Opening a vintage photo shoot business
It is an activity that can be started even without opening a photography studio, independently, occasionally and starting to advertise it among friends and acquaintances.
However: This field is very competitive The best weapon to make yourself known, especially if you want to establish yourself during local fairs or events, is being able to create the right contacts, for example, by becoming a friend of the organizers. Your skills, then, will reward you for the growth of your customer base through word of mouth.
Here is a summary of the events you can send your service to.
Weddings and ceremonies.
For this reason I will try to present this business opportunity, to young entrepreneurs who want to earn income from this business, and to enthusiastic digital photographers who want to diversify their services.
Plan a professional photo shoot business
To put this idea into practice, a penchant for photography is mainly needed. If you are not familiar with this area, there is no problem because you can attend some digital photography course that is not very expensive and can help you discover your artistic skills.
Then you need to have a professional camera, furniture, decoration, vintage clothing, a computer with photo processing software, a printer and a space to conduct your work.
As for the space, it will have to be preferably in a tourist area, and if this is not possible, it will have to be very well promoted in the media and through a website.
The clothes can be obtained relatively easily through friends, through buying clothes shops (and online stores) or with a tailor who can make a vintage dress or a suit after a predefined model.
The advantages of a vintage photo shoot business
A photography business can be very profitable if you know the profession very well and take the right steps to strengthen and maintain the business. The photographic entrepreneur makes decisions rationally with the improvement of the economic results of the business in mind.
The photographic entrepreneur evaluates the business options that can allow him/her to increase his/her profits by expanding the options offered to customers. He finds ways to increase prices and earn more money by acquiring innovative tools that allow him to capture more customers and give added value to the business. A space where you can have advantages is in marketing and advertising, with the options not only of photography but also of animation and video.
Seen from the perspective of immortalizing a once in a lifetime pleasant moment, such as a birthday, wedding, honeymoon or simply a vacation, period photo sessions can bring substantial income because there is more and more income earned from such service.
It only requires an initial investment of 5,000 euros, this business idea can be extended, as we say in the sense of re-equipping period costumes. It is also possible to make a costume rental centre for events.
The business can be managed part time, with the help of the family and does not require any particular skills or specialized studies.
Disadvantages of a vintage photo shoot business
Depending on the geographic area where you live, finding your space in the market to ensure a steady flow of customers can be difficult.
Difficulties may also arise in maintaining vintage suits that have worn out over time.
Requirements for starting a period photo shoot business
First of all, to have a space where to work on the photography since this type of business requires setting and adaptation to simulated scenes to produce the product in a way that it looks as genuine as possible.
Having the necessary photographic tools to provide the service in a complete way, this photography business requires certain specific editing tools, so you need to know what kind of tools to acquire in order to generate this service in the best possible way. You also need to have enough period costumes so that the work space can be genuinely set, and you need to have several sizes and designs, as this business has all kinds of clients regarding sizes and costume tastes, including children.
Building a name for yourself, using the advertising tools at hand, you can use the Internet to promote your business in a good way, attracting a diversity of customers with multiple needs to be met in your period photography.
Problems that can arise in session business period photographs
The influx of customers may vary according to the season, as this is a product that is sold to the family in events generally of casual stroll or tourism, it is a business that depends much on the season of holidays where the family decides to spend time together.
It is a specific product so if its popularity drops the business can go through some difficult situations, however, period photography has always been a custom for many European and North American families, which has kept the period photography market afloat.
Business success stories of period photography sessions
A case of success in professional photography of the time and other styles is Josef Peyre, a professional documentary photographer who made his way into the world of photography of family events such as weddings or birthdays. His finish in the style of classic photography has left a great impact on his clients.
His policy as a photographer is based on the premise of telling a story, so he calls his website history telling, or story telling, so that photography is used to immortalize those unique family moments, telling the story of their loved ones in their most important moments.
Tips to start in the business of period photo shoots
First of all, to have good creativity, to have some creative blockage always stimulate it, creating the ideal work environment.
To have good working tools, that is to say, cameras of high contrast and definition so that great photographic works can be left that impact the client in a positive way.
To be flexible to the client, always listening to the needs of each one so that they can learn and acquire elements or props of work to progressively improve the scope of the service for the user of the business.