Before and During the Meet
Step 1: Look over the image gallery and decide if this is the image type you are looking for. I strive to provide a gallery of wide and tight images to ensure you get images that are memorable and awesome.
Step 2: View the price list to be familiar. Most clients buy the full gallery and then add prints afterwards. Print Prices are shown in the price list at full retail (keep reading to see why I mention this).
Step 3: REGISTER. I only photograph swimmers who have register either before the event or the day of. If you don't register, I don't shoot. PERIOD.
Step 4: Pay prior to the race(s) at my event booth at the event. I hold pre-registration until 45 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE EVENT START.
Please be aware that due to demand, I only shoot one lane per race. Sign up early and pay as soon as you get there. I cannot guarantee availability unless both parts are done. Additionally, please keep in mind that I open availability to ALL TEAMS participating in the meet.
Almost all clients purchase the digital gallery, which includes typically dozens of images that we took of your athlete across all the events. Average image count per heat is 5-10. Many also order prints of that spectacular shot your swimmer loves. Prints make great gifts and are a wonderful way to cherish these days later in life.
After You Register
1. You will receive a confirmation email from Blended Light Photography within minutes of submitting your registration. If you do not, check your spam folder.
2. The email will give you the instructions of how to find your photos once they are posted and when to expect them. If you follow me on Facebook (Blended Light Photography), I will post a notice there.
3. The confirmation email will show the information you provided during registration, including your personal password.
4. It takes approximately 1-2 weeks to post the images on the website.
5. I do not send an email when images are posted. Please check the website.
After the meet
I offer a 50% discount on prints for those who already purchased a gallery.
How/when you get your images: It takes me a couple days to sort and edit the images post-meet. The image galleries are typically posted within 1-2 weeks after the event.
I do not send an email when the images are posted. You will have the instructions in the confirmation email you received when you registered for images. Check the website a few days following the event.
Galleries will be password-protected with the password you chose when you registered. If you have forgotten your password, your in luck - you can find it in the confirmation email you received after registration.
To access your images: Find your swimmer's gallery and enter the password you chose at registration to access the gallery. Click the "Download Gallery" button in the upper right and enter your email address twice. The images will be zipped and sent to you in an email with a folder of the images in a couple minutes. Once you open the zip file, you can save the images to your computer. It is important to make sure you make a backup copy via SD card, USB, other hard drive and so on. While I make all efforts to hold on to the completed images for, well, forever, I cannot guarantee they will always be available.
Ordering prints: Prints make a great way to preserve these memories for the long term. All prints ordered through me are professionally printed on archival paper and color corrected to match the file. In 15 years of business, I have never received a complaint about the quality of print my clients have received (and that's alot of prints).
That said, I cannot say the same about clients who have had my work printed elsewhere. Besides poor paper and ink quality, color matching and accurate reproduction are far more troubling. While you are welcome to order from someone other than me, I CANNOT guarantee the level of product quality or color reproduction of any prints not ordered through me.
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