Questions To Ask When Hiring a Product Photographer.

Need product photography in Australia?

It’s important that product photographer or agency that you hire make you feel confident about your investment – so that your products are not only captured in their best light, but the overall impact to your bottom line is positive.

When searching for a professional product photographer in Australia, you need to look at a number of things, including their portfolio and testimonials from previous clients. And of course, make sure you look at their past work so you can see if you like their style and quality.

Capturing photos of your products is serious business!

However, do you know some of the questions you need to ask your potential product photography service provider? Worry not, we’ve got you covered!

Here are some of the most important questions to ask product photographers:

What Equipment Do You Use?

Your product photography is reliant on the best and most appropriate equipment to get the best captured and edited images. Each camera and lens used need to be of high quality, but it doesn’t end there. Your product photographer needs to also be equipped with the correct lighting, props and staging for the shoot.

Example – at Sevah Creative, we use a Sony a7iii camera, a number of different lenses, a variety of studio lighting, gimbals, a drone, backdrops and a ever-growing prop collection! Our in house studio set-up is suitable for most small – medium products. We also have a kitchen on site, so are equipped to do food photography as well.

What About Studio Product Photography?

Does your product photographer have studio product photography experience? The product photographer must have experience in different product categories because this will show that they have an understanding of lighting, props, positioning and highlighting the types of products you want to be taken.

Example – at Sevah Creative, we do small to medium sized products (across a variety of industries), plus food photography.

How Much Bang Will I Get For My Buck?

It is important to have an understanding of the number of images you’ll be getting in the end. This will obviously vary from different photographers around Australia but it’s really just about the amount of work your photo shoot, planning and editing requires.

Different styles of shots will vary a lot in cost as well – taking a simple product shot vs an elaborate scene set-up will obviously be very different prices. Not to mention if we need to do intensive editing time on top.

Example – at Sevah Creative, we custom quote each photoshoot so you’re getting the exact shots you need, without overspending your budget. We love if you are ready to invest, as it’s definitely more cost-effective to shoot in large batches (say 20+ photos) – every shoot takes set-up, planning, prop sourcing and more; so if we can do that once for a 2 day shoot, it will bring the overall cost down for you. If you are on a tight budget, we can start with as little as 10 photos. We will also quite often create more photos as creativity takes over, that you can purchase individually as you need.

What’s Included And What Isn’t?

In most cases, professional product photography studios can provide a number of items included in their packages such as props, styling, photo editing, overtime for extended shoots, photography assistants, and travel expenses. If you require additional services, you may need to pay additional charges, so make sure that you are clear on this prior to hiring product photography services on the Gold Coast.

Example – at Sevah Creative, we don’t charge any studio hire fees as we have that on site. We have range of props that we can use, but quite often we will source specific props for your shoot at an additional cost. We can also source custom backdrop colours at an additional cost.

At Sevah Creative, we have professional product photography services on the Gold Coast.

Please speak to us about your needs so we can assist you. Book a meeting with us today.


Written by.

Zoe Tattersall
Zoe is the co-founder and Creative Director at Sevah Creative. She heads up our website design, graphics, branding and product photography and loves to see a project through from start to finish. She loves surfing, learning to hit a golf ball, good food, early mornings, yoga, cat videos and the occasional G&T.

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