Tag: photographer skills

June 5, 2018 / / Blog

7 – License to use the images And finally, the one no-one considers. When you commission a photographer, you are paying for them to create images, edit them and a license for you to use them in your business. You don’t own the images – the photographer retains the copyright unless otherwise agreed. It’s a bit like commissioning a musician to write music. Paul McCartney wrote “live and let die” for a bond film. We assume he was paid for it, and that he still gets royalties from it being…

June 3, 2018 / / Blog

6 – Time to edit the images This is just as important as shoot day, and in many cases, has more influence on the final look of the photos.  The signature of a photographers style is often in the edit. The sort of things we do at this stage are:- Look at every shot and flag the ones which we like – this takes ages on a big shoot! Do a “part edit” on the shots and send you previews to choose from – we part-edit them so they look…

June 2, 2018 / / Blog

5 – Time to take the images So this IS the time we spend with you shooting, the contact time, the time on site – it’s where the magic is started, but by no means complete.  When people ask “what is your day rate”, I assume this is the thing they are expecting to pay for.  On the shoot day, it’s all systems go, you’ll see us:- Setting up lights and tripods if needed Hooking up a laptop Creating the look – so moving lights around, moving people around, adding…

June 1, 2018 / / Blog

4 – A 3rd Party view of your business Following closely from point 3 – business owners are often too close to the wood to see the trees… Getting someone from outside into bounce ideas off is a great experience. We “see” things differently, the yellow stripe on the carpet above actually isn’t that big, but with a photographer’s eye, a 16mm lens and low tripod, we created something which really jumps out of the screen and brochures it’s used in.  In fact, many things you walk past every day…

May 31, 2018 / / Blog

3 – Creative Mind and Ideas It’s often difficult for business owners to think of images to represent their business. If you’re an accountant and spend most of the day in Sage/Xero/Excel, how do you make that look unique and interesting?  We do this day in day out – meeting all kinds of businesses and looking for things to separate them from the competition. Everyone is unique and it’s our job to make you stand out.  We take time to talk about what you do, who you are, what your interests are…

May 30, 2018 / / Blog

2 – The Right Kit for the Job! They have invested in the right bits and pieces for the job. This really does vary on what subjects people cover and style they achieve. Portrait people will have the right flashes and backdrops, architecture photographers may have very expensive Tilt-Shift lenses, food photographers will have all kinds of gadgets and lights to create the right vibe. We turn up with bags brimming with shiny toys so we can get the job done for you – we’ll even show you how it all…

May 29, 2018 / / Blog

Most businesses need images for websites, brochures, press, adverts…. the list goes on. So when you hire a photographer, what are you actually getting? Good ones will be expensive, they may quote £1000-£1500 per day even in West Yorkshire – how on earth can this be justified. If you read most marketing copy, we would cover the benefits to your business, which include extra sales, great first impression and more website traffic – but in this mini blog series, lets look at what the photographer brings to the table and…