There are plenty of Photography myths out there, I’m here to help you crack some of those, and hopefully become more efficient in the process. Here are a few common photography myths I am ready to squash for you.
“Anything can be Photoshopped out”
It might be possible, but it isn’t time efficient, and time is money. We aim to get everything right in camera…on the spot. It takes less time to fix strays hairs on the spot, than in Photoshop. It is time consuming to shoot with this mindset and think “I can just edit this later”, sure you absolutely could, but it bodes well to have effective planning skills to save you time!
“Photographers only work the day of the session.”
The truth is, our work begins the moment we meet the client. We help them style their shoot, give them location ideas, drive to shoots, invest in education for ourselves, update our equipment, download photos, cull photos, edit photos, do in person ordering appointments, build albums, order products, package up orders, and more!
“You don’t need automation.”
Need may be an overstatement, but again, time is money. Anything you can automate gives you back more time for yourself therefore lessens the chance of you burning out. PLUS provides a consistent, informed and professional experience for clients. That way nothing is left out, forgotten or last minute when it comes to your client receiving everything they need for a successful session. They are coming to you because you are a professional photographer….having clear cut, constant, well thought out automations, proves the professional that you are!
“You have to be in a beautiful location to get beautiful pics.”
All you need is a sliver of greatness. For instance, you can get beautiful “field” shots with just a small spot of wispy grass on the side of a highway. Truly all you need it great lighting (lighting trumps EVERYthing!) and the rest can be created with a little magic and creativity.
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Cindy Swanson, Cindy Swanson Photography