"Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without." ~Confucius
The following prices are illustrative and do not cover all possible service options. For more information on pricing, please use the Contact Page
for a prompt response to your specific needs. Rates are subject to change.
- Panorama*: $350 first; $200 each additional @ same location/date.
- Virtual gallery: $250 plus quote on content and rendering.
- Panoramic tours: panoramas cost plus quote on additional embedded content.
- In-studio 360º Imaging** (small item) $150.
- In-studio 3D Model from Artifact*** (small item): $500.
- On-site photography first 2 hours: $350; each additional hour $125.
* The panorama is a high-resolution size of 12,000 pixels. This is more than twice the typical consumer panorama. For example, the Ricoh Theta V and Ricoh Theta S are 5376 pixels across. The panoramas are made to show proper exposure in the shadows and highlights. (This is sometimes referred to as 'HDRI'.) This level of quality ensures the utmost in visual impact. The price shown is for a spherical panorama, which includes a 360º view all around, including the ceiling and floor. For archival or in-house or screen-capture purposes, panoramas of higher resolution are available. Image processing is completed off-site. Final panoramas are available in 48-72 hours. Panoramas are provided in a Web-ready format for easy inclusion into your website or social media pages.
** In-studio 360º imaging is a series of images created while the object is rotated on a turntable. A single set of images is considered one row. Multi-row rotations are also possible for showing additional perspectives. The pricing indicated is for a single-row 36-image rotation. This is a photographic process and the result is a series of photographs provided in a Web-ready format for easy inclusion into your website. For 3D mesh and texture creation, see the 3D Model from Artifact service.
*** This process results in a 3D polygonal mesh model and a texture. The results of this work are very accurate, however viewing access to an artifact will impact completeness of the 3D model. Therefore, if some areas are hidden and not visible for photographic capture they cannot be included in the final computer model. Clear and mirror-like reflective artifacts cannot be scanned using the photogrammetry methods employed here.
What services are included in the price?
The prices above include image capture, image processing and final delivery. Much of the necessary work is done during the image processing stage, which constitutes the 'behind the scenes' aspect of a project. The pricing shown above includes basic image processing after photography. Specific requests for extensive retouching are a separate fee. The high quality panoramas and 3D models from artifacts created by this service receive extensive attention to perfecting the details.
Virtual galleries are 3D environments in the computer. Pricing for their use requires a quotation for 2D art or 3D model placement, as they are not sold 'empty'. Client-created content may be accepted for inclusion in virtual galleries.
Electronic project delivery is used with all services, typically via Dropbox. For a nominal fee, CD/DVD delivery is also available.
What are you buying?
The deliverables produced by this service include licensing for their contracted use. There are no monthly fees or subscriptions for access to panoramas, panoramic tours or images. 3D models may require hosting to support interactive viewing using a 3rd party service. This is a technical consideration, not a licensing consideration. 3D models may also be placed and used within other 3D environments, such as a virtual gallery. Additional use of the deliverables beyond the original contractual specifications may require a separate licensing contract and fee. Images created by this service are not licensed for distribution through stock photo agencies.
Travel for on-site services is included for a 30 mile radius (approximate) from 91326. This includes:
Los Angeles (north of downtown)
San Fernando Valley
Travel to other locations is available and the travel rate is quoted on a project-by-project basis.
Last minute transportation issues that cannot be anticipated may require schedule adjustments.
Rates are subject to change. Only the rate documented at the time of contract acceptance by both parties is considered binding.
Deposits and Cancellations
Depending on project size, the deposit is generally 50%, due two weeks in advance of project start. The deposit is refundable with 48 hours notice of cancellation before the project start date and time. Note: If the project requires additional 3rd party services, those charges are payable in full, in advance, and may, or may not, be refundable, subject to the terms of those 3rd party providers.
How are payments made?
Retainers, purchase orders and other processing methods may require extended lead time before project start. Please plan accordingly.
Final payments are due upon project delivery. Payments can be made via check or through PayPal. This site provides a payment link, which leads to a secure PayPal portal.
If a refund is issued, it will be issued in the same form as received. Refunds are issued after a 30-day clearing period from the original payment.
Are some projects billed hourly?
Some projects are ongoing with requirements and outcomes that may not be possible to define in advance. In those circumstances, hourly billing will be proposed.
For photography work the images are delivered in the specified target format and size (e.g. TIFF, JPEG, HTML). Unless the project is a 'works for hire' arrangement, raw images are not delivered. Raw images are unsuitable in their native form for direct output.
For individual panoramas and panoramic tours, the output is a collection of files in a precise arrangement for presentation on the Web. These files must remain together as a set to function correctly and are delivered with the required organization. Additional tours using the original photographs, but with different navigation and added content, are available for separate service fees. Please note that panorama and panoramic tour modifications require specialized software that is not provided.
For 3D from artifact projects, the final model with applied texture is delivered in the specified format (e.g. OBJ, DAE, JPG, PNG) and polygon count. The individual images used to build the model and texture are not delivered. Please note that 3D model modification and viewing requires specialized software that is not provided.
For virtual galleries, final images with embedded artwork or products are delivered as still images, or as panoramas, or as panoramic tours. The environment models and textures used to create the virtual galleries themselves are not delivered and 'empty' rendered virtual galleries are not sold.
This service does not assume responsibility for long-term preservation of client deliverables. The client is expected to use suitable methods for backup and archival preservation.
Client artwork and artifacts retain all of their original copyrights. The client may submit artwork images with watermarks for embedded content in tours and galleries if this is preferred.
Unless otherwise arranged, the copyright for all products produced by this service remains with this service. As the client, you are purchasing service and licensing, not copyright. If you wish to hold the copyright in a 'works for hire' arrangement, please make this request in advance.
Normally, any production of this service may be selected to appear in portfolio and promotional materials for this service. However, a client request not to exhibit their images produced by this service will be honored if requested.
It is expected that the client holds all necessary copyright permissions and licensing for any materials supplied to this service for inclusion in a production. Copyright research is not performed. However, if there are questions of copyright ownership, such materials may not be accepted. In particular, images, text, music and video taken from the Web are considered to be copyright protected and will not be accepted unless reliable indication of permission is formally presented.