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Why You Should Hire A Professional Photographer

Why You Should Hire A Professional Photographer

1. Top of the Line Equipment

2. Higher Quality Images

3. Editing is Worth Every Penny

4. They Know What Works

5. Professionals Have a Trained Eye

If the image is a milestone of your life or an important event a digital image may never be viewed again or could be lost by file corruption or deletion.

It's like doing a DIY project: you might have a garage full of tools and some experience under your belt, but if you really want to get the job done right, you need to call in a pro.

Top of the Line Equipment

Experience matters when selecting the best equipment to use and a professional photographer will use a DSLR or mirrorless camera with high quality lenses. A 85mm f/1.8 lens creates a creamy background to a portrait. Then there is the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens that can compress the background. This lens is expensive, heavy and impractical for casual individuals who enjoy taking snapshots. While you could spend the equivalent of a few month's rent on one of these lenses, you might be better off forking over a fraction of that amount to a professional instead.

Higher Quality Images

With better equipment comes higher quality images captured in the 24 – 62 megapixel range. While your smart phone is capable of capturing an image at 72dpi (resolution needed for web use) in the 7-12 megapixel range there are many limitations with settings that can lead to a grainy photo that can be over or under exposed.

Editing that is Worth Every Penny

When you hire a photographer, you are not just paying for them to come out and take photos, you are paying them for the time it takes to properly edit those photos. When hiring, be sure to select a photographer who's editing style coincides with your vision and expectation. A professional photographer can provide editing that is far more advanced that an app on your smart phone can do.

They Know What Works

Often times we think that something will look good in a photo but in reality it ends up looking awkward or out-of-place. A professional photographer will have a good idea if a concept will work or not. A professional photographer also understands posing, composition, lighting and use of a location to create the best images while using the appropriate technical settings like aperture size and shutter speed.

Professionals Have A Trained Eye

Going along with the point above, professional photographers have a creative eye that others may not have. Most have the ability to see different angles that the average person may not think of when taking a photo. Knowing how to capture what you're shooting can make images look far superior than those just shot straight on.

One analogy that works well here is cooking. Anyone can look through a cookbook, buy some ingredients, spend a bit of time in the kitchen, and end up with a meal that tastes pretty good.

Professional chefs take those same ingredients and produce culinary creations that delight your taste bud and challenge your notions of consuming food. It's not a matter of having the ingredients, but knowing just what to do with them in a way that no cookbook or YouTube video can explain.

Hire a Professional Photographer

When you want to capture the best images possible contact Mick Beaver Photography.

317-801-0642 Indianapolis, IN 46237

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