Q: How many photographs will you take of my son/daughter?
A: We will take about 50,000 plus photographs during Plebe Summer 2015, averaging about 50 per Plebe. Our focus is to capture on film every Plebe at each of the 12 events we photograph.
Q: Will you post photographs of my Plebe or his/her company every day?
A: We will post photographs daily, not necessarily of every company. We try to, however.
Q: What evolutions do you photograph?
A: The ones that are accessible to us, about 12.
Q: How will I find photographs of my son/daughter?
A: You will need to click on the postings for the day. The galleries are labeled July 1, July 2, etc. How many you find will depend on how much time you spend looking. Last summer one parent found over 200.
Q: How are the photographs organized?
A: By date, and then by Company. The following will have their own folder: Color Guard, D&B, Guide On Bearers, Detailers, and Wounded.
Q: What kind of equipment do you use?
A: It is not possible to take these photographs with a typical consumer camera, or even prosumer camera. Equipment is the key. We use mostly a NIKON D4 and D800, with a 80-200 lens as well an 800 mm lens that makes it possible to take really close ups of Plebes without their knowing it. The 20 years of photographing Plebe Summer is a definite advantage when photographing the Plebes. Experience has taught us where to be and when to photograph.
Q: Do I need an account to access photographs?
A: Yes, you do. You can access Induction Day photographs without an account. For the rest of the summer, you will need to purchase membership.
Q: Will I need a PASSWORD to access the photographs?
A: YES, it will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchasing membership.
Q: Can I change the password that gives me access to the photographs?
A: No, you can not.
Q: I can not access my account. Why?
A: If you made three attempts to enter the site, you will be blocked for 24 hours. We do not have access to your password and can not reset it.
Q: Can I purchase Downloads?
A: Yes, you can. They come in three sizes: 1 MP for Social Media, 3 MP, and 5 MP. The 1 MP file will make an acceptable 3x5 print, the 3 MP a 5x7 print, and the 5 MP an 8x10 print. For those of you who do not know what a digital file is, it is computer information that allows you to make a physical print, either on your own computer or locally.
Q: What are the prices of Downloads?
A: A 1 MP file is $12.95, a 3 MP file is $15.95, and a 5 MP file is $21.95.
Discounts are available for 5 downloads (5% discount), 10 downloads (10% discount), 20 downloads (20%), and 40 downloads (35%) when ordered at the same time.
Q: What are the prices for prints.
A: Wallets $8.95; 3.5x5 $8.95; 5x7 $14.95; 8x10 $19.95. Discounts for more than one print of one photograph are not available. We suggest you order a download file so you can make your own prints.
The family portrait will be taken during Parents' Weekend. We will be available at the Mexican Monument during Sunday from about 10:00 to 1:00. We will also be available after the Parade at the Mexican Monument.
The portraits are taken on Sunday in the YARD during September, October, and November. http://www.plebesummer.com/p102753863?customize=1#h4b3ff6f2
We will contact you in August with the details.
Larry Thornton 443-699-3000
Thornton Studios . . . since 1969