Daniel Motta Photography | Dallas Photographer


From detail shots and images shown with scale to studio setups and lifestyle action shots, there are many different types of product photography. Dallas-based business owners rely on my specialized expertise to deliver stunning product images that help sell their merchandise online — and grow their businesses. As one of the best Dallas-based photographers, I combine proper lighting, the right backdrops, a sharp focus, and meticulous editing, to offer product photography services that boost sales for small, midsize, and large businesses.


  • Detail shots
  • Hanging products
  • Images shown with scale
  • Non-traditional images
  • Packaging shots
  • Product group shots
  • Products and lifestyle action shots
  • Process shots
  • Studio product shots
  • Studio setups
  • White background images


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.

*See usage definitions under “Additional Information” below.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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 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.


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.


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


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.).


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.


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.


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.


Getting to know my clients is one of the best parts of my career as a photographer. Below, please find the 4-step process that makes it easy for us to connect, consult, book, and then work together on your next Dallas-based photography event.


Reach out to me via phone, email, or the form on the “Contact” page to connect.


We can schedule a call — or video chat — to talk about your product photography needs.


We’ll get a contract in place and schedule your next photography event.


Once your event is booked, you’ll get access to your password-protected, online client portal where you can manage your account, including proofing and downloading photos.