Terms and Conditions.
In the following terms & conditions “the photographer” shall mean Shishir Ramnath as Shishir Ramnath Photography. “The clients” shall be those persons who have been delivered an invoice for the services offered by Mr.Shishir Ramnath. These terms & conditions cannot be varied in any way by the clients unless such conditions are expressly agreed by the photographer in writing.
i. The Copyright Act of India 1957 assign the copyright of the images to the photographer.
i. The client(s) hereby allow(s) the photographer to display any photograph covered by this contract and to generally promote the business in advertising, brochures, magazine articles, websites, sample albums etc.
3. CREATIVE LICENSE, COVERAGE AND REPRODUCTION
i. Photographs taken during the course of the event will be at the discretion of the photographer although every effort will be made to comply with the clients requirements.
ii. Special requests are not binding instruction, although every effort is made to comply with the client's wishes. The Photographer/s will do their best to honour the requested photographs but do not undertake to guarantee any specific picture nor incorporate any specific background, location or group arrangements due to changes in weather an the availability and willingness of subjects.
iii. For a booking involving a church ceremony or at certain venues, the photographer's movements are sometimes restricted by the official in charge. The area from which the photographer is able to cover the ceremony may not be the photographer's choice and the photographer cannot accept responsibility for any obstructed view should this be the case.
iv. Due to a variety of lighting conditions and the limitations of digital sensors, some colours may alter throughout a set of photographs.
v. Although all equipment is checked regularly and reasonable steps are taken to ensure backup equipment is available, the photographer will not be responsible for photographs that are not produced due to technical failure.
i. A non-refundable Advance booking fee specific to each invoice will confirm your booking, as well as full acceptance of the terms and conditions as published on the photographer's website. The Advance booking fee will be deducted from the cost of the client's package when calculating the final balance due.
ii. Payment in full of the remaining balance will be due on the date of the wedding.
iii. The amount paid as an advance is non refundable unless the photographer decides to refund any amount at his own discretion in the event of a cancellation or change in dates by the client. In the event of Re-scheduling, the photographer will draw a fresh invoice with the updated Terms and Deliverables along with an applicable rescheduling fee.
iv. Titles to all goods remains with the photographer until paid for in full by the client(s)
6. DIGITAL NEGATIVE FILES
i. All digital negatives (computer files) remain the property of the photographer. All digital wedding packages include a copy of the edited digital negatives to the client(s) for their own non-commercial use.
No RAW files will be delivered.
ii. Should the digital negative files be lost, damaged of destroyed for the reasons beyond control, the photographers liability shall be limited to a full refund of any deposits and fees paid, but shall not include a refund for any goods already received.
7. ON THE DAY
i. The photographer will be the sole professional (still) photographer at the venues specified. The photographer does however positively encourage family, friends and other guests to take photographs throughout the day.
8. PERSONAL ACCIDENT
i. Any directions issued to clients, their guests or employees during a photographic shoot are deemed to be at said persons own risk. The photographer cannot be held responsible for any personal accidents during a photographic shoot.
i. The photographer will endeavour to deliver digital files as quickly as possible. It would be governed by what is mentioned on the Invoice to each client.. The full and final payment including travel and hospitality expenses would have to be paid for before the delivery is made unless otherwise specified in your invoice.