DAVE BLAKE PHOTOGRAPHER


Frequently Asked Questions

What are proofs? Proofs are the the good un-retouched images from the shoot, straight out of my camera. A watermark is applied over the top of the images, and marked with 'confidential - do not copy'.  These are used for final image selection, and so that you can see how the shoot progressed and what you are doing well, and what you can improve on. These can not be shared.  All of my work is processed by me, there are no exceptions.  You can always purchase more retouched images, at a cost rate.

Do I need to be an agency model to get these rates? Yes. These rates are for models that have demonstrated that they are interested and capable of pursuing a career as a professional model.  There are revised rates for shooting with me privately, outside of an agency setting.

Can I do my own make-up? The short answer is, no. I can promise you that the commercial HMUAs that I work with can do both natural and commercial looks better than anyone. It's also part of your shoot experience; knowing what it's like to work with a top tier HMUA.

Can I bring my own professional make-up artist? I'm open to working with other professionals, but I will need to see examples of their work.

Do I need to bring my own clothes? You can.  Optionally, when we work with a wardrobe stylist, this takes the guess work out of the final result.

How much is travel? For model portfolio and development work don't charge for my travel time, but I do charge for expenses at cost (fuel, flights and accommodation).  For example, Gold Coast $50, Sunny Coast $65, Byron Bay $70. Flights and accommodation at cost.

What can I do with the images? The images are yours to use for non-commercial portfolio use.  You can use them in your professional folio, share them on social media; you just can't sell them for money.  There are revised rates for commercial use images, which your Agency will know about.

What is your image sharing policy? You can share your images on social media as you wish. If you love them, we would encourage you to promote the creatives that worked with you as well.  Building good working relationships with industry professionals is important and you never know when you might work with them again.