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Frequently asked questions

What's the difference between a " BASIC EDIT", “ BASIC MONUMENTAL” and a “CUSTOM MONUMENTAL” edit?


Each image goes through a meticulous process resulting in a look and feels that is unique to BOMBELKIE. All edits include skin softening, blemish remover, skin imperfection, teeth whitening, whitening of the eyes, colour correction, and BOMBELKIE artistic treatment. A BASIC EDIT is the one where we don't add additional elements, just a standard background and BOMBELKIE artistic treatment. Only one Final end product is included per MONUMENTAL Package, you can always add-on more edits to any of our packages. A BASIC MONUMENTAL involves some simple manipulation to the image, we don’t add any armour or costuming to the person themselves but mostly to the environment (background) that the model is in, and our BOMBELKIE artistic treatment. A CUSTOM MONUMENTAL, the possibilities are more endless, we use a multitude of images, adding armour and other clothing of sorts, or removing or manipulating clothing, manipulation of the person, creating the environment (background) to best suit the final Edit, and BOMBELKIE artistic treatment (movie poster look/book cover/painting). We approach this type of session as an artist would an oil painting resulting in an EPIC image you will want to display.




Do you give out all the images from the shoot?


No, unfortunately, we do not give out all images we only release our edited images as to keep BOMBELKIE style.




Can I share a package with a Friend?


Yes, you can, however, there are a set number of edits per package. Let’s say that you are a couple and you would like to get one custom monumental edit done, and then would like to purchase additional edits of each of you be it Basic edit or Basic/Custome Monumental as add ons.




I’ve never done a photoshoot before, is there anything I need to know?


No you do not need to be a model or know anything. We will walk you through the shoot, pose you and (most importantly) make you comfertable. It will be a fun shoot.




What does artistic treatment include?


When we say "Artistic treatment" we're referring to color correction and balance of composition in addition to Skin smoothing, blemish/skin imperfection remover, color grading, teeth whitening, whitening of the eyes, when needed. We want to show you in the best way possible. Each image goes through a meticulous process resulting in a look and feel that is unique to Bombelkie.




Do I get prints of the photos? Or is that extra?


Prints are extra. We put a lot of work into every edit with the idea that the images will be displayed. They are best viewed in a large format.




How much is it for additional regular edit as well as the Monumental style edits?


Additional regular edits are $100 each, Basic Monumentals are $1500 and Custome Monumentals are $4000. Add ons Custom monumental = $4000 Basic Monumental = $1500 Basic Edits = $100




What’s a BASIC MONUMENTAL edit?


A BASIC MONUMENTAL involves some simple manipulation to the image, we don’t add any armour or costuming to the person themselves but mostly to the environment (background) that the model is in, and our BOMBELKIE artistic treatment. Each image goes through a meticulous process resulting in a look and feels that is unique to Bombelkie. All edits include skin softening, blemish remover, skin imperfection, teeth whitening, whitening of the eyes, colour correction, and BOMBELKIE artistic treatment.




Do you work from supplied images?


No. To get the best quality images (like something you would want to display/frame). When using other photogs photos, it is limiting when it comes to the concept and you run into copyright issues. When we do the shoot, there is usually a concept in mind and therefore we are able to pose the model appropriately and the lighting is very crucial to the look and feel to achieve a masterpiece. When it comes to compositing in elements, we shoot them after so that the lighting matches. Most importantly, when you are doing the shoot and talking with the model. A lot of the time ideas start flooding in and the resulting image is a reflection of the model themselves. This makes for a meaningful masterpiece




Do you have access to a gym space?


No, unfortunately, we do not. Having said that we could shoot at a gym however, the model would be responsible for getting permission to shoot at the gym as well as paying our way into the gym if needed.




Is this a home studio?


Yes, this is a fully functioning home studio all images you have seen have been shot at the home studio so there are no limitations to what we can do.




Do you help with the wardrobe or have costumes?


When it comes to wardrobe and clothing in general, we usually suggest bringing more clothing than you may need as we feel that it's better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it. We can help you decide what to shoot in. We do not have any wardrobe at our studio nor do we have any costumes. That would have to be provided by the model. We do have fabric that we use.




About how long would it take to edit photos?


That would depend on which package you chose and how quickly you give us your choices. For Regular edits, it usually takes two to three days. For a Basic monumental it usually takes one to two weeks. For a Custom monumental, it usually takes about 2 weeks to 4 weeks, but it could be quicker depending on the concept and volume of edits.




Do I need to come up with poses?


When it comes to posing, that's where (we feel) the photographer should always help. We walk you through the photo session so you don't need to worry about being a professional model, instead just have fun. If you have any pose videos feel free to let us know or if you have seen an image you would like to try feel free to show it to us.




How long would it take us to edit the photos?


That would depend on which package you chose and how quickly you give us your choices. For Regular edits, it usually takes two to three days. For a Basic monumental it usually takes one to two weeks. For a Custom monumental, it usually takes about a month.




I am wondering if the clients who usually get your photoshoots done are mostly just coming right off of fitness competitions?


We get asked this question often. We would recommend doing the shoot when you feel you are in the best condition to get the best resulting image. So if your abs are visible, you have good definition then it will translate very well with our lighting. In our photography, we do not add muscle or modify the body to make you look bigger than you are. We let the lighting show the work that went into creating a sculptured physique.





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