In business or daily life, quality is everything: it saves lives, ensures comfort and efficiency, and helps sales and revenues grow. So, when it comes to the venue where your product images will be taken, only the best one will do. But how to define if this one is really good? If it is worth the money they ask? If the price is not too high? How to decide if you should pick a product photography studio in LA or turn to a pricier loud-name studio in New York? Or hire a freelance photographer?
Well, you may pick the studio that has purchased batches of targeted ads on Facebook and is advertised to you every time you scroll your feed. A better way is to compare the studio you consider against a set of industry standards and see how it fits. Then you will know that you invest your money in the right vendor – or will continue looking elsewhere.
Experience and portfolio
If you need a studio to perform a specific task for you, you want to know for sure they have accomplished this task (or a similar one) before. Explore the portfolio, ask about their experience and collaborations, and look for testimonies. If you can call the people mentioned as customers and get their reviews of the studio, then you can trust this venue.
List of post-production services of a good product photography studio in LA
A good studio can offer you more than just a shooting session and a cash-out. Postproduction (which is sometimes as important as image taking), formatting according to the industry requirements, hosting and copyright management, and other crucial details of the art of product photography can be included in the services you get. It is definitely more convenient to get everything in one place, so opt for the studio where you can have it all.
Onsite shooting sessions and studio shoots
Sometimes you can afford to ship all your items to the studio, but sometimes you need the camera people to come to your place and do their work here, onsite. It is a normal requirement, and a good product photography studio in LA or any other place will oblige. If a studio insists they will do only in-studio shoots, then think twice.
The option of previewing and editing
A very delicate point that can make or break your efforts and bank. Basically, you must have the right to review ‘ready’ images and request free editing or re-shooting if they fall far from what was ordered or was promised. In other words, low-quality work is to be redone at the studio’s costs. If they refuse, turn on your heels and go looking for a more decent vendor. Just be sure to ask about this option well in advance (and include it in the written agreement, for that matter).
Pricing matters when your budget is limited (which is always). Hence, learn carefully what is included in the price. If a quote includes postproduction, photo management, and hosting and still looks acceptable, it’s a bargain, like in our case. If the price makes your eyes pop out, and it does not even include basic postproduction, then save your money for someone else’s service.
Location matters because it means shipping costs (or their absence) and the general convenience of moving things and visiting the studio, if necessary. So select the place that is somewhere nearby, or at least in the same city. If you look for a product photography studio in LA, know that we are ready to lend you a hand and deliver the top quality and affordable services of product image taking and editing.
We can make your images work in full throttle for the benefit of your business!