Questions to Ask Clients Ahead of A Photography Job

Once you get the feel of the
photography world, you will realize that there are a lot of opportunities for
you, and they just kept pouring in. You’ll soon be overwhelmed by all the job
offers which are all tempting and would give you the much-needed experience and
learning opportunity in your craft.

As much as you want to accept
every offer there is, you also need to consider the possible outcomes if you
didn’t meet the clients’ needs and expectations just because you rushed to do
the job and put too much on your plate. Chemistry is also a factor in having a
successful photographer-client relationship which will lead to a successful
outcome. If this is lacking, you should think twice before accepting any
photography job offer. There are clients also that ask you to do a photography
job for them but the timeline is way out of your league and when something’s
not done on time, they will hold you accountable for it. So, you should manage
expectations well.

That’s why it’s really necessary for you to prepare some questions that will matter most with your prospective project. Send it to your client for documentation purposes, and to make sure that everything will be covered before making your decision.

You and your client should agree
with each other’s terms and conditions. In this way, you are sure that your
efforts won’t go to waste because there’s a binding contract that needs to be
followed and can also be used against your client if conditions will not be
met.

Clarify with your client your
payment terms and ask them if they are okay with it. Booking deposit is one of
the most convenient ways of securing your payment. Ask a deposit or an advance
payment prior to your photoshoot. The percentage depends on you and the
client’s ability to pay.

This is the most important
question to ask your prospective client because there’s no point in continuing
the project if your client’s only compensation for your hard work is a shout
out or an exposure on their social media accounts.

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