Why don’t you just do it yourself?

Why don’t you just do it yourself?

Is it always best to try and do it yourself?
A while ago I attended a business expo and among the exhibitors were a local photographer offering portraits for use on social media profiles and branding material.

It got me thinking for a while. “Why should I pay someone to take my photograph when after all I have a digital camera and a decent camera on my iPhone – why don’t I just do it myself?”

I thought about it for a few minutes and then it occurred to me. How would I feel if our clients all went the D.I.Y route? After all I’m sure they all have a computer or tablet and access to basic page layout software, but that’s where the similarity ends.

It’s not just having the equipment to do the job, it’s the years of training and experience that gives the photographer or us as a designers, the knowledge to do the job professionally and cost-effectively ensuring the end result represents you or your brand in the best possible light.

As the old adage says “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, just consider how much it costs to hire an amateur?”

Needless to say I decided to have my photo taken by Nicky West and I must say how pleased I was with the end result. 

You can see my new picture on my LinkedIn profile page and across all of my social media accounts.