Sony vs. Canon....

Started Mar 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
John Motts Veteran Member • Posts: 5,599
Re: Irritating Wedding "Pros"

Matt Staben wrote:

You see, today's so-called "pros" are really operating under the premise that if one takes enough shots using good glass and a sufficient camera, there's bound to be a good shot within the pile, even if accidental. So they lead the happy couple around, sit them here and there, and fire away - in the case I'm speaking of, the two females would situate themselves in two locations and just click-click-click click-click click-click-click click and click!!! Here, let's try this spot! CLICK CLICK! It wasn't until some time later, at last, they were satisfied and the happy couple could join the already half drunken crowd they'd invited.

Your friend's wedding "pro" took, what, 6000 shots? That's insane, or as our Veep would say, Malarkey! I've seen "real" pros take just a few rolls of film and nearly every one of the shots was perfectly suitable - unlike the way it is now with thousands and thousands of frames.

It's easy to imagine what the scene was like at post processing. Entire groups of photographs tossed - as they pixel peeped their way through the pictures separating wheat from the chaff, and lots of chaff there must have been. Thousands upon thousands of frames, where just the appropriate minimum would have sufficed. That precious shot of the flowers, the happiness in the couple in a candid moment, the tears of the parents, those are the shots that need to be caught - in nice, singular moments - not a practically pornographic array where every angle is to be inspected and judged.

Unfortunately there are a lot of "professionals" who produce poor work, but it really isn't fair to say the above about all pros and to make sweeping generalisations like the above. There are some extremely good pros as well.

The moral of the story is to choose very carefully and be prepared to pay for someone who does it properly, not some clueless pseudo professional who takes 6,000 shots in a day.

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