How to find the perfect photo/videographer who works in los angeles.
Posted: May 16, 2016
In a large and sprawling city such as Los Angeles, there are so many choice places where you can conduct an event. You may decide to hold it on one of the beautiful Los Angeles beaches or one of the luxurious venues in the Hollywood hills. However, to preserve the memories of the day’s fun, emotion and excitement, it is essential to find the perfect photo/videographer, who can capture and document the event accurately in your preferred style. Below are some simple steps to follow to find the perfect photo/videographer for your event.
Research the Style That Suits You
There are so many styles when it comes to events photography/videography. Before hiring a photo/videographer, take the time to browse through the variety of wedding blogs online, as well as wedding magazines to see the different styles available and choose the one that you think best suit you. Decide on whether you want classic portraits that show posed photos, colored photographs or black and whites, documentary style video with no special effects or cinematographic film.
Search for Photo/Videographers in Los Angeles
Browse the internet for photographers in Los Angeles and go through their portfolio. A perfect photographer should have a portfolio showing his diverse photographic works in different destinations in L.A. Check to see if the showcased portfolio match the style you are looking for. You can also solicit for recommendations from family, friends and even your event planner. Ask that acquaintance who posted stunning pictures of the event she held on facebook, for a recommendation. When you find those that you like, check their social media account, and find out if they have positive feedbacks from past clients. Also ask for their rates and if they are free to cover your event. If the rates are within your budget and they are free, ask for the location of their photo studios in los angeles and set up a meeting to interview them.
Interview Your Prospects
After carrying out your research, mark down three to five potential photographer/videographer and set up an interview with them. Ask to look at more samples of their work and view them critically. See two to three complete galleries of events similar to yours and take note of the style used, as well as the lighting, composition and how well emotions are captured. It is also important to take note of their personality to see if you like them. This is because as they’ll practically be shadowing your every move at the event, you have to be comfortable around them to have great results. They also have to be able to seek out great moments, as well as coax relaxing and natural smiles from you and your guests. Ask questions such as, what happens if they fall ill on the day of your event? Do they have insurance? Who owns the rights of the photographs/videos taken? How many events similar to yours have they covered? etc.
Schedule a Test Run
After interviewing your prospects, schedule a test run to see if your choice photo/videographer is really the perfect photographer for your event. Have them shoot a mini event/rehearsals of the main event you are hiring them for.
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