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Perhaps one of the most important components of your website is your images. Think about it from this perspective: if you landed on a webpage and it was nothing but text, would you really want to sit there and read all of that? Probably not! Images are important because they can help break up text. A page visitor is more likely to stay on your site if there are images for them to look at. Even if you have the same amount of text without images, it will still make viewers feel like there is less text. It also will display what you do. With images being important, they way they look can also determine what people think of your website / business. Hiring a professional photographer can really help take the images on your website to sub par to amazing! Here’s 5 reasons why you should hire a professional photographer:

  1. Top of the Line Equipment
  2. Higher Quality Images
  3. Editing is Worth Every Penny
  4. They Know What Works
  5. Professionals Have a Trained Eye

Top of the Line Equipment

Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer - Spark My SiteOur natural inclination when taking photos is to pull out our smart phone and fire away. It’s right there in our pocket, easy to access, we get it! Like we’ve said before, smart phone photos are getting better, but it still can’t compete with DSLR technology. Chances are if you hire a professional they aren’t going to show up with their iPhone and ask what you need. Most professionals come ready with a DSLR camera and high quality lenses. With this set up, you’re guaranteed what you need!

Higher Quality Images

With better equipment comes higher quality images. Even entry level DSLR cameras are packing at least a 24 MP resolution. While your smart phone is capable of capturing an image at 72dpi (resolution needed for web) there are still so many limitations with settings. A professional knows how to use their camera. They can look at the environment they are shooting in and from there determine where to set their settings on their camera to ensure an almost perfect shot. This will make for images that are more pleasing to the eye rather than an iPhone photo which can often look grainy.

Editing that is Worth Every Penny

When you hire a photographer, you are not just paying for them to come out and take photos, you are also paying for the time it takes to edit those photos. Being a good editor can make or break a photographer. When hiring, be sure you select a photographer who’s editing style coincides with the style of your business. The editing a professional can provide is far more advanced than the editing you can do on your smart phone or built-in app on your computer. A professional’s “touch” can bring a photo to life!

Professional Photographers Know What Works

Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer - Spark My SiteWe get that there is a convenience in taking your own photos for your website, you know what you need! However, a professional knows if an idea you have will work or not. Often times we can think something will look good in a photo, but in reality it ends up looking awkward or out-of-place. A professional photographer will most likely know right away if something will work or not. That way you can spare weird photos on your website. All it takes is communicating with you photographer on what you want and they will know what to take to make your website look the best it can be!

Professionals Have a Trained EyeWhy You Should Hire a Professional Photographer - Spark My Site

Going along with the point above, professional photographers have a creative eye that others may not have. Most have the ability to see different angles that the average person may not think of when taking a photo. If you hire a professional photographer for your website, they will be able to produce images that will showcase your business from the best possible angle and perspective. Knowing how to capture what you’re shooting can make images look far superior than those just shot straight on.

Hire a Professional Photographer!

If you’re in need of professional quality photos for your website we know just the person you should hire. Jenna Adams of Jenna Nicole Photography is a part of our Spark {Sites} team. She has a passion of sharing stories and showcasing who you are through the photos she takes. Her style is timeless and includes bold color and appropriate contrasting. We believe Jenna is the perfect person to hire if you are in need of photography for your site. You can contact Jenna at her website www.jennanicolephotography.org or you can contact us for more information!