There are so many aspects of being a professional photographer these days. Full Circle Productions Media in the Reno and Lake Tahoe area is your all around professional photography company. We strive to capture your moment and situation with creativity and style. Full Circle Productions uses the latest camera technology and post production methods to make your photoshoot perfect. Our team of Professional Photographers in the Reno Tahoe area specialize in Real Estate photography, action sports photography, aerial photography, special event photography, Corporate photography, Portrait Photography, Landscape Photography and more. We also offer private photography lessons in the Reno Tahoe area. Here are some things to help you out when choosing your professional photographer.
There are very few people who don’t have access to a camera these days – even if that camera also doubles up as a phone. With images flooding our world it’s a surprise that the photography profession remains intact or, indeed, remains at all. However, professional photographers are more than simply happy snappers and professional photography requires skill, passion, dedication and much patience on occasion. When choosing a professional photographer for a commercial project it’s worth understanding some of the key skills that you should consider when picking a photographer to work with.
What to look for when choosing a professional photographer?
Like most creative professionals, photographers are passionate about what they do. Photography is rarely a ‘day job’ to those who pursue it, but often extends into a twenty-four-hour obsession. Passion is a hard quality to assess when searching for a professional photographer, but it is most likely to be subtly apparent in the images in their portfolio.
A Lot of Preparation
Like any other creative industry, photography is far less about inspiration and far more about preparation than many outsiders think. In the case of photography, the perfect shot is rarely without some preparation. On occasion, luck can play a part but more often for commercial photographers and interiors photographers, there is a lot of hard work behind the scenes. This will involve setting and dressing the image, then taking numerous shots to develop the perfect picture. An experienced photographer with a broad range of experience in different types of photography is often the best choice for a commercial project.
Small Screen Success
Interior photography is a specific discipline in its own right, which differs significantly from landscape, portraiture and other commercial photography work. While the same basic skills are required, interior photography (especially for promotional purposes) requires a strong design sense and excellent abilities in the use and manipulation of lighting. Photographers who have experience working in film or television are often a good choice when it comes to interior photography as they have some of the strongest skills in terms of lighting and ‘dressing’ a scene.
That Certain Something
Some works stand out, hit you or make you fall in love. There is a certain amount of gut instinct involved in choosing a professional photographer to work with, and this should not be ignored, even on commercial projects and perhaps especially so. This gut instinct is a key part of the process that will draw potential clients to your products or services and it should not be underestimated. The best photographers may not be the cheapest, but your products deserve to take centre stage and quality custom images will prove to be a huge investment.