These days when phones have such good cameras on them, what really is the point in hiring a professional photographer to take photographs? Hiring a professional with experience can seem unnecessary and expensive to some and with such a lot of people taking up photography as a profession these days the choice can be somewhat overwhelming and off putting.
I really believe though that professional photographs are such a great investment (Well why wouldn't I, I hear you say)
Whilst at a wedding the other day I took a photograph of the bride and her bridesmaids on both my iPhone as well as my DSLR camera, I think that the results speak for themselves.
There are also other reasons I feel that booking a professional photographer is something everyone should be considering.
1. Stress - Taking photographs of your own children for example is not an easy task, getting them to sit still, look at the camera, smile at the same time etc can seem impossible at times, especially when you're the parent. With Weddings, would you want to rely on everyone else to capture everything about your day?
2. Equipment and Training - Don't get me wrong, the iPhone takes great pictures, I use one myself. But the capabilities of camera phones and photo editing apps isn't going to give you the same results as a professional. Most professionals have the best equipment and have invested thousands on training.
3. Print Quality - The prints that you buy from a professional photographer will far outweigh in quality the prints that you get from your phone. Most photographers have access to professional photo printing labs where the high quality product means your photographs will not wear or fade considerably over time like the prints you can get on these cheap printing apps.
Finally here are the results from the wedding I was telling you about earlier in this blog.
This is the photograph I took on my iPhone
This is the one I took on my DSLR
Which one do you prefer?