Last Updated on November 7, 2020 by PixelPluck
Working as a Photographer is great fun and is also a very creative job. But often people do have misconceptions regarding Photographers and their expensive equipment. Photography is fun but definitely not an easy job for professionals. It takes a lot of effort and planning to execute a photography project. There are definitely more than 10 stupid things people believe about photographers but we are compiling the top ones.
10 Stupid Things People Believe About Photographers
Here is a list of the top 10 stupid things people believe about photographers. Don’t forget to add comments below.
- Oh! It’s Just About Pressing a Button –
No, it’s about visualizing an image before its made, it’s about framing and composition, it’s about getting the exposure right, it’s about choosing the right shutter speed, it’s about being at the right ISO, it’s about having the correct aperture value, it’s about setting the right focus mode, it’s about 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? A professional DSLR may cost as much as a car. Check for example Nikon D6 or Canon 1Dx which when paired with prime lenses will cost you above the price of a small car.
- Better Gear Makes Better Photographs –
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.
- They Have No Right to Shoot someone at a beach –
If a photographer is in a public area in most western countries then they can shoot just about anything. The matter of importance is where and how he is going to use those images. (Check the laws in your own country for specifics). Off-course they should be polite about it.
Check the Rights of Photographer for more info.
- Great Photograph, It Must be Photoshopped –
Most professionals get most of the work done straight in-camera. Many are actually very good at it and get stunning images before they get anywhere near a computer. That is what makes them good at their craft. That is why they study. That is why they practice. And mind you, Photoshop is not the only editing software!
- XYZ Takes Better Photos Than You –
Every good photographer has his own style and work process. What you think is good maybe worst for others. It’s a very subjective thing that depends on the visual taste of an individual. Well XYZ may be better but in comparison with your visual taste for others.
- Discounts and More Discount –
Discounts are okay! But there is always some limit. Photographers have their own expenses and need to pay for their expensive equipment.
- I Know a Guy Who Can Do It Much Cheaper –
Yes, yes, everybody knows a friend of a friend who can do the photography job for a third of the cost. The kicker is that a photography business is an expensive one to run and you get what you pay for. If you’re happy enough to risk your cheap shooter, then go for it. Just don’t use it as a cheap bargaining ploy when you’re talking to a professional.
- I Can Shoot Better Than You If I Shoot Regularly –
Well then who stops you? Grab a camera, go shoot, and take photographs. If you can really do better then you really should be doing it.
What do you think? What are the most stupid things that you faced? Let us know in the comments below.