Profession vs. Uncle Fred
Many people have the choice of two types of photographers. One is the professional who has taken the classes, done the training, and has all the right tools. The second is what we call “Uncle Fred”, the more amateur version, often a close friend or relative with a fancy camera that shoots everything on auto. While deciding between the two, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.
A professional photographer might charge a bit more, but they are worth every penny. As professionals, they understand the most important concept of photography, which is lighting. A well lit photo makes the shot, while an under-exposed or poorly lit one breaks it. Another thing they do well is posing. “Uncle Fred’s” poses can sometimes be awkward, while your professional has experience in making you feel comfortable and natural. Lastly, is the editing process. Professionals have editing software and training to correct skin tones and pop color, while Uncle Fred does not. The editing software, many say, is half of the art. A well trained photo shop user is priceless!
Investing in a well trained photographer to capture the moments that are only here once is worth it. Don’t settle for Uncle Fred!