WHY SHOULD I INVEST IN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS (OR VIDEO)?
“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.”
— Matt Hardy
Importance in Photos
I’ve heard people say “why should I pay so much for a few digital images?” The thing is, if they’re really good images, they’re worth the money. That’s a memory, one that will last a life time and more.
You can take all those memories and photo on your phones and cameras. They turn out good and make you happy and that’s fantastic. However, as good as they may be, they don’t beat out professional cameras and lenses (combined with a good photographer and their knowledge of course, ha). Every so often, it’s nice to have that stunning image of you or your family or special event. It’s a business and takes effort, time, knowledge, hard work, professional equipment, and so much more, just like other people’s jobs. You get to hire someone for their expensive camera set up (some people don’t realize just how expensive), years of camera and composition experience, and their editing tools (programs plus, computer, plus hard drive space, and more), and time. (If you’re interested in more, check out the “Why does (professional) media cost what it does?” blog.)
A photo shoot can be a fun experience for an individual, friends, or the family. Posing, laughing, candid, planned… you, or the other people can see themselves in a beautiful light, hopefully. And you get to keep that memory forever, in your mind and in a photo.
You can get digital (ability to be printed with high quality) or chose to have the photographer deal with the prints for you. A photographer’s images can be printed small or large and still look wonderful without any degrading in quality. And when you add that crisp quality to a unique medium (example: glass or wood), it’s magically beautiful.
“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”
— Paul Caponigro