What is professional photographer ?
A professional photographer is an artist, just like a painter, sculpture, musician, and other. The way the painter mixes the paint or uses the brush, this is what make the style of the painter very unique. In photography, you must have or learn the art of seeing by experience, training or natural gift.
Experience - when you work in the field for many years, you develop special way of seeing the world and unique technique to create amazing photos.
Training – You can go to school or work with a professional photographer to become a professional photographer.
Natural gift – self taught - for example, a person who never take an art class, but can create amazing artwork. A person who can create very tasty dish, never went to culinary school. A person who is an amazing musician, never went to music school.
3 steps to create an amazing photo
Capture – the photographer must capture the picture. You must understand the basic principles of photography.
Process - You must process the photos in photoshop, lightroom, nik software and other. You must have a vision for the photos and understanding color, light, adjustment. Each person have a unique way of processing a photo, just like a finger prints.
Print – each paper will give the photos a different look, and feeling. Print quality varies on the quality of the processing and the paper use for printing.
How to select a professional photographer
1. Find out if you like the style of the photographer
They are 3 major styles
traditional – the pictures are posed, look at your grandparent album
Photojournalism – no posing or directing, the photos capture the moments exactly as they happened, and together they tell a story.
Creativity – the photographer create a concept or idea then generate amazing photos. These photos are created with or without posing and directing. The photos are dramatic and gorgeous.
Start your search, review potential photographers' websites and blogs to check out photos of weddings they have shot, which will give you an idea of their style.
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