AWAIR photography is an online portal for images of sporting & social occasions. We cover community, local and international events either by direct commission or on a freelance basis. Events are covered subject to our availability and in agreement with the event organisers.
Where are all the photos?
The majority of our images are taken at private events, and can only be found in the Clients area. A password is required to access these.
I have viewed an entire collection, but cannot find the photo you took - do you have any more?
All images that are of suitable quality are uploaded to our online collection of Sets & Albums. The exceptions will be that we don't typically post duplicate or similar images. A judgment will be made as to which of several is better quality. Some images are also not selected due to a lack of technical merit, others for aesthetic reasons. We trust you'll like our results, but that's because we are very selective.
How can I access a particular client area?
Contact your organisation administrator or use the Contact Form to request access.
Where are the photos from XXX event?
Events are normally designated to the client organising an event. If your organisation attended, you should obtain the necessary password either from the event organiser, or otherwise by using our Contact Form .
What does AWAIR photography offer?
AWAIR photography offers community support for school & club events, as well as accredited media representation at major international sporting events.
Do I need to pay?
This site is free to use. Purchases are not required and you may freely view all accessible images. Smaller images are available for download, and are suitable for viewing on mobile devices. High resolution images have a large watermark. Free downloads of low resolution images do not have this watermark.
What exactly am I paying for?
The photos that you access on this site are not free, however certain size/resolution images are provided at no charge for personal use only. You have the option to license a high resolution image, without the large watermark, for personal use - which would typically include printing.
Why is the price so expensive - it's only a digital download?
Purchasing the personal-use rights to an image is optional. Lower resolution images or online slideshows are available for no charge. Purchases of high-quality & high-resolution images subsidises the provision of this website, and the ability to support community events. Additionally, we do not sell prints - if we followed the typical market model, each larger size would have a bigger 'commission'. We don't want to do that. You license the image, and choose who you want (and where you want) to make that special print for you.
Why is the price so cheap/free?
Our philosophy is that School and Community events should not be an opportunity to 'get rich quick' from other parents. Where we have our children participating, we are happy to sponsor an event, by providing time, equipment and expertise. For schools and charities we provide images at no charge, for news, advertising and marketing purposes. It's an added benefit if we can capture an image that you like too.
What can I do with the photos (I haven't paid)?
Low resolution images may be shared via social media, or stored on a personal device. Please do share our web link, so others can see the high resolution images at their best.
What can I do with the photos (I have paid)?
A personal-use license permits you to print or family-share high-resolution images, without the large watermark infringing on the view.
How do I order more than one photo?
The current software for this site does not support a 'Shopping Cart' with multiple items. If you wish to obtain a personal use license for more than a single image, please select an option for 2 or 3 images and follow up your request via the Contact Form .
Is there any discount for ordering multiple photos?
A license for a single image is available for immediate redemption online. You can make multiple 'single purchases' for immediate download. If you wish to avail of a sizeable discount, please use the option to licence 2 or 3 images, and follow up with your additional requests via the Contact Form .
I want to use an image commercially, is that permitted?
Sorry, that is not permitted under the terms of sale for a personal-license. Schools may request a limited license for news, advertising and marketing purposes only. Other commercial uses are not covered by the existing or non-existing releases.
I want to display one of your images in my office/at my business - is this permitted?
First, we would be flattered by the request. However, there are complex legal issues involved here, that cannot be covered by the FAQ. Please contact us directly, with details of the specific image, and your relationship (if any) to the individuals/organisation depicted in the image.
What should I do before I order?
All images provided for purchase should be at a resolution of 1920x1080 (i.e. HD). This is suitable for high quality printing or a larger display canvas. Before ordering any image, please check that the quality available is suitable, using a computer with a 15" monitor or larger.
Can I get the original RAW/full resolution image?
Sorry, these are not available once an event has been processed.
I have a problem with my order - how do I fix this?
Please use the Contact Form as the initial method for resolving any issue. Chargebacks are costly and disruptive (please don't contact your bank). Initiation of any chargeback will void all licenses associated with a transaction. We offer a 100% satisfaction policy. If the downloaded image is not of suitable quality for your commercial print establishment, a full refund will be provided.