about

I have a fun approach to photography and love interacting with people. My aim is that you enjoy the experience and cherish the images for years to come.

Having diverse interests, I especially enjoy the variety that photography offers. I originally trained in the biological sciences with photography. After working in medical research I worked for 16 years in IT, 14 in a multi cultural environment in international banking. While employed in this demanding role I furthered my enthusiasm for the humanities & arts by studying for a degree in Modern Literature, Art History and Art Philosophy with the Open University. Collecting my degree while expecting my second child was a gratifying accomplishment!

While on a career break from IT & management I was fortunate to be able to advance my passion for photography while upgrading my technical and creative skills. Attaining my Foundation degree in Photography and Digital Imaging & coming first in my year group was a satisfying feat! Since then, I have being practicing as a freelance photographer while running a busy photolab. More latterly, I am combining my photography with the role of Manager of Wimbledon Bridge Club.

If you like what you have seen and read on my website so far, please feel free to contact me to discuss your commission requirements by pressing the 'Contact Me' button.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Fiona Reilly LRPS

Qualifications
PTLLS (City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate for Teaching Post 16 year olds) (2014)
Foundation Degree in Photography & Digital Imaging (Merit) (NESCOT ) (2008)
RHS Level 1 & 2 Certificates in Horticulture (2004)
IT Project Management with Prince (Merit) (2003)
BA (Open) Degree History of Art, Philosophy of Art & Modern Literature (1995)
HND Science – Biology with French (Credit) (1983)



Terms and Conditions

In the following conditions of contract ‘the photographer’ shall mean Fiona Reilly or, subject to condition 6 b) below, any photographers appointed by Fiona Reilly Photography. ‘The clients’ shall be those whose names appear on the contract. If the clients arrange for a third party to meet the costs of this contract the contract remains with the clients. The due performance of the contract is subject to the conditions below and cannot be varied in any way by the clients unless expressly agreed by the photographer in writing.

1. Copyright: The Copyright and Design Act 1988 assigns the copyright of the images to the photographer. It is contrary to the Act, and therefore illegal, to copy these images, or allow them to be copied, by any photographic means, by computer, Internet or otherwise, by any person or machine other than by the photographers or their appointed agents, unless a royalty-free license has been granted.

2. Display: The Clients hereby allow the photographers to display any images covered by this contract and to generally promote the business by means of advertising, publicity material, websites, exhibitions, competitions, magazine articles, and other such media providing that the images are used lawfully and without damage to the clients. Images placed in password protected galleries within the website re not available to the general public in the normal course of events. However, it may not always be possible to prevent determined persons from accessing these galleries.

3. License and Coverage:

a) The photographer shall be granted artistic license in relation to the poses photographed and the locations used. Although every effort will be made to comply with clients’ requirements, the photographers’ judgement regarding the location, poses and number of photographs taken shall be deemed correct.
b) For bookings involving a church ceremony or at certain other venues, photographer’ movements are sometimes restricted by the minister or official in charge: photographing of parts or even all of the ceremony may be restricted or prohibited, as may the use of artificial lighting. The photographer cannot accept responsibility for limited coverage in such cases.
c) Whilst the photographer shall endeavor to fullfill the entire Clients’ requirements, she cannot be held responsible for non-availability of subjects or adverse conditions, which delay the progress of proceedings, preventing coverage of certain specified shots.
d) Any alterations made to the booking by the Clients once details have been confirmed may only be made at the discretion of the photographer. If unable to accommodate alternative arrangement (such as the change of ceremony date or venue) the photographer is not liable to compensate the client(s) in any way whatsoever.

4. Image Reproduction:
a) Owing to photo chromatic anomalies caused by a combination of certain dyes and materials, especially in man-made fibres, it is sometimes impossible to record on camera the exact colour of material as perceived by the human eye. When processing images, the photographer will endeavor to achieve a pleasing overall colour balance based on natural flesh tones.
b) It is understood that some colours may not remain consistent throughout a set of photographs owing to variations in lighting conditions. It is also understood that all photographic printing is undertaken within the technical limitations of the process and that colour may not be identical over the whole range with in a subject. The colour balance of prints made at different times or in varying sizes may also be variable.
c) Due to limitations of computer monitors it is understood that images may appear differently according to the specification of each monitor and that prints will not match images rendered on any particular computer monitor.
d) Where images are made available for use with a personal computer the default operating system will be Mac OS X. Products may not function on other operating systems.
e) Where images are made available for use on a DVD player reasonable steps are taken to ensure compatibility, but DVD discs may not play on all DVD players, particularly older models.
f) I use only quality branded CDs and DVDs, ensuring each is checked before dispatch, but it remains the responsibility of the clients to check discs for in-transit damage. The photographer cannot be held responsible for damage to equipment resulting from defective media.
g) All Print and presentation sizes quoted are approximate and subject to the discretion of the photographers.

5. Payment and Prices:
a) A non-refundable booking fee as agreed between the photographer and client is required to secure the photographers’ services for the commission, with the relevant balance for the commission due 2 weeks prior to the event.
b) Any amendments or additions to a commission, once agreed, will incur further fees.

6. Cancellation:
a) In the highly unlikely event of cancellation by both the photographer, or unavoidable total photographic failure, the photographers’ liability shall be limited to a full refund of any booking fees and fees paid. Re-shoots may be arranged if practicable but the photographer will not be responsible for any further costs.
b) The photographer will endeavor to appoint other photographers in the unlikely event that she is unable to attend a booking. However, it may prove difficult or impossible to find a skilled replacement photographer at short notice or at the same price.
c) If the clients should have to cancel a booking the following cancellation fees will become due immediately:
I. The Clients are entitled to a full refund of their booking fee if they withdraw within 14 days of the booking.
II. The booking fee will be forfeited on cancellations made after 14 days of making the booking. Cancellations made within two weeks of the commission incur the full cost of the basic photographic service booked, including optional additional attendance.
III. Where the photographer is able to rebook the date with an equivalent booking, the cancellation fee will be reduced to the non-refundable booking fee only and any additional cancellation fees already paid will be refunded accordingly.
IV. In the event of postponement, then at the discretion of Fiona Reilly Photography, and subject to availability, monies other than the booking fee may be applied to the new commission.
V. It is essential to inform the photographer as soon as possible of any changes of venue, times, or contact details etc.
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