cameras and lenses and Elinchrom mobile studio flash equipment. 


I typically use two Z9 camera on most assignments, with 2-5 lenses. 


I own approx 25 lenses, the majority being top quality prime lense, from 10-500mm focal length. 


For a wedding I would typically have 3 cameras, 5+ lenses, a range of portable light modifiers with me, on-site, optionally a drone.


For video I sometimes additionally use a top-end mobile device, typically mounted in a rig with optional external lighting, microphones and storage.

   

Do you have appropriate liability insurance?


I might not be Swiss (yet)  - but I did work in insurance for over 15 years. I have the appropriate liability insurance.

How long have you been working as a photographer ?


I've been providing freelance photography services since 2010, capturing images at hundreds of events and assignments. I've typically served as an accredited media photographer, covering a wide range of event types, alongside other assignments for private and corporate clients (e.g. weddings and corporate events). 


My photo gallery website (hosting both client and personal photos galleries) contains over 50,000 photos from a significantly larger catalogue. 


As of 2024, I have officially established my own photography company, solidifying my commitment to this craft as my primary vocation.

Do you speak German ?


Ja, ein bisschen...


Well enough for most situations linked to my photography services.


I have been living in Switzerland since 2001 and my German, currently around B2 level, is improving with wider use and I welcome any opportunity to try it out.

Can you provide references and testimonials from previous / existing clients?


Certainly! I'm happy to provide references and testimonials from both past and current clients. Additionally, you can find reviews from previous clients on my Google Business page. Please feel free to reach out, and I'll be glad to share them with you.


How does the process work ?

  1. Contact me via the on-line request form, or via email or phone to let me know you are interested in my business portrait service, ideally specify if you would like a studio or on-location shoot.

  2. We agree on a venue, time, any specific photoshoot details.

  3. The shoot takes place.

  4. I deliver final edited photos.

  5. You are sent a QRC invoice by email.

 

Where do you shoot business portraits?


Business portraits can be captured in a studio setting, typically in Zürich, or at a location of your choice,  indoors or outdoors.


Opting for a studio shoot provides full control over lighting conditions and eliminates concerns about weather interference. It also facilitates quick changes of attire and allows for the use of additional equipment like backdrops, hair styling tools, furniture, and props.


Other Indoor locations such as offices or open spaces within buildings are favored for their contextual backdrops, especially when shooting half or full body portraits.


While outdoor locations are sometimes used for a more casual look, they are more typically reserved for lifestyle portrait sessions rather than formal business portraits.


For business team portrait portfolios, where consistency across images is important, it is more typical to use a fixed backdrop for all images that is  in-line with corporate branding.


 




Does the studio have a dressing room?


Yes. There is a small curtained-off dressing room area, where you can change clothes or adjust any make-up.

How long until you deliver final portrait photos?


I typically deliver final edited photos within 24-48 hours of the photoshoot.

Do you deliver RAW files?


Typically not. I always shoot in RAW and then deliver full quality jpegs to clients after editing. 


Some clients (e.g. media) explicity request no post-processing, but that is rare outside of the media domain. 


As a professional photographer I pride myself in only delivering quality images and that invariably requires some post processing of the images. 


Typically only minor editing is required (I like to get things right at the shooting) but some situations with highly variable lighting or other variable factors result in photos requiring more post-processing attention. 


On other occasions a customer might request a certain "style" or look to photos which requires the application of alternative colour profiles, pre-sets andadditional tweaks -  which I am typically happy to provide, when requested.  



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