Ken Tam Photography Blog
Professional Photographer In China - Rock & Roll
Mar 23, 2013
Lighting setup and prepare for the another headshot session in our Zhuhai studio.
Mar 17, 2013
Just now people is spending the words that work for free will get chance to create your portfolio, it is absolutely wrong. And you are shooting in your toes by doing that, you will just give more damage to the field you want to break in. And you will never get portfolio close to the production with reasonable budget.
"We negotiated pricing and terms of service that made both sides feel valued and appreciated. I'm still that same person sans the overhead. Like so many millions who have changed the way we work to accommodate this new entrepreneurial economy, I still do all those things and still deserve to feel valued and appreciated. Asking us for freebies invalidates everything we have spent our lives studying, training and apprenticing for. And it makes you look like a schnook. You must not value yourself or your project."
Mar 14, 2013
July 1 2013... time to find new way to burn the daily free time.
If you read this please suggest something.
Mar 10, 2013
For people who know reading photograph, you may skip reading below, because you already agreed this is a good photo and see what we have done in it ;)
People now start comparing price of different photographers... for those non-trained buyers, they believe every man with a camera can capture something in the same, so they just care about price.
When I doing photography, I have to actually design and lighting the scene to make a photograph that to say your best. As the photograph showing above, it's is not a everyday scene in this factory... the factory is dim, and the staff may not inspecting their products in such way of professional looking. I light the scene carefully and pick the most smart looking staff to work with their main product, then finally added a management guy a bit out of focus in behind to finish the story telling of this factory. Everything in the scene is well placed and create with an artistic vision instead on just a click. And a successful photograph is always about such visual communication games.
Mar 07, 2013
Joe L. Headshot At My Studio
It do make me LOL, and then cry due to the fact.
Mar 06, 2013
Now-a-day some young corporate communication staffs seems have no idea about the fees for commercial photography and never hear about licensing of commercial photographs, They tend to offering a nonrealistic budget with a prolong period of broad usages. They may feel expensive by themselves an give up to work with professionals.
Maybe they compared the professional fees with their own salary or even with a price of a digital slr camera.
This remind me the UP* hybrid truck assignment(2 years ago), I have lose the job due to... there is a guy who quote 1/6 of my estimate, and finally that photographer produce 50+ photographs on a CD none of then can be reach the quality for use in commercial campaign, finally they have give up the billboard stuff and have just wasted their small budget(no second shoot).
Maybe the digital camera / photography really changed our field, but please bear in mind not everyone with a camera can produce the same kind of corporate photographs, the craftsmanship and skill sets of a professional photographer need to be build up by years or decades. And a professional photographer with a reasonable fee is the only one who will make you get award when the job is prefect done.
Mar 05, 2013
Mr. Qu F. portrait, photography in Shanghai, China