When you are looking around for a photographer you will soon discover that there are a lot to select from, commissioning an inexperienced photographer could end up costing you money!
The guidelines below will hopefully help you to ask the right questions and make an informed choice of photographer.
Many clients are surprised at how much effort goes into quality professional photography and accordingly are sometimes initially concerned about how quickly a shoot is progressing.
In IOP’s experience any early reservations are always dispelled once clients start to view results, see the quality of the resulting images and begin to understand why so much time and effort is worthwhile. It truly is a case of the more time and effort put into a shoot is paid back in the end product.
However, a successful photographic shoot requires a team effort, below you will find some tips on what you the client can do in advance to ensure you get the most out of our time on the shoot day.
Exteriors:If you require exterior photographs, please plan your deadlines to allow for possible sustained poor weather. This increases the likelihood of the photographer being able to shoot under optimum lighting conditions.
Site preparation: Ensure as much as is practical that machinery, or areas to be photographed are tidy, and remove anything in the subject area and background that you would prefer not to show. Any products to be photographed need to be perfect specimens.
This will help to avoid time-expensive delays waiting for areas to be cleaned and ensure that photography time on site is as efficient as possible.
Staff Availability: When on site IOP aim to be as independent as possible, however it is vital that you ensure that any staff with essential knowledge of the processes to be photographed will definitely be present and available on the shoot-date.
This will avoid any tensions if the photographer requires input or co-operation input from busy staff. Advanced planning by you and your staff will assist the photographer to give you the best result possible capturing exactly what to need to show and will help to keep costs down.
Deadlines: In a similar vein, ensure you let your photographer know as early as possible about any deadlines you need to meet as well as any logistical time restrictions regarding the optimum time any particular process or person is best photographed.
Having said all of the above IOP are professional to the core and will always work within any necessary restrictions. Bernard O’Sullivan founder of IOP has never missed a deadline in Thirty-Eight years of being a professional photographer.
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
T 07831 344 722 – E firstname.lastname@example.org