Branding campaigns are important for getting your business name and brand out into the public, while also establishing the kind of company you are. However, there are right and wrong ways to create a branding campaign and – unless your company happens to be known for an amateur look and feel – you’ll need professional marketers every step of the way. One key professional to have on your team is a photographer, and below you’ll find out why. Often, if you’re looking for a whole team of creative professionals, your best bet is to hire an entire agency, such as 4040 Creative.
1. You’ll Save Time & Money on Shoots
A professional photographer has experience in arranging photo shoots to achieve the best quality photographs in the least amount of time possible. They also know intuitively what will and won’t work aesthetically in a photo. This expertise will save you time (so that your photos are ready to be used sooner) and money (because you’re much less likely to have to organize a second photo shoot).
2. You’ll Get Great Advice
Depending on your own background and knowledge, you might have limited ideas about the type of photos that would work well for your branding campaign. A professional photographer, on the other hand, lives and breathes photography. This insight could give them additional ideas to suggest to you for your campaign photos, including concepts that you may not have even considered. After all, two heads are better than one (especially when one of those heads is highly trained and skilled in the area in question!).
3. You’ll Save Time & Money on Editing
To create the professional look most branding campaigns require, your photos will need at least some manipulation in PhotoShopor a similar program. Having the photos taken by a professional means the shots will already be of an extremely high quality and will therefore need less editing. Plus, some photographers will include some light editing as part of the shoot, which means the first images you receive will be the final ones you use in your campaign.
4. Not Everyone with a Camera is a Photographer
As much as Instagram and our smartphones may try to tell us otherwise, there is still a clear line between hobbyist photographers and professionals. For starters, the pros have the right equipment to take top quality photos worthy of a branding campaign. They also have years of training/experience which enables them to consider and manipulate elements of the photos that the average person wouldn’t even think about. A professional photographer has the unique ability to make minor adjustments that end up making a huge difference to the end product.
5. Good Photography Sells
Things that look good make people feel good. It’s a very simple statement, but it’s true. And when people feel good, they’re more inclined to buy from you. Plus, having the positive imagery of professional photography continually associated with your logo and name is a sure way to boost the effectiveness of any branding campaign.
A branding campaign’s success can be hard to measure, but the value of a professional photographer is not. Next time you’re preparing to launch a campaign promoting your company, make sure to get a pro to handle the photos.