Below are our standard terms and conditions that apply to the relationship between Michael Ezra Art Studio LLC and the commissioning client. Unless Multiple-Client (cost-sharing) terms have been mutually agreed upon prior to the commencement of the assignment, any and all 3rd party uses must be separately licensed and may be granted by the photographer only.
A retainer equal to 50% of the total quoted production/creative fee (as well all photographer incurred travel expenses) is required upon signing the contract and prior to the actual commencement of the assignment. The retainer is required as Michael Ezra Art Studio LLC will refuse any other assignments for the date(s) confirmed. The balance will be invoiced upon completion of assignment to Client and will be payable as follows: Net 30-days. A Net 15-day payment entitles the Client to subtract a 3% discount. Late payments are subject to a 2% per month late fee.
If Client cancels within 5 business days of the scheduled start of the assignment (or first travel day), or we are unable to shoot through no fault of Michael Ezra Art Studio LLC, then Client agrees to pay 1/2 of the quoted photography fee plus any expenses incurred by photographer (such as non-refundable tickets or reservations).
Client representation on day of shoot If the client, or client’s representative cannot, or chooses not to be present at the time of the shoot to approve tests, the photographer’s interpretation will be deemed as correct.
Defined as travel in excess of 100 miles one-way from our offices. Client will provide (or reimburse) the photographer and photographer’s assistant (if applicable); round-trip air transportation unless assignment is better served by utilizing the photographer’s location-truck (in which case customary mileage and fuel charges apply), on site transportation, accommodations, while on a remote location. A flat per diem expense reimbursement is also acceptable in lieu of Client arranging and prepaying lodging if requested. Client agrees to reimburse photographer for any travel related out-of-pocket expenses that has not been provided by client and that will be itemized on final invoice.
Weather-delay days are typically billed at $500.00/Day for the photographer, and $200.00/Day per Assistant plus all on-site expenses (or the agreed upon per diem).
Michael Ezra Art Studio LLC as the copyright holder, grants upon full payment of invoice for the assignment, a non-exclusive, non-transferable license of usage rights to Client:
Perpetual Non-Exclusive Non-Transferrable License for All Collateral Marketing Materials (for instance – client’s website, brochures, emails, displays at client’s location, social media, and typical press releases).
Client may also submit images for industry-type awards, however we will adhere to the AIA/ASMP awards submission guidelines and licensing.
While we strongly encourage and support our clients in seeking editorial exposure, editorial use licensing can only be granted by the photographer.
This standard license does not include commercial usage such as national advertising campaigns in consumer magazines, product packaging, billboards, or any type of “broadcasting” through electronic media (including TV and on non-company websites like YouTube, Flickr or other “share” type sites). Licensing for such commercial uses are available, but under separate contract.
It is common during architectural assignments that multiple parties may have use for images, and as such we encourage cost-sharing whenever possible. Any cost-sharing assignments must be arranged before the start of the assignment, and each party will need to sign an individual licensing agreement.
During a cost-sharing assignment, the production/creative fee is divided equally among the participating clients, while the licensing fees are calculated based on each client’s individual needs.
Any party wanting use of the images after date of production will need to obtain a separate license from photographer, at our standard stock-image licensing rates.
PHOTOVERTEX™ is B2B photo & media service offered by Michael Ezra Art Studio LLC, and it is powered by passion, creative spirit, good taste and technical expertise. We take pride in quality of our work and in contributing to success of our customers.