VIP Image Studios: Top Miami Photographers serving
Actors, Models, Performers and Artists.
VIP Image Studios is a full-service modeling and headshot photography studio.
For over 28 years, we have been providing professional photography services in Miami specialized in fashion, beauty, portfolios and headshots.
Under the leadership of award winning fashion photographer, Don Pedro, we bring together the best in South Florida's Studio Photography and Miami Photographers. Since launching VIP Image Studios in 1989, our boutique photography studios have earned a reputation that is achieved with strong alliances and partnerships that have over 30 years of combined experience and key players that includes an Internationally renown photographer, international modeling agents, scouts, makeup artists, stylists and fashion industry professionals.
Today, we offer a full range of modeling and corporate image consultation
& photography services. Whether you are looking to start a career, or are already established in the industry, we can help you enhance your image.
The camera is a different tool from a pen. It can be used to produce an instantaneous masterpiece, to upset society with a scoop, to amaze people with something new. Each of us reacts to the picture on the basis of our own sensitivity, culture, intelligence, mood and passion. What is more, the interpretation of one and the same photograph will be different at different times. A photograph produced today will offer a different impact tomorrow. Even the place where the photograph is seen can dictate our reactions. A photograph published in a gossip weekly cannot have, a priori, the same impact as a photograph on display in a museum or of another printed in a sophisticated book. The environment where the photograph appears may determine our reading of it.
The need for ethics to govern the world of photographs has become essential for all those who come into contact with photography: photographers, agents, photo editors, magazines, museums, publishers and gallery management. The absence of these ethics gives rise to distortions in the information and education of young people, prevents art and beauty from being enjoyed and turns us into victims of the worst types of manipulation.
VIP Image Studios and it's Chief Photographer, Don Pedro, adhere to code of ethics established by several international photography organizations.
Our family of studios and photographers are commited to:
* Strive to present all photographic services in surroundings and in a manner which reflects the highest levels of professionalism.
* Use the highest levels of honesty, professionalism and integrity.
* Not use any marketing or competitive practice which violates any Federal Trade Commission, or other Federal or State regulatory agency rule or regulation, or Federal or State statute or any decision of any Federal or State Court; and
* In all dealing with talent, crew and clients who aspire to be models, actors etc, we shall share the knowledge and skill to assist in achieving their professional goals.
* Support efforts for and assist in the education of all interested persons the general public in the art and science of professional photography.
The time duration of the contract may be for one year or other duration. The photographer usually charges a royalty as well as a one-time fee, which may or may not then be deducted from the royalties, depending on the terms of the contract. The contract may be for non-exclusive use of the photograph (meaning the photographer can sell the same photograph for more than one use during the same year) or for exclusive use of the photograph (i.e. only that company may use the photograph during the term). For example, a contract may stipulate non-exclusive use of the photograph on print greeting cards for one year within the United States with a certain up front fee and royalty per unit printed. The contract can also stipulate that the photographer is entitled to audit the company for determination of royalty payments. Royalties vary depending on the industry buying the photograph and the use, for example, royalties for a photograph used on a poster or in television advertising may be higher than the royalty for use on a limited run of brochures. A royalty is also often based on the size the photo will be used in a magazine or book, for example, if it is used as a quarter or half-page photo or full page. Cover photos usually command higher fees than photos used elsewhere in a book or magazine.
Photos taken by a photographer while working on assignment for a magazine or other publication or company often belong to the company or publication, rather than to the photographer, unless stipulated otherwise by contract. Professional portrait and wedding photographers often stipulate by contract that they retain the copyright on wedding photos or portrait photos, so that only they can sell further prints of the photographs to the consumer, rather than the customer reproducing the photos by other means. If the customer wishes to be able to reproduce the photos themselves, they may discuss an alternative contract with the photographer in advance before the pictures are taken, in which a larger up front fee may be paid in exchange for reprint rights passing to the customer.
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