I have read recent articles claiming the digital age is killing photography, that everyone now is capable of taking high resolution images just by using mobile phones.
This is true, however, it doesn’t make everyone a photographer. It’s like saying, everyone has a cooker therefore everyone’s a chef.
I have many wonderful friends who enjoy photography and I receive satisfaction sharing some awesome ideas with them.
The danger arises when someone takes on a wedding without any experience, simply because they’ve invested in a big lens.
I have had to jump in and save a couple of enthusiasts more than once over the years. I did it with pleasure and I’d like to think I’m a nice person.
Many moons ago I wouldn’t dream of using someone’s big day as a practice run. I started off shooting models, bands and actors. I must say the biggest buzz has been shooting weddings.
I love people in general so street photography and real life scenarios is high on my list. I have used all these other styles and techniques to enhance my wedding photography.
It didn’t happen overnight because It wasn’t my intention to do weddings at the start, it’s something I fell in love with over time
There has always been a stigma attached to wedding photographers, however, I disagree with that synopsis. In fact I have taken some fashion photography friends to numerous weddings who say they would never do it because there is added pressure attached to it.
It takes a lot of guts doing weddings, all the more reason why someone has to really know their stuff before taking on assignments. I conclude photography as an art-form is alive and well.