Whilst words are important when it comes to getting a message across, photographs are what grab attention and gets people reading. In business, we all want to save ourselves money and try to keep our costs down, however, sometimes there are going to be things that you need to invest in if you want to get ahead.
One of these things is photography. Of course, you can try to take images yourself, but if you really want to make an impact then you are going to need to pay out for a professional.
Don’t believe us? Here at Expose Media we have put together the main reasons why we believe that your business needs professional grade photographs.
You don’t want to give the wrong impression
The last thing that you are going to want, as a business, is for your customers to get the wrong idea of what you can do. Whilst you may find that you save yourself some money, you may also present yourself as being low quality and unprofessional, rather than being the type of business that they perceive are going to give them the very best service.
You want to make sure that you are found in searches
There is a good chance that you are going to have heard of SEO. SEO is the process whereby your business website can be found online. There are several different factors that can contribute to SEO, one that you might not realise are images. By having optimised photos on your website, you will find that you are going to be much easier to find on image searches, which will in turn bring more people to your website.
A picture really is worth a thousand words
So, we know that this phrase is a little on the cheesy side, but there really is some truth to it. Photos are a great way for you to show your customers what you can do for them and what you can offer. Words can tell them, but when they actually want to see it with their own eyes, you are going to need to show them with a top-quality picture.
Stock photos are not going to reflect your personality
Stock photo websites have meant that it has never been easier to find an image that you can then in turn use for your business. These images are great for a quick fix; however, do they really showcase what your business is about? Chances are that they don’t. For this, you are going to need to have some professional photos taken. Images of your staff, your workplace, your products, things that are personal to your brand and show your personality.
Photos can be used time and time again
Professional photos should really be an investment for your business. Whilst you may arrange for them to be taken for your website, that doesn’t mean that it’s the only way that you can use them. You can hang onto them and add them to blogs, to social media posts and of course to brochures and leaflets too. The possibilities really are endless.
As you can see, there are several reasons why it really will pay to invest some of your marketing budget into professional photos. Why not try out professional imagery for yourself and see if you can boost your engagement, traffic or perhaps increase your brand awareness?