You’ve decided to invest in a photography session with the photography company of your dreams, and here’s a few things you will need to know and decide before you book an appointment.
Idea & Concept
If you are in the creative field there are many ideas that ravage through your creative mind. If you do not write them down within 15-30 seconds (I know that it will take longer to write the whole thing down), it will all be forgotten. If you are not the creative type, take your time to jot down on ideas before setting a time & date for your Photoshoot day. Let your Photographer know beforehand so they’ll know what equipment to pack for the Photoshoot.
Available Date & Time
Some Photo Story are once-in-a-life-time and cannot wait, eg. your wedding, or maybe your child’s 1st Birthday party with auspicious date chosen. Be sure, the Photography company have a Photographer available for you before you make payment.
Photography style can be defined by many number of things. It can be your choice of subject matter, the way the Photographer light the subject or style it, shooting angles, cropping, a particular colour or tonal range you’re drawn to, post-processing style, or any combination of these and more. It’s a tough decision, but kindly do your homework.
Experience & Skill set
A Photographer who holds a DSLR to shoot does not make him/her a Professional Photographer. The one who have the experience to handle it well and making it a smooth journey for the client would be the one most people prefer, of course having the right skill set to produce creative great images set apart from other Professional Photographers.
Read the Package Contract
Read the package or contract before signing up for one of these Photo shoot. B&W emails or Contracts are legally binding agreements between photographers and their clients that outline:
-When you can expect your images to be delivered
-Can you choose location or do you have to select from a list
-Payment fees and deadlines
-How many photos you will receive
-Any extras service or product that come in the package such as digital retouching edits, albums or prints (which are generally sold separately)
-How you’re allowed to use the photos (on social media or website)
Package Contracts exist to ensure that you and the photographer are protected and that both parties get what is expected from the other person, in a timely manner. Should any issues arise, refer to the contract and know that it sets the expectations for your Photo-shoot. If you don’t quite understand the Package or Contract, ask questions to verify it. It’s important to know and fully understand.
Many people probably only know Megapixels from the camera, but not many know about the resolution for printing, editing and uploading into sites or social media platform.
Digital images come from thousands of tiny tiles capturing light and colour. The more pixels, the higher photo resolution. If you’ve desire Photo resolution, you’ll need to let the Photography company know beforehand.
Are you going to print it?
Photo resolution relates to the images’ print size. It also refers to the amount of detail the photograph or image has when viewed at 100% on a computer monitor. You will need a higher resolution for printing photos. Otherwise, the lack of quality will be noticeable.
What if it rains?
We’ve heard many times, photoshoot postponed due to raining weathers. Second thing to think about, does the Photography company have cancel or postpone policy? Or proceed with Photoshoot under the rain or change of location? This is something you’ll definitely want to know.
It is important to do your own research on the Photoshoot location chosen, if you didn’t get a chance to visit before and not sure of the areas. You won’t want to get lost during the hours of your Photoshoot. If you’re not sure where’s your meeting point, talk to your Photographer for help or go earlier to find the spot to meet.
What to Bring and Wear?
Coordinating your outfits show that you are a group, a family, you belong together. Firstly, let’s be clear that doesn’t mean everyone should same t-shirt or outfit. Instead, think about the style of clothes, and coordinate that. If you’re going a bit more dressy, make sure everyone is looking sharp too! If you want a more natural look, let everyone else wear something casual and comfortable too. Choose colours that compliment each other, pick similar tones and colours in the same group of people. Lay out your outfits, and see if they look good altogether!
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Cloud Productions Team
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