Humans have recorded their history in pictorial form since before recorded time began. Primitive man drew on cave walls. The ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphics. Today we have digital media and cutting-edge technology.
Through the generations, one thing has remained constant: visual imagery allows us to capture a moment in time and revisit it again and again. These images are our legacy, a record of where and when we were.
Who can you trust to create these treasured keepsakes?
Affordable prices have put DSLR cameras in the hands of many people. You will find many parents toting around these large cameras, snapping shots of their kids at the park or during the school play. The truth is, most don’t know how to use these cameras effectively.
Even worse, almost everyone has a friend or knows someone with a “big” camera these days, and entrusts them with once-in-a-lifetime events, like their wedding. Craigslist.com is filled with ads from these so-called pro photographers. Their results are often disappointing.
Photography is much more than just having a “big” camera!
If I own a race car, does that make me a professional driver? No, certainly not. Having the gear is one thing, but knowing how to use it takes skill, training, and experience. Quality photography is no different. There are many tools that pro photographers use in post-processing that the average consumer simply does not have.
When you hire a pro photographer, you are paying for their time investment more than anything else. Many hours go into creating quality images and delivering a polished product that you will cherish forever. It is this time spent after the shutter is pressed that often makes the difference between just another snapshot and a great photograph.