GCPhoto FAQ

How can I get in contact with GCPhoto?
You can contact us at the Gold Coast Photography Studio via the contact page or you can call matt g by phone (0479 060 317).

Where is GCPhoto located?
The Gold Coast Photography Studio is located in Tugun (QLD 4224) on the Gold Coast in Queensland.

What are your hours?
The studio is usually open from 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday, but a shoot can be arranged for any time by appointment.

Who is the photographer at GCPhoto?
The studio is run by matt g, a professional and experienced studio photographer. You can see some of matt's photography at the mattgphotography website. The studio also has a number of photography assistants and make-up artists etc.

What types of photography do you do?
We can usually do any kind of photography that you can imagine! Photography specialities include portrait, beauty and modelling photography, as well as art, editorial and commercial photography. As well as studio shoots, location photoshoots can also usually be arranged.

What should I wear to my photoshoot?
This question gets asked so often that we made a page for it... What To Wear To Your Photoshoot

Do I need to be a model to do a photoshoot?
No! Anyone can do a photoshoot! Depending on the style that you'd like, we can do a portrait photoshoot that really shows off your personality and style, or we can guide you with advice about outfits and posing so that you'll look great for your boudoir or modelling photoshoot.

Do you 'photoshop' your shots?
Except for photojournalism and sports photography, almost every image you see in magazines these days will have been through some level of post-production editing or 'photoshopping'. The level of post-production editing required will be discussed before the photo shoot.

Do you need to be an expert to do a studio photography workshop?
No! Not at all - studio photography is surprisingly simple because everything is under your control. It helps if you're comfortable with the manual settings on your camera but that's all you need to know! We'll go through everything else at the workshop.

What type of photoshoots do you for the StudioPlus workshops?
Almost anything you can imagine! In the past we've done ballet dancers, a maternity portrait session, a cosplay-themed photoshoot, and an industrial fantasy shoot. There are regular beach shoots, artistic nude photoshoots, and technical lighting workshops.

Are you insured?
Yes. The studio is fully covered by public liability insurance.

Where's the small print?
Terms and conditions can be found here.

What can I use the images from a photoshoot for?
That will depend on the type of shoot, and will be discussed before the shoot.
In simple terms there are three levels -
Ordinary usage - images can be used for personal use, put on social websites, and can be distributed to family and friends. This is suitable for personal portrait packages etc.
Commercial and promotional usage - images can be used for promotional or advertising purposes for an agreed time.
Unlimited usage (or buyout) - the copyright of the images is signed over to the client who can use them indefinitely for any purpose.

Can I reproduce an image on your website?
Only with permission. A charge for reproduction of photographic images may be applicable. Please get in touch if you wish to use an image from this or any associated website (including social media websites such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) before reproducing any image. Reproduction of any image without express permission will be treated as a breach of copyright law.