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    Default How to choose a semi-pro photographer for fashion shoot?

    Hi, I'm just starting to explore this but have no experience at all. How to go about choosing a fashion photographer, good, but no need to be pro for a social e-commerce site?

    The site is rsociety_dot_com btw, if anyone need to see what I require.

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    Look at their portfolio of course. That's what the services wanted section is for.
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    I've dropped u a PM!

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    Default Re: How to choose a semi-pro photographer for fashion shoot?

    First things first, you have to work out a budget.

    Then look at portfolios of photographers in your budget.

    Select the one you think you like most.

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    Select the one with the best true portfolio at the price level you are willing to pay.

    Why I say 'best true' portfolio is because many wannabes misrepresent their portfolio. Some got the images from workshops or hobby shooting when conditions are ideal, things are ideal, people are cooperative, or half the time lighting is set up for them and settings are guided. In real shoot they wonder why things don't work anymore. You see the best pics in a portfolio but you won't know if the person is doing it effortlessly and consistently.

    Some even go out straight to steal photos.

    Then quality aside, there are professional ethics to consider, honesty issues, bragging, ego problems, punctuality, respecting your time, etc. There are people who treat the job like child play and there are also people with other agendas, as there are chiko peks and there are drunks and scammers. Afterall, you are hiring a hobby person who have no real stakes at hand or repute to uphold.

    There are good ones though, you might do better with a recommendation from your industry partners than to get confused and overwhelm with a blind hire.

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: How to choose a semi-pro photographer for fashion shoot?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonB View Post
    Select the one with the best true portfolio at the price level you are willing to pay.
    ditto JasonB's comment above

    who cares if the fella is a pro, semi-pro or weekend amature ? its just a title
    there are some 'pros' who behave like rank amatures or kids and there are amatures who conduct themselves better than professionals
    and everything in between

    If you like the works and the price and trust that the guy can deliver on time then go for it
    Last edited by ed9119; 9th November 2012 at 11:47 AM.
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    Default Re: How to choose a semi-pro photographer for fashion shoot?

    Listen to your heart.

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    listen to my heart
    can your hear it sing ,

    telling me to give you everything . . .
    宁愿遇见丢失幼崽的母熊,也不愿碰上做蠢事的愚人

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    listen to my heart
    can your hear it sing ,

    telling me to give you everything . . .
    People only asks for a photographer but you want to give people everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    People only asks for a photographer but you want to give people everything.
    Cats..

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    You mean free photographer or cheap photographer?
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    Default Re: How to choose a semi-pro photographer for fashion shoot?

    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya View Post
    You mean free photographer or cheap photographer?
    What about photographer that pays you to shoot you?
    Last edited by Sion; 9th November 2012 at 07:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    What about photographer that pays you to shoot you?
    same difference between a commercial pilot who get paid to fly , and recreational pilot who pays to fly.
    宁愿遇见丢失幼崽的母熊,也不愿碰上做蠢事的愚人

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