Bad Photography Clients are Rare!
Directing a commercial for a shoe brand
Your Client is Misunderstood?
Questions I ask my Photo Clients:
Is this your first professional photoshoot? Because if it is, we have a lot of things to do in order to prep them for the shoot.
I ask if they were inspired by any particular photographs on my portfolio? If they were, I ask them to name which ones. Because that way I can see what they like because sometimes it’s hard to put words to your likes/dislikes.
What would you say makes you the most excited about us working together? Is it the personality? Is it the awesome locations? What is it? Because I’ll make sure they get that!
What is your biggest area of concern? Is it about how they feel personally? Is it about the budget? Is it about not having control of the final images or the direction of the shoot? We listen and then we address their concerns with compassion.
Start a conversation and hear them. Actually, listen without interruptions. When a person feels heard, they usually drop all of their guards and are more willing to accept your notes. This is one of the easiest ways we can manage a difficult situation with a client. You already have the skills that you need! Just remind yourself to step back and ask questions. Listen to them and grow together!
I Like How You Teach. Do you need help?
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