Rob Waller : Photographer

A music loving, mountain bike riding, beard toting, tattoo adorned freelance photographer with a scope of work that covers editorial, advertising, corporate, architectural & industrial photography. Based in Kuala Lumpur. Photographing amazing people, places and spaces throughout Asia.

"I frequently have to shoot in demanding locations, unpredictable weather conditions and against impossible time restraints. . . and I love it!"
Reach out – connect, chat or grab a coffee!
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call// whatsapp / +60 1825 88 168
Commissioning.
Booking a photoshoot is a fairly straight forward process. To make sure I can provide you with an accurate and competitive estimate right from the start, I need to get as much information about the shoot from you as possible. Most importantly I'm going to need a brief overview of the kind of photography you need – basically what is it you would like to be photographed:
People// corporate headshots; group or individuals, an editorial profile, executive portfolios.
Products// small table top pack shots, creative set-ups, on-models catalogues shots.
Places// travel and destination photography. Images that show real people.
Spaces// interiors, exteriors & architectural.
Date// estimated date(s) the shoot should ideally take place.
Duration// how long you estimate the shoot will take; half day, full day or is it an on-going project with multiple visits.
Location// where the shoot is going to take place; town, city, country.
Team// does the shoot require other resources such as a make-up-artist, a stylist or models. 
Once I have this information I can start to put together a commission estimate. The more detailed the brief you can provide, the more detailed the estimate is going to be. If there's a budget, let me know what it is and I will try to structure the job accordingly.
You can send me a brief via email to rob@robwallerphotography.com or if it's easier give me a call/whatsapp me on +60 1825 88168 and we can discuss the job over the phone.
Technical.
Capture// I use a Nikon systems for the majority of my work. If the job requires it I'll hire a medium format camera system. For lighting set-ups both in the studio and on location I use a range of Profoto lights and modifiers. All images are processed using Phase One's Image Editing Software Capture One Pro.
Retouching// All images produced are optimised for contrast, colour balance and sharpness as part of the post production process. If more detailed photoshopping or DI work is required, I am happy to recommend the services of a professional digital retoucher.
Travel// Being based in KL, I am perfectly located to cover any photographic assignment throughout Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Team work// Where as most of my work is done independently, I still love to work as part of a team. For larger projects I have access to a network of highly skilled professional freelancers; stylists, make-up-artists, art directors, talent agents, lighting crews, set builders and retouchers.
So, why use a professional photographer?
As cameras grow in digital sophistication it is becoming easier for everyone to get pleasing results for apparently little cost. However, using an amateur to take an important picture can be a false economy. The impact a professionally taken image has on a client’s market is far stronger than that of a quickly grabbed snap from a digital camera. Professional photography will sell your product or your company, amateur photography will not.
Photographers are not just technicians. A professional understands how to capture images that are right for a client’s business and convey the message required. Their experience enables them to obtain successful results in any situation. It is as important for the photographer as it is you that the images are right for your business and convey the message you require. As a proportion of your media/print budget, the cost of getting the original imagery as good as it can be is tiny.
When commissioning a photographer the images they produce will be exclusive to you. Images bought from a photographic library will only be exclusive for the specific area you have bought a licence for. Unless you negotiate an exclusive deal with the library other companies will be able to licence the same image and use it for their own products or company. Negotiating exclusivity with a library is often more expensive than commissioning a photographer.
*Extract taken from the AOP (Association of Professional Photographers).

Copyright// All images are copyright © Rob Waller 2018. All rights reserved.

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