Vic Wahby Photography
Interiors, architectural, commercial photos

Before & After - The Star Ledger

Sample page showing a Before & After usage of my work by The Star Ledger in their popular Home section.

Before & After Example
 

As seen in:

  My Thoughts:  Note that editor Kim Jackson used a Before photo with similar perspective to main After photo above.  I'm not sure Heather knew at the time which After photos would be used, or even if we'd be published, but Kim choose matching Before and After images that viewers could easily see were of the same space.  (Also, note that in this particular case, the homeowner's names were actually used with permission, although never the address.  Alternatively, Kim will simply use, "the couple" to refer to the homeowners). 

 

My Thoughts:  Note that editor Kim Jackson used a Before photo with similar perspective to main After photo above.  I'm not sure Heather knew at the time which After photos would be used, or even if we'd be published, but Kim choose matching Before and After images that viewers could easily see were of the same space.  (Also, note that in this particular case, the homeowner's names were actually used with permission, although never the address.  Alternatively, Kim will simply use, "the couple" to refer to the homeowners). 


What to avoid when taking B&A's

A publication is likely to consider the photo on the left, is not "print ready" since it unnecessarily has rubber gloves, waste basket, and wine cellar (!).  Thinking ahead, simply remove distractions and try to take Before's from a few possible perspectives. 

A publication is likely to consider the photo on the left, is not "print ready" since it unnecessarily has rubber gloves, waste basket, and wine cellar (!).  Thinking ahead, simply remove distractions and try to take Before's from a few possible perspectives. 


 
 

Sample contract language: 

Photography Consent:

Designer utilizes interim photography as a tool that provides convenient and necessary reference, and to facilitate project progress.  Every effort is made to avoid inclusion of personal or private items in photos. Client will permit Designer to take photos as required, and also to take professional photos immediately upon project completion.  Designer may use these photos for business purposes, but will not associate or disclose project location or Client's name, except if consent is provided by client in writing.