FINE ART PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
Are you artistic? Are you shopping for fine art images of yourself to display in your home? Do you want to commission sophisticated photography?
Our clients demand unique, special portraits that are timeless, traditional and classic. Allan Castle creates portraits inspired by the great masters of photography. Using vintage large format film cameras, he creates stunning black and white images that you will treasure for many years. (color is available, ask for details.)
Here is what is included in your session. Allan spends hours on each assignment to create your images.
1. We offer an complimentary consultation, in our studio or over the phone.
2. At your photo session, we take carefully composed images, using special film cameras and flattering lighting. Our goal to create extremely high quality images. We usually use an old fashioned camera that allows for total control of the image.
3. If your desire is to create one of our "composite" images we will use a professional digital camera. This allows us to "cut you out" of the background, add a new background, overlay images, etc.
4. After the photo session, all film is hand processed in special chemicals, some introduced over 50 years ago. Then the images are scanned, one image at a time. Each image is inspected and reviewed. The best images will receive full retouching and enhancements, then sent to the lab to be proofed.
4. Typically, we request that you return to the studio, about a week after your photo session for the unveiling and viewing of images. Allan will show you the best images, printed and retouched. These are finished images, so you are not guessing what the finished images will look like.
5. We offer traditional prints as well as canvas, photos that are infused into metal and also printed on acrylic and fine art papers. After you place your order, please allow one to two weeks for traditional prints to be made. Other services such as metal prints and other fine art surfaces may take longer. Faster service times may be available, at an extra fee. Ask for details.
Investment: due to the unique process used by Allan Castle to create your images, he only accepts a few clients per month. Your investment for our basic package starts at $450. However, most of our clients invest $750 to $2000, including adding extra prints or for canvas and other fine art printing. A $200 deposit is required when setting an appointment.
Most of our clients request printed images, that show the full beauty of the photographs, in large sizes for framing. We do offer digital scans of our film images.
The pricing listed is for use of the photos in a non-commercial manner. If you plan to use the photos for advertising, billboards or any commercial use, please let us know so we can quote appropriate rates.