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So Cal Pixels

Laguna Hills , CA
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LOCATION

P. O. Box 3248
Laguna Hills, CA 92654 US (map)

PHONE

949-887-3870

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Ben Chen is an experienced photojournalist who’s work has been featured in many publications range from Cosmopolitan Magazine, ESPN Magazine, Range Finder, Popular Photography Magazine,... Read more
Ben Chen is an experienced photojournalist who’s work has been featured in many publications range from Cosmopolitan Magazine, ESPN Magazine, Range Finder, Popular Photography Magazine, USA Today, L. A. Times and New York Daily News.

In November 2005, Ben and his family made a decision to cut down on his traveling and venture into wedding photography in the Southern California Area. Three year later, Ben is now an industry-sponsored speaker that teaches wedding and lighting photography across the country. Ben is very passionate about his art and contributes his success to his 100% commitment to his clients in capturing the best images possible. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I am known as a very creative photojournalist. My background being a published photojournalist certainly gave me the foundations in capturing all the important moments. I studied fashion and editorial photography and found these images are inspiration to my creative and artistic side.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I am an expert in all kind of lighting situations. I teach several ?Off-Camera? lighting classes as well as wedding classes across the country to other professional photographers? trade groups. Please see my seminar info at http://socalpixels.com/Seminars_and_Workshops_Gallery/
Is your media preference film or digital?
For the past 6 years, I shot exclusively digital.
How many photographers do you work with?
There are total of 4 photographers in our company. We typically send 1-3 photographers for each wedding, depends on which package the clients booked.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes. I am (Ben Chen) the chief photographer for the company. I am there in every wedding we booked.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I never book more than one wedding in a day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I have been a pro photog for over 20 years; I have over $75,000 of professional photographic gear. I only use the best.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
See above. The answer is yes.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I charge by the job. Some job are full days, some are partial days.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
$300/hr. This price include post-production editing for the extra images.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Just meal break and where is any down time.
Do you charge for travel?
Yes.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
One week.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online proof as well as digital images provide on a DVD in every wedding.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever. It is a DVD and it is included in the package.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Top of the line metallic print album as well as coffee table artbooks.
When will the client get the final album?
One months after the client selected the images and approved the design.

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Melanie
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
I honestly had a wonderful experience with my photographer Ben. He was very professional and not the least bit pushy (we were worried abou that). Everything was very well organized and he even sent out a timeline to be sent back to him so we didn't have to worry on the day of the wedding. I was very happy and would recommend this photographer to anyone. Not to mention, our photos came out great!! We could not have been happier with them.
I honestly had a wonderful experience with my photographer Ben. He was very professional and not the least bit pushy (we Read more...
I honestly had a wonderful experience with my photographer Ben. He was very professional and not the least bit pushy (we were worried abou that). Everything was very well organized and he even sent out a timeline to be sent back to him so we didn't have to worry on the day of the wedding. I was very happy and would recommend this photographer to anyone. Not to mention, our photos came out great!! We could not have been happier with them. Read less
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nhien
Wedding:
9/4/2010
4.8/5.0
My husband and I hired Ben to photograph our wedding last fall and it was one of the best investments we made for our wedding. Ben and his team were extremely professional, yet fun and creative. We felt like nearly every element of our wedding was captured because not only did Ben photograph the entire wedding day, but he also had two photographers/assistants with him to capture candid moments that he may have missed. He also came prepared with lights and umbrellas (for the flash) which is unusual. I've attended many weddings where the only source of artificial light the photographer uses is the camera's horseshoe flash (the add-on flash which is not the camera's built in flash), which can limit or alter the end result of the pictures, sometimes resulting in overexposed photos or photos with unflattering shadows. I am a hobbyist photographer and appreciate the extra mile he went to bring extra light for our pictures. Needless to say, our pictures came out great. The lighting and the composition of many of our formal portraits was incredible. We also loved the many candid shots that he and his team took as well. And as promised, Ben also provided our photos and website links a week following our wedding so that we could share it with our family and friends immediately. I highly recommend Ben and his team.

N. Lasky
My husband and I hired Ben to photograph our wedding last fall and it was one of the best investments we made for our Read more...
My husband and I hired Ben to photograph our wedding last fall and it was one of the best investments we made for our wedding. Ben and his team were extremely professional, yet fun and creative. We felt like nearly every element of our wedding was captured because not only did Ben photograph the entire wedding day, but he also had two photographers/assistants with him to capture candid moments that he may have missed. He also came prepared with lights and umbrellas (for the flash) which is unusual. I've attended many weddings where the only source of artificial light the photographer uses is the camera's horseshoe flash (the add-on flash which is not the camera's built in flash), which can limit or alter the end result of the pictures, sometimes resulting in overexposed photos or photos with unflattering shadows. I am a hobbyist photographer and appreciate the extra mile he went to bring extra light for our pictures. Needless to say, our pictures came out great. The lighting and the composition of many of our formal portraits was incredible. We also loved the many candid shots that he and his team took as well. And as promised, Ben also provided our photos and website links a week following our wedding so that we could share it with our family and friends immediately. I highly recommend Ben and his team.

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stacy
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
I contacted several photographers prior to our wedding and was not impressed with any of them. I was referred to Ben from a client. He came out to my office for our meetings and I was impressed from the beginning. Ben was kind, understanding,professional and a true artist. He and his team did a wonderful job at our wedding and I have been so happy with photos and Ben's service.
Ben was wonderful to work with and I highly suggest working with him and So Cal Pixels.
I contacted several photographers prior to our wedding and was not impressed with any of them. I was referred to Ben from Read more...
I contacted several photographers prior to our wedding and was not impressed with any of them. I was referred to Ben from a client. He came out to my office for our meetings and I was impressed from the beginning. Ben was kind, understanding,professional and a true artist. He and his team did a wonderful job at our wedding and I have been so happy with photos and Ben's service.
Ben was wonderful to work with and I highly suggest working with him and So Cal Pixels. Read less
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