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4 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Professional Product Photographer

4 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Professional Product Photographer

 

 

Before you hire just anyone to take photographs of your products (or try to save some money and try DIY product photography), you'll want to find a reputable, professional product photographer and ask these 4 questions.

 

You want your products to look their best on your website, right? You know how the saying goes: a picture is worth a thousand words.

With that said, your product photography should be top-notch. It'll be hard for customers to trust your business let alone be tempted to buy something based on grainy, blurred photos.

To prevent the halt of sales because of your photography, consider enlisting the help of a professional product photographer. Not only will you have crisp and clear photos but it's the key to increasing sales.

But before you go with just anyone, it's best to ask all the potential choices questions that'll determine if they're right for your business.

Ready to find out what they are? Let's get into it!

 

What Kind of Equipment Do You Use?

 

You can easily judge how good a photographer is based on their equipment. After all, they are experts in their line of work which means they should have a high-quality camera and lighting.

They should know that good lighting makes the product stand out. As for a camera, be on the lookout for those who rely on their smartphone for photos.

While smartphones are great for in-the-moment shots, they're not so great for producing a crisp image. Your photographer should have at least a DSLR camera.

 

How Much Experience Do You Have with Editing Photos?

 

After they're done taking the photos, they should know how to edit them. If their experience of editing isn't extensive, you might be taking a chance on them.

Or if worse comes to worse, you may have to outsource the editing to someone else. And that's something you don't want to do as it'll end up costing you more money.

If their experience is impressive, make sure to ask what software they specialize in. Hopefully, their answer will be Adobe Lightroom. Then you'll know they can get the editing done quickly and without a hassle.

To get an idea of how good their editing skills are, be sure to take a look at their portfolio.

 

How Many Photos Can You Produce in a Day?

 

This question is necessary as you'll want to know how much bang you can get for your buck. You'll want to ask all of your candidates this to find a reasonable range.

Some photographers charge by the hour while others charge per image. You want someone who can knock out a good amount of photos in a day as you'll have more options to choose from.

Are You Insured?

 

Be wary of those who say no. Photographers should be insured in case anything goes wrong while they're working.

Damaged equipment or an injury on set could result in a legal battle. Knowing this, it's probably best to not consider anyone who says they're uninsured.

 

Ready to Hire a Professional Product Photographer?

If you want your products to stand out and be attractive to buyers, you'll want to invest in a professional product photographer. That way, you don't have to rely on staff members or yourself to take photos. You'll be saving yourself time and money in the long run.

Check out our different pricing packages for all your product photography needs!

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