Avada News • June 2, 2016
This article is more specifically geared for photographers.
I am going to be discussing the way I approach taking a Business Headshots, necessary steps and proper client treatment. Often times a photographer will think they can get a job done for as cheap as possible and this leads to poor quality in the final image.
Whenever displaying a portfolio on your site or to your potential clients it is crucial to live up to that quality of work every shot you take. It would be unfair for you to show images that you cannot create every shot as the client expects that quality of work if not better.
With that established, what can you do to ensure your clients are more than satisfied? The answer is simple, which is take each shoot one job at a time and be properly prepared.
How can you be properly prepared? Ask a lot of questions; always be familiar with the space that you are going to be working in. Proper space is always an important aspect. Making sure that you have enough room for your portable studio lighting, reflectors, backdrops, rim lights, etc. without enough space you will be working in an environment that is not ideal right off the bat.
Next you can always use bring the appropriate lighting for the shoot. Most of the time a simple off camera flash and a shoot through umbrella will not cut it. Make sure you have the proper softboxes, studio strobes, tripods, lenses and other required equipment.
When choosing gear, it is best to do research prior to making any purchases. Especially when you shoot in a certain style or going for a certain look there are many factors that can vary.
Now that all gear is in order and you have a good understanding of the area you will be shooting in. You can begin to work on making the shoot easier for yourself.
Bringing a knowledgeable assistant along and practicing your setup prior to arriving will eliminate a lot of on-site difficulties, which more often than not are the most difficult to deal with.
Now it’s time to shoot! You’ve spent days preparing and its time to give your clients images that exceed their expectations!