Tyler Barton Photography
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We hired Tyler as our Heard on Hurd photographer for our June event. He did an outstanding job! Tyler absolutely has the eye for photography. We frequently share his images on our HoH social media pages because they are so artistic and high quality. I would absolutely recommend him!Aug 1, 2016Tyler B.'s reply
Thank you ever so much for such a stellar review, Tori. Heard on Hurd is such a fantastic event, and I absolutely loved working with you. It is an honor to be featured on your social media pages!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I try to offer a new customer the best value for the money they are spending. If they want more prints, then I offer them digital copies to keep their immediate cost down so that they can choose what to print at a price that is affordable to them. This way, I can offer them more photographs for their money. I also try to determine what the client's expectation is for his or her photographs. Do they have a certain outfit around which they want to plan the shoot? Do they like a certain kind of flowers most of all? Is there a theme they want to follow? Are they searching for more of a fine art look than a familiar portrayal of themselves and their family? Are these shots going to be shared on the web, or do you want large prints made for the living room? Is there an important background element that they want to include? The answers to these questions help me to better craft a shoot that leaves the client with the best results possible. Finally, I try to put as much of these extra considerations into their budget as my skill and operating cost will allow. Foremost, however, I am honest when I legitimately think that I cannot supply the finished product that a client wants.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I have worked with large events in excess of 20,000 people, family reunion groups of 80 members, and portraits of families and individuals for both public and private use.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Do providers know why they are using certain equipment for your specific circumstances? Would you hire a mechanic who used a sledgehammer on every project if he could not tell you why? Is your photographer changing lenses quite a bit? Does he or she like using full-frame, APS-C, micro four-thirds, or medium format best? Why? What do their tools for the job ultimately mean for your finished result? These are all things to think through while you are looking to hire a photographer. Of course, a viable answer to any of these questions might be that your photographer is trying to save you money by using gear that is less specialized or less expensive so that he or she can offer cheaper rates, but you deserve to know what trade-off you are going to make for that.