Actors, Models, Musicians, Business Men and Women, at some point in your career, you will need photography. Whether it is for headshots, publicity portraits, album cover, corporate headshot or modeling portfolio, you will end up under the eye of the camera. And it can be intimidating. And if you’re not comfortable, it’ll show in your pictures. So what can you do?
Choose your photographer wisely!
It is important that you have a good positive connection with your photographer, that you trust he can do the job well and give you what you need. So how do you choose?
- Know what you want! Too often, we encounter clients who have no idea what they want, thus making it tricky for the photographer to give you an appropriate quote and to deliver the right product for you. Know what you need and want so you can describe it accurately to the photographer you contact.
- Find a photographer. Honestly, the best way to do this is asking around and getting referrals. Word of mouth is a great way to get comfortable because you’re not just “cold calling” someone about whom you know nothing. Talk to other people in your industry. Who did they use as photographer and were they satisfied? You can also search online: google “photographer – your city – what you need”. That should give you quite an extensive list, but then you’ll have to sort through the crooks and beginners to find the pros.
- Do your homework! Get on the photographer’s website, look at his/her portfolio. Do you like his/her work? Is it the style of photography that you want for your project?
- Get in touch with the photographer and have a real conversation. Yes, person to person, not just via email or text. You need to talk to the photographer so you can have a feel of his/her personality.
- Ideally you should meet with the photographer in person, check out his place. Is his studio clean and tidy? Is he professional and polite? How does he make you feel? Does he validate you or invalidate you? This is a great opportunity to discuss in details and with visuals what is needed and wanted, and to make sure that you get along with the photographer.
What if I don’t feel comfortable with him/her? Easy. Move on! Find another photographer and start over at step 2. There are hundreds and hundreds of photographers out there. There will be one that you will like, I guarantee it!
At Theta Creata Productions, we love to serve you to the best of our abilities. Tim Sabatino has been a professional photographer for over 20 years. He will take the time to listen to you and understand your needs so as to deliver the perfect product!
Contact me to talk about your photography needs.