Graduation Photography

Frequently Asked Questions

HAVE A QUESTION?
PLEASE FIND BELOW A LIST OF COMMON QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS!

 

1.       Is security an issue I should worry about?

We take security very seriously. Our online shopping system employs GeoTrust using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology which secures our Online Shop system and protects your personal and credit card details.

2.      I can't find my white receipt containing my studio portrait usercode, what should I do?

Click on the link that says, “click here to request your password”.  Complete all your information. You will receive an email reply containing your password normally within 24 hours.  

3.      I did not have any studio portraits taken, I was only photographed on stage. Can I view and purchase my Handshake/Stage photograph?

Click on the link that says, “click here to request your password”.  Complete all your information. You will receive an email reply containing your password normally within 24 hours.  

4.     How long will my photographs be online?

Portrait samples online will be available for 5 months from your graduation date. All original digital images are kept by us for a minimum of 20 years. Prices are subject to change after 12 months without notice.

5.     When I enter my Portrait user code, it says “Error, no match for password entered"?

The user code that needs to be entered to view your portrait photograph samples online should contain six digits and three letters eg. “012345ABC” as written on your receipt. If you have entered the correct digits and letters but you are still getting the “Error, no match for password entered” message, please contact our studio on (612) 9804 7777 during office hours or email us at info@graduationphotography.com.au.

 If you are unable to view your Handshake/Stage photograph due to the “Error, no match for password entered” message, please contact our studio on (612) 9804 7777 during office hours or email us at info@graduationphotography.com.au.

6.  I can see the wall on the sides of my sample images online? The sample images online look to dark or light? The colours of my sample images online don't look good?

All images are cropped and corrected for colour and density. The backgrounds will be corrected before printing or burning to CD. 

7.         I'm having trouble finding my Handshake/Stage

After typing in your password, click on the time of your ceremony, you will then be able to view all Handshake / Stage photographs from your entire ceremony. Scroll through all pages and images to locate your photo.  Click on your photo to view it larger and to view pricing. To order your photo, please follow the onscreen instructions in yellow on every page.  If you do not have your Handshake/Stage photo password, refer to FAQ No. 3. If you still can't find your handshake photo, please email us the details and we will find it for you.

8.     How long will it take to receive my order?

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery in Australia, and 3-4 weeks for International delivery from date of payment approval.

9.    What payment options do you have available?

There are 2 different payment options available for online ordering.

a)      Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard only) – If you choose this option you will be re directed to the ANZ e-gate secure payment system to process your payment.

b)      Credit Card over the phone - If you choose this option, you will receive a phone call from our studio to complete your Credit Card transaction over the phone.

10.      How are my photos delivered?

All online orders will be posted directly to the addressee using Australia Post services.  The following postage options will be available for you to choose from during the shopping Process:

  • Australia wide orders, Standard postage fee $12.00
  • Australia wide orders, Registered Post (Signature Required) $15.50
  • International orders, a postage fee of $18.00

This fee covers postage and packaging of the photographs / CD’s ordered in a hard reinforced cardboard  envelope to avoid damage, and also highlights “Do Not Bend” on the envelope.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery in Australia, and 3-4 weeks for International delivery.

11.    What if my photographs have been damaged in the mail?

If your photographs are damaged in the mail please return all of your photographs to our studio along with a letter detailing that they were damaged in the mail.  We will not post your new photographs to the same address as they were originally posted to, due to the risk of them being damaged again, we will post your photographs to a different address which you must provide in your letter.

12.  I have not received my photos and It's been over 6 weeks. What do I do?

If your payment has been approved, then you should have your photographs within 4 weeks at the most.  If you have not received your photographs, please contact our studio at info@graduationphotography.com.au or call (612) 9804 7777 to check when your photographs where despatched from our studio.  In most instances, your local post office will leave you a small card advising you to collect your package from your local post office, as it is too large to fit in your mailbox.  If we have posted your photos to you, you may be asked to check at your local post office first to see if they are waiting for you to collect, or otherwise, your package should be returned to our studio, and then we will contact you.

13.  What should I do if I have changed address since ordering my photographs?

If you have changed address since placing your order online, you must notify us by email: info@graduationphotography.com.au  as soon as possible. Please include your full name, university, graduation date, password and your contact telephone numbers in all email correspondence.

14.  How do I order my photographs from my graduation held years ago?

To order your photographs from a graduation held years ago, please contact our studio on (612) 9804 7777 to place your order over the phone or email us at info@graduationphotography.com.au.  Please include your full name, university, graduation date, password and your contact telephone numbers in all email correspondence.

15.    The small sample images will not enlarge when I click on them?

Please try using a different browser such as Internet Explorer.

16.  Can I purchase my graduations portrait photos as a digital image and print them myself?

Yes. All of your Graduation portrait photographs are available on CD in high resolution "printable to 50cm x 40cm".  For more information please click on the CD icon when you have logged in with your user code. Please note that your handshake image is not included with the portrait CD.

17. Can I Refund my Presentation Photo? I am not happy with it.

All graduates are photographed on stage whilst shaking hands with the Presiding Officer.  As we are not permitted to interrupt the official ceremony to re-shoot the subject, we are unable to guarantee the outcome of each photo.  Therefore in some cases a refund may be issued (excluding postage costs paid at the time of ordering).

 

Unsuccessful photographs and/or digital images requesting a refund, must be returned to our studio within 30 days, and must fulfill either of the following criteria list below:

 

1) Subject has eyes closed.
2) Tassel or hair obscuring subjects face.
3) Incorrect subject angle.
4) Camera or flash malfunction.

 

Any photographs and/or digital images returned for a request of refund that do not fall within the above categories will be judged on a case-by-case basis.  The final decision remains at our studio’s discretion.

 

An accompanying letter outlining in detail the reason for the request of refund must be included with the returned photographs and/or digital images.  Please also include daytime contact numbers and preferred method of refund (either cheque or credit card).

 

All costs incurred, by the customer in returning their photographs and/or digital images to our studio are non refundable. This includes return postage and packaging, travel, courier or other expenses.

 

Our maximum liability for any photographs and/or digital images deemed unsuccessful for any reason will not exceed the amount paid by the customer at the time of ordering their photographs and/or digital image.

 

Please direct all inquiries relating to a refund request to:


The Manager
Graduation Photography
1004 Victoria Road,
West Ryde NSW 2114
Australia
Tel: 61 2 9804 7777

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