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Why You NEED to Invest in a Professional Photographer for Your Next Advertising Campaign

Why You NEED to Hire a Photographer for Your Next Advertising Campaign

Do you want your next advertising campaign to make a major impact? If so, here’s why you NEED to invest in a professional photographer.

Do you want to make sure your company’s next advertising campaign is as successful as it can possibly be?

If you’re going to be using posters, flyers, banners, and more as part of it, you should strongly consider hiring a professional photographer to provide you with high-quality original images.

You can use stock images if you want. You can also try to take photos on your own. But you’re going to get much better results when you go with photos that were shot by someone who knows exactly what they’re doing.

Hiring a professional photographer for a campaign will come at a cost. But it’ll be well worth the investment on your part once you see the finished product for yourself.

Let’s take a closer look at why you NEED to invest in a professional photographer and ask them to play a key role in putting together your next campaign.

Generates More Photo Ideas For Your Campaign From the Beginning

When you’re first putting together ideas for an advertising campaign, it’s good to get as many smart people as you can together in a room to come up with a solid plan.

When you hire a professional photographer to work on your campaign, they’ll obviously be a part of this conversation since their photos will be driving the campaign in a lot of ways. And this will make the initial brainstorming sessions about the campaign more successful.

Your photographer will be able to provide you with some ideas with regards to the types of photos they can take for your campaign. You don’t necessarily have to go with the ideas they bring to the table. But it’ll be nice to have another voice in the room to help you make a final decision on what your campaign will look and feel like.

Prevents Your Campaign From Looking Too Generic

Let’s say that the goal of your advertising campaign is to show people how happy they’ll be if they start using your product or service. So as part of the campaign, you want to include lots of photos of people smiling and laughing.

You could go out and find lots of free stock images of people smiling and laughing. But once your campaign is put together, you’re likely going to find that it looks very generic because of the stock images.

By taking original photos with the help of a professional photographer, you’ll be able to capture people using your product or taking advantage of your service. You’ll also be able to capture genuine smiles and laughter from them. The photos will look unique to your campaign and won’t appear to be generic in the least. 

Increases Your Campaign’s Chances of Connecting With Customers

Who is the target audience for your advertising campaign?

That’s something that you’re going to need to figure out before you begin putting it together. By identifying your audience, it’ll allow you to create a campaign that is designed to connect with them.

Identifying your audience will also allow you to create original photographs that will make people feel like you’re speaking directly to them. You can choose models for your professional photoshoot that look just like the people you’re targeting with your campaign.

This is something that you won’t really be able to do when you’re forced to work with stock images. You can, of course, find plenty of generic photos of businessmen in suits or mothers with children if they’re part of your target audience.

But often times, those photos won’t serve as good representations of the types of people you’re trying to attract with your campaign. A professional photographer can help you bridge this gap and set you up with photos that will create a better connection between your company and your customers.

Makes Your Company Look More Professional

When people see your advertising campaign for the first time, what are they going to say?

You want them to say, “Wow, that product/service looks amazing! I want to try it out…”

But if you don’t use original photography in your campaign, there’s a decent chance that they won’t ever see the product or service you’re advertising. They’ll be too focused on the bad photos that you decided to use.

You can avoid this when you utilize the services of an experienced professional photographer. People will be blown away by how great your photos look, and they’ll be more likely to dig deeper into your campaign to see what your products or services are all about.

In the end, your company will look a whole lot more professional when you choose to go with photos taken by a photographer as opposed to photos you took on your own or stock photos. It’ll set the right tone for your organization as a whole.

Gives You Photos to Use on Your Website and on Social Media

Once a professional photographer provides you with the photos that they took for your advertising campaign, you’ll be free to use them in whatever way you want.

You’ll obviously use them as part of your campaign. But why stop there?

There are so many other ways that you can put your professional photos to good use. You can:

  • Use them in various places on your website to promote your products and/or services
  • Attach them to blog posts that you put together about your products and/or services
  • Include them when you create social media posts for your products and/or services

Don’t let your professional photos go to waste. As long as you own the rights to them after working with a photographer, you should find different ways to use them to further the effectiveness of your campaign.

If you tag your photos properly, they can even help your company’s website as far as search engine optimization is concerned. Your website could start showing up in more searches simply because you invested in the services of a professional photographer.

Costs a Lot Less Than You Might Think

There’s a very simple reason why many companies choose not to hire professional photographers for advertising campaigns: Cost. They’re under the impression that they can’t afford to do it.

Look at it this way, though. You’re probably going to be paying a significant amount of money to put your campaign together in the first place. From paying your employees to create it to paying to have it appear in various places, it’s going to take a sizable investment.

So why not make that investment count by giving it every chance to succeed?

It’ll cost more to work with a professional photographer than it would to use stock images as part of your campaign. But it’ll be money well spent when you see the response that your campaign gets.

If you’re that worried about the cost of hiring a photographer, shop around for a week or two to find a photographer that can deliver original photos for the best price. If you’re willing to do some digging, you can turn up interested candidates who won’t cost you a fortune.

Helps You Avoid Regrets Regarding Your Campaign

There are few things more demoralizing for a company than sitting down at the end of an advertising campaign and realizing it didn’t work as well as everyone hoped it would. People often lose their jobs over failed campaigns that cost their companies money.

With that in mind, you should do everything in your power to make sure your company doesn’t find itself in that position in the near future. If you’re going to create a campaign, go all out with it and give it the opportunity to be as successful as you want it to be.

That starts with putting together the right team to create the campaign. It continues with generating plenty of ideas for the campaign and picking the best of the bunch. And it includes hiring a professional photographer to bring the entire campaign to life.

Hiring a professional photographer for a campaign won’t guarantee success. There’s a chance your campaign could fail, with or without original photos.

But at the very least, you won’t have to look back later and say, “We should have hired a professional photographer instead of going with these awful stock photos.” You’ll sleep better at night knowing that your company pulled out all the stops in the pursuit of the perfect advertising campaign.

Hire a Professional Photographer For Your Advertising Campaign Now

Are you in the planning stages of putting together an advertising campaign for your company?

Before you get too far down the line, you should entertain the idea of hiring a professional photographer. When you consider all the benefits of working with one listed here, you really can’t afford not to bring one on board.

You’ll be happier with your campaign when it’s all finished. And you’ll stand a fighting chance when it comes to connecting with your customers with your original photos in place.

Would you like to print your original photos on advertising materials? Request a quote from us today and let us talk to you about how we can help.

Austin Terrill

Austin is the founder and CEO of Print Peppermint. He loves art, graphic design, printing, music, recording gear, synthesizers, and ice cream. He lives in Berlin with his wife and two children.