Photographer Workshop London – Week 2
Photographer workshop London – Week 1 RawSilk Photography
By Stefan Lacandler – Founder & Principal photographer at RawSilk Photography
Photographer workshop London – Week 2 –
Getting the Job!
Photographer workshop London – Week 1 – Getting the Job!
Assuming a ‘client’ have managed to find out about your services and liked what they saw enough to enquire about your availability.
The very least you can do is to issue a prompt personable reply. This is hopefully followed by a face to face in a suitably quiet and central location. Make sure you arrive on time, be prepared and armed with some of your best work, albums are a great visual tool but a tablet or laptop works as well. You should never pretend to be someone you are not so dress in a way that makes you feel comfortable, wear a suit if you like but don’t fake it. Empathy is always important, it is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
- The biggest difference between photography and other forms of services is the nature of your subject and their inexperience with your product. While it is always important to put your subject at ease it is crucial that you understand what a stressful occasion this is for your client. Having your picture taken can be daunting even at the best of times! Try to anticipate any questions and preempt their concerns. Talk them through your process, remember, your visual style and approach is unique to you. Be confident and passionate about your work, remember, they are looking to you for guidance. It’s important to gain an understanding of what they want and even more importantly what they don’t want. Make sure their expectations are realistic only then can you reassure them that you are the right choice for them.
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