TERMS AND CONDITIONS
“Photographs” include pictures, images, transparency, negatives, digital scans, design, artwork, paintings, montage drawings, engraving, or any other item which may be offered for reproduction. “The Photographer” (otherwise known as Rudenko-Photography) is the author of the Photographs. “The Client is the party (person or organization) for which photography services are rendered. These terms and conditions represent the entirety of all agreements between Rudenko-Photography and the Client.
Deposit and Payment
A deposit of €50 is required to reserve the desired date. No date will be reserved until the Photographer has received the deposit amount. The total remaining amount must be paid on the day of the photoshoot. As long as the total remaining amount has not been fulfilled, the Photographer will not be expected to start with the editing process.
Failure to Perform
The parties agree to cheerful cooperation and communication for the best possible result. Due to the limited and subjective nature of the photoshoot, the Photographer cannot be held responsible for the lack of coverage due to weather conditions, scheduling complications due to the lateness of individuals, rules, and venue rendering restrictions decorations of the location. The Photographer is not responsible for lost photo opportunities due to other cameras or flashes, the clients’ lateness, or other principles. The Photographer will do his best to fulfill all requests but can make no guarantees all Photographs will be delivered. The Photographer will not be held accountable for not photographing desired people if there is no one to assist in identifying people or gathering people for Photographs. The Photographer is not responsible if key individuals fail to appear or cooperate during a photography session or for missed Photographs due to details not revealed to the Photographer. Clients are responsible for all location fees and permits.
Title (possession) of and copyright to all Photographs shall remain with the Photographer. The raw negatives and or digital Photographs created by the Photographer remain the property of the Photographer. For third parties, excluding the Client and the Photographer, it is illegal to copy, scan, reproduce, or post online in forums or elsewhere without the Photographer’s written permission. Violators will be subjected to civil and criminal penalties. The Photographer holds permission to use any Photographs for professional samples, displays, internet website pages, advertising, exhibitions, contests, and any other purpose. An additional fee of €50 applies for photoshoots on the condition of complete confidentiality. The Photographer retains the copyright to all Photographs produced by the Photographer.
To safeguard the artistic value of the Photographs, the Photographer refrains from watermarking the Photographs. All postings of the Photographs on the internet and social media should, therefore, be acknowledged as Photographs by the Photographer, taking into account customary manners of tagging and proper appropriation of credits.
The Photographer shall be the exclusive photographer retained by the Client to provide photography services. Family and friends of the clients and other photoshoot vendors shall not interfere with the Photographer’s duties. Guests will be asked to refrain from taking flash Photographs at certain intervals of the photoshoot to ensure proper image exposure.
Photographs are edited at the Photographer’s discretion. Delivered results may not include all Photographs shot. The Photographer reserves the creative rights to edit and release only those Photographs deemed creditable as professional in quality and within the photographer’s artistic standards.
The Photographer will provide a pleasing color balance but cannot guarantee exact color matching due to different calibration of monitors/ mobile displays.
Travel expenses such as parking, shipping, or destination fees must be reimbursed to the Photographer. Travel fees are pre-determined and will be set out in the initial complete package price.
Event Food Service
A light meal is required for photoshoots for up to 6 hours for the Photographer. For photoshoots up to and past 8 hours, a full course meal is required. If no meal is provided, it is understood that the Photographer will leave the photoshoot to purchase and consume a meal.
The Photographer cannot be held responsible for damage to Garments due to environmental events. The Client is responsible for arranging personal assistance for garments.
The Photographer shall have no further liability concerning the agreement in case the Photographer is unable to perform the agreement due to death, severe unexpected illness or injury, government-mandated obligations, transportation disruptions, natural disasters, terrorist activity, civil/political unrest, epidemic disease, or condition, travel restrictions, safety, and security threat advisories, changes to visa or passport requirements. This limitation of liability shall also apply if photographic materials are damaged, lost through camera malfunction, compact flash card malfunction, or otherwise lost or damaged without the fault on the photographer’s part.
Cancellations and Rescheduling
Cancellations and reschedules are subjected to the cancellation and rescheduling policy.