Frequently Asked Questions-Costs of Photography

Hi All, It’s been a CRAZY last 2 weeks and I’ve not had much time to focus on the blog, but I’m back now and ready to steam forward consistently again. In the last 2 weeks most of my focus has been on a graduation party here at the house, realty photography, wedding photography, commercial photography for a few local small businesses, and also a few Westinghouse jobs so that has occupied quite a bit of time, but I’ll continue with the theme from a few weeks ago…Frequently Asked Questions. One of the main concerns potential clients have is, with good reason, cost. Hiring a professional photographer for your business, family or corporate event, or wedding (just to name a few) doesn’t have to break the bank, but there are numerous costs involved for professional photographers as well.┬áThese costs do factor into the pricing structures. Personally, I have factored in what I’d need to make to operate a profitable business, pay my bills, and live a somewhat normal life based on the time I have invested into a job. I do my best to keep these prices average and competitive, yet still affordable. Admittedly, I have very little overhead so I can pass this onto my clients. Let’s get into some of the things that we, as professional photographers, have to pay for when we quote you a price. Education. Anyone can take a photograph, its knowing what to do in certain lighting situations with white balance, where to put your focus points, understanding exposure, shutter speeds, composition, ISO, focal lengths, and how to tell a story with each...

My Little Assistant Yesterday

Happy Friday Everyone, Yesterday I had the opportunity to take my 4 year old son Luka with me on a small commercial photography shoot for Health Markets in Penn Hills. I’m not sure who was more excited, him, to be able to go to a job with me, see what I do, and help assist me, or me for being able to share with him what I love to do. His job was to hold the reflector and help carry equipment. It was fun to see him take an interest in my work and hang out with dad during the shoot. A big thanks also to Scott Corna of Health Markets for allowing him to assist, being a wonderfully friendly guy to him, and for taking the time to accomadate his lofty needs for Scott to draw him a boat, ocean, and shark (see the image below) while I set up. Also, for my fellow BNI members, fellow business owners, or interested blog readers, I will be giving the keynote 10 minute presentation this Wednesday (11:00 A.M-12:30 P.M.) at our weekly meeting at Tolericos in Monroeville. If you’d like to come and hear more about what I do or just tag along to see what zany and interesting things I have to say email, call, or text me. We’d love to have you visit, plus it’s free to attend! Have a great weekend!    ...
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