MARK MARYANOVICH PHOTOGRAPHY
LOS ANGELES | EST. 1998

FAQ

Los Angeles based Mark Maryanovich Photography | FAQ

Have a question we haven't answered? Pls. feel free to contact us we love to help!

“Hey Mark, This was absolutely a fun and super productive photoshoot. I can’t thank you enough Mark for your amazing job, before and after. I really do hope our paths will cross again sometime soon. Best, Nimo. ”

Nimo Kally 
Nimo and The Light

Frequently Asked Questions
and Answers

Checklist to Check Before You Leave for Your Photo Session:

• All of your clothing. Double check that your tops, bottoms, dresses, jewelry, ties have been packed, along with plenty of options including shoes and accessories

• Your makeup/comb/hair brush. Even if hiring a hair and makeup artist having your own supply you know you’re comfortable with is good to have on hand.

• The one random thing you’ve been contemplating bringing: bring it. An article of clothing or jewelry, or your favorite hat, jacket, hobby item, it’s better to have it and not use it, than want to use it and not have it

• Traffic and parking. Always allow for plenty of time to get to the studio or location. It makes for a much more enjoyable session when you arrive in time and feeling relaxed.

We value your health and safety.

All Sessions engage in social distancing by maintaining a minimum six foot distance at all times while capturing professional Images using a long focal point lens.
  
Face coverings are worn at all times, and you are more than welcome to wear yours before and after your photograph is being taken (and even during if you like :)

We offer hand sanitizer for you during the Session, and the studio spaces we use are committed to the highest standards of sanitization.

If you need to reschedule if you’re not feeling well, we completely understand. Pls. know that your advance/payment will never expire and can be used toward any future Session, or gifted to another individual as you see fit.

Award-winning photographer Mark Maryanovich works exclusively with all of our Clients. You will have direct access to his years of expertise behind the camera.

Mark is located in Los Angeles. He loves to shoot in studio and on location. The studios we work with are located in the downtown LA area. Ample parking is available, including free and paid lots/meters. Mark can also come to any location you choose: all of his equipment is portable.

Sessions take place in studio or on location.

If you have a location in mind, pls. feel free to let us know, and if possible, pls. send us a few photos before your Session that show the various background(s) and available natural light.

If you’d like to shoot outside a studio though don’t have a location in mind, Mark will work with you on choosing the perfect spot.

The studios we work with are located in the downtown LA area. Ample parking is available, including free and paid lots/meters.

Absolutely! The more the merrier. We welcome friends, family and significant others. If you’re more comfortable being on your own, that’s absolutely fine as well :)

Generally, each Look takes approximately 30 minutes on average. Our goal is to capture the best Images possible, while working with your time needs. If you need more time to get ready between looks, we won’t make you feel rushed.

If you need to be finished as quickly as possible, we’ll work with your schedule. If you’re able to tell us your time needs prior to the shoot, we’ll happily ensure we work with your requests.

A Look is a clothing change.

Each clothing change may be photographed against the same, or different backdrop / background. The choice is yours with guidance provided by Mark.

Having different Looks gives you a greater variety of photos to choose from.

This makes the process of updating your online Images easy (a great feature to have with today’s constant demand for visual updates).

Approximately 10 Images are captured per Look. Our goal is to capture the best Images possible, while working with your time needs. If we need to take more than 10 Images to ensure you’re completely happy, we will. If you’re happy with the first few Images and you’d like to move on, we will. 

Absolutely! Images are previewed during the Session to ensure you’re more than happy with the photos.

Images on the back of the camera are set to black and white when previewed. This helps keep the focus on pose, expression and details that tend to get lost when viewing previews in color.

All Images are delivered in color, with the option for black and white versions created during postproduction, at no additional charge.

Pls. allow a minimum turnaround time of five (5) business days for all deliveries, including Retouched Images. If you need a quicker turnaround, pls. let us know when booking your shoot, and we will be more than happy to ensure we meet your deadline. 

Yes! You receive all Images from your Session. 

All Images are delivered via an online password protected private Gallery. Instructions on how to access the Gallery and your Images are included at the time of delivery.

All Images are downloadable via the online password protected Gallery in both Web Size (low) and Original (high) resolution. Original resolution Images are suitable for print, while Web Size resolution Images are perfect for LinkedIn and other social media profiles.

Pls. ensure you download, save and backup all of your Images in both Web Size and Original resolution for future use. We recommend backing up your Images on an external hard drive and in a cloud based service like Dropbox or Google Drive.

Your private Gallery can also be shared with people you choose by entering their email addresses. You can also favorite Images and share your list of favorites with friends, family, partners and colleagues. Prints are also available for purchase via the online Gallery.

A personalized Mobile Web App of your Gallery will also be available, for quick and easy viewing and sharing of your Images.

Pls. note your Gallery will be hosted online for 30 days from the delivery date. If you would like us to host your Gallery beyond the 30 days, we provide annual hosting for $250/year. To access your Images after the 30 day timeline without the annual hosting option, there is a $125 fee to reupload and host your Gallery for an additional 30 days.

Computers break down, files inexplicably disappear, hard drives mysteriously stop working. We’ve got you covered. With Sessions that include the Always Online Feature, all of your Images are stored in a web based cloud at no additional charge. This allows easy access to your Gallery whenever and wherever, and can be added to, as your Image library evolves and grows.

All Images are delivered as downloadable JPG files at maximum and low resolution, unless otherwise requested at the time of booking. 

JPG is a universally accepted Image format that can be accessed and viewed across virtually all devices. JPGs are easily shared via social media sites, email, and uploaded for use on websites.

Fun fact: JPG or JPEG is named for the group (Joint Photographic Experts Group) that created the file format.

A RAW Image is created when Mark clicks the button on a digital camera: the camera saves the Image data captured on the sensor in an unedited and uncompressed format on the memory card.
  
RAW files take up a lot of digital space and are not a universally accepted file format. They are the starting point for Mark to add his singular Editing style.

An Edited Image is an Image that has been adjusted for cropping, brightness, contrast and color treatment, as necessary. 

A Retouched Image is an Image that involves the use of a Photo Editing App (like Photoshop) for cosmetic enhancement of the Subject in the Image.

All Images from your Session will be Edited by Mark, i.e., they will be adjusted for cropping, brightness, contrast and color treatment, as necessary.
  
Many of our Sessions include Retouching on your Image(s). For Sessions that do not include Retouching, or Retouching requests on additional Images, Retouching is $50 per Image.

As RAW files take up a lot of digital space and are not a universally accepted file format, and act as the starting point for Mark to add his singular Editing style, we do not release them to our Clients. 

If you require RAW files of your Images, we offer an industry standard Buy Out fee. Pls. feel free to contact us for more information.

Our Retouching is done by hand, and includes:

• Reducing the appearance of dark circles under the eyes
• Whitening eye whites and teeth
• Eliminating distracting stray hairs
• Erasing blemishes
• Reducing facial shine
• Softening the appearance of wrinkles

Retouching beyond the above included (such as removing logos, replacing backgrounds and/or adding digital effects) is available and quotes are provided upon request.

Many of our Sessions include Retouching on your Image(s). For Sessions that do not include Retouching, or Retouching requests on additional Images, Retouching is $50 per Image.

Once you receive your private Gallery of Images, pls. favorite the photo(s) you would like Retouched by clicking on the heart icon located in the top right hand corner of each Image.

You will be prompted to enter your email to create your Favorites list. Pls. enter your email, then favorite any additional Images you would like Retouched, by clicking on the heart icons on each photo. (Pls. note Retouching on Images Additional to the Image(s) included in the Session are $50 per Image).

Once all Images have been favorited, pls. click on the heart icon with the red circle located at the top right hand side of the Gallery webpage. Then pls. click on the Image with the text “My Favorites” centered on it. This will lead you to a webpage showcasing the Image(s) you have favorited.

When you scroll over each Image, Add Note will appear. In this area, pls. type any specific notes you may have of the Retouching you would like made and click Save.

Once all notes have been made and saved, pls. click on the paper airplane arrow located in the top right hand corner of the webpage. Pls. click Send to Photographer, and add any additional notes if necessary before clicking Send.

Your Retouched Image(s) will be uploaded to the same private Gallery when ready and you will be notified by email.

Pls. note, your private Gallery may also be shared with friends, family, partners and colleagues. They can also favorite Images for recommendations.

All Images are downloadable via the online password protected Gallery in both Web Size (low) and Original (high) resolution. Original resolution Images are suitable for print, while Web Size resolution Images are perfect for LinkedIn and other social media profiles.

Absolutely! All Images are captured in color, and previewed in black and white during the Session. This helps keep the focus on pose, expression and details that tend to get lost when viewing previews in color.

All Images are then delivered in color, with the option for black and white versions created during post production, at no additional charge.

If there are certain Images you would like in black and white pls. let us know. Once you receive your private Gallery of Images, pls. favorite the photo(s) you would like in black and white by clicking on the heart icon located in the top right hand corner of each Image. You will be prompted to enter your email to create your Favorites list. Pls. enter your email, then favorite any additional Images you would like in black and white by clicking on the heart icons on each photo.

Once all Images have been favorited, pls. click on the heart icon with the red circle located at the top right hand side of the Gallery webpage. Then pls. click on the Image with the text “My Favorites” centered on it. This will lead you to a webpage showcasing the Image(s) you have favorited.

When you scroll over each Image, Add Note will appear. In this area, pls. type “Black and White” and click Save.

Once all notes have been made and saved, pls. click on the paper airplane arrow located in the top right hand corner of the webpage. Pls. click Send to Photographer, and add any additional notes if necessary before clicking Send.

Your black and white Image(s) will be uploaded to the same private Gallery when ready and you will be notified by email.

Pls. note, your private Gallery may also be shared with friends, family, partners and colleagues. They can also favorite Images for recommendations.

All Images are downloadable via the online password protected Gallery in both Web Size (low) and Original (high) resolution. Original resolution Images are suitable for print, while Web Size resolution Images are perfect for LinkedIn and other social media profiles.

Some clients are excellent at applying their own makeup and styling their own hair, some have a friend/professional they trust, while others feel uncomfortable wearing makeup or having someone style their hair.

Hiring a Hair and Makeup Artist is solely the Client’s discretion, as it is additional to the Session Fee. If you plan to do it yourself, we have a few tips:

• Avoid cutting your hair days before the shoot, just in case you’re not happy with it
• When wearing makeup, it’s best to start with a light application: it’s always easier and more time efficient to apply more, than to take away or start over if the makeup is looking too heavy in the Image previews
• Choose makeup that does not contain any sunscreen, as it tends to add additional, unwanted shine
• Bring your makeup with you to the Session for touchups

If you prefer to hire a professional, our Makeup and Hair Artist is exceptional and a true pleasure to work with. Pls. feel free to contact him directly to confirm his availability:

Mario Llamas:
706.766.1764
llamas355@gmail.com
instagram: @makeoverbymario

Mario’s Rates:
$250 for Hair and Makeup done prior to the Photo Session
$450 for Hair and Makeup and to stay during the entire Photo Session

Absolutely! Our goal is for you to look and feel your best.

Personal style is personal, and an important aspect of portraiture.

Mark offers personal style advice. Prior to your Session, pls. feel free to send us selfies via text or email of wardrobe looks you are planning.

We recommend bringing to the Session a variety of options for clothing and accessories (shoes/jewelry/scarves etc.) so we can capture what looks best.

Mark also offers a more in-depth Personal Style Consultation that includes a day of accompanied shopping. Pls. feel free to contact us for more info.

If you plan to style yourself, we have a few tips to consider:

• Generally, solid colors work best. Your face and eyes should be the most engaging things in the photo, and patterns or logos tend to distract a viewer’s gaze
• Keep in mind that fit is the most important thing. How clothes hang is more important than the actual garment.

If possible, schedule your Session for the morning. This way you’ll only have to get ready once during the day, and you can bring your best and freshest self to the shoot.

If you’re not a morning person, pls. feel free to schedule at a time that works best for you and your schedule.

Once you book your Session, you’ll receive a Welcome email from our booking manager. She’ll ask you for your contact details/information you’d like on your invoice (Company Name, Contact Name, mailing address, phone number and email). Also included is a PDF outlining our policies, for you to read and agree to by signing electronically. Also included are the methods of payment we accept, and payment options we provide.

Once we have received your contact details/information, signed contract, payment method and option you prefer, you will receive an Invoice. Pls. note, your Session will be confirmed once payment has been received. Once received, you will receive an updated invoice, noting the payment made for your records.

If you choose to shoot in Studio, once payment has been received, we will book your Studio.

If you’re planning to hire a Hair and Makeup Artist, pls. contact them to check their availability for the Session date you have in mind, and ask them to hold the date and time for you. Once we have received payment and confirmed your Session, pls. then confirm the Session date and time with your Hair and Makeup Artist as well.

The day before your shoot you will receive a friendly reminder of your Session. Pls. feel free to contact us at any time with any questions, or if there’s anything you need, we love to help!

After your Session, you will receive an email notification once your Gallery is ready. The Gallery link will be sent to the email address you prefer, along with any other email addresses you request. Instructions on how to access you Gallery and Images are provided with this email.

We offer a variety of payment options for your ease and convenience.

Some clients prefer to pay in full at the time of booking, while others prefer to pay an advance and balance. A minimum fifty percent (50%) advance is required to confirm your Session, with the balance of fifty percent (50%) due upon the Session day.

We understand that certain corporations have accounting departments and vendor payment policies, and we will work with your protocol.

Pls. note, Image Galleries will be delivered once payment has been received in full.

We accept payment by Zelle Digital Payments Network, ACH, wire transfer, cash, check and debit/credit card via PayPal, Venmo and Stripe.

Our preferred method of payment is Zelle Digital Payments Network. If you prefer to use PayPal or Venmo, a payment request will be sent to the email address you prefer.

Your advance/payment is nonrefundable and does not expire. It will be applied to any Photo Session booked in the future, or may be gifted to another individual as you see fit.

If booking a Studio, cancellations made from 24 to 48 hours prior to the Session date and time will be charged an additional fifty percent (50%) of the basic cost of the total studio rental when rescheduling. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the Session date and time will be charged an additional full fee of the basic studio rental when rescheduling.

Some clients prefer to pay in full at the time of booking, while others prefer to pay an advance and balance. A minimum fifty percent (50%) advance is required to confirm your Session, with the balance of fifty percent (50%) due upon the Session day.

If you need to reschedule or cancel, your advance/payment is nonrefundable and does not expire. It will be applied to any Photo Session booked in the future, or may be gifted to another individual as you see fit.

We believe in guaranteeing our work. We want you to be amazed by your Images, or we’ll reshoot at no additional cost.

Images are previewed during the Session. If you’re not amazed with what you see, pls. let us know during the Session, and we will work to fix it until you are.

Once you’ve paid the Session fee in full, you have the exclusive right and license to use your Images in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised in the future, throughout the entire universe.

Mark Maryanovich Photography retains the exclusive title and copyright in and to all results of our/our subcontractor’s services, including all products, Images, negatives and digital files created and produced during the Session.

If you would like to own the exclusive title and copyright in addition to your exclusive right and license, we offer an industry standard Buy Out fee. Pls. feel free to contact us for more information.

We understand that not all situations involving your Images are able to include a credit.

If you are able to include a credit of “photo by Mark Maryanovich” we’d truly appreciate it.

If you’re able to include a credit and link to Images used on the internet with “photo by http://www.markmaryanovich.com” and tag Mark on social media using “photo by @markmaryanovich” that would be fantastic and greatly appreciated.

As Mark is the Exclusive Photographer for your Session, if any Behind the Scenes Images/Images taken by others during your Session can be credited with “photo courtesy of Mark Maryanovich Photography” and a link to http:www.markmaryanovich.com provided with these Images used on the internet, that also would be fantastic and super appreciated.

If these Images are posted on social media sites, a tag of “photo courtesy of @markmaryanovich” would also be much appreciated, thank you :)

Absolutely! If you need help with posing, Mark keeps his directions simple and easy to follow. He’ll guide you into different poses and make sure you look your best. He’ll also reveal the one direction that brings out the best angle for a Professional Portrait.

Mark’s style of shooting can best be described as organic. A lot of what he loves about his work is meeting the Client. Almost immediately, he’s able to sense an inner quality about them that would be best to present to the world, that encapsulates their essence as an individual.

It’s one of the most exciting aspects that makes Mark look forward to every shoot, and also ensures that each shoot is as unique as the Client he is capturing.

Mark’s clients find him very easy to work with. He’s been described as having a ‘mild demeanor’ that allows his Clients to relax and makes them feel comfortable during the Session.

Mark uses Canon cameras and lenses. His lighting kit includes an Interfit S1 flash, Octabox diffuser, portable ring light and tri colored eye light reflector. Additional lighting equipment is available and included with studio rentals.

Fun Fact: The word photography has been literally translated from the Greek words phōtós (“light”), and graphê (“drawing or writing”) to mean drawing or writing with light. This illuminates (so to speak :) the importance of lighting in Images, and is often the key difference you’ll see between Images taken by a professional and a hobbyist.

Mark is extremely experienced in using both studio and natural light, and will often combine both options to provide the best Images possible.

His studio lighting kit is portable and includes a tri-color reflector to bounce or shade naturally occurring light.

Join the club! Mark feels more comfortable behind the camera and is very sensitive to how most people feel about having their photo taken.

Mark’s been described as having a ‘mild demeanor’ that allows his Clients to relax and makes them feel comfortable during the Session.

His low key style is a rare gift that makes you feel as if you’re not having your photo taken at all, and he is a master at finding the most photogenic angles for every person he captures.

Generally, each Look takes approximately 30 minutes on average. Our goal is to capture the best Business Portrait possible, while working with your time needs. If you need more time to get ready between looks, you won’t feel rushed.

If you need to be finished as quickly as possible, we’ll work with your schedule. If you’re able to tell us your time needs prior to the shoot, we’ll happily ensure we work with your requests.

Wardrobe is an important aspect of a Professional Business Headshot

Mark offers personal style advice. Prior to your Session, pls. feel free to send us selfies via text or email of wardrobe looks you are planning.

We recommend bringing to the Session a variety of options for clothing and accessories (shoes/jewelry/scarves etc.) so we can capture what looks best.

Mark also offers a more in-depth Personal Style Consultation that includes a day of accompanied shopping. Pls. feel free to contact us for more info.

If you plan to style yourself, we have a few tips to consider:

• Generally solid colors work best, no patterns or logos. Black is always great and really highlights the face, which should be the first thing someone sees in a great Business Portrait.
• Keep in mind that fit is the most important thing. How clothes hang is more important than the actual garment.
• Ideally, the best Business Headshots showcase your personality and unique value proposition. This can be achieved through clothing and accessories. A scarf/tie in a signature color, or a favorite jewelry piece can establish your brand.
• Dressing as you would for a Very Important Client meeting is a good frame of reference.
• While most Business Headshots feature the Subject from the waist up, pls. bring matching pants/skirts etc. They may be featured in certain poses, and also add to your overall confidence and sense of professionalism portrayed in your Images. Think of how you might feel in an elegant top worn with a pair of sweat pants, rather than in matching attire. The difference may be slight, though we want you to feel your very best during the Session.

While the industry standard is usually every 1 to 2 years, there are a few things to consider:
 
• The best business portraits act as a visual introduction to prospects, potential clients, employers and employees, and are most effective if they establish trust. If you look very different from your current professional headshot, it may affect the trust you’ve created online.
• The world is a visual place and today, people have grown accustomed to seeing fresh Imagery every time they check their feeds.
• Many social media sites send notifications when profile pictures change; this can be a great way to stay top of mind within your online community.
• Posting a new Image is also a way to engage with followers, inviting comments and likes. We understand how important it is in today’s feedback age to give you Images you’ll feel confident sharing.
• Need a hand sizing and optimizing Images for each or every online platform? We’re happy to help. Pls. contact us for further details.

The choice is yours. If you feel your office/place of work environment is an important aspect you’d like your Business Headshot to incorporate, Mark is more than happy to come to you.

A background that suits your interests/uniqueness (such as a beach setting/textured wall, or prop such as a motorcycle, if that’s a large part of your life) can set the stage for what clients can expect when working with you, and establish common interests. Mark can meet you at any location you like.

If you’re looking for a more standard headshot that focuses solely on your facial expression rather than the background, a Studio Session would be a good fit. If you’ve never been photographed in a professional photo studio before, it is a unique & interesting experience.

Yes! Mark loves to shoot on location and all of his equipment is portable.

Mark can meet you at any location you like, to capture a very exclusive and customized Business Portrait.

Mark provides a variety of Images in both portrait (vertical) and (horizontal) landscape formats. The orientation is greatly determined by the setting, such as an epic background or a location that gives context.

Capturing Images in horizontal format also gives the benefit of providing more cropping options. Professional Headshots are now used in a variety of ways including email signatures, business cards, websites, Zoom, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, etc. Also, corporate marketing materials often require unique photo sizes and cropping, depending on their design.

Each of these platforms has different dimension specifications and a landscape Image allows for easy cropping and resizing.

If you know exactly how your corporate headshot will be used, pls. let us know when booking and we will be sure the end result is tailored to your needs.

Need a hand sizing and optimizing Images for each or every online platform? We’re happy to help. Pls. contact us for further details.

Wardrobe is an important aspect of Branding.

Mark offers personal style advice. Prior to your Session, pls. feel free to send us selfies via text or email of wardrobe looks you are planning.

We recommend bringing to the Session a variety of options for clothing and accessories (shoes/jewelry/scarves etc.) so we can capture what looks best.

Mark also offers a more in-depth Personal Style Consultation that includes a day of accompanied shopping. Pls. feel free to contact us for more info.

If you plan to style yourself, we have a few tips to consider:

• Generally solid colors work best, no patterns or logos. Color is an important aspect of branding. Consider the palette that best expresses your brand’s personality. For an in depth guide on the psychology of color, pls. feel free to check this infographic on the color emotion guide

• Keep in mind that fit is the most important thing. How clothes hang is more important than the actual garment.

• Ideally, the best Branding Photography showcase your personality and unique value proposition. This can be achieved through clothing and accessories. A scarf/tie in a signature color, or a favorite jewelry piece can establish your brand.

• Dressing as you would for a Very Important Client meeting is a good frame of reference.

You are your brand, and your brand is your reputation.

Think about the message you would like to convey and bring those thoughts to mind while having your photograph taken.

A lot of times, the message you would like to communicate can be present in other aspects of the Image in addition to your expression.

Wardrobe and especially accessories such as a signature color or piece of jewelry/tie/ shirt color can also express the ideas you’d like to convey.

Background elements such as inspirational artwork can also add to the overall message of the Image.

If you plan to have your team photographed, sometimes it’s a good idea to have a quick meeting the day before the session to reaffirm your brand values, messaging and culture. Also going over clothing options with everyone is also helpful .

Plan out the items you’d like photographed for flatlays and detail shots, and if possible set them aside in one place. Having them all together will let you know if something might be missing.

Half Day and Full Day Branding Sessions include a Studio shoot as well as Images taken on location at your place of Business/Workspace.

The reason we include both options is to provide the best mix of Images that capture your brand in action, as well as more traditional business headshots to be used for professional profiles, business cards, email signatures, etc.

Sometimes a background that suits your interests/uniqueness (such as a beach setting/textured wall, or prop such as a motorcycle, if that’s a large part of your life) can set the stage for what clients can expect when working with you, and establish common interests. If there is an alternate location you’d like to capture, Mark is more than happy to meet you there.

Yes! Mark loves to shoot on location and all of his equipment is portable. Mark can meet you at any location you like, to capture very exclusive and customized Branding Images.  

Mark provides a variety of Images in both portrait (vertical) and (horizontal) landscape formats. The orientation is greatly determined by the setting, such as an epic background or a location that gives context.

Capturing Images in horizontal format also gives the benefit of providing more cropping options. Branding Photography is used in a variety of ways including email signatures, business cards, websites, Zoom, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, etc. Also, marketing materials often require unique photo sizes and cropping, depending on their design.

Each of these platforms has different dimension specifications and a landscape Image allows for easy cropping and resizing.

If you know exactly how your Branding Images will be used, pls. let us know when booking and we will be sure the end result is tailored to your needs.

Need a hand sizing and optimizing Images for each or every online platform? We’re happy to help. Pls. contact us for further details.

Your Images can be used in any and all media.

Beyond album and single covers and artwork, there are endless ways to use your Images:

• Physical Prints are available for purchase via your online password protected personal gallery to autograph and gift to fans
• Merch: tshirts, face masks, mugs, postcards, thank you cards, holiday cards… pretty much anything looks better with an Image on it
 • Marketing: invite fans to caption your photos with a prize given to the one voted best

For more music marketing ideas, pls visit ReverbNation

Pls. bring lots of options for clothing and accessories (shoes, jewelry, scarves, jackets etc). More options are always better than less.

Also, bring your instrument if you play one and it’s possible, along with a cool case (worn, weathered, with stickers, etc.) if you have.

Yes! Mark loves to shoot on location and all of his equipment is portable. Mark can meet you at any location you like, to capture very exclusive and customized Music Portraits.  

Mark provides a variety of Images in both portrait (vertical) and (horizontal) landscape formats. The orientation is greatly determined by the setting, such as an epic background or a location that gives context.

Capturing Images in horizontal format also gives the benefit of providing more cropping options. Music Portrait Photography is used in a variety of ways including album and single covers and artwork, posters, merchandise, magazine and blog interviews, websites, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, etc. Various marketing materials often require unique photo sizes and cropping, depending on their design.

Each of these platforms has different dimension specifications and a landscape Image allows for easy cropping and resizing.

If you know exactly how your Music Portrait Images will be used, pls. let us know when booking and we will be sure the end result is tailored to your needs.

Need a hand sizing and optimizing Images for each or every online platform? We’re happy to help. Pls. contact us for further details.

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