So today I will be talking about a great website called Photobooker.com which is a platform that provides a solution to bring together :
1. Anyone who wants to get photographs taken for their event
On the platform, photographers can showcase their work. They can show the photographs that they have taken for various types of events. The platform gives an opportunity to people who want to book photographers in the USA.
How to book a photographer for your event?
So, I will just show you how this works. So let's take a look here. In case you want to book a photographer, what you need to do is – You need to mention the type of event for which you want to choose a photographer.
There can be different types of events such as
- Real Estate
- Baby Shower
So what you can do it you can select the type of event for which you want to book a photographer.
For example, if you have a corporate event, you can select corporate, and then you can select the time and the date for which you require the photographer. For example, if I want to book it for me at 29th February then I click on 29th February. Then I select the duration for which I need the photographer. Then you can mention the preferred start time. For example, for my event, I mention that the preferred start time is 10:00 a.m. In case my preferred start time is flexible, I can mention flexible timings. Then, you click on continue, and then you mention the location where you need the photographer. Currently, the website offers photographers from five different cities in the USA. The cities are mentioned below:
- Kansas City, Missouri
- Nashville, Tennessee
- Portland, Oregon
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- San Jose, California
So, as you can see, it is pretty easy to book a photographer for your event.
Check a Photographer's profile before you finalize them
You can also have a look at the popular photographers, how much do they charge per hour. You can also look at the portfolio of photographers. This is actually an extremely good feature of the site because you can choose a photographer based upon the previous work that they have done. If you like the photographs or the photography style of a particular photographer, then you can book that particular photographer for your event.
You can even check the detailed profile of a particular photographer. And if you have any questions, you can even ask your question directly to the photographer. Of course, you will have to sign up for the platform to be able to do that. So, in the profile section, photographers can show their portfolio, the photographs that they have taken for different types of events.
How can this platform help you if you are a photographer
If you are a photographer, you can actually sign up on the platform to showcase your work. So, how will signing up will help you as a photographer:
- It will help you get more customers because people can actually view your portfolio, and then if they like your work, they can actually hire you.
- It will give you more time to spend upon the things that you like that is behind your photographic lens and not in doing sales or marketing to get more clients. You can actually focus on your job, which you love doing.
- The best part is, it is free to sign up with them. There are no monthly fees and no upfront cost to showcase your profile.
In case anybody makes a booking through the platform, the photographer will get 80% of the booking amount, and the platform charges 20% as the fees.
It also gives the option of syncing your Google calendar with them.
Signing up as a photographer
You will need to set up your profile on the platform. So, you will mention the information about yourself, your story, etc. You will need to showcase your work on the platform. You can select from one of the available types of events. You will need to post a minimum of 10 images for a particular event type. For example, If you are going to showcase your work in a particular category, say Headshots. So, you will need to post a minimum of 10 images in the headshot category.
The platform is owned by Zenfolio Inc, the company was founded in 2006. And it works with more than 100 thousand photographers helping millions of people capture and enjoy their photo memories. The platform is using Stripe to process the payments. Stripe is actually very popular in the United States, and it is pretty easy to use. Customers will need to pay at the time of booking. Once the photographer delivers the photographs, then they will get paid by the site.
I think it's a very interesting platform for anybody in the United States if they want to book a photographer. And it is a great opportunity for photographers to showcase their work and get more customers hassle-free. So definitely I will recommend it, and you should go for it. You can also check their social profiles: