But how to understand what the customer pays for the services of the "photographer for corporate" and how to make sure that the price paid to the photographer corresponds to really high-quality work? Let's try to figure this out.
Paid Photography Time
Each photographer on the corporate, when talking about the cost of their services, will indicate that every hour of his work will be paid. It's the work hour, not the number of photos taken. And this approach is correct.
The customer should understand that the photographer for the corporate must provide not a bundle of photos from the corporate celebration, but to make really bright and expressive photos. And for this professional photographer on the corporate should be on a picture in a mode of constant readiness and to shoot events is not meaningless, namely at the moment when it is really necessary. And this is an indicator of professionalism.
Therefore, when ordering the photographer's services for a corporate celebration, the customer pays for the time of a corporate photographer, who will spend for taking photos of corporate celebrations, creating vivid and expressive photos. And if even more specific, the customer pays for the ability of the photographer to make expressive photos in a certain period of time.
In this scenario, it should be understood that if in a photo shoot the photographer spends a lot of time on long-term cigarette breaks, on conversations with guests of the celebration, on consumption of cooking favors and, especially, on alcohol, the customer can be absolutely sure that this photographer Is unlikely to do a good job. And therefore, in this case, the customer can with good conscience say goodbye to such a photographer right on the photo shoot.
Each photographer on the corporate after a photo shoot spends some time processing photos. The amount of time for processing is inversely proportional to the skill of the photographer and the quality of his photographic equipment, however, in any case, the photographer spends time processing photographs.
The level of processing for different photographers is different, but most of them do not deeply retouch all photos. Most often, all pictures from corporate celebrations undergo general processing: framing, cleaning from various kinds of defects, alignment by light and color.
Each professional photographer for corporate takes into account the cost of forming the cost of time, which he will spend on processing photos. The customer should understand this. Especially if ordering the photographer's services, he expects to receive not just raw photos, but a finished product.
Conclusion: the customer pays the photographer for the time spent on photographing the corporate celebration, as well as for post-processing of the photographs taken.
Printing of captured photos
Sometimes, when providing a photographer's services, corporate photographers include in the cost of taking photos the prints made at the corporate celebration. This does not always happen, but sometimes this fact takes place. To clarify whether some photos will be presented by a photographer in hard copy, you just need to ask a question about it.
I hope that after reading this article my reader will get an idea of what he pays for when ordering a photographer's services for taking photos of corporate celebrations. With sincere respect, a professional photographer for the corporate Leonid Starikov.