5 Tips for Hiring an Architectural Photographer
Posted On: September 11, 2011
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1. Meet the photographer before the shoot! You have to like who you work with and if you don’t it will show in the pictures.
2. Have your shot list defined before asking for a quote. This will make it much easier for the photographer to give you an accurate estimate. Architectural photography is based off the number of shots per day.
3. Do your homework. There are many, many architectural photographers. With that being said, each will have their own unique vision and area of expertise. Take a look at their portfolio and see if their vision matches up with yours.
4. Know your budget before seeking a photographer. My rule of thumb is, you always get you pay for. You don’t walk into a Mercedes dealership expecting to buy a brand new car for $10,000. The same goes for photography.
5. To coincide with Tip #4, there is a huge difference between the “homes for sale” pictures you see in the free magazines in the pictures at the grocery stores versus high-end images in publications such as Architectural Digest
. Your goal is to showcase your work and potentially “sell it”. Always remember that a great photograph is going to lead to a call back and potential “buyer”. People will be viewing your property from all over the world and their first impression is going to be the picture that you paid for.
6. Just because you bought a DSLR at Costco does not make you or your associates qualified professional advertising illustrators. =)