Architectural Photographer

Many construction companies require an architectural photographer to take photos of their buildings and projects for marketing and publishing purposes. A family may also hire an architectural photographer to click a memorable pic of their ancestral home, or to click a house which is to be put for sale on the market. In order to visually attract and interest customers in the project, it is essential that an architectural photographer clicks professional images. However, you must know how to hire the right architectural photographer in order to get stunning photos within your budgetary constraints.

Check photo credits in magazines

One of the best ways to choose the right architectural photographer is to refer to architectural, furniture, and interior decor magazines, catalogs, and brochures. In all probability, the photographer who has clicked the images will be credited (mostly at the bottom of the page). Such images speak volumes about the photographer’s skills and aesthetic sense. You can always contact the magazine or use the Internet to get in touch with the photographer.

Check online reviews

You can read client reviews of photographers on various websites like BBB, Yelp, etc. Such reviews will provide an insight into the actual work experience of the photographer and not just his photos. If a photographer has a ‘not-so-good’ BBB rating, you will also be able to read about the complaints registered against him. The last thing you would want is to hire an unprofessional photographer who does not respect schedule and deadlines.

Ask for referrals

You can ask friends and family members who have recently hired a photographer to click images of their property, for recommendations. If you are looking for a photographer who can click your property for a “for sale” advert, you can ask your real estate agent for recommendations. Getting referrals will enable you to get firsthand information about the creative and organizational strengths and weaknesses of the photographer. You can also call up photo editors in magazines for their recommendations.

Check with photography associations

You can visit the Association of Independent Architectural Photographers website to get a list of award-winning photographers. Similarly, you can also visit the International Association of Architectural Photographers website to get recommendations. You can also visit the American Society of Media Photographers site to find a photographer. Going through these associations will ensure that you pick the right photographer.

Verify the expertise of the photographer

Usually, organizations hire different photographers for various photography needs. This is because, if a photographer’s forte is outdoor shooting, using him for indoor shots is not advisable. Similarly, some photographers have a knack of bringing out the beauty of a traditional building by utilizing vast landscape-like shots. Using them for a commercial photoshoot of the building is not advisable. Hence, it is important that you know exactly what kind of photos you are looking for so that you can hire a photographer accordingly.