For today’s blog I am going to look at exactly what organisations who are looking for an event photographer in Edinburgh should be thinking about. What are the important things to take into account when you are trying to find the best corporate photographer for your conference photography in Edinburgh, or your event photography in Glasgow. First things first, you have to have an idea about what kind of photographs you are looking for. Find some example images and aim for this type of photograph or something even better. This will all depend on the end use of the images. Will they be for a magazine, online article, PR material, company website, or for any other purpose. So lets take a look at the important issues to consider.
Things to look out for when you are looking for an event photographer in Edinburgh
- As mentioned above, determine the eventual source of the images and start from there.
- Look at different styles from websites online. Do you like the conference photos on their websites. Have they photographed high profile people or had commissions at major venues in Scotland.
- Look at the price but don’t be tempted by the cheapest on offer. Stick to your budget and get the best conference photographer in Edinburgh for the financial resources you have. Some of my photos as a conference photographer in Scotland can be viewed here, just to give you some examples. Looking for a corporate photographer in Edinburgh or Glasgow – Colin Wright Photography (edinburghphotographer.com)
- Look at the turnaround times offered. For wedding photography this is not so important but for event photography it can be. The chances are you will need the photos pretty quickly after the event or conference.
- How will they send you the images. Will it be by link (the most commonly used method nowadays), or by CD/DVD/USB, not so popular for corporate photography commissions in Scotland nowadays but still popular for wedding photography.
- If you are looking for an event photographer in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scotland, consider where they are based and whether you want someone more local, who offers flexibility in relation to expenses and start and finish times.
- Can they offer you some of the images immediately. This should be possible in this day and age, with wi-fi transfer enabling some instant photos on the day for social media and immediate PR purposes.
- Is the photographer qualified ie Royal Photographic Society accreditation. The Royal Photographic Society – Home – RPS, or a member of the Societies of Photographers for instance. The Society of Photographers – Helping photographers improve their photography and build their business – The Society of Photographers | International Photography Organisation (thesocieties.net).
- Does the photographer have insurance. ie public liability and public indemnity insurance.
- Finally, you will be working with this person, so it is very important you get on well with them. How they will interact with your customers is very important. It is vital they communicate well with you, understand your needs and that they are able to mingle well without being intrusive when working as an event photographer in Scotland.
So, hope that helps. More to come on this subject soon. Until next time, happy snapping.