Tips on Choosing a Celebrity or Advertising Photographer.
If you are looking to have quality pictures, with good lighting and clear, ensure you choose a photographer who has built a good reputation over the years for providing quality pictures. Most people find it an overwhelming task when choosing a photographer, considering the huge number of photographers in the market. Interview some photographers, before settling for one. Consider the points below when picking a professional photographer.
It is advisable to always check the portfolio of the photographer. Most photographers have a portfolio of their past work, you can get the portfolio on their website or you can ask them to give it you. From the portfolio, you can easily check the quality of the photos the photographer has done in the past. You can check if the photos are clear, if the lighting is good and many more. If you feel satisfied with the photographer’s past work, you can go ahead and work with the photographer, since you have some assurance.
There are different types of photographers, there are those who specialize in taking celebrities shoots, while others focus on advertising photographer and others specialize in both. To know the specialty of the photographer, you can check on their website, most have this information on the about us section on their website. If you are not sure the niche of the photographer, call them and ask.
How much does the photographer charge for their services? All photographers charge differently for their services. Always find out the charges of the photographer before you engage in any business. If the shoot will take a whole day, the photographer will charge you as compared to a half day shoot, also if they have to travel for a long distance the cost will also be higher. Your budget for the shoot will mainly determine the photographer you will choose.
Does the photographer have any references? It is important to deal with a photographer who is willing to give you a list of some of the celebrities and advertising companies they have offered their services to in the past. The only way you will know how it is to work with the photographer, its through calling some of their past clients, whether it is a company or a celebrity. You can ask them if the photographer was professional, the quality of the pictures and the pricing. If the photographer satisfied the needs of the photographer, you get very good response from their past clients, this will be an assurance you can proceed to work with the photographer.
Another thing you should look out for it’s the reviews done on the photographer. Go to their website and different forums online and check the comments that have been made by their past clients. For credible photographers you will always find positive reviews from their past clients.