Well, I’m back in town after a two week workshop in Wichita, Kansas. It was a great workshop, and I learned a lot, but it’s so nice to be home. It’s a very surreal feeling to be home when you’ve been gone for a while. This pretty much solidifies my plan to never take a job that pulls me away from family for long periods of time.
As a side note, I read an article that I find very applicable for today. There’s a growing mentality of “everyone’s becoming a photographer” because of the proliferation of digital SLR cameras appearing everywhere. I think it’s great! I think photography is something everyone should try their hand at at some point in their life. It’s very cathartic and when you get a great shot, it makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. The problem, is that there’s a lot of people trying to jump into professional photography too soon. And there’s a lot of wedding pictures that are suffering because of it. It makes me very sad for people when I hear that they had “uncle bob” take their wedding pictures, solely based on the fact that he’s got a “nice camera.”
I’d appreciate it from any prospective brides reading this, or if you know of someone looking for a wedding photographer, that’s you’d take a moment and read this article from Seattle Bride magazine. It was written by a professional travel writer, who was sent by the magazine to shadow the hired wedding photographers, and how his shots compared to theirs.
I hope this article can get through what I’m always trying to tell people, and that is that you get what you pay for when you hire a photographer.