Advice on commissioning commercial photography Tip 01

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 help you to ask the right questions and make the most appropriate choice.

Anyone earning his or her living from acting as a photographer is by definition, a professional! Unfortunately, it is all too easy for someone with no professional experience or qualifications, to trade as a professional photographer.

A cheaper quote for your photography project may seem appealing, but is it worth the risk, choosing the wrong photographer could end up costing you a lot more!

One guide is whether a photographer holds any professional qualifications and is a member of a recognised professional body. At the bottom of this page, I have listed the two main UK bodies that assess standards and grade professional membership.

British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) http://www.bipp.com/

The Association of Photographers (AOP)http://home.the-aop.org/

Your image is your future: trust it to a true professional!

Biography Bernard O’Sullivan ABIPP

Inside Out Photography Award Winning Commercial, Industrial, Architectural Photography Manchester and Buxton

Coming soon:Asking the right questions when selecting a photographer!

Here you will find a series of short articles to guide you through the process of selecting a suitable professional photographer to ensure your photography project runs smoothly.