Microft Framing & Photographic - Terms & Conditions
General Photographic and IT work:
This is charged at £15 per hour or part hour. Please contact me for your specific requirements.
Weddings etc: (Not currently available)
Wedding photography usually requires a fair amount of planning so there is a flat fee of £165 for the occasion. The charge includes posting a selection of pictures on my website so that friends/relatives anywhere in the world can view them and order prints direct. Print prices are listed below but I will offer a discount for multiple orders of the same print. Please note that there will be a travel charge of 40p per mile.
Studio Photography: (Not currently available)
Portrait photography is split into two parts. Firstly there is a "sitting" charge of £15. This normally takes up to an hour during which time I will take as many pictures as possible under a variety of lighting conditions and poses. This session will be held in the Crofters Gallery, Rhuvoult. However my lighting system is portable so I can also visit your home providing you have sufficient space !.
Following the session I will filter the pictures to remove any that are not technically correct. The remainder will be presented to the client either at the Gallery or on a CD for viewing at home. The CD will only contain low resolution images suitable for viewing on a PC monitor. Should the client wish to purchase any pictures the charge will be as listed below. Again a discount will be applied for quantity orders.
Please note that the source pictures will remain with Microft and I will be happy to produce extra prints at a later date if required.
Film & Print Scanning:
Print film (negative) and slides (positive) are scanned using a high quality scanner capable of 5400 dpi (dots per inch). Prints up to A4 are scanned using a high quality Epson flatbed scanner with a similar resolution. Prints larger than A4 can be scanned as multiple images and stitched using industry standard software for a seamless result. This resolution enables A4 and possibly up to A3 pictures to be digitally printed. Images are scanned at 4 different resolutions to enable viewing on different sized PC screens. The smallest picture can be used as a thumbnail on a web page. All images are saved in jpeg format. Files can be supplied on either CD, DVD or Blu-Ray
Price is 50p per Negative/Positive/Print Minimum order £5 CD/DVD add £1.50 Printed CD (Not labelled) add £7.95 for first and £2.50 for subsequent disks. Please contact me for Blu-Ray prices.
Digital Picture Enhancement:
The price for scanning does not include any additional manipulation such as removal of unwanted objects (trees, telegraph poles, people) restoration of prints etc. All additional operations are generally time consuming. Minimum £15 per Negative/Positive/Print This includes 1 hour of work, additional work charged at £15 per hour.
Digital Printing: Prints from scanned images are created using a very high quality printer, the latest generation of inks, and paper which is highly fade resistant. The manufacturers claim that prints will last in excess of 100 years under normal lighting conditions. Naturally prints should never be exposed to direct sunlight - this applies to any media.
Prints can be made on Archival Matte Semi-Gloss, Cotton Rag or Tapestry paper and up to A2 size. Please note that very few pictures will look good at A2 and the negative or slide quality has to be excellent. A4 prints cover a maximum of 18x27 cm to allow for a framing border. A5 prints cover a maximum 12x18 cm. Note that any picture cropping will alter the maximum printable size. Note: There is a minimum charge of £5 for all printing orders, please read terms at end of this list.
Size - Semi Gloss - Matt - Framed ( Please contact me)
A5 (12x18 cm) £2.45 £2.25 £11.95
A4 (18x27 cm) £4.95 £4.95 £15.95
A3 (40x27 cm) £9.95 £9.95 £18.95
A2 (.................) £20.00 £20.00 Ask for quote
Framed prices are guides and will depend upon moulding style.
Please call me to discuss your requirements.
Photographic Services Terms of Business
Orders are accepted on the understanding that the following terms of business shall be binding between the customer and Microft Framing & Photographic (MFP). Any variation of these terms, which cancel all previous terms of business, must be agreed in writing and signed by PJ Cooper.
Orders placed by the customer must be in writing. Any amendments to orders must be in writing. In the absence of written instructions MFP will complete the order in accordance with its own understanding of the customers requirements. The customer must notify MFP in writing within 7 days of delivery of any dissatisfaction with the service or product provided
Payment is to be made upon receipt of completed order. Payment may be made by cheque, postal order, Paypal, cash (local sales only - do not send cash by post). Cheques and postal orders are payable to: PJ Cooper All prices shown are inclusive of Vat. Prices are subject to change without notice, although every effort will be made to notify customers of any change in advance. Post and packing is NOT included in the price and must be arranged with MFP at the time of placing the order.
It is a criminal offence under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 to knowingly infringe copyright and it is the customer's responsibility to ensure that all material supplied to MFP for copying or reproduction is free from any third party claim of copyright. Orders are accepted only on the clear understanding that: 1. The customer owns the copyright or that the work is out of copyright 2. That the customer has the copyright owners written consent - proof required. 3. The customer indemnifies MFP against all costs, claims, damages and losses of whatsoever nature arising from any action or claim brought by a third party in respect of alleged infringement or copyright.
It is impossible for MFP to assess the value of material supplied by the customer and the charges made for services do not reflect or incorporate unlimited liability. Whilst every reasonable care will be taken with customer's property, including originals, MFP's responsibility for any loss or damage (whether arising from loss of, or damage to materials, or from delay, or from any other cause whatsoever) is limited in the case of any one transaction to the replacement value of any such materials supplied by the customer. Such material being accepted only on the clear understanding that their value does not exceed the current retail price of equivalent new materials. Furthermore, MFP shall not be liable in any circumstances for consequential loss, special damages or other indirect loss, however caused.
LAW & STATUTORY RIGHTS
The contract between the customer and MFP will be subject to Scottish law. The customer's statutory rights are not infringed by these terms.