Photography is subjective, each photographer has a different style, artistic interpretation and work flow. There are so many variables!
I had no idea quite how different each one of us is, until I did my course last week.
There were nine of us altogether, all at different levels of experience. Some had never done a wedding and were starting out. Others were seasoned pros.
We walked around the venue together taking the same photos, with the same models, with the same light and similar equipment. So, you would think that the photos would all look the same. Right?
In fact looking on our private Guild of Photographer buddy group, I was surprised at just how different they all were!
Below are five photographs which I have permission to share with you all to prove my point. The photographers in no order are:
Kendra Eastwood from Kendra Eastwood Photograph in North Yorkshire
Slavomir Kondratovic Ampa from Skphotoart in Wigan
Lisa Wildgoose from Wildgoose Wedding Photography in Buckingham
This is my proof that photography is subjective! I see so many photographers get competitive over jobs and I just don’t understand why!
We are all different!
Style, price, website design and customer service will also play a big part in the client’s decision to commit to our business or not.
Some clients just want a record of their kids growing up, some want a family experience to look back on and others want beautiful wall art to proudly display on their walls.
For weddings some want hundreds of digital images on a USB, some want a beautiful album, and others want one feature canvas or framed print to show off their special day.
We all charge different prices for this. Again, no one is right, and no one is wrong!
If you are a client, there are a couple of things to remember before you book a photo shoot or wedding.
Photography is subjective – Just because your friend may or may not like a photographers images, doesn’t mean you will feel the same. Compare styles!
Stick to your price bracket – There is someone out there for everyone’s budget. There is cheap and cheerful, middle of the road, or high-end.
Decide what is important to you before you book – Make sure you have compared at least 5 websites and have chosen the correct photographer and product FOR YOU!