Commercial photography can be many things—product photos, food or drink images, headshots, event coverage—just to name a few, and every client’s needs and every shoot will be different. So rather than describe how we’d approach your shoot, we’d like to supply information about the work that we’ve done and the experience we’d bring to bear on your project. But first, a partial list of clients who have trusted us with their image.

SELECTED CLIENT LIST

ANNUAL REPORT

COMMERCIAL GALLERY

FOOD & DRINK

COMMERCIAL GALLERY

Workmen install an intellirupter in a photo created for Chattanooga's EPB Annual Report. Photographed by Dotson Studios.

CASE STUDY: EPB

In collaboration with the design firms Widgets & Stone and Tubatomic, we worked closely with EPB to create photographic illustrations for EPB's 2011 Annual Report. After the team had identified the main themes and stories the report should cover, we began to coordinate a series of photo shoots with EPB's marketing contact. Over the course of several weeks, we photographed employees installing state of the art equipment, recreating scenes that occurred during the area’s recent tornadoes, and creating portraits of key executives. We also selected photos from their internal photo library and added a post-production treatment to give them a consistent tonality with the rest of the images.

 

At the end of the project, we delivered the finished set of selected photos to the design team, and then supplied EPB with a larger set of finished photos to add to their internal library—each color corrected and finished with the same care as the photos included in the report.

 

Three stages of an iPhone accessory prototype, photographed by Dotson Studios.

CASE STUDY: VARIABLE TECH

 

Variable Tech has worked with NASA and the Department of Homeland Security in their development of an iPhone accessory sensor that detects chemicals and gases in the air, temperature and pressure changes, and a host of other capabilities. If you're thinking of Star Trek's “tricorder,” you're on the right track. We photographed their second generation prototype along with an earlier prototype in a clean, isolated style that shows off the simple form of the device and its software without distraction.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN © COPYRIGHT 2012, DOTSON STUDIOS, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

A farm animal photographed for a commercial photography campaign to raise awareness for locally-grown food near Chattanooga, TN.

CASE STUDY: GAINING GROUND

 

Over 2 days we visited one market and several area farms along with a separate film crew to generate dozens of unique portraits of both farmers, farm life, and the produce they create.

 

 

INVESTMENT & SHOOT STRUCTURE

Because every commerical shoot will have very different needs and parameters, we’ll need to discuss your project in detail before we can give you an estimate. But to help you plan your budget, we can provide these general guidelines. Our hourly rate is $150 / hour with a $300 minimum. Standard post-production and online delivery for photographer's selected images is included. Additional development, retouching, precise color correction or other post-production is billed separately at $95 / hour. A non-exclusive regional commercial use license is included, and unlimited, national, or exclusive rights are quoted on a case-by-case basis.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN BY GRANT DOTSON & SARA DOTSON © COPYRIGHT 2013, DOTSON STUDIOS, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.