Experience Or Equipment – Which Is The Most Important For A Photographer Part 2
This blog post is the second in a two part series. To read the first post, click here.
In last week’s blog post, we provided an introduction to the discussion about experience-or-equipment-which-is-the-most-important-for-a-photographer part-2, is a continuation of this blog offering an insight into the experience aspect.
Today, we want to look at the point that a lot of people don’t consider. But which can play a huge role in how your photographs turn out – the equipment the photographer uses.
When you hire a professional photographer, it’s so easy to receive a recommendation from someone. Chat to the photographer about the type of photographs you’re looking for and hire them based on these talks alone?
Simply put, it’s highly unlikely you’ll even consider what equipment they’re going to be using.
Whilst we’re not saying you need to know the ins and outs of the equipment a photographer uses. It is a good idea to get at least a little understanding of his setup.
When a photographer has the right equipment, it really can make all the difference. As much as SLR cameras may all be able to take the same type of photos. Their functionality – and the various accessories that are available – can make them produce photographs that are worlds apart.
It’s this that you actually need to be looking at more than anything when it comes to the equipment, rather than the manufacturers themselves – the overall setup and not just whether a photographer uses the cheapest or most expensive cameras.
Take something like a backup camera or two as an example. It’s unlikely to be something you thought about at first. It’s a good idea to check the photographer has a plan B if their main camera stops working.
And if they do have a plan B, both you and the photographer need to feel confident it’s going to be able to produce the same photographs as those with the photographer’s main equipment.
A photographer’s equipment is vital to their success. Whilst there’s a lot of choice available and you may very easily find two dozen professional photographers each have completely different equipment setups, having the wrong equipment can have a hugely detrimental impact on the photographs produced.
Whether equipment is more important than experience – or in fact vice versa. The truth is that to all intents and purposes, they’re equally as vital to a photographer’s success.
A substantial amount of experience but poor equipment can mean the photographer will struggle to get the quality of photos needed, but have no experience and the right equipment and whilst the actual photos produced will look great technically, the lack of experience could mean they could be of completely the wrong people or in the wrong locations.
Having been an event photographer in Hampshire for many years, we know just how important it is to have both the experience and the right equipment and hope that after reading these two blog posts, you now have at least a basic understanding, too.
Which is most important, experience-or-equipment-which-is-the-most-important-for-a-photographer part-2