When you are looking for a photographer you will soon discover that there are a lot out there, commissioning an inexperienced photographer could end up selling your image short and costing you more money!
The guidelines below will hopefully help you to ask the right questions and make an informed choice of photographer.
To use a food analogy, you can budget for a high-street burger, bought and eaten in 20 minutes or allow more time and go for restaurant meal. But which restaurant do you choose? and how much should you spend?
The point is, quality takes not just experience and skill, but also time. A burger from a Michelin star chef is likely to be wonderful quality, but will not be the same experience as relaxing over a three-course meal the same Chef has taken 45 minutes preparing.
So, try to be realistic, if someone gives you a significantly cheaper quote and more importantly tells you that a shoot will take a matter of hours while others are quoting a couple of days! Alarm bells should be ringing!
Regardless of what you pay for something, if you end up not being happy to use it, it was expensive!
Your image is your future: trust it to a true professional!
Bernard O’Sullivan ABIPP
Inside Out photography are Manchester and Buxton based
commercial photographers covering all the major centres of the North West
and Midlands including, Manchester, Buxton, Liverpool, Sheffield,
Chesterfield, Nottingham, Bolton, Doncaster, Derby, and UK wide.