Rates

I’m a photographer and film maker based in Kapiti Coast (Wellington, New Zealand).

I use professional video and photographic equipment that can be tailored to suit your needs. 

Photographic services

For live performances and events, I use Canon equipment. I’m able to provide professional quality ready-to-use images in a short timeframe – ideal for digital use like social media or websites.

For premium quality images where exceptional detail is required, I shoot with Hasselblad gear (medium format). It requires a slower and more deliberate approach to photography, but the results are outstanding – ideal for print medium.

Fees
Professional digital photography (Canon) $200 initial fee, plus $75 per hour
- ready-to-use files (JPEG) included
- original files (RAW) with commercial-use license $100 per image
Premium digital photography (Hasselblad) $700 initial fee, plus $150 per hour
- ready-to-use files (JPEG) included
- original files (RAW) with commercial-use license $300 per image

Image fees include commercial-use license (see terms & conditions).

Video services

Video is a specialist art. Rather than shoot compromised video on a SLR camera, I chose Canon cinema video cameras, as they operate in a wide range of light conditions and the file handling allows long events to be managed with ease.

I can also offer perception microphones that provide more audio options, and a 24ft crane that safely allows drone-like camera angles and movements near people and in more locations.

Post production is graded and edited with DaVinci Resolve.

Fees
Camera operator $75 per hour
Two cinema video cameras (Canon) $450
Perception microphones (AKG) $50
Video crane (24ft / 7.3mt) $200
Post production (DaVinci Resolve) $75 per hour
Footage file (LOG) supplied on portable hard drive $150

Video fees include commercial-use license (see terms & conditions).

Additional expenses

To cover travel expenses, I charge the standard IRD rate for mileage. An extra fee applies to cover accommodation and meals when overnight stay is required.

Fees
Travel IRD scale mileage rate (ex Kapiti Coast district) $0.76/km
Overnight rate $200 per night

Image files & prints

All images on my online gallery are available to purchase as digital files or prints. I can also print images supplied.

Files

Images are priced according to:

  • class: grade based on the technical and artistic quality of the image, and

  • license: commercial or non-commercial use (see terms & conditions)

Class (included in file name) Non-commercial use (JPEG only) Commercial use (JPEG + RAW)
A - fine arts series $300 per file $1500 per file
B - art series $100 per file $500 per file
C - high resolution $25 per file $200 per file
D - low resolution Free (with photo credit) $50 per file (JPEG only)

Prints

All images are printed with 12 pigment ink archival quality on premium paper.

For supplied images, best results are achieved with high quality files.

Fine art printing Print only Print mounted on foamboard
A4 cut sheet prints $10 each n/a
A3 prints - to fit within 300mm x 450mm (approx 12” x 18”) $20 each $40 each
A2 prints - to fit within 450mm x 600mm (approx 18” x 24”) $35 each $60 each
A1 prints - to fit within 600mm x 900mm (approx 24” x 36”) $60 each $100 each

Terms & conditions

Copyright

Mark Thompson Media retains the rights to all materials.

No rights are granted either to reproduce for direct commercial gain, or on-sell to an intermediary for any purpose or provide to any third party which has a commercial motive.

Licenses

  • Commercial use: primarily intended for or directed towards commercial advantage or monetary compensation. Examples include, but are not limited to, any reproduction that is marketed, promoted, or sold eg commercial websites and social media channels, marketing collateral, advertisements, merchandise, books.

  • Non-commercial use: not primarily intended for or directed towards commercial advantage or monetary compensation. Examples include, but are not limited to, any reproduction on websites and social media channels that promote or support non-commercial activities; artistic, educational, scholarly, and personal projects that will not be sold.

Payments

Payment is on invoice.

All fees are in New Zealand dollars.

Rates are subject to change.