August 12, 2021

What Makes a Great Photographer?

Photography, Business Strategies

How Can I Know I'm Hiring a Great Photographer?


A great photographer is someone who pays attention to detail, knows how to use lighting properly to expose your subject, and someone who is personable and friendly. When you hire a photographer for an event or special occasion, it's important that they can be the one in charge of directing the photo session. They need to know when it's appropriate for group shots versus individual shots as well as what type of poses work best with each client. A good photographer will have their camera loaded up with various lenses so that they're ready for any situation at hand.


The first thing that a great photographer should know is lighting. They need to be able to use the light in a room so that they can expose their subject properly. This means being cognizant of where people's faces will catch light and receding shadows, as well as using reflectors or other devices when needed. A good photographer should also know how to capture both candids and posed shots, which is why it's important that they know how to use the camera and lenses effectively. A professional photographer can also adhere to a specific style, whether that's light and airy or dark and moody just by using specific lighting techniques. That's especially important when working with a photographer to brand any specific business or company. Branded photography is what a lot of companies are looking for these days and it's crucial to hire the right photographer in order to not only get an end product that reflects your company image, but also be able to use photo editing software such as Photoshop.


Professional photos requires professional editing , which is why it's important to hire a photographer who knows how to use the software. They need to know what type of editing best suits any picture, whether that be changing colors or adding filters. At Boswell Photography, we make sure to remove blemishes and wrinkles and smooth out skin with Photoshop. Additionally, we also offer photo retouching services to remove any unwanted objects from the background of a picture or add in items that weren't originally there. We want you to take home photos that are polished and pristine. If you are representing a company or business, it's essential to have a photographer who is willing to retouch and edit your photos in a professional manner. Clean, polished, high-end photos will make you and your business stand out.


A great photographer should also have a strong personality, which means being personable yet professional at all times. This is crucial for any type of event photography as you want your clients to feel comfortable in front of the lens so that they can relax and enjoy themselves. At Boswell Photography, we love to get to know our clients, and we make sure to spend extra time to get the best angles. With bigger events, like award ceremonies, or social gatherings, Boswell Photography has more than one photographer on site at all times.


We do this so that we can have different points of view, capture the best angles and also make sure to get pictures of the best moments. We also make sure that our clients leave feeling satisfied and happy with the photos we took for them.


In addition, you shouldn't hire someone who's just a friend or family member if they're not good at photography. A great photographer will be able to communicate with you about the photo shoot, what type of poses work best and so on. They'll also take charge when needed, giving directions instead of waiting for your input on where to go next. Also, an experienced photographer will meet before the photoshoot either in person or over the phone to go over details about the photoshoot.

They'll ask what you're looking for and they'll be able to give ideas about poses, clothing, location or anything else that will make your day more special when the photos are done being edited. They should also provide a contract with all of their prices listed so there's no awkward moments later on once it comes time to pay.


This is why you should hire a photographer who has experience and can provide the final product that reflects your needs for photography. Boswell Photography has over seven years of experience, so we are more than qualified to take care of any type of photoshoot - whether it's an event or branding for a website. We make sure to have plenty of back-up photos to provide your clients with, in addition to the edited ones that you will need.


So, what's the best way to find a great photographer? It's important to check their portfolio, and ask for references from other clients. If the photographer is family or friends of yours, then you should be able to tell if they're a good fit. If you are considering hiring Boswell Photography, we make sure to do a quick call, or have a quick conversation over email/text to get details about your shoot, what mood or style you'd like your photoshoot to be in, and so on. We can also provide references from previous clients who you can talk to about their experience with us.


Having a great photographer will make all the difference. Photos are something to look back on and cherish. They are also a great asset for any company or business that need help advertising their product or service. Hiring a professional, expert photographer will help you achieve the look and feel you are wanting, and give you photos that you can look back on and be proud of. Professional photos will speak volumes. That's why it's essential to take extra time and effort to finding the right photographer for your needs. At Boswell Photography, we make sure to meet the needs of our clients and listen to what they want out of a photoshoot.


We are experts at the following types of photoshoots: Event photography, headshot photography, and branding photography. We also do portrait work for any individual who wants photos of themselves to look back on. Book a session today, knowing you've hired a great photographer who will meet your needs!