Your photographer from Frankfurt
As a freelance photographer in Frankfurt, I am now more than 18 years in my profession and have specialized in the topics, business photography, event photography and press photography.
Originally, I did a commercial apprenticeship as a travel agent, then studied business administration with a focus on transportation and tourism and worked as a key account manager in sales for 20 years in a permanent position.
In 2004 I started my self-employment in Frankfurt, practically turning my hobby and passion of photography into a profession. In the beginning it was event themes and then studio photography and the use of mobile lighting equipment was added. I acquired the necessary skills by working with experienced fellow photographers and intensive training with various manufacturers of lighting equipment (Hensel Lichttechnik, Rollei, Ellinchrom, Profoto, Godox).
Today I shoot with Godox and Hensel Lichttechnik and for large photo projects I also put together a team consisting of make-up artist, stylist, digital assistant, location scout.
I come from Frankfurt Bockenheim and am therefore also within 15 minutes to my customers and photograph on site, ie. On Location with Customers. Thus, I do without a fixed photo studio for even more flexibility for my customers. Clients can continue to work virtually in your local office while I set up a full photo studio on location and, depending on the client’s needs, bring in different backgrounds as well.
However, also the own seminar, – conference rooms on site can be used or depending on the subject also the working environment, the workplace is integrated into the photo shooting. A free on-site coordination meeting is one of my services and is very much appreciated by my customers. It does not matter if you are in Frankfurt am Main or the surrounding area, for further distances e.g. a videoconference is the best solution.
Travel costs within Frankfurt are always included in the total price of my offers. For inquiries from the cities of Mainz, Wiesbaden, Darmstadt and Bad Homburg, for example, moderate travel costs are included in the offer.
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The photo shooting in Frankfurt
For a photo shoot in Frankfurt, I also often get customer requests for special rooms and locations, which are then rented by me. Here it is customers who do not have a suitable office and would like to use a modern office equipment also for a photo shoot, because pictures in action at the workplace create confidence among customers. Here I offer as a photographer the additional service of other services such as renting office space in Frankfurt with, so that versatile business photos are also possible for marketing on the website or on social media and in press releases.
The perfect location
One of my cooperation partners for special rooms is in the heart of Frankfurt, in the Taunusanlage. Here I found a partner in Memox, which offers modern, versatile offices for events and workshops. In addition to the classic portraits, team photos and pictures at the workplace can also be taken here. Both flip charts, projectors, a conference atmosphere and a coffee kitchen situation can be included in the photo shoot.
Photography in Frankfurt am Main with its skyscrapers, its distinctive skyline is also always suitable for special photo shoots. Through my more than 18 years of experience in Frankfurt am Main, I know many places where photography can be combined with the special background of Frankfurt.
As a client, how can I recognize a professional photographer?
Customers are looking for a professional photographer and here Google is used first as a search engine. Google reviews are also becoming more and more important, the more stars and comments there are about the photographer, the better he will be displayed in the Google ad on the web. However, this should not be the only criterion:
In addition to a professional website with sample work and references, it is ultimately the unique selling points of photographers that lead to specialization. There are wedding photographers, children photographers, event photographers, studio photographers, baby photographers, portrait photographers, moreover, for example, an architectural photographer certainly has other strengths than a business photographer who works with people and wants to put them perfectly in scene for a portrait.
In the case of an event and press photographers, there is additional work such as keywording the images (IPTC data), an entry in image databases or marketing the photos on social media with image posts and hashtags.
My advice as a professional photographer, check out the website, talk to the photographer and get examples that fit your request. Pay attention to the equipment in the studio or location. This should look high quality and professional, after all you want a photo that looks highly professional. For portrait, event, or team photography I only use equipment with the highest quality.
The way of working on the photo set
As a photographer, I very often get positive customer feedback and thanks for the fast delivery of the image files. For me, fast means that the customer receives the photo in a gallery with download and marking options after just a few working days. In addition, I shoot directly into a computer / laptop, also called tether shooting. Thus the customer has immediately on the set a success control, he sees the photo and can directly select his best photos for him.
By working together on set, backgrounds, distracting elements can also be eliminated immediately and the large screen allows you to see even the smallest details. Care is important, the suit fits, the pose is right and the photos look the way the customer wants them to. Here I attach great importance to an authentic photo, which depict the portrayed in a natural, professional form.
Preparation for the photo session
In order to be able to prepare optimally for a photo session, enough time should be planned in advance. This way, the customer can once again think about exactly what he wants to express with the pictures and the photographer can bring enough props. If the customer is not located directly in Frankfurt am Main or the surrounding area, the journey must of course also be planned.
Considering all factors, a request should be made about 2 weeks before the actual photo shoot.
However, if you need help or tips with the preparatory thoughts, I will be happy to assist you.
What is the cost of a photo shoot
What is the cost of the photographer and what service is included in the price. The first offer that looks cheap is not always the best offer for the customer in the end.
For each client budget, I have calculated for my clients, for example, different image packages depending on the number of photos and also the number of outfits, ie change of suits or costumes. The customer determines the scope of the photographic work and he has a choice of different budgets. Thus, all customer requirements and all price categories are offered by me. The use of a make-up artist and hair stylist is also recommended and ensures the “Perfect Business Photo”.
How many photos are needed? Are 2-5 photos already enough for me as a customer or do I want business photos in action in my workplace environment in addition to portraits, team photos in a photo shoot. Shall be photographed in the rooms (inside) or also be realized outside outdoor photos with?
What payment options do I offer my customers
The world is going digital and besides direct debit, bank transfer, there are many, new forms of payment today. New to the program is payment via a card terminal device. You pay by EC, credit card and PIN and receive a receipt immediately. Payment by Paypal, VISA and SEPA direct debit is also possible. My customers can conveniently book and pay for their desired package online immediately.
I look forward to seeing you.