Second Shooter Information

 

Hello,

I am available to second shoot in about a 100 mile radius from DC.  I have three Nikon cameras; 2-full frame and 1-crop. I shoot in manual, aperture, and shutter priority; whatever I need to use get the image I want. I photograph for technical accuracy first in a combination of photojournalistic and classic portraits.

I photographed weddings part-time from 2007 to 2013.  I was an associate photographer for George Street 2014-2016 where I shot 25 weddings. I currently have a full wedding schedule but I have some availability, I need about 2 weeks notice for assignments.

 

HOURLY FEE

My fee is $50/hour minimum 6 hour

 

MY TERMS

Payment is expected on the day of the wedding to cover travel expenses, I take PayPal. I will second shoot during any part of the wedding day. I am comfortable photographing the groomsmen on my own. I will provide assistance during group portraits but I do not hire to be only an assistant, equipment carrier, or film- roller.

 

I will not sign over copyright of my images; I expect full credit on blogs and published work as a second photographer. I will shoot on my SD cards, download a copy of the RAW images to a thumb drive and mail them to you Monday following the wedding, shoot a duplicate copy on your CF card, or upload them to a website like Dropbox. This system has worked for all of the weddings I have second shot, it also provides you with an additional copy of my files.

 

I will not use any images from the wedding for 6 months, I will not submit any images for publication, I will not tag or contact the coupe or couples friends and family. I will use some images for marketing and promotion or if a vendor asks for images from the wedding. I will only work as an independent contractor to you business.

 

MY EQUIPMENT (as of 2017)

Equipment insurance through The Hartford

2x fully insured reliable vehicles

2xNikon D810 (3 years old and less than 1 year as of 2017)

Nikon D90 (backup 9 years old as of 2017)

Sigma 70-200mm

Sigma 105mm macro

Nikon 35mm FX and DX

Nikon 20mm

Nikon 24-120mm

Sigma 85mm

Sigma 50mm 

Nikon Fisheye

Nikon 17-105mm DX   

Sigma 70-300mm DX         

2x YN speedlights

2x Nikon SB600 speedlights

Portable 47" octo-softbox silver lining

2xheavy-duty Impact light stands

Gray cards

Light meter

Several dozen rechargeable batteries

10 camera batteries

 

TRAVEL FEES

SOMD, NOVA (belt loop area)

No travel fee

 

Inside DC, Old Town Alexandria

$25 travel fee

 

Baltimore to Delaware state line area

$50 travel fee

 

Richmond and Williamsburg, VA area

$150 travel fee

 

Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach area

$200 travel fee

 

Frederic, Va, Easter WV, and Southern Pennsylvania

$200 travel fee

 

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