Other cameras at the wedding?!

June 11, 2010

What to do?! What to do!!!

Well, for anyone who’s photographed weddings before, you know the feeling; you go in for a photograph and there are hoards of the bride and groom’s family and friends there with their own cameras! But they hired you!? So what do you do? What should you feel? Should you say anything?? Well, I found this discussion interesting and have had it with other photographer friends of mine before. Check out this article from WPJA.com. It addresses this very subject and does so very well!

WPJA.com is a great resource for wedding photojournalists. Check it out!


What’s wrong with wedding photography today?

May 6, 2010

What is your main purpose when photographing a wedding? What’s your goal? Do you know? How do you approach the business of it? What’s your goal? Do you know? If you know or much more if you don’t, read this!

Wow, what a refreshing thing to read this morning. Please, stop what you’re doing and read this post by Gary Fong. Especially any of you who dream of being a wedding photographer. Or for that matter, any type of portrait photographer. He shoots it straight… no pun intended. Wow, this is really really really good… and needed right now.

What’s wrong with wedding photography today?


Wanna Be Photogs BEWARE!

April 6, 2010

Today’s post is fantastic! Judge Joe Brown shows a whole new side! He was a photographer at one time and puts this photographer in her place.

Folks, if you are going to tout yourself as a professional, you better know what you are doing. People spend big money to have a once in a lifetime recorded and photographing with substandard cameras, lenses and processing on substandard paper will only resort in substandard product.

The wedding photography business is flooded with digital photographers who don’t really have the skills or equipment to be there. I feel very proficient in studio work but you will rarely find me shooting a wedding. Why? Because it is an animal that few can tame correctly.

If you are not a professional, do yourself a favor and learn what you are doing first, get good equipment and then follow a professional a long time before you decide you want to ruin someone’s wedding day!


$$$ Why is wedding photography so expensive?!? $$$

March 27, 2010

So why do wedding photographers charge an arm and a leg?!?

Have you ever heard this question? If you are a wedding photographer, I am sure you have. If you are not, you may have thought it! Well, photographers from Georgia, Exodus Photography, seek to answer that question in a series they are writing on their blog called, Choosing the right photographer for your wedding.

I think the article and series are very well written, make some great points and I think it would be a great resource for photographers to look at to remind themselves that they should not stray from the cost they are asking when offering their services for a wedding. Stick with the price and realize that wedding photography is expensive, but that depends on what side of the camera you are thinking about. Sure it is expensive to the bride and groom, but is also expensive to the photographer. We have to charge enough to make the job worth it. Otherwise, it doesn’t make much financial sense.

Anyway, take time to read this article. It’s fantastic and I think you’ll get some great advice, insight and reminders out of it! Thanks Exodus Photography!