Greetings!

I'm Rob Slaven, a local Indy photographer.  On a very regular basis I wander around the city and photograph events ranging from the State Fair to live music.  All the photos you see on this site are mine and I'm happy to share them with the world to demonstrate the amazing things going on in our marvelous city.

If you have a question or need photos for your own event you can reach me at IndyLivePhoto@gmail.com.  A few of the more common questions which arise are covered below but don't hesitate to reach out if you want to know anything else or have events that need coverage.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Will you shoot my show?  What is the fee?
A:
I will shoot your show at no cost whatsoever.  However there are a few things you should know:

  1. I can't guarantee that I'll actually get anything worth keeping.  I do not shoot with a flash because, frankly, that's incredibly annoying to anyone trying to perform.  So if your venue is too dark I'm not going to use any supplemental light to blind you and distract the audience.
  2. If I say that I'll be there then I'll be there, but I reserve the right to pick the event that sounds the most interesting on any given day.
  3. I don't take money for shooting but this also means that I don't promise to take your shooting requests.  I will do my best to accommodate but I'm not going to hang around past the point of my own disinterest.  
  4. At the end of the day, this is my free-time leisure activity so I'm very likely to shoot what I think is entertaining and that's it.  If you want to know more about what that might be there are 15,000 examples of my work on this website.  That should give you a pretty good idea.

Q: Can I buy one of your photos?
A:
Sure!  You can purchase a download for personal use for a nominal fee.  If you wish to use one of my photos for a commercial purpose then please purchase a commercial license.  I am also always curious to know what good use my work is put to so please send it to me as well.

Q: Why are you asking for money at all?  You used to do this entirely for free!
A: In general I am happy for people to use my work for just about any purpose.  Unfortunately, it became apparent somewhat recently that some parties were profiting rather directly from my work which was moderately irritating.  So I tightened up permissions on the site to compensate.  If I dared to do the math it would be apparent that taking all these photos is costing me thousands of dollars a year.  I'm actually happy to do it until other people start stealing my work and making money for themselves with it.  Then I become somewhat of a grumpy cat.

Q: Will you accept money to help defray these costs of you which you speak?
A: Yes, but usually only after refusing a couple of times.  You can do so via Paypal or Venmo

Q: My picture is on the site and I'd really prefer that it not be.  Will you remove it?
A:
Of course.  Send me an email.

Q: How long will photos of my event take to be published?  Will you publish on social media?
A:
Depending on the length of the shoot, photos will be published between 6 and 24 hours after I leave the event.  I do not do detailed editing so time to press is very short.  Photos are published to Facebook and Instagram if I deem them appropriately representative of the Indy Live brand (whatever that is).  I typically only publish to Twitter if my subject matter already has a presence on that platform.

Do you have a question that I didn't cover?  Drop me an email:  IndyLivePhoto@gmail.com

 


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