A lot can be learned from delivering on hundreds of photo shoots. While we recognize that each photo shoot is unique, the process required by the team at Richter Studios is etched in stone. We understand that not everyone is in the photo business like we are and want you to enjoy watching your imagery come to life. Below are the standard steps we adhere to and have resulted in the photos featured on our Photography Portfolio page:
Before we set up the lighting and start capturing the magic, we first want to discuss your ideas and inspiration for the project. We recommend visiting sites like Flickr and Pinterest to identify the types of imagery you are drawn to and to establish what style would be appropriate for your project.
Once the concept for your images has been firmly established, we then want to secure an environment for the shoot. For product shoots, we have a state-of-the art production studio at our downtown Chicago location. If we are shooting on-location at your offices or elsewhere, we can assist with any permits and logistics that may be required. If you are looking for something truly unique, we can also design and build whatever environment you are envisioning. Examples of our set design can be seen on our portfolio pages for Consumer Products and Product & Packaging.
Some photo shoots require talent to interact with the product being captured. You can have peace of mind knowing that we work with many of Chicago’s talent agencies on a daily basis. We can also guide you through the rights process in securing talent that is appropriate for your shoot and budget. Other shoots don’t require professional talent but do require staff participation. We have done many corporate portrait shoots with executives and have years of experience coaching the perfect smile.
Your images come to life on the day of the shoot. Depending on the nature of your project, it may be as simple as having one of our photographers work solely with you to capture what is needed. Others may be much more extensive and require hair/make-up artists, wardrobe, talent, lighting designers and data wranglers. No worries here, this is all old hat to us. The key thing is we want you to enjoy the shoot, not stress over it.
Most images often require a little love after they’ve been captured. The team at Richter Studios can enhance your selects in a number of ways. Additionally, we can also optimize the selects in whatever formats you need. When all the work is done, we can transfer the files to you via FTP, Dropbox or on a hard drive.