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When it comes to striking personal portraits, or exceptional family and function photos, conducting amateur photography to save money is always tempting. While it may be true that almost anyone with fingers and a camera may be capable of taking a good photo, a novice will not be able to (without an extreme amount of luck) capture the timeless moments you want to save, with the same level of quality that a professional can. You would likely be surprised at how much preparation, skill, work, and post-editing goes into taking great photos; and an amateur with a home camera simply can’t be expected to meet these standards by themselves. So if you were thinking of not bothering with a professional camera man the next time you need high quality photographs taken, then here are a few reasons why you should reconsider your decision.

You’re getting years of practice

Becoming an exceptional photographer doesn’t just happen overnight. It doesn’t matter how fancy or high tech a camera is, if its operator is not absolutely proficient in using it, it will show through in the quality of the photos once they have been printed. It takes years of training, practice, experimentation, and mistakes before a photographer can hone their skills to the point of producing consistently high quality images. There is no shortage of portrait photographers in Brisbane that can deliver professional grade work at reasonable prices because they have been in the industry for years. Enlisting in their services will ensure that you get the best possible quality images with efficiency unmatched by any novice.

You’re hiring professional grade equipment

People often don’t take into account the equipment that is needed to produce a professional grade photograph. It is true that a skilled camera man can take good pictures with any old camera, but a professional with quality equipment can do absolute wonders with their work. When you hire a professional with exceptional equipment, you are guaranteeing yourself consistently high quality photos with perfect clarity and lighting. When looking for a professional, check out their selection of equipment to see that they are adequately prepared for the job. Visit our website at studio4photography.com.au for a better understanding of the kind of equipment a professional should be using.

You’re hiring a photographer and an editor

The bulk of the work of photography has very little to do with the actual taking of photos. The post production efforts are what really make your photos stand out. Editing is not a simple task and it can take hours, days, or even weeks of constant work to complete even for professionals. Professional photographers are also editors. They will remove skin blemishes, enhance colours, crop images to frame them well, apply filters to change the images appearance, and more. If you are taking a large amount of photographs then this process becomes all the more tedious and difficult a task, but it will make the world of difference to each and every photo. An experienced photographer will also keep their editing needs in mind when they are taking the photos, something an inexperienced camera operator has no real way of doing since they don’t have the required knowledge of editing.

In short, when you hire a professional portrait photographer, you aren’t just hiring a person with a camera. You are hiring a skilled technician who is also a planner and editor of the images who should put in almost countless hours of work into a task that takes training to get done right, and you are hiring the expensive and complicated equipment necessary for the job to be done right.

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 Posted by Charlotte on October 16, 2015 Photo Shoots  Add comments

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