HIRING A PHOTOGRAPHER
PRESHOOT QUESTIONS 1
IMAGES – TYPE & DESTINATION
Are your images being used for web, social media, print, or all of the above?
Their intended use will affect how your photographer shoots, what they shoot and the lenses used. Some applications require panoramic shots, others close-ups so I always ask before I come out but this info has to be determined BEFORE the shoot if you are going to get the best photographs. It takes planning.
Do You Require Headshots? Corporate businesses tend to use Traditional Grey background but Natural light headshots are now very popular and have a softer more welcoming look. This is something you might like to discuss before you start.
Each Social Media platform has specific optimal sized images. Some will automatically crop and resize for you but many of them make the images blurry even if they are shrunk. Have a look online and give your photographer a style sheet of what you like – and don’t like.