I often get awarded corporate photography projects that are smaller productions. Then I discover the client has many other corporate video and photography needs that are not being addressed. For example, they may initially call me for a portrait of their CEO, then with some discussion find out they need headshots of executives, a video about one of their associates for their Youtube channel, and a group photograph of the Sales Team.
If you have lots of little visual needs and don't have a large budget, or the time, then combining the projects into one sizable project will allow you to get more photography and video projects completed and save you thousands. I created a quick estimate to illustrate the savings for a corporate photography in Boston project and figured it will save about $5,000 if we combined four half-day assignments into a 1-day project.
Create a full day (or more) jam-packed with 3-4 assignments you may typically complete on different days.
A few tips on combining corporate photography and video projects to save money on your yearly budget:
- Keep a project calendar
- This is very helpful with planning your current and future visual needs.
- When you have a visual need and a tight deadline, look at this project calendar and see what you can also get completed with your current assignment.
- Work a few months ahead to allow yourself enough time to combine projects into one more extensive project, find the appropriate photographer/videographer and schedule the projects.
- One crucial factor is to work with a multimedia vendor that creates excellent photography and video and most importantly enjoys this type of assignments.