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Get Great Photos of Family and Friends this Holiday Season Yourself

I thought I would take a moment and step away from food photography and just speak on photography in general. With the upcoming holidays virtually upon us a few of us will be taking photos of family, friends, scenes, etc. So let’s step back and make the photos we take good memorable shots. Take time to know your camera whether it is your phone, a point and shoot, or a DSLR.  And yes, take into consideration lighting (light has many different colors that your camera picks up that we need to compensate for). Our brain makes instantaneous calculations to correct what we see; our cameras need help to get things right. This means getting the White Balance (WB) correct. Let’s not let that colorcast make our friends look alien.

As a final note:  sure, carrying your photos around on your phone or tablet is nice and perhaps this is today’s past time. But prints are a true keepsake. Prints have permanence, remembrance, and value to us all in a special way. If you decide to get prints, take time to know your pixel parameters and the right dimensions for your camera.  Remember, resolution requirements for screen rendering (mobile device or desktop) is not the same for prints. Get your prints done right and they will last.

Why Hire a Wedding or Event Photographer?

Why hire a wedding or event photographer indeed? I just attended a wedding and OMG there were so many people with cameras, cellphones, etc. swarming. The photographer and his assistant were handicapped. I guess the CEO of Yahoo’s comment that there is no such thing as a professional photographer is sparking folks to ignore pro photographers hired to shoot events. Who cares if the couple and the family paid for professional grade photographs? The couple and family will be able to choose from hundreds of pictures taken by their guests; pictures developed in camera and passed on as keepsakes appear to be in. I, for one, hope not. The care, concern, and professionalism taken via a pro photographer to create a photograph should not fade away to this possible new reality. I am curious what you think? Feel free to let me know your thoughts.