The title of this article is somewhat non-standard. After all, the most popular query is “inexpensive photographer". But what about people who want to get a guaranteed high-quality result, and not just something?
Who is a dear photographer Ideally?
Ideally it is experienced specialist with good technique. This is a person who has hundreds of shoots behind him and knows how to achieve results under any circumstances.
Such a photographer knows what the client needs in each particular case. All possible situations have already been played and repeated in his practice, so this is not a problem.
By virtue of the above, a competent professional photographer knows the value of his work.
What kind we are there expensive photographers?
An ideal situation has been described above. Naturally, in practice everything turns out to be somewhat different.
1 category... People who have some kind of cameras and a lot of inflated self-esteem. Often the cameras are amateur and there is no portfolio as such. But this does not prevent such people from drawing imaginary prices on sites (if any) or pages in social networks.
Due to the lack of experience and good technology, there can be no question of any quality of photographs here. They receive 1 order every six months from their friends.
2 category... People in photo parties like mywed and others. Here everything is in character and has its own correct artistic vision. As nowhere else the phrase "the artist sees this way" is relevant here. Can't find the bride in the photo? It is, just on the scale of an ant. In the photo, the legs / arms / heads are partially cut off - this is how it should be. There are a lot of examples, see here и here.
3 category... Photographers at event agencies. The range of quality is the same as if you search on the Internet. You can get a good photographer, or you can get a bad one. Only it will be expensive in any case. After all, an agency can offer you a photographer for $ 1000, and pay him $ 150. The result corresponds to the real value.
4 category... Photographer for friends. He does not have a website, he shoots for anything and anyway. But due to good connections, he does not sit without work. After all, there is always someone who will advise. Why bother if there are orders in one way or another?
Last, vanishingly small category- people with extensive experience, a good website and high quality work.
You should definitely not look for such specialists on message boards or through acquaintances. The best option is to search the Internet yourself.
Where do expensive photographers come from?
The comparison is worth making here: Where do good doctors come from? They become so with years of experience gained in government clinics. This is extremely hard work. But, on the other hand, if you come to a paid clinic and find an inexperienced doctor there, who was put there by an acquaintance, you should not think about good treatment.
The situation is similar with photographers. No course will teach real professional photography. Only experience makes a man with a camera a competent photographer. A person must conduct more than one hundred filming, visit different situations and learn how to shoot under any conditions. This takes more than one year. The first time they shoot for free or inexpensively - they fill the bumps on such orders and replenish the portfolio. Then, a real professional is gradually formed. He already knows how to guarantee a quality result for each client. Of course, this is accompanied by expensive equipment, developed portfolio, website and advertising.