Released by Photohall.com:
Exciting new interactive website FREE consultation for picture editors, marketing managers and art buyers:
Searching for a specialised photographer? Need to view a portfolio in a hurry? Looking for advice on imagery? Photohall.com can help you with answers to all these problems free of charge.
Photohall.com is an independent company set up to market and promote photographers through the internet. It currently has more than 100 photographersą portfolios on its site, with easy-to-navigate categories by genre. Picture editors and art buyers can consult direct with photohall on-line or search through the categories free of charge to find a specialist photographer and view a selection of their work immediately. Once they have selected a photographer, they have the option of contacting them via http://photohall.com or directly through the photographer's own email/website link.
Photohall.com act as a consultant to picture editors and art buyers. The company will assist in finding the appropriate photographer for the job, and can advise on fees, usage, licensing, portfolios, copyright and general business issues.
To see how easy it is to use, check out: http://www.photohall.com
In addition, the site also features the following free services:
Free Classifieds Boards http://www.photohall.com/ads/
The Classifieds Boards are aimed at greater communication between Art buyers and photographers.
Photohall.com Ltd. was founded by David Hall, an Agent Member of the Association of Photographers. David was a successful professional photographer for over 10 years.
The following are extracts from recent Editorial Features
We have just been included in a six page article in the February edition of Professional Photographer. In this article "Modem Marketing" one of our clients who was interviewed was quoted as saying:
Sam Franks is an art director commissioning pictures for IDFX and FMX magazines, and has found Photohall.com to be a useful source. "One of the best things about David is that he knows loads of photographers all around the country," she says. "While we've got a comprehensive list of photographers on our books, it can be tricky if there's a need for a photographer to cover a job in Glasgow at short notice, and we won't be able, perhaps, to get up there ourselves. In those circumstances David will know who would be right for that particular job.
"The photohall.com site itself I find really valuable because it's in front of you immediately and you can use it to access websites and to talk to photographers directly."
The article continues-
Logging on to the Photohall.com site gives potential clients free access to individual websites containing portfolios of up to 24 images from all the registered photographers, plus contact details, including personal websites and email addresses that the photographers may have set up. If a client contacts Dave Hall asking for a specific recommendation, he will give them three names based on the style of photography that's required. "I don't recommend on price," he says. "Nowadays photographers tend to be seen almost as plumbers, and they compete with each other on the cost of the job. The people that I have on my site are all specialists in their own fields, and I put forward the ones who will be best suited to the requirements of the job."
There are other benefits for those who are registered with the site, such as assistant contact details - there are currently 180 assistants registered with the site. There's also an area where PDFs for forms such as delivery notes, invoices, estimates, licence to use and terms and conditions can be downloaded, and a facility for buying and selling kit. Hall has also recently compiled a comprehensive database containing the details of potential clients, such as ad agencies, design agencies, magazine and book publishers. Those who are registered with photohall can access this free.
We have also had a review in Image magazine which is the run by The Association of Photographers.
A Useful Dotcom - By Paul Mellor
You might like to take a took at a website run by AoP agent/member David Hall. The site at www.photohall.com is designed to interactively give consultancy advice on working practices, useage, licensing, portfolios, websites, marketing, copyright infringement and general business issues. There are also free areas like the classified section where photographers can buy or sell second-hand equipment without charge. It’s definitely worth a took next time your are on-Line.