Perth is full of “professional photographers”–just ask them. Sometimes, it seems like anyone who has $500, can afford a camera and a pocket full of business cards, call themselves a “professional photographer.” While we don’t want to denigrate anyone in our industry, we would be amiss if we didn’t warn you that there are a lot of people out there who–to put it bluntly–just aren’t very good.
We feel that it is our duty to protect the public from incompetent amateurs masquerading as professionals. We have been professional photographers in Perth for over 35 years and we have heard about every “horror story” scenario imaginable.
Most of the horror stories involved inexperienced photographers who meant well but simply couldn’t produce when the pressure was on, or didn’t have the knowledge or experience to transcend the immediate environment or situation. Unfortunately, that can cause great disappointment and cause consumers to waste money.
Here is a guide to factors that make a difference, and why experience is so important when choosing a photographer.
There is no way to sugar-coat this; experienced photographers are going to produce higher-quality work. As a person grows from an amateur to a professional photographer, their standards become a lot higher. Many don’t even notice the bar being raised, but experience gives a person a better idea of what to do and when to do it.
Experience also allows a person to make every mistake in the book and learn from it. An inexperienced photographer is going to make mistakes. More often than not, an experienced photographer isn’t going to make mistakes because he or she have already made them all before and have learned from them.
The “Wow Factor”
Look at the pictures on our site. Every single one of them has what we call the “wow factor.” We have been around long enough to know that an inexperienced photographer, even with expensive equipment, isn’t going to be able to get the results that we have gotten on the photos we are displaying here on the website.
The bottom line is that our photographers are experienced and talented. I have personally taught our standards and methods to everyone on our staff. Call (08) 6468 5961 to see why experience matters.