Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I've been doing a lot of event photography. Grand openings, Corporate functions, model portfolios.
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Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. A 1920s themed dinner party at the Grand America with more than a thousand guests. I shot individuals, groups, dancing.
I shot a masquerade party at the Salt Lake City/County building. It was fun to see the building taken over by elegant-looking people in masks.
I've been shooting a lot of local fashion shows.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Look for competence, but don't be too picky, unless you are an expert.
For instance, if you're having a backyard party, don't simply look for photographers who showcase backyard party pictures.
Consider the photographer's overall skills and capabilities, don't rely so much on finding a photographer that already is showing the shots you have in mind, because so many of the winning shots are really the result of the photographer's ability to be spontaneous.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. It often takes an hour of processing pictures for every hour of shooting. In addition, the time there are a lot of other factors. The quality that experience brings. And that experience took a lot of work and gas, expenses, and time. All these come together, and we hope they will pay off for everyone.
There are a lot of tips that must become second-nature, in order to get consistently good results.
For instance, composition: Watch for clutter. don't let junk in the background get entangled with the subject.
On the other hand, things in the background can add context, which is very desirable. A picture of a person without context can be quite boring, even meaningless.
That's important, especially for event photography.