I am Gerry Leibbrandt founder and owner of Prime Photos Limited. I started Prime Photography in 2001 and am an NZIPP Qualified portrait photographer.
For the last 9 years I have been the medical photographer for the Wellington Regional Plastic, Maxillofacial & Burns Inpatient and Outpatient Unit. The Regional Unit is based at Hutt Hospital. Please read a recent testimonial from the PA to Professor Swee Tan, Annette Wikeepa.
I have just upgraded my main studio camera to a Nikon D800 36.3MP FX-format CMOS sensor, Full HD 1080p video at 30/25/24p which will be excellent for doing the work you require. I have all Nikon prime lenses including a Ultra, Ultra wide 14 – 24 mm 1:2.8G, a 1.4 50mm and 2.8 60 MICRO with Nikon Ring Flash which I use for my medical photography.
The work I do at the hospital requires me to be there every morning from 7.30 am till around 10am and also some full days photographing at various clinics at the hospital. The majority of my time at present is spent at my studio or doing commercial photography around the Wellington region. This would be the time when I would be available to work as a commercial freelance photographer.
I take all of my images in RAW format using Capture One Pro to process the NEF files. All the hospital work is confidential and secure with three layers of backup’s onsite and offsite from the hospital. This contract is a personal contract between me personally and the Hutt Valley DHB.
The same integrity and workflow applies for the studio portraits where we also only use the latest professional software namely, Photoshop CS5, Studio Plus and Preselect to name a few.
I also have an extensive background in computers and I am responsible for maintaining all the computers in the studio. All backups are made on DVD’s, and three NAS drives. The third NAS drive is offsite and updated weekly.
All studio monitors are calibrated with the latest “Spider” and synchronised with our professional lab, Queensberry.
I hope that you would consider me and if so that we and get together soon to discuss the possibility of helping you in the Wellington region to provide an excellent service to your business as a commercial freelance photographer.