Kudos to professional photographers...
Perhaps they are becoming a rare breed, but I offer kudos to professional photographers. Here is why: My wife has photographs taken of our daughter every year for Mother's and Father's day. In the past she used Sears, but they no longer have studios. So she went to another retailer with a photo studio, and the experience was miserable on many levels (disinterested and inexperienced shooter, production line schedule, unimaginative shots, etc.) A friend recommended a private photographer. The difference was incredible. The shooter was patient, experienced, and creative. The shots were post-processed. The whole experience left my wife and daughter happy and satisfied. The price for all of this was only 25% higher than the retailer. This high level of service just cannot be beat.
|Red umbrella by Jose Olivares|
from Black + White +1
|Scary Santa by Phillipvz|
from annual bad Santa photo challenge
|Honey, I'm Home!! by cbg1951|
from A Big Year - birds
|Lake freezes by Kaappo|
from -The Frozen Lake- ( In Full Colours Only)