7 Questions to Ask a Photographer/Videographer before hiring them.
Updated: Aug 25, 2021
There are all sorts of creatives out there that shoot videos, photos, or both. The key is to find
the one that will work for you.
Creatives have different ways of doing business. So it is always important to make sure that what they offer will be the right pick for you and your project
Here are 7 questions that you can ask to make sure they are the right fit for you.
1. How do they price their service?
Various creatives offer different packages so you'll want to know how many hours you will get in a session. Will they charge you per hour? or does the session have a set rate?
2. What will you receive when you book a session?
You'll need to know what you will be receiving upon completion of your session to make sure the creator fits your needs. (i.e. how many photos will you be receiving? How long will the video be?) Another important question is to find out what the charge is for any additional edits and if they charge for or offer RAW images.
3. How much of a deposit do you require? When is it due?
If you decide to book the shoot with them ask how much of a deposit you need to send and when you will have to pay the remainder of the balance.
4. Do you offer prints?
Photographers will generally charge to print photos so double check with them if they offer prints, do the photos only come in digital format, and if they are digital can they be used for printing later.
5. How long will the turnaround be?
You need to make sure it can be done by the deadline you're looking to meet. How long will it take for the photographer to send you your final product?
6. Can revisions be made to the final product?
If you are not happy with what you received you want to be able to make sure you're getting the final product you actually want. Ask the creator how many revisions do you get once they have sent you the product?
7. How long do you keep files.
Accidents can happen and there may come a time where you may lose your digital media. Ask the creator how long do they keep completed jobs on file.