Serving Minnesota, the Dakotas and the Upper Midwest
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book a photo shoot with Hanson Photo Video Communications?Give us a call! Well be happy to discuss your project and reserve the dates that are most convenient for you. We'll also work with you to develop a shooting plan that fits both your needs ... and your budget.
Here are some other questions that new clients frequently ask us.
How long is our shoot going to take?
Only as long as it takes for us to capture the photos you need! Some sessions can be completed in an hour or two. Others take longer ... because of challenging lighting situations, for example, or the need to capture exactly the right action or expression, or to reproduce colors and details with the greatest possible accuracy.
We'll be happy to sit down with you to discuss your project and come up with an estimate of the time that it requires.
How much is it going to cost?
As commercial photographers, our billing structure is based on time and expenses unlike portrait studios, whose business is geared to repeat sales of photographic prints. Your cost depends on how long it takes us to produce the quality photographs you want, plus direct expenses (film, processing and travel).
These are one-time charges. The images are yours to use and reproduce as you wish, as often as you wish.P.S.: We accept MasterCard and Visa.
Who owns the copyright to my photos?
You do upon payment of the invoice. When comparing prices, keep this in mind! It can be a major issue. Most portrait studios and many other commercial photographers maintain their ownership under the federal Copyright Act, limiting your ability to legally reproduce and use their images without paying additional fees.
Why should I bring my commercial photo needs to Russ Hanson in Fargo rather than my hometown photo studio?
There are several good reasons ....
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