With the modern technology and advanced cameras on cell phones in today’s world, is a photographer really needed? Absolutely! Here are the reasons why hiring a professional to do the job is much needed:
They have the skills
So you know someone with a nice camera, but do they know how to use it properly? Having an expensive camera is not enough to take high-quality photographs. Most folks do not realize what it takes to adjust settings based on exposures, lighting, and other technical aspects of their equipment. A camera won’t automatically take good shots for you. It is a talent learned through experience and training.
This is always a given bonus. It’s more than just owning a camera. Photography gear in itself is downright expensive. Sure, the camera starts at typically $1,500 (on the low side). But with modern technology, photographers are always looking for an upgrade every other year. Next up is a lens with a starting price of $900, and that’s on the cheap end! A camera needs a flash, and those are easily $300. Most photographers have more than just one. Then the essentials: backdrops, tripods, Lightroom, computer software, memory cards, lights, a studio, and so forth. The list can go on and cost thousands.
Let them orchestrate the posing
Especially large crowds. It is easier said than done, but most people’s attention span and patience is usually small. You will find yourself exhausted and frustrated with a lack of posing ideas. We perform these in a timely manner and always offer suggestions for new poses.
It is their job
Skip trying to find a friend or relative to do the job. This means more hassle for you, and missed moments for them. Imagine a wedding with a friend or family member doing the photography. How will they eat, dance, drink, and mingle? That would not be a pleasant experience for them. Hiring a pro guarantees you they are solely doing this for you, worry-free.
They know how to edit properly
You want a ‘wow’ factor with your final images. Professional photographers own different systems to edit and retouch photos properly. The last thing you want is for your pictures to appear cheesy. We are artists and have the skills to retouch uneven skin tones, brighten smiles and eyes, place overlays, exposures, contrast, softening, and removing distractions.
Professional photographers can be underrated. It’s not for the faint of heart and requires dedication, late nights, and passion. Of course, there are plenty of ways to save money in life, but don’t skimp out on a skilled expert. Invest and be satisfied with high-quality results!