Things Professional Photographers Hear

Having been in the photographic industry for over 25 years, I’m sure you can imagine that we’ve heard some quite amusing things along the way. So for a bit of fun, we’ve decided to list them here on our website. If you have something to add, please let us know and we’ll consider adding it to our “Things Professional Photographers Hear” list :

Things professional photographers hear

If you have a double chin, that’s the way it is! If we started retouching things like that, then you wouldn’t actually look like yourself now would you?


A common misconception. The shoot is literally just the tip of the iceberg. There is an enormous amount of work that goes in before and after the shoot. Editing can often run in to many hours, days or even weeks!


Another misconception. It’s not just the tool, it’s what you do with it that counts. If you buy a really expensive pen, it won’t necessarily make you a top author!


We could, but then you wouldn’t look like you, would you?


Hmmmm. See No2


Good luck with that one! Even professional photographers dread the trials and tribulations of wedding photography. An amateur photographer is often oblivious to what can go wrong! On the other hand, there are some very competent amateaur photographers out there!


Often means that they don’t know what to do with studio flash, so steer well clear of it!


There is no noticeable difference between the 2 and also Sony is a good contender. Our advice would be to go to your local camera shop and buy the one which feels right in your hands. At the studio, we have invested in Nikon equipment.


Although it is possible to get this size canvas off a photo taken on your phone, there are many other factors which will affect the quality of the final product. Which type of phone, light, camera settings, resolution just to name a few. We have found that over 85% of the times we are asked, no will be the answer!


Imagine you want to buy a car! Would you walk into a car showroom and open with “How much is a car”?

There are literally hundreds of variations of photograph through size and finish, framed, canvas and so on.


If your boss asked you to work for nothing, would you? Unfortunately free adverts on promotional literature don’t contribute to the family meal.


What they really mean is can I have a none watermarked copy for free please! How many watermarked photographs of you seen on people’s social media pages which have been stolen from photographer’s pages. If our images are going to be stolen, at least allow us to put an advert on them!


Oh yes, we get invited to many a busman’s holiday!
If you’re inviting a photographer to your party, surprise them and insist that they leave their camera at home!


Ahh that old chestnut! This usually means that the photographer has trouble getting their colour balance right and finds it much easier to convert all the photos to black and white!

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