28 Nov 2016
Some people may think that due to almost everybody having their own cameras these days, that the professional photographers must be going out of business but nothing could be farther from the truth as the professional photographic business is now doing better than ever. Of course everybody knows that regardless of what cell phone you have and regardless of how up to date that cell phone may be, the camera on it will never be able to provide the same quality of photo as a professional photographer with their specialist cameras and equipment can provide. That is why even though everyone in a church’s congregation for a wedding may have a cell phone camera, a professional photographer is still hired to record the event in high quality photos.
The same is true with graduation ceremonies but what is changing is the number of couples and graduates that as well as having the traditional photographs taken, are also requesting that more formal photos, taken in the photographer’s studio, are also taken. The professional photographers of course welcome this extra work but some of them do not own a photo studio and so have to rent one in order to meet the requests. When someone rents a photo studio, depending on which studio they rent, they may be offered a choice of rooms to film in and each room may come complete with its own props and appropriate lighting for that room. If the photographer renting the studio does not have any specialized equipment they may need, often the studio will rent them that additional equipment at an extra charge. Even though a professional photographer may not own their own photographic studio, they will be fully aware of how studio lighting works and so should be able to use it to its best effect.
Although the camera and the lighting available make a difference to any photo, it is perhaps the experience with which this equipment is used which makes the difference between good photographs and great photographs. In the hands of an expert, the studio lighting can create shadows exactly where they are needed or if shadows are not needed, they can be arranged in such a way that no shadows show on the subject of the photo.
Although these studios for hire are available for all of us to hire with or without a professional photographer, before we do so we should perhaps think carefully on whether or not we would like to take our own photos or let the professional take the shots. Obviously hiring a professional photographer to take the photos for us will be more expensive but often not much more considering that we do not have to pay for rental equipment, they provide their own. Another saving is made because as the photographer is experienced with the studio and its lighting, the photo session you hire may not take so long as if you were taking the photos yourself and almost certainly the results will be better.