FAQ

What do you charge?

We understand that each project is different and requirements vary from pre-production, conceptualising to execution and delivery. This is why we are happy to work with you to create the best value for you and get the most out of your budget.

Please contact us, we would love to hear your ideas and bring them to life for you.

Who do I contact if I would like to hire Kevin Sawyer for an assignment?

Please contact my agent: Vanessa Eyden from Bird On A Wire.

- vanessa@birdonawire.co.za or +27 (83) 321-9766

Do you require a deposit or payment plan?

Yes, our team will provide you with a cost estimate and work with you to plan and conceptualise your ideas into a storyboard that excites you. Once you are happy and we agree on a project fee, we require a 50% deposit before the shoot date and the outstanding balance before delivery of the final product.

What camera gear do you shoot with? Why mirrorless?

I shoot with the Sony mirrorless systems. I started my career shooting with Canon DSLR for 7 years and made the switch to Sony for personal reasons as I believe the Sony mirrorless system is best suited for my photography. My main camera is the Sony A73 full frame body. The A7r4 is my preferred camera for commercial work, and I will rent this camera for specific assignments. As an outdoor adventure photographer staying light weight is important and I often use the Sony APSC range of cameras (ie: a6600/a6400) when covering large distances on the mountain, climbing, hiking etc and I need to pack light.

Full list of my gear:

CAMERAS: A73 , A6600

FULL FRAME LENSES: FE 16-35mm f/4 , FE 50mm f1.8 , FE 70-200mm f/4

DRONE: DJI Mavic Air with Freewell DJI Filters

CAMERA BACKPACK’S: f-stop Ajna 40L , f-stop Guru UL , Pro ICU - Large , Slope ICU - Medium , Packing Cell Kit

Can we use or share you photograph?

No. All usage needs to be agreed upon prior to usage and accompanied by a license agreement issued by Kevin Sawyer Photography (Pty) Ltd.

Photos may not be edited or altered without written consent from original artist/ photographer.

Licensing Contract Agreements for commercial usage is charged separately calculated for a period of 12 months/ annually.

Please contact us for any usage enquiries.

Can I assist you?

I do believe that work experience and practice in the field is a crucial part of building a career as a photographer. A large part of my career and what I know today is because of my mentors and the photographers I assisted.

Most of my work Is on assignment or for commercial clients is with a small team, otherwise I am working alone as the project scope doens’t allow for extra team members. I do however truly believe in sharing my skills and tricks so I would be happy for anyone to join me on personal photography missions or client jobs where I can have an assistant.

If you are interested please email me with a link to your portfolio and a short of motivation.

Do you have a photo studio?

No, but I have built great relationships with various professional photographic studio around the country over my career and I am able to recommend the best space suited to your team and requirments to offer a professional experience for the entire team, including production crew, client and talent while on shoot.

Please contact us for our recommendations.

Didn’t find the answer you were looking for?

Please contact me via email studio@kevinsawyer.co.za or DM on social media and I’ll try my best to give you an answer.