If you are an owner of a food-based business such as restaurant, catering service, or a bakery, then eventually you will require the assistance of a food photographer in Dubai for marketing.
Unlike stock images or pics taken from your smartphones, mouth-watering photographs snapped by a professional can go a long way when it comes to enticing potential customers into purchasing or ordering food from your establishment.
However, there are several things to consider when hiring a food photography service in Dubai. Since it’s an expensive and time-consuming endeavor, here are some tips that you should pay attention to during the process.
- Determine the type of photographs
Before starting your search, give some thought to the type of photography you require. Do you need photos for advertisements such as billboard or for the menu and packaging? Or perhaps the snapshots are solely for the use of digital marketing mediums such as websites, social media, and apps.
Although, most photographers have experience in multiple niche but finding one who shows expertise in the type of photographs you need will ensure spectacular results while cutting down cost and time.
- Choosing a photographer
With the proliferation of low-cost digital cameras and freelancers, business owners have a wide choice of great photographers in Dubai. However, when sifting through the clients, make sure to find a photographer who portrays the best technical skills, aesthetic capability, professional conduct, and sensitivity to project deadlines as well as the requirements of the food business.
It is also apparent to seek someone who demonstrates depth of experience in the type of photography you require and can provide you with a list of references for evaluating the quality and style of their previous work.
- Contact the candidates
Once you have shortlisted photographers for the quality of work they portray, it’s time to meet with the potential candidates, assess their level of professionalism and discuss your project.
During the meeting, be clear about the scope of the project.
- How many portraits you require?
- Where will the images be used?
- In what time frame would you like to accomplish the project?
- What props will be utilized for the photography?
- Would you require the assistance of a food stylist?
- Will the photo shoot be at a single location or multiple places? Does the photographer have resources to cater the shoot at his studio or will you conduct at your own restaurant?
- Who will supply the food and ingredients?
These and many other questions will be part of your discussion during the consultation with the photographer. By providing sufficient information about the project requirements, the food photographer in Dubai will have an easier time quoting the price and time duration for the completion of the project.
As they say, ‘people eat with their eyes’ and showcasing tantalizing food images in your marketing tactic helps the consumer decide whether to buy from you or not.
At GLMA Studio, we use the latest technology and techniques to shoot your food in a colorful and appetizing manner to ensure great return on investment. Take a look at our portfolio and get in touch with us for a free consultation of our service.