You have to know how to hold your camera and some of the simple rules to avoid camera shake.
And light… you have to know a lot about light. The different types of light, the sources of light and knowing a bit about the inverse square law of light will help.
We haven’t even touched on composition or how RAW can be used to allow better post-processing. Oh and don’t forget the post-processing.
There is a lot to know and most is it is just instinct to an experienced photographer.
You don’t need the most expensive camera to take good photos but the quality of a photo is greatly improved with an expensive camera if you know what you are doing.
For Photography Clients
If someone is willing to do your shoot for less than half of what other people are quoting be suspicious.
Not everyone that says they are a photographer is really a photographer. If you are not sure, most photographers will have a portfolio and/or a website that showcases their work.
Bear in mind that photos on websites are lower resolution than the photo that you should have delivered. With this in mind, look at photography websites so that you know what you should be expecting.
If you took your car to a ‘mechanic’ who had 3 hours of instruction the results will not be pleasing. It is the same with photography.
We have established what a photographer is. Please support real photographers that provide quality products and services.
If you are a fake photographer please try and become a real one before selling services that you are incapable of providing properly.
I look forward to the comments.