Please spend a few moments reading our Frequently Asked Questions. Our FAQ’s will provide you the following details

  • Rules in our studio
  • What to expect during and after the shoot
  • Our processing timeline
  • What we deliver
  • Image copyright details
The Shoot Process
  • After the shoot all the images taken during the shoot will be reviewed on a large screen. This review process is an important part of the shoot and we encourage you to review these images any number of times you want. Should you not review the images while you are at the studio, we will assume you are satisfied with the images.
  • If there are any issues with the pictures, we encourage you to express them during this review process so that the issues can be addressed while you are at the studio.
  • If the issues expressed cannot be addressed or if you are not satisfied with the images, we will either postpone, redo, or cancel the shoot after a mutual discussion or agreement.
  • The advance amount paid, might or might not be refunded based on our discretion.
  • Only if you are fully satisfied with the images should you pay the balance payment or the shoot
  • The picture we take are for your personal use only, you may read more about this in the image copyright section below. We do post pictures on our social media pages & our website, but such images are posted only for us to showcase our work. Given the volume of shoots, we are only able to post a handful of images on our pages. The objective of posting images is only for us to highlight our work & not to promote the model; hence as a safety measure we neither tag a model neither do we disclose any personal details. Our social media pages are not meant for advertising or promotion of your pictures & getting a shoot done does not imply that we will start promoting your pictures either to an agency or through our social media / website. We do not collaborate with any advertising agencies and neither do we promote any of our clients. We are a personal family & kids photographer and do not get into any advertising related activities.
Our Logo Policy
  • Edited images are without any logo’s or water marks
  • Print do not have any logo’s.
  • Unedited images do not have any logo’s or watermarks.
Image Copyright
WHAT ARE THE PHOTOGRAPHY COPYRIGHT LAWS?

  • Indian and international laws assign the copyright of the photograph to the creators of a photograph.
  • Just because you buy a print or get a shoot done does not mean you have purchased the copyright.
  • Under the Copyright Act, photographs are protected by copyright from the moment of creation.
  • Photographers have the exclusive right to reproduce their photographs.
  • Unless you have permission from the photographer, you can’t copy, distribute (no scanning and sending them to others), publicly display (no putting them online), or create derivative works from photographs.
  • A photographer can easily create over 20,000 separate pieces of intellectual property annually.
  • Copyright infringements, reproducing photos without permission, can result in civil and criminal penalties.

DOES THIS MEAN AMIT CHHABRA PHOTOGRAPHY CAN USE MY PHOTOS  ANY WHICH WAY WHATSOEVER?

  • We are in the business of photographing families and children and we do understand the sensitivity around the usage of images in today’s digital world.
  • We tie-up with various global clothing vendors and, in exchange for their dresses / costumes, we do share our pictures online on various platforms.
    • If you are not using dresses / costumes (typically provided for newborn and maternity shoots) – Prior to the shoot, you will be requested to fill out an online “Shoot Booking” form. In this form, please put in the notes section if you do not want Shipra & Amit Chhabra Photography to use your pictures.
    • If you are using our dresses / costumes, you explicitly grant us permission to share the pictures online on our social media, website, magazines, competitions, newspapers, and/or other platforms where we showcase our work. We will however be sensitive to the event (e.g. child birth) and, if requested in the shoot booking form along with the event date, will only share the images post when the event has passed.
  • If you have any questions about this, feel free to contact us before submitting our shoot booking form.

I WANT TO PURCHASE THE RIGHTS OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

In the client form the client is given the option to Buy the copyright. Buying the copyright entitles the client to use the images in any which way whatsoever and they become the owners of the photographs.

I DID NOT PURCHASE THE RIGHTS OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS, WHAT CAN / CANNOT I DO?

Unless prior written permission is taken from Amit Chhabra Photography the client cannot use the pictures taken by Team Amit Chhabra Photography for any of the following

  • Advertising
  • Publishing
  • Displaying in Exhibitions (without our logos)
  • Selling to Stock Sites
  • Selling to Magazines / News Agencies
  • Altering an image / manipulating an image
  • Giving for free the image to a non-profit organisation
  • Selling the image

You can send the images that we photograph to agencies to promote your child. In such a scenario you will need to sign a release with the agency that such photos will not be published without our permission. A copy of this release must also be sent to us.

If our logo is placed on your photo, you cannot remove, manipulate, or crop the photograph to remove, blur, or alter our logo.

Apart from the above, Amit Chhabra Photography grants its clients permissions to use the photos taken by Team Amit Chhabra Photography in any which way whatsoever.

Our Photo Retouching
  • Our photo retouching process is limited to the following
    • Color Correction
    • Light Correction
    • Basic Skin Retouching
  • We do not take requests for
    • photo manipulations or background replacements
    • making changes to the actual physical appearance of the subjects we photograph
    • adding additional elements to a photograph
    • applying digital makeup, fixing hair, changing hair colour, removal of body hair. 
  • We will convert images to black and white on request only. You need to let us know if you have such a requirement when submitting the list of images to edit
  • We will add bokeh effects to edited images on request only. You need to let us know if you have such a requirement when submitting the list of images to edit. Adding effects after the images are edited is not possible
  • The package you select will also contains prints. While we recommend that prints are selected from retouched images, we do leave the decision up to the client to select if they want to print images that are not retouched
    • Selecting print images that are not in your retouch list will not increase your count of images to retouch
    • As an example, if your package contains 10 retouched images and 2 prints, your total number of retouched images is 10 (and not 10+2)
  • There are certain instances where you might ask us to choose the best images for editing. In such a scenario we wish to inform you that “Best” is very subjective. We encourage clients to select the images themselves. However, in cases where clients request us to select the “best” images, our selection will be final.
  • if you do require our guidance or suggestions to select images for editing or printing, please speak with us before submitting your list of images for editing or printing. We will be happy to assist you and give you our view point. Our view point and suggestions will only be provided should you require us to do so.
Image Sizes we will Deliver
  • Unedited Images – File Format JPEG – Long Edge 2048 Pixels – 300 pixels per inch – Approximate File Size 2MB. We do not recommend printing unedited images. However, if you do print them, you can print them lossless upto 13 inches on the long side.
  • Edited Images – File Format JPEG – The size of such images depend on the camera we use. Generally, these files are over 15MB in size so you could print a 24inch posters (on the long side) from such files without any quality loss.
  • Camera RAW images are only given to clients as part of an advertising or commercial photoshoot. Incase you want Camera RAW images you will need to purchase the Image Copyrights while filling out the shoot booking form.
How Will we Deliver the Digital Photographs
We use a cloud based service to transfer all photographs.

You need to download and save the images on your computer within 30 days of us sending you the data.

Prints & Products
PICKING UP YOUR PRINTS & PRODUCTS

  • Most of our clients pick up the prints from our studio.
  • Given that our smallest print is approx 12×10 inches in size, we do not recommend sending such prints by courier as there is a likelihood of the prints getting damaged during transit.
  • If you would like your photographs couriered, then you will need to arrange for a courier pick-up service. In this case, the courier company you arrange will pick up the prints from our studio and will package and ship them to the destination you want. Please note, we do not courier prints directly and cannot arrange a courier service for you. Neither do we assume any responsibility of prints getting lost or damaged if the courier pick up is arranged by you.
  • We have limited space available in our studio to store prints & product. We are only able to hold your prints for 2 weeks from the date your prints are ready. If you do not pick up your prints within 2 weeks, we will assume that you no longer want the prints and in this case the prints & products will be discarded and no refunds will be issued in such a scenario
Processing Timeline - Normal Processing
  • Our processing timeline starts on the date your invoice is closed. The payment of the shoot (including grow with me) is due on the date of the shoot. If your payment is delayed, the processing timeline listed below will start on the date your payment is received.
  • 1 week after the session or invoice closing date (whichever is later), you’ll receive the original images from the shoot
  • Once you have made your selection of images and provided it to us, we will deliver the edited images within 3 weeks.
  • We do offer a “Rush my Order” service which allows you to get your order completed within 10 days. Please discuss with us during the pre-shoot conversation should you want to avail this service.
  • We use a cloud based service to transfer all photographs.
  • Once edited images are approved and you specify the requirement for prints / products. Prints and products are not covered under the RUSH service
    • Prints & frames take 2 weeks
    • Domestic Albums take upto 4 weeks
    • International Albums take upto 10 weeks
    • Personalised Products take upto 4 weeks
    • Other products, no listed above, take 4 weeks
  • Your order can only be completed when you timely submit your requirements for images required for editing and printing. We can only store your data for 90 days from the date of the shoot. Incase you do not submit your requirements in 90 days, your package will close and we would not be liable for any refunds nor would you claim any returns or exchanges.
  • We have limited space available in our studio to store prints & product. We are only able to hold your prints & products for 2 weeks from the date your prints are ready. If you do not pick up your prints within 2 weeks, we will assume that you no longer want the prints and in this case the prints & products will be discarded and no refunds will be issued in such a scenario. There would be no returns or exchanges due if such an event arises.
Processing Timeline – Rush Order
  • Our processing timeline starts on the date your invoice is closed. The payment of the shoot (including grow with me) is due on the date of the shoot. If your payment is delayed, the processing timeline listed below will start on the date your payment is received.
  • 48 hours after the session or invoice closing date (whichever is later), you’ll receive the original images from the shoot
  • Once you have made your selection of images and provided it to us, we will deliver the edited images within 7 days.
  • The timely processing of your order is dependent on you selecting the images required for retouching
  • We use a cloud based service to transfer all photographs.
  • Once edited images are approved and you specify the requirement for prints / products. Prints and products are not covered under the RUSH service
    • Prints are ready within a week
    • Domestic Albums take upto 4 weeks
    • International Albums take upto 10 weeks
    • Products take upto 2 weeks
  • Your order can only be completed when you timely submit your requirements for images required for editing and printing. We can only store your data for 90 days from the date of the shoot. Incase you do not submit your requirements in 90 days, your package will close and we would not be liable for any refunds nor would you claim any returns or exchanges.
  • We have limited space available in our studio to store prints & product. We are only able to hold your prints & products for 2 weeks from the date your prints are ready. If you do not pick up your prints within 2 weeks, we will assume that you no longer want the prints and in this case the prints & products will be discarded and no refunds will be issued in such a scenario. There would be no returns or exchanges due if such an event arises.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Taking Cellphone Photos and/or Video’s in our studio is prohibited
  • For all packages, including Grow with Me, the entire package amount is payable during the first session / day of the shoot

SHOOT BOOKING FORM