Working as a Photographer / Videographer is great fun and is also very creative job. But often people do have misconceptions regarding Photographers. Let’s look at The 10 Stupid Things People Believe About Photographers.
Oh ! Its Just About Pressing a Button
No, its about visualizing an image before its made, its about framing and composition, its about getting the exposure right, its about choosing the right shutter speed, its about being at the right ISO, its about having the correct aperture value, its about setting the right focus mode, its about, its choosing the right lens and camera and everything else that you couldn’t imagine.
Friends Will Work for Free
-No they won’t. They have invested a lot of money. Where are they going to get it back from? .
Better Gear Makes Better Photographs
– Like the famous quote – “As good as a good Stove makes better food.”
My friend Can Shoot the Wedding
-Your friend can take snaps at the wedding. But he won’t be as good as a professional.
Photographers mean always a Perfect Image at one Go
Some times lots of variables are involved in Photography. There are chances that he may have to do a retake.
Great Photograph, It Must be Photoshopped
-Most professionals get most of the work done straight in camera. And mind you, Photoshop is not the only editing software! Photos are not made in Photoshop. You have to make them in camera and then may be adjust or do little processing to make to cover imperfections due to uncontrollable circumstances.
XYZ Takes Better Photos Than You
Every good photographer has his own style and work process. What you think is good may be worst for others. Its a very subjective thing which depends on visual taste of an individual. Well XYZ may be better, but in comparison with your visual taste for others.
Discounts and More Discount
Discounts is okay ! But there is always a limit. You cant ask for a discount on a discount.
Your Charge is Very High
Photographers invest hell lot of money in their equipment. You can hire someone with a point and shoot camera for fraction of the charge. But will you??
I Can Shoot Better Than You If I Shoot Regularly
Well then who stops you? Grab a camera, go shoot and make photographs. If you can really do better then you really should be doing it.