Re: Sony tells DSLR shooters they're idiots

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Anthony Polson, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. "Gary Eickmeier" <> wrote:
    >But a miracle has happened in the amateur realm. For a while now,
    >professionals have been in competition with Uncle Harry with his big DSLR at
    >weddings. He is always there, and shooting all of your poses and making his
    >own wedding album and taking people's time and attention away from you.
    >
    >Well, miracle of miracles, nowadays they are all shooting everything with
    >their phones! No more competition on image quality at least. And the people
    >will pay a lot less attention to the amateur with the phone than the
    >interloper with the Nikon. Hallelulia!



    That's wishful thinking. A pro wedding shooter is just as likely to
    find that one or more of the wedding guests have 'better' DSLRs than
    he/she does.

    On one hand, many working photographers don't generate enough income
    from photography to buy the latest equipment, instead having to make
    do with items that are anything up to 3 years old. On the other hand,
    amateurs with disposable incomes higher than a working photographer
    could dream of can easily buy the latest DSLR and lenses.

    What saves the pro shooter is that very few amateurs have the faintest
    idea how to shoot good images, something that is confirmed here on a
    regular, monthly basis by the entries to the Shoot-In.
     
    Anthony Polson, Nov 24, 2012
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  2. Anthony Polson

    Trevor Guest

    "Anthony Polson" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > A pro wedding shooter is just as likely to
    > find that one or more of the wedding guests have 'better' DSLRs than
    > he/she does.
    >
    > On one hand, many working photographers don't generate enough income
    > from photography to buy the latest equipment, instead having to make
    > do with items that are anything up to 3 years old. On the other hand,
    > amateurs with disposable incomes higher than a working photographer
    > could dream of can easily buy the latest DSLR and lenses.


    Often true unfortunately.


    > What saves the pro shooter is that very few amateurs have the faintest
    > idea how to shoot good images,


    And some do! What saves many wedding photographers is that the clients don't
    find out that an amateur could have done a better job sometimes, until after
    the wedding. It's not a business that relies on repeat customers, although
    word of mouth can certainly reduce the possible customer base. The horror
    stories of some pro's not even delivering photo's that have been paid for
    does make it easier for the reliable ones, but also makes "uncle Harry", who
    will not only give you prints but files for free, a viable alternative for
    many.

    Trevor.
     
    Trevor, Nov 26, 2012
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