Azumano student class photograph taken at the
Portland State University campus,
in downtown Portland, Oregon, in September, 2014.
Click on the image to see a larger version. The original size
of the photograph is 20x15 inches.
Every event is different and I customize to meet the needs of your event. It could be a portrait to use on a business card, a group portrait, to a complete wedding weekend event. There is no standard package that I have, it is always adjusted to meet your needs.
The hourly rate of for photographing groups, events, and weddings is a flexible way of having quality photographs of these special events.
I use a Nikon D90 digital camera and if you want I can still use traditional film cameras. They do have a different looking quality to them. When using film I charge an additional per role used.
There is a travel fee of per hour to and from the event if it located more than 15 minutes from my residence.
The number of images taken always can never be determined. It could be as few at 40 to well over a few hundred. However, unlike many other photographers, I give you the original digital files (I take the images both in Nikon's NEF (RAW) and JPG format) or the negatives.
For digital images you are responsible to create any prints that you want. I put all images onto a DVD (digital and film) which you can then take anywhere to get prints made or you can print them yourself. You are also free to duplicate the DVD, use the images on the web, and give prints and images to others (usage rights are detailed in both the wedding contract and the assignment contract.
It is best to contact me long before the event date to ensure that I am available. For short term needs, since I normally book only two events a month, I may be available if there are no conflicts in my schedule. There are many photographers who book multiple events on the same day — I do not. This allows me to concentrate on the photography and not watch the clock by having to be leave for another client.
I always like to meet first and go over your needs and what you expect from me. At our initial meeting I will explain the contract and talk with you about your needs so I can do any necessary planning. The contract details both our responsibilites as well as the technical information which I use to plan for photographing your event.
A wedding at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS, aka Mormons) Temple in Portland. This photo was taken with one of my film cameras.
"The most important thing is not clicking the shutter, it is clicking
with the subject."
I cover wedding / assignment needs from Salem in the South, the Portland and Vancouver Washington Metro Area, north to Longview, the Northern Oregon Coast to the West and to Mount Hood to the East. This encompasses all the towns like Gresham, Troutdale, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Tualatin, Tigard, Roy, St. Helens, McMinnville, Wilsonville, Molalla, Canby, Aurora, Sandy, Woodland, Camas, Battle Ground, Washougal, and many other towns within this region. Other more distant locations can be accommodated. The travel fee to all these areas always applies.
The way I do portraits is also different than most other photographers. I will travel to your home (or other location) in the local Portland area with my camera gear, once there set up and shoot a role of 36 exposure film.
I charge for this service. This includes, 4x6 prints if I use film, and having the images placed on a CD. You also get to keep the negatives.
When using the digital camera no prints are provided. However, more images are likely to be taken and all of them are placed onto a DVD.
Use of this service is limited to situations like a portrait of your immediate family, a couple, a graduation picture, professional portrait for use on a business card and similar needs. There is no set time limit for this type of portrait work but it usually takes an hour.
Travel time is only charged if I have to travel more than 30 minutes each way.
Family reunions and other functions fall under my assignment rules and rates.
More details are in the portraits section.
I covered the Reno National Air Races as an assignment photographer for AVWeb.com during 2000, 2001, and 2002 (AVWeb was bought out by another company so that assignment stopped).While on assignment I uploaded to AVWEB daily the images that I had taken during the day.
All images that I take go into my online photo database. Any photograph that I have can be individually purchased in sizes from 5x7 to 20x30 poster prints or rights can be purchased to use in publications.
The ultimate need determines the equipment used and I have both both film and digital cameras.
The normal ICM profile that I use with the D90 is the Adobe RGB color space.
To reserve me this for a photography assignment call or send an e-mail.
I have an extensive collection of around 55,000 negatives and slides of scenes from Alaska to Europe. Of the images that I have more than 5,000 are of England, Wales, France, Belgium and Germany. On my recent trip to Hawaii (Oahu) I took over 800 photographs in the week I was there.
My photographs cover a wide range of subject material: aviation, flowers, castles, churches, doors, villages, pub food, scenics, windmills, people, events and many other diverse subjects. I have a sample page showing a large variety of photographs that I have taken.
I try and carry my camera with me all the time. I went to Washington DC one time and on the flight from Chicago was the Reverend Jesse Jackson. I was the only person who had a camera out and used it when he deplaned at National Airport.
You can search for various images and see thumbnails of them using the online photo database feature.
On a flight back from Dallas Texas as we approached PDX I got this images of Houseboats on the Columbia River . Images like this can be used for stock photography needs.
For detailed description of how I work, checklists and more detailed information of the services that I provide go to the services section on the site.
A generalist is a jack-of-all-trades but a master of none, whereas a generalizing specialist is a jack-of-all-trades and master of a few. Big difference.
I do not have a studio or brick and mortar location. (I do have the ability to create a mini portrait area on location using my backdrops.) My address says "Beaverton" but technically it is the Aloha PO who delivers my mail. (Beaverton will eventually annex where I live so I just used Beaverton.) I live in Washington County in Oregon just two blocks from the Beaverton city limits.
I have done work from Mount Hood in the east, to Salem in the south, the Portland / Vancouver Metro Area, and on the Northern Oregon Coast including work at Depoe Bay to Seaside.
Some Customer Comments that I have received.
There is a lot more to me than photography. I have a whole lot of pages in my personal area of topics that interest me. Reno National Air Races 2006 pictures, Portland Traffic Patterns (what are the "usual traffic slowdowns"?), historical interests, hobby interests information like in my Remote Control (R/C) plane flying area and so on.
|HTML based Site Map for Tom Philo Photography|
|Some of my Personal Interests Pages|
|Aviation JG26 and Aces High People The Prisoner|
|R/C Planes History Travel Skiing 8th Air Force|
|Tom's Theory Of Management Equilibrium|