With the recent revolution of digital photography, it has become increasingly easier for the unskilled enthusiast to get their hands on a nice camera with professional potential and call themselves a pro photographer.
These essential tips will ensure that you aren’t trapped in the common pitfalls of the process and will help you choose the photographer best suited for the job:
- This seems quite simple but you can’t beat word of mouth referrals. Ask your friends if they know of a good photographer.
- When you are viewing the online gallery or portfolio of your potential photographer, you’ve got to look past the first few photos. However, if you dig a little deeper and find that the photography quality disintegrates quickly, or that the best shots come from only a handful of clients, you may want to find a photographer with more experience.
- The question of affordability is always high on the list. Be sure to check all costs involved of both session fees and post-shoot display products.
"Most importantly, you are paying for the talent and experience that your photographer will bring to the table."
- Make sure that your photographer can supply what you want (for the end product) and that they acquire it from professional sources. That doesn’t mean that the price needs to be sky-high, it just means that you’re getting quality product.
- Most importantly, you are paying for the talent and experience that your photographer will bring to the table. You’re not just paying for the cost of ink being printed onto photo paper with some wood and glass holding it onto the wall.
- You’re paying to get a photographic piece of art from a talented professional.