Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Portraits, Fashion, commercial, seniors, engagements and weddings. Any pictures that have challenging concept about them makes even a better target for us. We like to be challenged and we always come through.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. A lifestyle/environmental shoot in CA for a CA based client.
A corporate shoot of the lawyer's team for a high visibility Boston based legal firm.
A glamour modeling shoot for a customer's professional portfolio.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Look for professional credentials, ask for work samples, look for fair rates and make sure they understand your needs.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Technical knowledge, focus on people, service oriented, flexibility, creativity, experience, trustworthy, educated.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Knowledge in field,
Show samples of work,
Focus on people, etc.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. They should have thought about what level of quality they really want to achieve. They should also know that Kalospix is committed to the highest quality of work and to understanding our client's needs.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. Very simple: quality and service. We are NOT just a "guy with a camera". We are professionals and we know how to make exceptional photography. We are published and have done well received work all over. We have a creative eye and know how to work with people. We are not cheap, and our work quality stands out!
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Meeting nice people and making people happy about themselves as they see their own photographies in front of them.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Price. Our answer is that no matter what we do, the customer gets his/her moneys worth tenfold.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. The great quality we put out there and how we care for our customers. Our responsibility to our clients is first priority!
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. Decide as a teenager that I liked to take pictures. I got my first camera when I was in my teens. A Russian made film camera called Zenith was the beginning of my love for photography!
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I had a wedding I did last year that was challenging due to personal challenges the bride was having. I was able to help settle the issues and calm the nervous bride and it ended up being a great, fun wedding, with wonderful photos. Another great experience!
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Always attending seminars and working with others helps see new ideas on how to take even better pictures.
There are organizations we belong to and special events nationally that provide a view into the latest technologies and techniques. We always want to stay current.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. New camera and new lenses from Nikon. I use Nikon and Mamiya gear. Nikon just came up with a fully feature pro camera called D800 and the D4. These will be in my buy list pretty soon since they add some key feature to my work: video!
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. Took 3 hours. A glamour modeling shoot. The objective was to give the wet look to a model using very well engineered lighting. The idea was to show the water dripping on the body and make the scene very glamorous and inviting. It's mostly about contrast lighting. The results were amazing! She will be able to show these photos off in her portfolio now.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Persevere. Persevere more and Persevere even more. The key is to be people oriented and to be a listener with a creative mindset as well as having technical know how.
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. Creativity and will to do! (combined)
Q. What are you currently working on improving?
A. Currently working on improving marketing so more people can learn about the work we do and engage with Kalospix.