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Daniel Motta Photography is a Dallas photographer who delivers a variety of photography services including commercial and advertising, architecture, products, headshots, portraits, events, and weddings. Some photography pricing is offered in packages and others are not. Learn more below.


COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRICING

Commercial photography will increase the perceived value of a product or service and elicit profitable action from your customers and assist in building your brand’s visibility, credibility, and profitability.

Unlike pricing for other types of photography, commercial photography pricing is not offered in packages. It’s important that we discuss your unique goals and needs which will inform many variables that contribute to pricing, including, but not limited to: usage, time spent on-site, and the volume of final images.

If you are interested in commercial photography services, give me a call for a custom quote.

Click to see common commercial photography definitions below.



COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Used to sell or promote a product, service, or idea. Advertising, marketing, and promotional activities all fall into this category.

EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Used primarily for journalistic or educational purposes. Images featuring people and things not licensed for commercial use can be used in newspapers, magazines (print and online), as well as text books and educational blogs.

RETAIL PHOTOGRAPHY

Generally commissioned or purchased for the client’s own personal use (e.g., wedding photography, senior portraits, pet photography, fine art, etc.). Licensing issues do not arise as often in this category. While the photographer retains the copyright, the client’s fee may include a grant of reproduction rights.

COPYRIGHT

A copyright is a legal device that gives the creator of a literary, artistic, musical, or other creative work the sole right to publish and sell that work. Copyright owners have the right to control the reproduction of their work, including the right to receive payment for that reproduction. An author may grant or sell those rights to others, including publishers or recording companies. Violation of a copyright is called infringement.

Copyright is a property right. Under the Federal Copyright Act of 1976, photographs are protected by copyright from the moment of creation.

According to the U.S. Copyright Office, the owner of the “work” is generally the photographer or, in certain situations, the employer of the photographer. Even if a person hires a photographer to take pictures of a wedding, for example, the photographer will own the copyright in the photographs unless the copyright in the photographs is transferred, in writing, and signed by the copyright owner, to another person.

The subject of the photograph generally has nothing to do with the ownership of the copyright in the photograph. If the photographer is no longer living, the rights in the photograph are determined by the photographer’s will or passed as personal property by the applicable laws of interstate succession.

USAGE LICENSE

Simply put, a license is a contract in which the photographer grants specific rights to the client who wants to use the image. The client can only use the image within the scope of the agreement.

HOW TO OBTAIN A COMMERCIAL LICENSE

Clients can obtain licensed photography in two ways. First, they can hire a photographer to create new work (Assignment Photography) which will be licensed for the client’s specific purposes. The second – and less expensive – option is for the client to obtain a license for already-existing work (Stock Photography).

CREATIVE FEE

The creative fee is charged by the photographer for his or her efforts to bring a project to a successful completion. In addition to time spent, the creative fee may be calculated by considering factors such as the photographer’s experience, specialized expertise, reputation, or anything that contributes to the overall creative effort.

PER DIEM

Per diem is Latin for "per day" or "for each day." While per diem has several meanings, in relation to Photography, it is the daily allowance paid to photographers for expenses incurred while traveling for business. These expenses could be for lodging, meals, tips, taxi, and other ground transportation fees. Incidental per diem traveling expenses also include things such as as dry cleaning, laundry, phone use, WiFi, and room attendant tips.

EXCLUSIVE LICENSE

When granted, an exclusive license limits not only the client in their use of the licensed image(s), but also the photographer in their ability to license the work to multiple users. It’s also important to note that exclusive licenses can be very broad or very specific. The license might grant the licensee exclusive rights to use a photo singly, or in any combination of a specified media, industry, territory, language, time period, product, and/or any other specific right negotiated between the licensor and licensee.

NON-EXCLUSIVE LICENSE

The licensor can grant the same or similar rights to multiple licensees. Unless otherwise negotiated, licenses are non-exclusive.

UNLIMITED USE

This is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. It’s a very broad grant of rights that permits the client to use the photo(s) across all media types and parameters (e.g., territory, duration, etc.).

LICENSING FEE

This is the price charged by the licensor to the licensee in exchange for a grant of rights permitting the use of one or more images in a manner prescribed in the license. The fee can – and will – be based on factors such as circulation, size of reproduction, and specific image qualities.

BUYOUT

A buyout means that the creator of a work transfers the copyright to another party, thus relinquishing all rights and ownership. Prices for buyouts are usually negotiated with the creator of a work, and those prices are based on a variety of factors.

WORK FOR HIRE

Also known as “work made for hire,” this term is defined in the U.S. Copyright Act as a work prepared by an employee within the scope of his or her employment, or a work specially ordered or commissioned for use as a contribution to a collective work. What does that mean for you? It means that you may not hold the copyright to a photo that you took while working for someone else. And if you don’t own the copyright, you have no legal standing to license the work to a third party.





ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY PRICING

Architecture photography focuses on capturing interior and exterior views of buildings and structures.

Unlike pricing for other types of photography, architecture photography pricing is not offered in packages.It’s important that we discuss your unique goals and needs which will inform many variables that contribute to pricing, including, but not limited to: usage, time spent on-site, volume of final images, etc.

Contact me to learn more about my architecture photography services, pricing, and how it works — and to book your photography services.





PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY PRICING

I deliver stunning product images that help brands sell their merchandise and grow their businesses.

Unlike pricing for other types of photography, product photography pricing is not offered in packages. It’s important that we discuss your unique goals and needs which will inform many variables that contribute to pricing, including, but not limited to: usage, time spent on-site, volume of final images, etc.

Contact me to learn more about my product photography services, pricing, and how it works — and to book your photography services.





HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY PRICING

An impressive single headshot, resume builder headshot, or company headshots can make all the difference in conveying a profound sense of professionalism and character to help share your brand with the world. I offer a variety of packages to meet the headshot photography needs of individuals and companies alike. These packages include professional coaching to ensure both top-quality experiences and final products.

For my headshot photography services, pricing is based on travel time to location, setup, composing and tearing down time, and post-production services.

Learn more by clicking on your photography interests below.




SINGLE HEADSHOT



IMAGES

1 IMAGE - $250
  • Photography by Daniel Motta
  • 1 Final retouched image
  • Professional coaching
  • Up to 30 minutes of shooting time
  • Choose from several background color options
  • Professional coaching
  • 1 Look / 1 outfit
  • Proof and download images via your password-protected, online client portal
  • Session at my studio, or on location (On location travel expense may apply)

RETOUCHING INCLUDES

Skin softening, teeth whitening, eye brightening, hair taming around edges, and blemish removal.

(Note: Additional charges may apply for retouching that is required beyond this scope of editing)


TURNAROUND TIMES

On average, photos are available within 1-2 weeks of the photo shoot.

Rush deliveries may be available for additional fees, as applicable.




RESUME BUILDER



IMAGES

3 IMAGES - $450
  • Photography by Daniel Motta
  • 3 Final retouched images
  • Professional coaching
  • Up to 30 minutes of shooting time
  • Choose from several background color options
  • Professional coaching
  • 1 Look / 1 outfit
  • Proof and download images via your password-protected, online client portal
  • Session at my studio, or on location (On location travel expense may apply)

RETOUCHING INCLUDES

Skin softening, teeth whitening, eye brightening, hair taming around edges, and blemish removal.

(Note: Additional charges may apply for retouching that is required beyond this scope of editing)


TURNAROUND TIMES

On average, photos are available within 1-2 weeks of the photo shoot.

Rush deliveries may be available for additional fees, as applicable.






COMPANY & GROUP HEADSHOT RATES


TIER PRICING

1-5 - $250 PP
6-15 - $175 PP
16-20 - $155 PP
21-25 - $145 PP
26-30 - $140 PP
31-40 - $130 PP
41-50 - $125 PP
51-60 - $120 PP
61-75 - $115 PP
76-100 - $110 PP
101 & UP - $105 PP
  • Photography by lead photographer Daniel Motta
  • 1 Person to qualify
  • 1 Retouched per person with 3 crops
  • Professional coaching
  • Includes retouching
  • 3 background color options
  • 5 minutes of shooting time per person
  • Images chosen on the spot
  • Download images via your password-protected, online client portal

RETOUCHING INCLUDES

Skin softening, teeth whitening, eye brightening, hair taming, and blemish removal.

(Note: Additional charges may apply for retouching that is beyond this scope of editing)


TURNAROUND TIMES

On average, photos are available within 1-2 weeks of the photo shoot.

Rush deliveries may be available for additional fees, as applicable.




DELIVERY

At the final stage of editing and processing, you will receive an email containing a link and password to an online gallery. Online galleries never expire, so images that may be lost over time can easily be re-downloaded through the client portal.

Printing is offered at reasonable prices; printed images can be delivered straight to your office.


PAYMENT/CANCELLATIONS

A 50% retainer is required to reserve a date and time. The remaining 50% is to be paid by the end of the session (day of the shoot). For individual sessions, a $50 deposit is required to book the date and time.

Cancellation of the session forfeits the deposit; see below for rescheduling information. Credit cards are accepted and can be paid through my online client portal at www.danielmottaphotography.com.


RESCHEDULING

Sometimes, conflicts arise, and a need to reschedule arises. Your deposit is transferable due to reschedule with 7-days’ notice. The new session must take place within 30 days of the original shoot date; once 30 days have passed, the session will be considered cancelled.


ON LOCATION/TRAVEL

I am available for on-location shooting throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and throughout the United States. Rates are subject to change depending on location and do not include travel expenses for shoots outside local studio locations. Taxes and travel fees will be included with each quote, as necessary.


RETOUCHING/PHOTO EDITING DEFINITIONS

These two terms, photo editing and photo retouching, are often mistakenly used interchangeably buy they refer to different processes.

The differences are as follows:


PHOTO EDITING

This involves adjustment like white balance, color, exposure, contrast and sharpening. If there is a minor skin blemish that is distracting, for instance, I will usually remove it.


BASIC PHOTO RETOUCHING

This process is more involved than simple editing, and therefore, can take longer amounts of time. In addition to the color and balancing depicted above, retouching includes softening and blending of the face and neck; blemish removal; teeth whitening; brightening and red eye-removal; and hair taming around edges. The end result is a polished, professional image that will be flawless, while still looking completely natural.


HIGH-END PHOTO RETOUCHING

This goes beyond the initial scope of basic retouching and includes things like, swapping heads and body parts, complicated hair adjustments, removing unwanted objects, smoothing clothes, changing background colors, changing clothing colors, changing the shape of face and body parts, and color grading. High End Retouching Pricing starts at $55 per hour and time can vary depending on the size and scope of retouching wanted.






PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY PRICING

Professional portraits offer a unique look at the personality and style of an individual or brand. I offer a variety of packages to meet the portrait photography needs of individuals and groups alike that include professional coaching to ensure both top-quality experiences and final products.

For my portrait photography services, pricing is based on travel time to location, setup, composing and tearing down time, and post-production services.

Learn more by clicking on your photography interests below.



SINGLE PORTRAIT



IMAGES

1 IMAGE - $300
  • Photography by Daniel Motta
  • 1 Final retouched image
  • Professional coaching
  • Up to 30 minutes of shooting time
  • Professional coaching
  • 1 Look / 1 outfit
  • Proof and download images via your password-protected, online client portal
  • Session at my studio, or on location (On location travel expense may apply)

RETOUCHING INCLUDES

Skin softening, teeth whitening, eye brightening, hair taming around edges, and blemish removal.

(Note: Additional charges may apply for retouching that is required beyond this scope of editing)


TURNAROUND TIMES

On average, photos are available within 1-2 weeks of the photo shoot.

Rush deliveries may be available for additional fees, as applicable.




BUSINESS BUILDER



IMAGES

3 IMAGES - $500
  • Photography by Daniel Motta
  • 3 Final retouched images
  • Professional coaching
  • Up to 30 minutes of shooting time
  • Choose from several background color options
  • Professional coaching
  • 1 Look / 1 outfit
  • Proof and download images via your password-protected, online client portal
  • Session at my studio, or on location (On location travel expense may apply)

RETOUCHING INCLUDES

Skin softening, teeth whitening, eye brightening, hair taming around edges, and blemish removal.

(Note: Additional charges may apply for retouching that is required beyond this scope of editing)


TURNAROUND TIMES

On average, photos are available within 1-2 weeks of the photo shoot.

Rush deliveries may be available for additional fees, as applicable.






COMPANY & GROUP PORTRAIT RATES


TIER PRICING

1 - 5 - $200 PP
6 -15 - $150 PP
16-20 - $145 PP
21-25 - $140 PP
26-30 - $135 PP
31-40 - $130 PP
41-50 - $125 PP
51-60 - $120 PP
61-75 - $115 PP
76-100 - $110 PP
101 & UP - $105 PP
  • Photography by lead photographer Daniel Motta
  • 4 People to qualify
  • 1 Retouched per person with 3 crops
  • Professional coaching
  • Includes retouching
  • 5 minutes of shooting time per person
  • Images chosen on the spot
  • Download images via your password-protected, online client portal

RETOUCHING INCLUDES

Skin softening, teeth whitening, eye brightening, hair taming, and blemish removal.

(Note: Additional charges may apply for retouching that is beyond this scope of editing)


TURNAROUND TIMES

On average, photos are available within 1-2 weeks of the photo shoot.

Rush deliveries may be available for additional fees, as applicable.




DELIVERY

At the final stage of editing and processing, you will receive an email containing a link and password to an online gallery. Online galleries never expire, so images that may be lost over time can easily be re-downloaded through the client portal.

Printing is offered at reasonable prices; printed images can be delivered straight to your office.


PAYMENT/CANCELLATIONS

A 50% retainer is required to reserve a date and time. The remaining 50% is to be paid by the end of the session (day of the shoot). For individual sessions, a $50 deposit is required to book the date and time.

Cancellation of the session forfeits the deposit; see below for rescheduling information. Credit cards are accepted and can be paid through my online client portal at www.danielmottaphotography.com.


RESCHEDULING

Sometimes, conflicts arise, and a need to reschedule arises. Your deposit is transferable due to reschedule with 7-days’ notice. The new session must take place within 30 days of the original shoot date; once 30 days have passed, the session will be considered cancelled.


ON LOCATION/TRAVEL

I am available for on-location shooting throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and throughout the United States. Rates are subject to change depending on location and do not include travel expenses for shoots outside local studio locations. Taxes and travel fees will be included with each quote, as necessary.


RETOUCHING/PHOTO EDITING DEFINITIONS

These two terms, photo editing and photo retouching, are often mistakenly used interchangeably buy they refer to different processes.

The differences are as follows:


PHOTO EDITING

This involves adjustment like white balance, color, exposure, contrast and sharpening. If there is a minor skin blemish that is distracting, for instance, I will usually remove it.


BASIC PHOTO RETOUCHING

This process is more involved than simple editing, and therefore, can take longer amounts of time. In addition to the color and balancing depicted above, retouching includes softening and blending of the face and neck; blemish removal; teeth whitening; brightening and red eye-removal; and hair taming around edges. The end result is a polished, professional image that will be flawless, while still looking completely natural.


HIGH-END PHOTO RETOUCHING

This goes beyond the initial scope of basic retouching and includes things like, swapping heads and body parts, complicated hair adjustments, removing unwanted objects, smoothing clothes, changing background colors, changing clothing colors, changing the shape of face and body parts, and color grading. High End Retouching Pricing starts at $55 per hour and time can vary depending on the size and scope of retouching wanted.






EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY PRICING

From holiday parties to award ceremonies and intimate family gatherings, events provide a great opportunity to capture moments that will last a lifetime.

I offer a variety of packages to meet the event photography needs of individuals and companies alike. For my event photography services, pricing is based on travel time to location, setup, and post-production services.




EVENT COVERAGE



COVERAGE

3 HOURS - $1125
4 HOURS - $1500
5 HOURS - $1875
6 HOURS - $2250
7 HOURS - $2625
8 HOURS - $3000
9 HOURS - $2300
10 HOURS - $2700
  • Photography by Daniel Motta
  • Superior photographic coverage
  • Full size JPG files
  • Approximately 70-100 images per hour of shooting
  • Photo editing in Adobe Lightroom
  • Download and print your images via your password-protected, online client gallery

TURNAROUND TIMES

On average, photos are available within 1-2 weeks of the photo shoot.

Rush deliveries may be available for additional fees, as applicable.


NOTE

If your event needs multi-day coverage or an additional photographer, please contact me directly for a custom quote.

Travel fees may apply for events outside of 20 miles from my Downtown Plano Studio, or Downtown Dallas location.




DELIVERY

At the final stage of editing and processing, you will receive an email containing a link and password to an online gallery. Online galleries never expire, so images that may be lost over time can easily be re-downloaded through the client portal.

Printing is offered at reasonable prices; printed images can be delivered straight to your office.


PAYMENT/CANCELLATIONS

A 50% retainer is required to reserve a date and time. The remaining 50% is to be paid by the end of the session (day of the shoot). For individual sessions, a $50 deposit is required to book the date and time.

Cancellation of the session forfeits the deposit; see below for rescheduling information. Credit cards are accepted and can be paid through my online client portal at www.danielmottaphotography.com.

RETAINERS

A $300 retainer is required to reserve a date and time for your wedding. The remaining amount is to be paid two weeks before the wedding date.


ON LOCATION/TRAVEL

I am available for on-location shooting throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and throughout the United States. Rates are subject to change depending on location and do not include travel expenses for shoots outside local studio locations. Taxes and travel fees will be included with each quote, as necessary.


ON LOCATION/TRAVEL

I am available for on-location shooting throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and throughout the United States. Rates are subject to change depending on location and do not include travel expenses for shoots outside local studio locations. Taxes and travel fees will be included with each quote, as necessary.


RETOUCHING/PHOTO EDITING DEFINITIONS

These two terms, photo editing and photo retouching, are often mistakenly used interchangeably buy they refer to different processes.

The differences are as follows:


PHOTO EDITING

This involves adjustment like white balance, color, exposure, contrast and sharpening. If there is a minor skin blemish that is distracting, for instance, I will usually remove it.


BASIC PHOTO RETOUCHING

This process is more involved than simple editing, and therefore, can take longer amounts of time. In addition to the color and balancing depicted above, retouching includes softening and blending of the face and neck; blemish removal; teeth whitening; brightening and red eye-removal; and hair taming around edges. The end result is a polished, professional image that will be flawless, while still looking completely natural.


HIGH-END PHOTO RETOUCHING

This goes beyond the initial scope of basic retouching and includes things like, swapping heads and body parts, complicated hair adjustments, removing unwanted objects, smoothing clothes, changing background colors, changing clothing colors, changing the shape of face and body parts, and color grading. High End Retouching Pricing starts at $55 per hour and time can vary depending on the size and scope of retouching wanted.