📸 Skai Chan Photography

Catalogue & Blogshop Photographer in Singapore

catalogue & blogshop photographer

Rates & Packages for Catalogue & Blogshop Photography

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🌞 Natural Light Photography

$400
Up to:   1.5 Hour + 45 photos

More Information

  • Pace of shoot: Slow
  • Venue: Provided by client
  • Digital copies (high resolution JPG)
  • Photos selection in low resolution PDF
  • NO raw files, NO unedited photos, NO items/services that aren't stated here.

Special Requests/ Add-Ons

(Subject to availability)
  • Privacy of photos (buy over the rights so that the photos won't be published anywhere, including on this website):
    +$100/hr booked
  • Face to Face discussion:
    Starting from +$100
  • Photographer to scout venue(s):
    Starting from +$100
  • Shoot at beach/ sandy/ dirty venue:
    Starting from +$50
  • Additional photos (basic edit):
    +$5/photo
  • Same-day photo edit (basic edit):
    +$50/photo
  • Expedited photo edit (basic edit: 3 days after shoot):
    +$50/hr booked
  • Advanced edit (skin retouching):
    +$50/photo
  • Revision of photo edit (advanced edit):
    +$15/photo
  • Hairstyling & Makeup:
    Refer to the Makeover Services page.

Venue Booking

(Subject to availability)
  • Gym space:
    Starting from +$100
  • Photo Studio:
    Refer to my photo studio page

Surcharges

(Subject to availability)
  • Shoots on any public holiday or eve of public holiday:
    Starting from +$100
  • Shoots that require meet-up before 7 am:
    Starting from +$150
  • Shoots that end later than 11 pm:
    Starting from +$150

⚡ Flash Photography

$600
Up to:   1.5 Hour + 45 photos
  • Additional Time: $100/block 30-minute
  • Use of flash (one-light set-up)
  • Editing: Basic (exposure & colour correction)

More Information

  • Pace of shoot: Slow
  • Venue: Provided by client
  • Digital copies (high resolution JPG)
  • Photos selection in low resolution PDF
  • NO raw files, NO unedited photos, NO items/services that aren't stated here.

Special Requests/ Add-Ons

(Subject to availability)
  • Privacy of photos (buy over the rights so that the photos won't be published anywhere, including on this website):
    +$100/hr booked
  • Face to Face discussion:
    Starting from +$100
  • Photographer to scout venue(s):
    Starting from +$100
  • Shoot at beach/ sandy/ dirty venue:
    Starting from +$50
  • Additional lighting set-up:
    +$50/light
  • Additional photos (basic edit):
    +$5/photo
  • Same-day photo edit (basic edit):
    +$50/photo
  • Expedited photo edit (basic edit: 3 days after shoot):
    +$50/hr booked
  • Advanced edit (skin retouching):
    +$50/photo
  • Revision of photo edit (advanced edit):
    +$15/photo
  • Hairstyling & Makeup:
    Refer to the Makeover Services page.

Venue Booking

(Subject to availability)
  • Gym space:
    Starting from +$100
  • Photo Studio:
    Refer to my photo studio page

Surcharges

(Subject to availability)
  • Shoots on any public holiday or eve of public holiday:
    Starting from +$100
  • Shoots that require meet-up before 7 am:
    Starting from +$150
  • Shoots that end later than 11 pm:
    Starting from +$150

Booking Information

Hey there, interested in booking a catalogue/ blogshop photography session with me? Great choice! Let me give you all the information you need to get started.

  1. Contact me with the purpose: Firstly, to book a catalogue/ blogshop session with me, simply head to my contact page where you can find the link to text me via WhatsApp. Please indicate your purpose and the package you are interested in, or otherwise, I may mistake your text as a spam.
  2. Consultation: We will have a consultation to discuss the type of event, the date, location and your preferred style of photography. This will help me understand your vision and see if we are a perfect match. We will also go over the package options and pricing. However, do note that I will only provide guidance (advices, suggestions, tips etc) after you have confirmed and booked my services officially.
  3. Place deposit: To secure your booking, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required. Once your deposit is received, your date and time will be reserved exclusively for you.

    Don't worry, I'll send you all the necessary payment details when you decide to book with me. Payment can be made via PayNow or PayPal (PayPal requires extra fee).

    The remaining balance is due on the day of the photoshoot.

Remember that it's best to book my photography services in advance to ensure availability. So don't hesitate to contact me as soon as possible to secure your date!

Quick Explanation of Photography Costs

I've streamlined my photography packages to be wallet-friendly, ensuring you get the best value. The most considerable portion of my photography cost is calculated based on:

  1. Duration booked: it includes changing of equipment, wardrobe, makeup, hairstyle and travelling during the shoot.
  2. Equipment required: natural light vs flash.
  3. Type of editing: basic vs advanced.
  4. Copyright/privacy: there's a fee should you don't want the photos to be published anywhere.
  5. Extensiveness of planning required.
  6. Special requests/ add-ons & surcharges.

Please read the full explanations so that you can make a better decision.

Special Requests

I've tailored these special requests and add-ons to cater to the unique tastes of my past clients, ensuring each voyage is personalised. The inclusion of these options aims to dissuade similar requests and, importantly, not as a means for me to pocket extra income from my future clients.

Think of it as a bespoke service, crafted with your preferences in mind rather than a cunning plan to boost the treasure chest.

Surcharges

Picture this – I'm here to offer you a good experience without breaking the bank. But, when a project starts encroaching on my personal space or health or requires any additional cost, a surcharge is the reality check. No beating about the bush – it's a straightforward acknowledgment of the extra effort.

It's about ensuring a top-notch journey. Your support in grasping this aspect ensures our photography sail stays steady. Ready to roll with this clarity? Your agreement is the fuel that powers our creative engine.

For the uncommon surcharges, do look through the full list of surcharges to avoid miscommunications.

Turnaround Time

Turnaround time depends on various factors, such as:

  1. The number of photos taken
  2. The workload of the photographer
  3. The type of editing required
  4. The quantity of photos requested
  5. The condition of the venue

Generally, if the client needs to choose the photos, it will take up to two weeks for the photographer to sift through and eliminate bad and duplicate shots. The remaining photos are then provided to the clients in a low-resolution PDF file. After the client makes the selection, it will take up to a month for basic editing or two months for advanced editing before the final photos are returned.

Skai follows the practice of reviewing the photos with a fresh mind every one to three days to ensure the highest possible quality. This significant effort places him at a disadvantage in terms of profit. Therefore, clients should appreciate the value of receiving meticulously edited photos, even if it means a slight delay.

In most cases, especially when the number of photos is limited, the final edited photos can be returned much earlier without compromising quality.

For more information, read photography editing time explained.

Locations for Catalogue & Blogshop Shoots

A catalogue photoshoot can be done in various locations, such as photo studios, outdoor and indoor (house, hotel etc).

A business owner should consider both the effect/ feel of the photographs and budget when deciding on the location.

Photo Studio Catalogue

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The common and traditional catalogue photoshoots are done in a photography studio with plain backdrops. Having a plain backdrop can avoid distractions since the focus should be on the apparatus.

On the other hand, studio photography is easier as compared to outdoor photography in many aspects. It's more comfortable to do a photoshoot in a clean and dry place with minimum insects. Moreover, the photoshoot can also be scheduled at any time of the day since it's not affected by the sunlight. Eventually, the photographer doesn't have to battle the everchanging sunlight and weather.

Since it's easier and faster for the model to change into different outfits, it's suitable for a large fashion catalogue that has many outfits.

Challenges
Since a studio photoshoot likely requires more strobes, especially for a solid white backdrop, the effort to set up the studio strobes and light modifiers may be more tedious.

Outdoor Catalogue

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Outdoor catalogue photoshoots are modern and trendy. It gives viewers better visualisation of wearing or holding the apparatus in a real-life scenario.

Challenges
Creating good photographs outdoors requires the expertise and experience of the photographer. The quality of photographs is affected greatly by the weather. It's more difficult for the model to get changed and thus it may not be advisable for a large number of outfits.

Indoor Catalogue

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An indoor catalogue photoshoot can be done at a residential or commercial place. Since it's easier to decorate the place as compared to an outdoor catalogue photoshoot, the result can turn out to look even more stylish than an outdoor one. At the same time, it also enjoys many benefits of doing a studio photoshoot, especially the comfort level.

Challenges
It may not be easy to source for a nice indoor place and extra costs may incur. In some situations where professional lighting (high-end photography) has to be set up in order to create a better presentation, the furniture may pose difficulties in the placement of the lighting equipment.

Product Catalogue

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A product photoshoot doesn't always have to be presented in the usual lifeless way. A model can inject fun into the photoshoot while the expression can speak a lot about the product, which can influence the opinions of the viewers.

This tactic has been employed by TV commercial advertisements and also adopted by brands that use posters for advertisements.

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Be it apparatus, accessories or even food, the pictures can be done creatively.

Choice of Catalogue/ Blogshop Model

The selection of the model for a catalogue/ blogshop photoshoot is crucial, especially for catalogues with a large collection or/ and clients with lower budgets.

The main requirement of the model is that his/ her complexion must be generally good, or at least to a standard that professional makeup can conceal any skin issue. The body type must fit the intended apparatus.

The looks of the model will greatly affect the branding of the products. This explains why when you look at posters of many fashion outlets, not all models have excellent facial features, but somehow, you don't see major flaws in their skin, especially for female models.

One way to fix skin issues is through photo-editing. However, professional skin retouching (advanced editing) requires a huge amount of time and thus is expensive. Therefore it's not advisable for catalogue photoshoots to include such dedicated work in order to keep within the budget and yet able to produce good quality pictures.

The Catalogue & Blogshop Photographer

My main focus for photography is on portraiture and fashion photography is one of the most common portrait genres. This is how I have built my foundation for creating catalogue pictures.

Outdoor Fashion Catalogue
My forte is on outdoor photoshoots because the ever-changing weather makes it more challenging as compared to both photo studio and indoor photoshoots, and this is where I outshine others. A modern fashion catalogue photoshoot can be done outdoors and this is the same reason why many people have chosen outdoors for their corporate photoshoots.

High-End Catalogue Photography
Photography is more than just clicking the shutter button on the DSLR. As lighting is one of the most crucial parts of photography, I take it to a higher level by including professional lighting. This is known as high-end photography. It makes the photographs look more professional.

My style in portrait photography is towards lifestyle, which allows the models to move more freely; therefore, they look more relaxed and not as posey. My main clients are non-professional models and my experience helps me to work well with anyone.

Studio Catalogue Photography
For studio photoshoots, I take it to another level by setting up a makeshift studio at any location. Of course, I will be better geared at my tiny home studio.

Get everything right during the photoshoot
While it's an income opportunity for photographers to get more skin retouching work (advanced editing), it's actually a tedious process, which not every passionate photographer would enjoy doing. I prefer spending my time doing more photography work to doing post-production work and I believe in getting everything right during the actual photoshoot.



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