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The More the Merrier

Wedding Photographers are good at Wedding Photography. Baby Photographers are good at Baby Photography. Pet Photographers are good at… you guessed it! Pet Photography!
The point here is that different stages of your life are going to require different types of photographers. And the really good photo pros will never try to tell you they can take all the photos, all the time. Plus, sometimes your number one choice just happens to be on vacation when your child makes their grand entrance into the world. You can’t reschedule that.
Of course, you want to support the person who captured those first birthday pics of little Suzy by hiring them again. But if you’re now looking for a work headshot, you might need another pro.
Hiring multiple photographers, or at least having several contacts up your sleeve, makes the most sense, so you get the best photos – and the right photographer- for the special occasion. And pricing often goes with the occasion as well. Many people will spring for a pricier option for their wedding than they might for a quick session for Christmas card photos. Being ready for different photography needs makes life less stressful when the time comes to hire your photographer.
Eventfuli is happy to help offer you a multitude of pros in one place. You can plan for those memorable moments and reach out to several photographers, easily and quickly, until you find the one who is just right for you!

Stop Relying So Much on Photoshop

Stop Relying So Much on Photoshop

Part of the purpose of these blogs is to help smooth out the details that will let you see better profit margins without needing to increase price or sacrifice quality. At Eventfuli, we care about helping photographers have successful photography businesses that translate to happy clients.
One of our suggestions is to STOP relying on photoshop all the time. I hear from many photographers, “I’ll just photoshop it out.” What?!
Photoshop takes time. No matter how good you are with Photoshop it will still take longer in Photoshop to edit out that piece of jewelry or strand of hair, than it would have taken to simply remove the jewelry or move the hair. First thing you’re going to say is, “it’s only an extra five minutes”. Ok, great, five minutes. That adds up. Have ten photos to take out that same piece of jewelry? That’s almost an hour in front of the computer. If you used that same logic on all of your clients, and shot six clients in a day. Even with only one photo that needed a piece of jewelry removed. Thirty minutes spent photoshopping out jewelry.
Imagine the time savings if the client just removed the jewelry! One, maybe two minutes. That will save at least three minutes per client, and if you do six clients a day, that still saves twenty-five minutes.
What if we lose the jewelry? Make a workflow system. Put a box in the studio or carry a small bag with you (preferably something sturdy and trustworthy like a small purse or waterproof carry case) where you can place the client’s valuables until you’re done with the shoot. Even if you forget to give them back immediately after you’re done, you still know exactly where they’re at.
I know many of you are wondering why saving a mere three minutes per client would be even remotely beneficial. Those three minutes add up. Each minute you spend editing your photos is another minute NOT spent advertising (like getting a profile listing here- link to sign up page), meeting with potential clients, shooting more photos (isn’t that what we’re here for?) or even being able to relax. Time adds up. As seen earlier, you could spend an extra hour a day editing photos using the theory of “I’ll just photoshop it out.” Would you pay anyone else to “fix it later”? Doubtful, so why charge your clients to fix it later?
On top of all of these reasons not to rely solely on photoshop, by creating a streamline workflow, you could make more money. A lot more. Saving yourself that hour of editing opens up the possibilities to make more time to shoot and bring in more clients. Isn’t that the goal?

To Filter or Not To Filter?

In the new age of digital photography, a lot of the “old school” ways have been falling to the wayside.  Things like dark rooms, film, handheld light meters.  Ever use one?  Although still great parts of the photography world – mostly in alternative process – somethings must change to make more efficient work flows.  One thing that I have noticed being used less and less are filters.  Filters are a way of “old school” that should be recommissioned, dusted off and put back on that camera. 

Step Away From the Cell Phone

Want really amazing photos at your next event where there are guests (i.e. wedding, birthday party, etc.)? Ask your guests to put their phones away!  I just heard you gasp. But, this is your event.  One of the biggest issues that photographers have to deal with in today’s technology age is working around the smartphone camera.

Finding Your Photographer

Your photographer should be a photographer that was meant for you. After all, you’re hiring them to capture memories of your baby, your products or your family.  Working with them should feel almost like working with the part of the family you like.  There will be differences in opinions and maybe some ideas you’re not sure of, but when you find the right photographer the results are great! And, equally as important, you’ll have good memories of your special day.

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