John W. Hession has 20 years experience shooting in all formats for clients ranging from Sony and IBM to Elle and 17 Magazine. He moved to New Hampshire in 1996 and married his rock climbing partner and fellow photographer, Valerie Michaud. Since re-locating full time to New Hampshire he has been shooting for regional magazines and commercial clients, including North Shore, New Hampshire Magazine & New Hampshire Audubon.
John is currrently shooting with the Canon's 16 Mega-pixel 1Ds Mark II and Canon EOS lenses. His print clients find that this body delivers native two-page spreads that rival drums scans of 4x5 transparencies. The all digital workflow reduces client costs by eliminating Polaroid, film and scanning expenses, as well as permitting many more setups per shooting day and quicker turn around.
John maintains an extensive inventory of lighting equipment including strobes, hot-lights, grip and table top equipment. He is equiped to shoot projects ranging from micro-photography , table top product shots, fashion & catalog, portraits, night exteriors, and fine art reproduction.
John's photographs are reviewed and edited in a calibrated, color managed environment using Photoshop CS. Modest retouching is included in his day rate or flat bid. This includes removal of distortion, perspective control, and color correction. Additional retouching is billed at an hourly rate.
Files can be delivered on CD or DVD in any commercial file format and color space. Prints and transparencies from the digital files are available at a reasonable charge.
Rates Jobs are bid on a day rate plus expenses or by the shot or a flate rate when appropriate. John travels on photographic assignments throughout New England and the world. Travel is billed at cost. Expenses, such as gaffer tape, gels, background paper etc. typically run less than $50.00/shooting day.