The market for photography services in singapore is more complicated than many people expect. Businesses need great photography for their food, products, events and corporate shoots in order to market well- a beautiful photograph makes the difference between a great website, event, or marketing campaign and terrible one. Therefore, photography services are highly sought after by different businesses.
This guide by ThunderQuote aims to provide you with a rough gauge to calculate your total budget related with how much should photographers charge you or hiring a photographer.
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Before we dive into the different costs, you will need to consider a few essential questions:
1.What do you need the photography service for?
The purpose of your event is an essential question in determining what kind of photographer you would want to hire. This is because photographers have their own set of specialization. The most common specializations include – Food, Product, Baby, Sports, Wedding, and Portraiture etc. Event photography, on the other hand, is more general. Therefore, if you’re looking to hire an event photographer, it will be likely that most photographers will be able to do the job.
If you are getting a photographer to take photos of your products, it will be most likely that it has to be shot in the studio. This is to ensure that there will be sufficient control of the lighting and it also allows the photographer to try shooting from different angles.
Need someone to take photos of models? Most blog shops do both indoor (Studio) and outdoor shoots. The purpose of having an indoor shoot is to take photos of the apparels in a clean background so that it will be more pleasant to look at while scrolling through the hundred of different styles you may provide. Outdoor shootings are good for blog shop covers. You will be able to get a variety of shots in different settings.
To simply things for you, these are the three different types of locations:
- Office (For Corporate Shoots)
- Studio (Product)
- Event (It will be better to indicate what kind of event and what lighting will there be at the event)
- Outdoor (The photographers will normally ask you if you have an outdoor location in mind)
- Urban environment
Photo credits: Odyssey
- Renting of studio/ Outdoor shoot
- Renting of studio costs around >$100-300
- Renting of an outdoor area costs around >$80 (much more if it’s an area like MBS -> $500++)
- Printing of photos
- Printing of photos will range from as low as $2 (Per 4R photo)<
- How many photos you want to be taken
- For product photography ($20-35 per Product)
- For portrait photography ($100-150 per Portrait)
Photo Booth Services
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- Standard backdrop
- Standard props
- Assistance on site
- Customized Overlay
- Overlays are design printed on the photo i.e. your logo/ Name of the event
- Unlimited Prints
- May differ for different companies, some photo booth companies may limit the number of prints in order to fit into your budget
- Availability for 2 hours
Additional hours If you want an extra hour on top of the two hours, it may range from $150- $250.
5 Customized props with just text may cost from $100-$200 and 5 Customized Illustrated Props will cost around $230-$350.
However, if you require a customized backdrop, it may cost from $300-$700. This price range is dependant on whether you require the vendor to do the designing for you.
Apart from taking all these factors into account, one good way in determining if the vendor is good will be using this checklist as a guide:
- Fast service
- Good aftersales
- Quality work
- Worked on many projects previously
- Follows framework
- Creative and out-of-the-box
This price guide is only an estimate and you should not rely on it entirely! The best practice would be to compare prices from different vendors and find out which one suits you the best.
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