Outsourcing vs. in-House Photography

Pro's and Con's
Aleisa Mccurley
Charlotte Scott

Pro's and Con's
    The pro’s and con’s   of outsourcing   your photography work to an external photographer.   “The possible loss of control over the process, resulting in unwanted results.”( www.flatworldsolutions)   An external photographer may not get the concept of what you are trying to portray.   The photographer may not achieve the results in which you expected.   They may be slow in producing the photographs that you hired them to take for you or the quality of the photo may be poor.   There is also the risk of extra or hidden costs, even though you have a contract with them, things can go wrong.   Therefore, outsourcing the photographer may be expensive and you cannot control their time. (rimagine.com, Nov. 1, 2010)
    Whenever you hire an external photographer you are running the risk of confidentiality and taking a chance, because the photographer that you hired may also work for your competitor.   “The security isn’t any better or worse,” said Saffer.   “If you are doing a good job, you will build up a reputation and rapport.   You create your own security.” ( Chao, Mary)   If you hire an individual or a small photography enterprise then there is the possibility that they could go out of business or that they cannot perform their duties; then you are out a lot of time
and money, because then you have to find someone else to do the job.   You have to start all over by finding another photographer and then you are taking a chance on that photographer and may get a poor result. (rimagine.com, Nov. 1, 2010)
    On the other hand, if you outsource the photographer you will have more time to focus on other aspects.   With outsourcing, you are “getting professionals that know what they are doing and have the equipment and skills to do the job right” and the flexibility of schedules. (practicalecommerce.com)   A lot of companies are outsourcing, especially if they do not have enough work to...