Charles T. Low Photography
Art here falls into several categories:
Commissions: many people have a favourite location, or building, or vista, or vehicle, which they would like to commemorate with a bespoke custom photograph.
Books: one in print and others under consideration—an easy introduction to ctLow Photographic art, and also a great gift. The Books page includes other small items such as 5x7" prints and greeting cards.
A few portraiture clients, from sessions formal and impromptu, have kindly allowed me to display their photographs. Thank you to them!
People feel uniformly pleased with their decision to have a dedicated portrait session. As with many other things, the right time to do it is immediately (and periodically thereafter).
Cell phones and friends are good to have, and often produce great photographs and wonderful memories. I do that too ... in my personal life. In the studio or on location, customers uniformly find good value, great images, and a transformative experience, when they set aside a little time to have a portrait-session. Just do it! Call me.
Check out the Rates section. A one-hour session would be usual.
If you would like your portrait exhibited here, please let me know.
You name it!
This can be anything. Some examples:
- Office (groups, headshots ...)
- Houses or other buildings:
- Do you love your house?
- What about the view from your house?
- Private Art Commissions
The main limit is our imaginations! Think about something - anything - which matters to you, and we will work out a way to photograph it.
Here, a small group of aspiring photographers—about three—head out photographing with me. For half a day, we go into nature or we roam through cities—whatever we prefer. We will produce at least one image which you will be proud to hang on your wall.
With a small group, I can quickly find out how you're doing, and on a customized and personalized basis, can point you expeditiously in constructive directions.
We do shared email follow-up—shared (with permission), reviewing and editing the work, taking a day to a week.
Field-work – this is something which you can't get from books or classrooms - but by all means please read and take courses! They make a big difference. We often start with something like this: "So, what is it about this scene while appeals to you? Good. Now, let's see how to make the photograph show that." In order for a photograph to "show that", we need a good composition, a deep awareness of the light, and attention to the background and around the borders.
Previous participants have loved it!
(Sometimes we end up in a coffee shop or a restaurant.)
I am skilled at editing photographs, if I may say so.
The top photograph of the car to the right is nice. The same photograph on the bottom shines.
This could start at around $30 for something straightforward.
Almost all of the work I offer is so personalized and customized that I almost hate to post a rate schedule. What follows is only a general idea—unlikely to be your exact, eventual fees, but it gives us a rough range.
- hourly: $175
- 3-hour session: $475
- 6-hour/day-rate: $850
- travel expenses extra
- Charities: please inquire
The fee may include (individual consideration) a small selection of edited desktop-size JPEG image files, for personal non-commercial use. (Copyright remains with the photographer, as is usual.)
Basic Printing, unmounted:
- 5x7": $16
- 8x10": $35
- 11x14": $65
- 16x20": $90
Note: prints may have an added white (trimmable) border, so are sometimes larger than listed - 1/3 discount for multiple prints of one image
Please inquire about rates and terms for:
- commercial use (standard and reasonable);
- custom printing and/or upgraded paper;
- publication, larger files, framing and shipping.
It's also easy to pay on my Online Store.
- O'Connor Gallery, Gananoque, 2020
-some works remain on exhibit there
- AOG Gallery, Elizabethtown-Kitley, 2020
- Martello Alley, Kingston, 2019
- Gallery Raymond, Kingston, 2019
- Richard's Coffeehouse, Brockville, 2017
- Hang Ups, Brockville, 2017
These are always entertaining, and a convenient and informative way to see printed works in person.
#ctLowPhotography -updated: 2021-04-19