5 Especially Annoying Questions that You Can Ask a Portrait Photographer

07/12/2017 by Diana in No Hashtag 0 comments
5 Especially Annoying Questions that You Can Ask a Portrait Photographer

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True photography requires a lot of non-material work. Usually, it can be counted in years of devotion to it. In my case, it has taken me nine years already.

And over these nine years, I have met so many different people. They all appeared in front of my camera, they all got pictures, they were happy with them. However, almost nobody understood what photographer’s work is about.

I don’t want to compare my work to anyone’s else. I would like to explain how photographers do it. Yes, we have been seen with cameras rarely, and the prices seem to be super high. However, the photoshoot itself takes only of the overall time which we spend. Most of the time photographers spend editing the pictures at home. And we do it especially with love if we were respected during the shoot.

I believe all of the photographers get really annoyed, explaining the same on and on. That’s why I decided to write it. Hope this article will help you to understand your photographer and to enjoy photoshoot.

5 Especially Annoying Questions that You Can Ask a Portrait Photographer

1. Will you come to the party? If yes, don’t forget your camera.

asian wedding photography pricesImagine, that being a lawyer, working 24/7, you decided to go out, and imagine there is a person, who will exploit you consulting him during an hour… how does that sound?Usually, such invitations don’t come from friends, because friends of mine know how tired I am from carrying around my camera.
Solution: don’t be greedy, pay a photographer for his work, otherwise, don’t expect him to take pictures properly, even if he says yes.

2. Can you copy the picture I saw on Google?

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Solution: It is not a problem to collect some general shots if you have specific expectations, but provide them at the first meeting and don’t ask for a replica.

3. Does copyright belong to me?

It’s not automatic that you receive a copyright for images that you have specifically hired someone to take. Don’t expect to get a disk of full resolution images in with the cost.
Solution: You should discuss this with the photographer and if you have a specific purpose for the photos, get a written license agreed before hand.
Portrait and wedding photographers approach varies greatly so be sure what’s going to cost you extra before booking them.

4. It’s your lens that makes picture great, right?

One of the most common things clients mention after I show the picture is that I got great gear.

“You don’t shoot with a big lens, will the pictures look good with it?”London photographer, wedding photography, wedding photo, love in paris, engagement session, london photography, portrait photography, portrait photography

I’ve heard so many times. I even have to wear my lens protection to make it look bigger. That’s only because I use the most expensive portrait gear, which doesn’t look huge.
Sure, great lenses and cameras play a big role, but it cannot replace the skills that come from years of experience. After you trust the hands that hold the scalpel, and not the scalpel itself.

5. Can you make me look like her *shows Instagram selfie*?

No, I can’t. We are at the absolutely different situation, and you definitely won’t look like someone else.  But, what I will do, I will make you look yourself, I will catch your emotions, will help you to feel comfortable, relaxed and natural.
The philosophy I promote is that photography is still a miracle, which freezes a moment forever. In this moment I want you to stay yourself. Beautiful, happy and smiling.

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