Benefits of Hiring a Professional Photographer for Your Band
I came across an awesome article by Last Stop Booking and thought I'd share some of the important highlights - READ ON...
How important are good photos? Think about it:
So why are so many artists settling for less?
Rather than hiring someone of quality and talent, many just rely on their friend’s point and shoot. There’s a mentality out there that anyone with a decent camera can get you pretty good press shots. Why do people settle for less on such an important part of the press kit? Why are people willing to pay for high-priced, overproduced music studios but not on the photos? I believe it’s for one of two reasons: musicians think they can’t afford professional photography or they just don’t know better. Let’s deal with the two and talk about how you can get the most for your money.
Are Good Photos Expensive?
Think about it like this. If your poor quality photos are costing you gigs and opportunities, you’d probably be better off spending that few hundred dollars and hiring someone who can get you a better first impression. The cost of having a poor business plan or cheap demo is always more expensive than the investment of time, money, and finances to make sure that you have the best possible image. Most musicians understand this when it comes to their own art (such as buying better quality gear even though most in the crowd can’t tell a huge difference) but few invest in other arts (such as in photos where many people can tell a difference right away).
How many bands are sick of making only a few bucks after a long night of hard work (loading in gear, playing music, selling for a few hours, driving, etc.)? Yet why are they satisfied with paying another artist hardly anything for their time? A photographer has to scout locations, position, shoot, edit (which takes A LOT of time), process, etc.
How to Find a Good Band Photographer:
How to Make Money with Your Photos:
When you submit your press kit asking for a review, your band will be taken more seriously if accompanied by professional photography. This should include both; live action shots as well as press kit photos.
For your photography & video needs, contact Michael Polissky Productions at (561) 866-3756 and experience the difference – remember, the difference is experience.
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