Well, not so much "frequently asked" as "fending off"! Click to reveal answers.
Do you do outdoor shoots?
Absolutely. If you have a favourite place, such as a beach, farm or woodland, let's talk!
Do you do weddings?
No. However, I do work with a number of individual freelancers whom I trust and whose work I respect.
So, even if I can't be of help, feel free to get in touch and I'll be happy to point you at someone who can.
Can I bring my pet(s) to the studio shoot?
As long as there's room, then yes, of course! Pets are an integral part of any family and are most welcome.
For multiple or larger dogs, please check first.
Larger animals won't fit in my studio - but - a studio shoot can be set up on your premises, if space permits.
Can you photograph my vehicle?
Yes. We can either take your vehicle out to an outdoor location or, if space permits, we can set up a studio-style shoot on your premises. This tractor image was shot as a "portrait", using studio strobe lighting.
Do you do drone photography or video?
No. I'm fully focussed on ground-based stills photography.
However, I can recommend a licenced drone photography & videography company.
I am a personal Client - Can I buy digital images?
Yes & No.
For personal clients, any physical wall art products you buy would come with a JPG copy of that image, sized at 300dpi for the products actually purchased.
(Wall art would include: Mounted paper prints; Framed prints; Framed & unframed photo panels)
I am a commercial client - Can I buy digital images?
For commercial clients there's an expectation that you require the images for publication, websites, marketing, etc. JPGs are supplied as standard. Other file formats are available by request.
What format of images do you supply?
Unless requested otherwise, images are provided via a client gallery in JPG format, sized for your required print size at 300ppi (pixels per inch, sometimes referred to as dpi or dots per inch)
Can I buy unedited images or camera RAW files?
No. If I were to do this, I would have no control over the quality of the finished product.
Can I buy all of the photographs taken during the shoot?
No. I reserve the right to select which images are suitable, from those taken during the shoot.
Not all photos shot will be usable and I make the final decision as to which images are rejected and which are suitable for purchase.
Who owns the copyright to the photographs you take for us?
Legally, copyright is held by the photographer who took the image. This is standard within the industry
Can I buy the copyright to photographs you take for us?
I do not normally sell the copyright to any of my images. If you really need to buy and own copyright, then this would be by written agreement and involve agreeing and paying a "Copyright Buy-Out" fee. This fee will vary, depending on the intended usage.
What gear do you use?
I exclusively use Nikon cameras & lenses. Currently, my main camera body is a 45MP "D850" DSLR, and my second body is a 36MP "D800" DSLR.
I use a wide range of manual and auto-focus lenses, both fixed primes and professional zooms.
For lighting, I use (up to 5) Elinchrom strobes and modifiers, along with (up to 3) Nikon speedlights.
What computer software do you use?
- Nikon Capture NX Studio
- Adobe Photoshop
- Capture One
- Topaz Photo Ai
- Topaz DeNoise Ai
- Topaz Gigapixel Ai
- Topaz Sharpen Ai
- 3DVista Stitcher 4
- 3DVista Virtual Tour
I have a problem with my camera - can you help?
I can give you advice with regards to camera problems, or something you think may be at fault. Whilst Moraylight is not a camera sales or repair centre, I'm happy to try to help and to give advice. I have a fairly extensive knowledge of Nikon cameras & lenses, going back to the 1950s
Do you buy or sell camera equipment?
Moraylight does not buy and sell camera equipment as such. However, I'm always on the lookout for used Nikon & Elinchrom gear so, if you have an old Nikon in a cupboard, I might be interested in buying it for my collection!
I sometimes also (reluctantly) let go of used equipment, such as Nikon lenses and bodies. Feel free to pop me an email of you want to discuss buying or selling something.