DAFOS Photography


Brussels based photographer

Decorative prints for your home, tutorials to help you get more fun out of photography, professional photography services for family, social or corporate events...

Alle diensten eveneens beschikbaar in het Nederlands. Tous les services sont aussi disponibles en Franšais."



TUTORIALS

Get more out of your photography!

DAFOS "tutorials" are short, introductory lessons to help you get more fun and pleasure out of the every-day sort of photography we all get to do, with family, friends, on holiday etc...

These tutorials have become very popular activities for small groups from companies, social clubs and other organizations as a pleasant and useful evening divertissement.

  • Get more enjoyment from your family and travel photos
  • Get the most out of your simple compact - or smartphone camera
  • Learn some simple 'tricks of the trade' for more 'wow'
  • Interactive - ask away!
  • Typically 2 to 3 hour sessions, evening or weekend.
  • Modular:
    • "Taking Prettier Pictures"
    • "Intermediate"
    • "Portraits"
    • "Outdoor"
    • "Getting the best of Flash"
  • Ideal for groups of 6 to 10 people
  • Companies or social clubs: Special rates for larger groups or customised tutorials (please ask for details)

  • Special discount for members of "Viewfinders"

Portfolios

The following portfolios give an idea of the type of work I do for clients' events. Work is usually delivered as digital images on CD-ROM or DVD, or made availble via a web link. Clients may also view their images on a private "login" area of this website. Prints can be produced at an extra charge.


ABOUT


DAFOS is Alun Foster, a long-time resident of Brussels, Belgium. I have been involved in photography for many years, working as a freelance photographer until 2009. I now maintain photographic activities on a more artistic level, in parallel with a day-job.

WHAT I DO

You can rely on me for:

  • Prints, using leading technology for decoration; home or businesses
  • Photographing Corporate or Private events / reportages
  • Tutorials, as introduction to full-blown workshops
  • Prepratation of digital files for making prints or books

I am also closely involved with "Viewfinders", an international photography club in Brussels, promoting social integration and understanding though a shared interest in the photographic image.


Contact me

DAFOS is Alun Foster.
Pr. J. Heymansstraat 3/8, 1200 Brussel, België / Rue Ab. J. Heymans 3/8 1200 Bruxelles, Belgique.
Tel: +32 496 57 24 02.

BTW / TVA: BE 0899.828.517

For requests about availability, quotations or other information please feel free to e-mail me.


Digital File Preparation

For the most beautiful prints and books

Making a small print directly from a digital camera is fund and usually gives very satisfying results. Dissapointment sometimes sets in when larger prints or books are made from the same file.

Whether it's for an exhibition or for decoration in your home, with larger prints some of the secondary effects of digital images become apparent, so some special treatment may be needed. Local adjustments of contrast, brightness or colour, or the reduction of digital noise are common needs.

DAFOS can prepre digital files for making larger prints or books, using professional software designed specifically for that; making the most beautiful possoble prints, books or other items from your digital images.


Pricing Guide

Pricing shown below is indicative only. please contact us for a detailed quote.

EVENTS pricing

Public or Private Events

DAFOS is avaialable to provide a still-images record of your corporate, private or public events such as press-conferences, weddings or birthday parties, parades, ...(I don't do video, though can subcontract this if required). Events are charged per hour on site, with a minimum of 3 hours. The hourly rate is typically €90 (BtoB please allow for 21% VAT)

PORTRAITS Pricing

Portrait Sessions

Portrait sessions are shot at the clients location of choice, using a portable studio set-up. Price inlcude delivery of selected images from the whole shoot, is formats suitable for prints, web-pages/social media and "thumbnails" for web use. €500 per session with max. 5 subjects.

TUTORIALS Pricing

Tutorial Sessions

DAFOS' "tutorials" are short, introductory 'lessons' to help you get more fun and pleasure out of the every-day sort of photography we all get to do, with family, friends, on holiday etc...

These tutorials have become very popular activities for small groups from companies, social clubs and other organizations as a pleasant and useful evening entertainment.

Tutorials are organised on an "on-request" basis, and can be private sessions for small- to medium-sized groups or may be opened to the public. The calendar of Public tutorials is shown below.

Pricing varies depending on the number of people attending: for small groups, €40 per person. For larger groups, prices available on applications. Special rates are available for members of "Viewfinders"

Tutorial Title Next Public Session Date
"Taking Prettier Pictures" -
"Intermediate" -
"Portraits" -
"Outdoor" -
"Using Flash Effectively" -

DIGITAL FILE PREPARATION Pricing

File Preparation

To get the best from digitial prints, a degree of preparation may be necessary. Not the same as "retouching", file preparation involves adjustment of the technical characteristics to get the best possible quality print without changing the actual image - only minor changes to the actual picture may be undertaken (e.g. removal of rubish on the floor or non-premanent blemishes). This is true whether a few files are to be made into large-format prints, or many files to be made into a book.

Pricing depends on the number of prints. Typically, €150 is charged for the preparation of a set of prints or a book from a single event.