Tim Boothby is the Red Zone Photographer

Photography Rate Sheet

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Photography Packages

Sarah Wedding DressWe operate a bit differently from most photographers, we don’t try to pad the profit by offering expensive photo print bundles or ala carte print prices. We see no need to charge between $10-$50 for an 8×10″ print when you can order it yourself online, from a highly rated and reputable company, for around $3.

We can format your images in several styles for online viewing and will prepare those images you select for retouching and formatting for larger, high quality prints. Once again, you can select the printing service that suits your requirements. Printing doesn’t interest us in the slightest, aside from 4×6″ convention photos we actually don’t print anything at all, and we like it that way. It greatly simplifies our process and allows us to focus our attention upon the quality of the images we photograph and process.

Quite simply, we take digital pictures, we correct them as needed, and make them available to you online in a password protected gallery, there are also provisions to give them to you on a disk (or thumb drive or both) with written permission to print them as you like or post them to your social media account.

Our experience is wide-ranging, from individual shoots, senior pictures, roaming group photo shoots, dances, parties and of course roaming photojournalist coverage of conventions, running convention photo rooms and we’ve even done a costume-themed wedding. This means, among other things, that we’re able to get a lot of pictures in a short time and we’re used to working with the nervous and camera shy models as well.

We use a variety of photographic styles, based upon the personality of the model and the occasion. Just as you don’t use the same style for an anime cosplay as you do for a steampunk persona you don’t take a senior portrait as you would a professional head shot.

Notes on Pricing:

  • The price list reflects photo shoots in Mountain Home, a travel fee of $25 is added to all out of town photo shoots.
  • We always have some sort of special going on, get in touch with us and explain what your event is and where you’ll hold it and we’ll see if we have a special deal that will fit your needs.
  • Different rates apply for commercial photography, give us a call! (Also, our standard release allows for your personal use of your pictures and does not allow commercial use)

Portrait Package……………………………………………………… Starting at $40Dark Side of Grim - 0476a

  • 1/2 Hour/1 Location
  • One Photographer
  • 30 Photojournalism style images taken, minimum.
  • 2 images retouched for premium print quality.
  • Online Gallery Included for 90 days, password protected.
  • Our most popular package, because we can do a lot in a half hour.
  • Recommended for portraits, senior pictures, baby, child or family portraits, school pictures, head shots, team & individual photographs, and small events or gatherings.

 

Basic Photography Package………………………………………. Starting at $75Alyssa Kelley - Senior - 0239a

  • 1 Hour/1 Location
  • One Photographer
  • 60 Photojournalism style images taken, minimum.
  • 4 images retouched for premium print quality.
  • Online Gallery Included for 90 days, password protected.
  • Recommended for portraits, senior pictures, baby, child or family portraits, school pictures, head shots, team & individual photographs, and small events or gatherings.

 

Plus Photography Package………………………………………… Starting at $150Idaho state Historical Museum Comes to Life - 20130928 - 0087a

  • 2 Hours/up to 2 Locations (second location within 15 miles or additional travel fee applies)
  • One Photographer
  • 120 Photojournalism style images taken, minimum.
  • 8 images retouched for premium print quality.
  • Proofs of All Images (On CD-ROM or Your Thumb Drive)
  • Online Gallery Included for 90 days, password protected.
  • Recommended for small events, parties and senior or family gatherings.

 

Premium Photography Package…………………………………. Starting at $300Dark Side of Grim - 0684a

  • 4 Hours/up to 2 Locations (second location within 15 miles or additional travel fee applies)
  • One Photographer
  • 240 Photojournalism style images taken, minimum.
  • 16 images retouched for premium print quality.
  • Proofs of all images (On CD-ROM or Your Thumb Drive)
  • Online Gallery Included for 90 days, password protected.
  • Recommended for medium-sized events, family reunions, gatherings, weddings and receptions as well as ceremonies and parties.

 

Premier Photography Package………………………………… Starting at $750Halloween Bash XI - 2014 - 0204a

  • 5 Hours/up to 2 Locations (second location within 15 miles or additional travel fee applies)
  • Two Photographers
  • 300 Photojournalism style images taken, minimum.
  • 20 images retouched for premium print quality.
  • Online Gallery Included for 90 days, password protected.
  • DVD of All Images Taken
  • Proofs of all images (On CD-ROM or Thumb Drive)
  • Recommended for larger events, family reunions, gatherings, weddings and receptions as well as ceremonies and parties.

 

Platinum Photography Package……………………… Starting at $1,200Sarah\'s Wedding Dress - 2013 - 0004a

  • 8 Hours/up to 3 Locations (2nd and 3rd locations within 15 miles or additional travel fee applies)
  • Two Photographers
  • 480 Photojournalism style images taken, minimum.
  • 40 Images retouched for premium print quality.
  • Online Gallery Included for 90 days, password protected.
  • DVD of All Images Taken
  • Proofs of all images (On CD-ROM or Thumb Drive)
  • Recommended for large events, family reunions, gatherings, weddings and receptions as well as ceremonies and parties.

 


Additions and Upgrades (Must be added to a Package)

 

Package Upgrade for Weddings……………… (Added to any of our plan rates) additional $300Raeven and Dillion - 0267a

  • Turns any of our packages into a wedding package!
  • Engagement Session added (1 Hour, 1 Location, the additional time and location may also be used to add extra wedding coverage for things such as the reception.)
  • Covers travel up to 100 miles
  • 40 additional shots retouched for premium print quality..

 

Additional Time per Photographer per hour………………………………….$75

Additional Location Charge (within 15-50 Miles) …………………………..$25

Additional Photo Retouch Charge (per Image)…………………………………$5

 


 

Photo Studio……………………………………………………………………………..$25

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You must request The Studio in advance. The studio consists of backdrops, lights, and a computer with a secondary monitor to allow the client to see pictures as we take them.

  • Additional requirements may cost more to cover time.
  • The client is responsible for providing an (empty) interior room or space a minimum of 8’x8’ (for a smaller setup) with power readily available.
  • The studio will only be set up in one location per session/package.
  • At least a half-hour is required before the session and a half-hour after for studio work, depending upon your needs.
  • The client should either confirm the use of studio equipment with the venue owner or refer them to us so that we can confirm all details and keep things as simple as possible for all.

 


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Payment

  • If your shoot is outside of Mountain Home there will be an additional $25 fee for travel.
  • Taxes are not included in our pricing, but we are a licensed business which means we are required to collect the 6% Idaho sales tax.
  • We accept cash, Paypal, and credit cards.
  • Your date is not reserved until a non-refundable retainer of 20% of the event fee is paid.
  • The remainder is due no later than the day prior to the event unless other arrangements are made and specified in the contract. This can be paid in installments, if arranged in advance.

Notes:

  • You can get a lot of mileage out of one location, a location isn’t the tree you’re leaning up against, it’s the park that the tree calls home.
  • All packages include an authorization for printing or use on social media sites.
  • Travel to additional locations counts against session time.
  • The number of images specified is a minimum.
  • The number of images retouched for premium print quality is a minimum.
  • All of your images hosted in your password-protected online gallery will be available for 90 days. Yes, you can share the URL and password with friends and family as well.

Basically, I process my shots to the following criteria:

  • Journalism style: also known as digital negatives, the image is resized without cropping, retouching or corrections. these images are “as taken” no editing is performed. Perfect for sharing on facebook.
  • Proof: only light and color corrected, as required, no other editing is performed. Perfect for sharing on facebook or printing as 4×6″ snapshots for a photo album.
  • Retouched: The image is cropped, ‘airbrushing’ minor blemishes and red-eye reduction (if needed), color and light correction and balancing. It is a minor and subtle process not meant to change the fundamental features of the model.

The differences between a journalism and proof image can be very subtle, while many photographers take pictures with the thought that they can correct as needed in Lightroom or Photoshop, I try to compose and adjust in camera so that my post-processing is minimal. My goal is for 75% of shots to be usable as proofs without any processing.

The 3 images below are an example of the process. The image to the left is “as shot” its a good picture, it was effected by the light of the day. There were wildfires in Southwest Idaho and there was a lot of smoke in the air, so colors were muted and the light has a silver cast to it. Not a big deal but it was also overcast and I was set to shoot a bit darker, I take shots in groups of 3 and as the shutter was doing its thing, the cloud moved and it got a lot brighter. So, the photojournalism shot is a perfectly good picture; but, the proof shows that it can be a more interesting picture with a little light and color correction. Finally, in the retouched image, I cropped it in a bit closer to feature the model more and adjusted hair and skin tones and did a bit of minor cosmetic adjusting as well.

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Photojournalism ——————————- Proof —————————————–Retouched

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