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Frequently Asked Questions

 Here are some of the frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Why choose Binke Photographic Art?

If you always wanted special wall art who treasure memories of yourself and your loved ones then you will love what we’ll create together with you. Your Wall Art will be unlike any other portraits. Being in water creates organic, surprising moments. You can approximate a pose, but it’s impossible to hold anything forced or canned. The results are pure luxury, delivered in outstanding quality to enhance your life.                                                                                                                                                         

What will my whole experience include and how do I secure it??  

We simply ask you to deposit $200 to secure your photographic experience and included are:

– Your Photographic Experience

  • Planning Session / Consultation where we take you on a journey and customize your photographic shoot, to reflect you and your personality – underwater
  • A Personal Photographic Shoot that captures the essence of you and the people you love most

– Your cinematic presentation of your images 

– Your Design Consultation where we will assist in the selection and customization of your Wall Art that will bring life to your home

– Wall Art that will become heirlooms for future generations to enjoy

Any deposit has to be made one week before the photo-shoot in order to guarantee the best possible outcome for your shoot.

Where are you located?

We have our own pool, and we are based in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast near Brisbane, Australia. 


Is the pool heated? 

Yes, we keep the pool between 27-33 degrees, but we can crank it up to as warm as you like. Your comfort comes first.

What if I’m not good at holding my breath?

We will work with you whatever your comfort level is in the water. We talk you through each step  and promise you will be comfortable. Most clients, as they become relaxed in the water, surprise themselves with what they are capable of.

Are you available for weekend photo shoots?

Our Underwater Photo- shoots are Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Friday.

How long does the photo shoot last?

Binke Photographic Art photo shoot sessions last around 45-60 minutes for kids and up to 2 hrs for adults depending on conditions and concept.

What about Make Up?

Our Make Up Artist the amazing Valentina Pintus. She is a professional Make Up Artist based on the Sunshine Coast. She gratuated with the highest score at the Professional Make Up Acedemy in Rome, Italy and has been working ever since in the beauty and fasion industry. She has been doing makeup for Milan Fashin Week and Elite Models Italy. Her work has been published and featured in many Fashion Magazine such as ELLE, Glamour and Vogue.

Her service include:

  • BASIC: 75$ Natural Make Up includes lashes ( 45min)
  • Kid’s Basic: $50 lips cheeks and a bit of eyeshadow (15min)

What happens after the shooting?

After the photo shoot pool session, we will immediately prepare your images using the latest technology and will invite you back to our studio for your design consultation session. This happens usually all in one day.

How long do you keep my images?

After your design consultation, we will keep your images for one month.  Only ordered images  will be  kept in our archive.

                                                                                                                                                      What different products are you offering?

Please visit our Products page to get all the detailed informations.

How much does people usually invest?

Our clients appreciating the art created together and spend between $1000 to $15000.

What is the difference between Fine Art Paper and regular paper?

Standard paper is made from crushed wood pulp. This results in a product that is not archival due to the impurities in the pulp. Fine art paper is normally much thicker and is made from archival cotton rag. This results in a product that will last for 75-100 years.

When do I pay for my Wall Art?

We ask you to pay for your order when it is placed at your design consultation. All our work is guaranteed, so there is no risk at Binke Photographic Art.

Do you have a Lay-by System?

We offer a fast, simple payment plan that allows you to have your Wall Art delivered after 33% deposit payment of your whole order and spread your cost over time with no  questions about your life / income. No Interest or Fees will be charged. Almost any Australian adult, including the self-employed (ABN required) can use Take Home Laybay®. Plus aged and Veterans Affairs pensioners are welcome.

1. Show us a valid photoID & be employed full-time (30 hrs/week).

2. Just pay the required deposit & have your artwork delivered to your door.

3. We direct debit payments until it is paid for.

How soon can I get my Wall Art?

We’re doing the best to keep the production time within 4 weeks but sometimes depending on the suppliers it can take up to 6 weeks.

I am not satisfied with the results, can I come back next time?

Of course you can. Capturing the magic moment  underwater is challenging. There are many factors to consider. So feel free to contact us to arrange another shoot.

Are my pictures protected?

Yes. All your images are protected under the Copyright Law of Australia and  registered at the US Copyright Office.


What if I have to cancel or postpone the photo shoot?

You can cancel your photo-shoot for any reason at any time up to 48 hours prior to date and receive a full refund of all money paid to Binke Photographic Art. There is no refund for any reason after this time. We are more than happy to arrange another suitable time for you or your family.               

What if it is raining on the day of the photo-shoot?

Binke Photographic Art reserves the right to postpone the photo-shoot and reschedule.                                                                                                                


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