Congratulations your company is #1! The readers of AZBigMedia have spoken, for the upcoming 2021 edition your company will be featured as #1 with a 1/4 page photo and an editorial write up.
How the world has changed since last year!
Option 1: We can use an image that was photographed from a previous year. The image will be designated with the original year of publication in the caption so readers know that the image was taken prior to the pandemic. If you prefer this option, simply reply to this e-mail and let me know which year’s image you would like to use, if it was from 2020 confirm the caption info above, if it was from another year I’ll reply with the caption information I have on file to make sure everything is correct.
Option 2: Creating a new image in a sanitized studio that will be set up at AZ Big Media’s offices in October and November (dates TBD). This is an option for businesses that have not been photographed in the past or that have new principals.
COVID-19 photography protocol:
• PPE requirements will be observed for this year’s production. No exceptions. I’ll be wearing a mask, eye protection, and maintaining a six-foot minimum distance. Equipment will be sanitized between appointments. For the subjects, masks or approved face coverings must be worn while preparing in a socially distant manner. Masks can be removed for the photos.
• Less is better, Ideally there is only one person in the photo. This year, there will be a maximum of three people allowed in the photo.
Option 3: Creating a new image at your business or on location. Please e-mail me or call prior to booking your appointment so that we can make the appropriate arrangements.
The photo style for the project is an environmental portrait of the principals or other representatives of the company. 1- 3 people in the photo is best due to the size of the photo in the magazine. More than 3 people is OK, however people will appear smaller and farther away. Environments may include (but are not limited to) your building or lobby featuring your company's logo, work areas, completed projects, or any other environment that may illustrate what your company does or why you are #1.
The editorial photo session is paid for by AZBigMedia, there is no cost to your company for this assignment.
You may elect to have additional photography done while I am on-site and/or license the Ranking AZ 2020 image for your own usage at your own expense. Please see the information to the right (below for mobile devices) for details.
The "Schedule Photo" link will open my current calendar, along with a form for scheduling your appointment. The deadline is October 31st, 2019. Appointments are scheduled in the order they are received.
Ranking AZ appointments may be scheduled Monday - Thursday as availability on the calendar permits. Please schedule within the same geographical area as appointments already scheduled, i.e. Phoenix, Scottsdale etc. if at all possible.
The appointment time is the time that we will take the photo. I will arrive about 30 minutes prior to scout and set up the shot.
Principals will generally be needed for about 10 - 15 minutes for the actual photograph.
Ranking AZ Proofs & Caption
Ranking AZ images will be shot digitally. After the photo shoot, principals & representatives will review the images, select the final image as well as review and approve caption information (names and titles of those in the photo, up to 25 words) that will appear with the photo.Captions are limited to 25 words per the directive of the magazine. NO exceptions may be made.
Ranking Az Editorial Write Up
Please submit your editorial write up which will appear below the photo and caption directly to Amanda Bruno at the magazine. Amanda.Bruno@azbigmedia
I will be working with over 200 companies this fall, while I understand that sometimes situations arise that require rescheduling, please make sure to give me as much notice as possible so that I may attempt to fill that time slot. Appointment cancellations of less than 48 hours are subject to a cancellation fee of $95.00. (Exceptions will be made for illness or bona fide emergency)
A big thanks to Az Big Media and the hundreds of companies I've had the privilege of working with over the past 2 decades! I'm honored to be part of this significant project that has tracked business in Arizona for over 20 years!
With over 25 years of photographic service to Arizona businesses I can guarantee that you will be happy with the images I create for you. While technology has made photography accessible to anyone, my dedication to high quality, professional imaging techniques, utilizing professional lighting and a lifetime of experience will make you stand apart from your competition. My straightforward pricing and expedient work flow also assure you of one of the best values in obtaining professional photography!
Packages are for additional photography directly before or after your Ranking Arizona editorial photo shoot at the same address. Price is inclusive of photography, equipment, and image license. 2 hour package may include multiple locations.
Express - $250*
A few portraits or team shots. Up to half hour of additional time.
Team Builder - $350*
Portraits, team shots, facilities, product, etc. Up to 1 hour of additional time.
Library - $600*
Build a library of images for your marketing. Multiple locations available with this package.
Up to 2 hours
Price includes background(s), all professional lighting and camera equipment, and unlimited usage in perpetuity for the additional images. Proofs will be available for selection afer shoot on-line and the final high resolution images will be delivered by download. Standard background colors are white, black, blue, or gray and may be enhanced with colored gels at no additional price. Custom colors available for a nominal fee. *Sales tax additional at 8.6%. Digital retouching is available but is not included in the price.
License The Ranking AZ 2020 Image
The image created for Ranking AZ 2020 may be licensed for your company's advertising and marketing. The license cost is 100% tax deductible as an advertising expense. If you purchase one of the additional photography packages you may take an additional 25% off the prices below.
High resolution image with unlimited usage in perpetuity - $450
Available for pre order prior to December 31st 2019 at a 20% discount for $360
High resolution image (16x19 @ 300dpi and 1440 x 1080 pixels @ 72 dpi, custom sizes also available upon request) suitable for creating billboards, posters, postcards, ads, web site, e-mail campaigns or anything else you can dream up.
$195 - Digital usage in perpetuity
Web / digital resolution image (1440 x 1080 pixels @ 72 dpi) for web sites, e-mail marketing, on-line videos etc.
$20 per 1/4 hr
Duane Darling's creative capabilities also include digital imaging / retouching. This capability can be used to create special effects, enhance or improve locations, wrinkles, etc. . (Digital imaging is not paid for by Arizona Big Media and will be billed to the requesting client).
Thank you and I look forward to working with you soon.
© Copyright Notice
Please remember that I make a living creating and selling images. Images are copyrighted and may not be copied, reproduced, stored, transmitted etc. without prior written permission / licensing from Duane Darling. Images found being used without prior written permission or licensing shall be billed at 2 times the normal rate. Additional legal action may be taken as necessary to defend intellectual property rights. Thank you for your understanding and respect of intellectual property rights.