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CHOOSING THE RIGHT

PHOTOGRAPHER agui def oryou& yourf ami l y


W HAT TO LOOK FOR & ASK ABOUT

TOFINDAPERFECTFIT PRICING

PERSONALITY

I t ’ snosecr ett hatgr eatar ti sexpensi ve, andt hi scanbet hecasef orphot ogr apher saswel l .Remembert hatt hese i magesar eani nvest ment-i nyour sel f andi nyourf ami l y .Goodphot ogr apher s i nt endyouri magest obef ami l y hei r l oomsandpl anf ort hi sbyof f er i ng ar chi val gr adepr i ntpr oduct sbui l tt o hol dt hei rcol oranddet ai lf oral i f et i me.

Haveyouevermetanewf r i end, si gni f i cantot her ,orbusi nesscont act t hatyouj ust“ cl i ck”wi t h?Yourper sonal i t i esseem t of i tast houghyou’ veknown eachot herf arl ongert hanyour eal l y have,andyouf eelcomf or t abl ei n conver sat i on.Fi ndi ngt her i ghtphot ogr aphershoul df eelt hi swayaswel latl eastt oacer t ai next ent !Youar e hi r i ngaphot ogr aphert odocumentyou oryourf ami l y;t ounder st andwhat makesyouspeci alandbr i ngoutt he besti nyouoncamer a.I t ’ sessent i al t of i ndsomeoneyouf eelcomf or t abl e wi t h,someonewhocanr eal l yseewhat makesyouwhoyouar eandt r ansl at e t hati nt ovi sualar t .Thi sspeci al chemi st r ywi l lmakeal lt hedi f f er ence i nt hef i nali mages!

Al t houghchoosi ngt hel eastexpensi ve phot ogr aphermayseem l i kean at t r act i veopt i on,t her ei smostl i kel y ar easont hey’ r esocheap!Gr eatphot ogr apher swi t hgoodcl i entser vi cear e t ypi cal l ybookedsol i dandpr i ce t hemsel vest or ef l ectt hi s.I fbudgeti s amai nconcer ni nsel ect i ngaphot ogr apher ,t r ycont act i ngaf ew“ dr eam” phot ogr apher sandl ett hem knowyour i nt endedpr i cer ange.Theymaybe wi l l i ngt owor kwi t hyouandof f er paymentopt i onsorsmal l erpackages t of i twi t hi nyourbudget .Shi ni ngSt ar St udi osof f er saf f or dabl epaymentpl ans.

Hi nt :Phot ogr aphyi sanar t ;assuchyoucanexpectever yphot ogr apher t oof f erauni quest yl eofi mager y.Youdon’ thavet obeanar texper t t odeci dewhet herornotyoul i keast yl e-j ustbr owset hr ought hei r por t f ol i o.I ft hephot ogr aphsyouseemakeyouf eelgoodandar e somet hi ngyoucoul denvi si oni nyourhome,chancesar et he phot ogr apheri sast yl i st i cal l ygoodf i tf oryou!


SEARCHING FOR YOUR

PHOTOGRAPHER Fi ndi ngt her i ghtphot ogr apherf oryouandyourf ami l ycanbeadaunt i ngt ask. Becauseoft hei ncr easi ngavai l abi l i t yofdi gi t alequi pment ,pr of essi onal phot ogr aphyhasbecomeanext r emel ycompet i t i vemar ket .Ther ear el ot sof websi t est osor tt hr ough,bl ogst opourover ,andadver t i sement sever ywher e. I tcanseem al mosti mpossi bl et of i ndaper f ectf i t !Thegoodnewsi st hatwi t h al i t t l et i meandef f or t ,youcandoyourownr esear chandf i ndaphot ogr apher t hat ’ sj ustr i ghtf oryou.

START CLOSE TO HOME Agr eatwayt ost ar tyourphot ogr apher seeki ngj our neyi sbyaski ngf r i ends andf ami l yi ft heyr ecommendanyonei nt hear ea.Chancesar egoodt hat t hey’ vewor kedwi t h( orknowsomeonewho’ swor kedwi t h)agr eat phot ogr apherf orpor t r ai t sorl i f eevent s.Chancesar eal sogoodt hat aphot ogr apherwho’ swor kedwel lwi t hpeopl ecl oset oyouwi l lal so wor kwel lwi t hyou!

ONLINE RESOURCES Usi ngFacebookandi nt er netsear chesar eal sogr eatwayst of i ndl ocal phot ogr apher s.Mostpr of essi onalphot ogr apher shaveast r ongonl i neweb pr esencewi t hpor t f ol i osoft hei rwor kf oryout obr owse.Onceyou’ vef ound af ewst udi osyou’ r ei nt er est edi nwor ki ngwi t h,don’ tbeshyaboutset t i ng upi nt er vi ews!Schedul eaphonecal lorcasuali nper sonmeet i ngt ogetaf eel f ort hephot ogr apherandhi s/ herpr ocessf orcr eat i ngi mages.I twi l lqui ckl y becomecl earwhet heri t ’ sagoodf i tf orbot hofyou!

Hi nt :I t ’ sal waysagoodi deat oaskaphot ogr aphert oseeacompl et e gal l er yofi magesf r om phot oshoot s.Agoodphot ogr apherwi l lhave aconsi st entst yl et heycar r yt hr oughoutanent i r esetofphot ogr aphs. Youwantt obesur et hatyouwi l lgetanent i r egal l er yf ul lofi mages youl ove,notj ustoneort wo.


LEARNING ABOUT THE DIFFERENT

PHOTOGRAPHYSTLES

Aphot ogr apherwi l lgener al l yt el lont hei rwebsi t ewhatki ndof phot ogr aphyt heyspeci al i zei n.Her e’ sacheatsheetf orwhati tal lmeans!

LIFESTYLE

POSED

“ Li f est yl e”phot ogr aphsar enat ur alandunposed,document i ngsmal l ,i nt i mat emoment s t hr oughoutyourt i mei nf r ontoft hecamer a. Li f est yl ei magesshoul dl ookf r eeandeasy , f ocusi ngmost l yont heper sonal i t yandi nt er act i onoft hepor t r ai tsubj ect si nar el axed set t i ng.

Posedi magesar eamor et r adi t i onalappr oacht opor t r ai tphot ogr aphy .Thephot ogr apherwi l ldi r ectyout hr oughoutyourphot o shooti navar i et yofposest hatbr i ngout yourbestf eat ur eswhi l ehi di ngt her est . Gr eatposedi magesshoul dnotl ookst i f for st oi c,buthaveadef i ni t i ve“ I ’ m bei ngphot o gr aphed”st yl et ot hesubj ect st hatyou

NATURAL LIGHT

IN-STUDIO

“ Nat ur alLi ght ”phot ogr apher suseonl yl i ght f r om t hesuni nt hei rwor k.Gr eatnat ur all i ght por t r ai t sar er adi antandhaveaspeci alwar m gl ow aboutt hem t hati l l umi nat est hei rsubj ect s.Nat ur alLi ghtphot ogr apher sgener al l y onl ywor kdur i ngcer t ai nt i mesoft heday whent hel i ghti sati t sbest( ar oundsunr i se andsunset ) ,sobepr epar edt oschedul eyour dayar oundt hephot oshoot !

St udi ol i tpor t r ai t sar et akeni nacont r ol l ed envi r onmentwi t hpr of essi onall i ght i ng set ups.Thebestst udi ophot ogr apher smast er f ul l yuset hei rl i ght st ocr eat ecr eamy ,sof t ski nt onesandaccentyourver ybestf eat ur es.St udi opor t r ai t sar ecar ef ul l ycomposedandhaveadel i ber at el ookt ot hem. Mostphot osyouseeofbeaut i f ulmodel si n magazi nesar et akeni nst udi os,wher et he phot ogr apherhascont r oloverever yel ement i nt hei mage.

Funf act :Wespeci al i zei nnat ur al l yposedsessi onsi nanyl i ght i ng!

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RISKS OF PURCHASING

DIGITALFILESONLY I nagi neever yonewhoent er syourhomef ort hef i r stt i me,i mmedi at el y wal ki ngovert ot hel ar gepi ct ur eofyourf ami l yhangi ngont hewal land admi r i ngi t .Havi ngyourmemor i espr i nt edandondi spl ayi soneoft he wayswedemonsr at eourl ove.Whenyoupr oudl yshow yourcl osestr eal at i onshi psonyourwal l ,i t ’ sl i kewr appi ngyourhousei nabi ghug,and ever yonenot i ces.Yourf ami l yknowst heyar el oved.St at i st i csshow t hat whenpeopl eonl ypur chasedi gi t alf i l es,t heyof t endon’ tgetar oundt o pr i nt i nganyoft hosef i l es.Al so,i fyouonl ypur chaset hef i l essot hat youcanhavet hem pr i nt edyour sef l ,t her e’ sabi gr i skt hatyourpr oduct s won’ tbet hequal i t yorst andar dyouwer ewant i ng.Mostconsumerpr i nt l absdonotof f ert hest andar dsofcol orqual i t yt hatpr of essi onall absdo, andyoumayf i ndyour sel fwi t hpr i nt st hatar emuddyandawkwar dl y t r i mmed.Whenyoupur chaseapr i ntpr oductf r om exper i encedphot ogr apher s,t heyper f ectt hecr opandcol ort opr oducet hebestpossi bl epr i nt edr esul tf r om t hei rpr of essi onall ab.

W HY BUY AN ARCHIVAL GRADE

HANDMADEALBUM

Asyousi tdownt ochat ,yourguestpi cksupyourl eat heral bum f r om t he cof f eet abl e.Youbegi nt ogi veherat ourofyourf ami l yasyouf l i p t hr ought hepagest oget her ,andal lt hememor i esf r om t hatt i mecome f l oodi ngbacki nt oyourhear t .Phot ogr aphsar emeantt obepr i nt ed. Ther ei snot hi ngqui t el i keanexqui si t el ydesi gned,handcr af t edphot o al bum t odi spl ayandpr eser veyouri magesi nawayt hatever yonecan hol dandenj oy .Al t houghonl i negal l er i esanddi gi t ali magedi spl aysar e becomi ngani ncr easi ngl ypopul ar ,i nexpensi vewayt odi spl ayphot ogr aphs,t her ei sst i l lnot hi ngl i keaphysi calphot oal bum.Al bumsar en’ t j ustgal l er i esei t her ;t hey’ r ebookswhi cht el lt hest or yofyouandyour f ami l y .Al bumsi nspi r eandel i ci tawi der angeofemot i onsi ni ncr edi bl e det ai landbr i l l i antcol or .Al bumsar ewel lwor t ht hei nvest ment-t heywi l l l astal i f et i meandmakeyouri magesaccessi bl et oanyone,anyt i me!


INTERVIEW ING YOUR

PHOTOGRAPHER I fyou’ vef oundaphot ogr apherwhosepor t f ol i ost r i kesyourf ancy ,t he nextst ept ot akei st opi ckupt hephone( orschedul eani nper sonmeet i ng)f oral i t t l ei nt er vi ew.Don’ tbeaf r ai dt oaskt hequest i onsyouwant answer edandf eelouti fi t ’ sagoodf i tf oryouandyourf ami l y .We’ ve cr eat edal i t t l ei nt er vi ew out l i neher ef oryou,butf eelf r eet oaddyour ownquest i onsandi deast ot hel i st ! .

onghasyourst udi obeeni nbusi ness? Q:How l Shi ni ngSt arSt udi oshasbeeni nbusi nessf orsevenyear s,andwe l oveever ymomentofi t !

ypeofphot ogr aphydoyouspeci al i zei n? Q:Whatt Wespeci al i zei ncoupl esandf ami l yphot ogr aphywi t hcont r ol l ed l i ght i ngandnat ur alposes.

eyoursessi onpol i ci es? Q:Whatar Wear ehappyt opr ovi desessi onpol i ci est oyoui naneasyt or ead PDFgui deuponr equest

oduct sdoyouof f ert odi spl ayi mages? Q:Whatpr Weof f erawi der angeofar chi valqual i t yphot opr oduct st omake yourmemor i esl astf oral i f et i mei nbeaut i f ulphysi calf or m,i ncl udi ngal bums,gal l er ycanvas,r et ouchedpr i nt s,andmor e!

i mi tt heamountofsessi onsyoubook? Q:Doyoul Wel i mi tbooki ngst o8permont ht oensur ei ncr edi bl eser vi cef or ourcl i ent s.Ourgoali sexcept i onalqual i t y ,notquant i t y .

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