Why I Hate Wedding Photographers: The Ultimate Guide to the Worst Photographers
Photojournalist, author, and photographer Paul Tatum recently penned a piece for Vice News titled “Wedding Photographers Are Dumb.”
The piece, titled “What It’s Like to Be a Photojournalism Professional,” highlights the shortcomings of the wedding photographer profession.
In the article, Tatum writes: I have always been a big fan of photographers, but I’ve had enough of the crap they’re throwing at photographers.
It’s all just so shallow and shallow and too little and too much.
So I’m not going to take it anymore.
I just don’t care anymore.
The article goes on to describe some of the ways in which photographers can go from “good” to “worse” in the field of wedding photography.
In his piece, Tamiya states that photographers are “all about getting photos of the moment.”
But what he doesn’t mention is that the “moment” of a photo is defined by a few key criteria: location, lighting, subject, and what the photographer thinks of the photograph.
In other words, there are no “perfect” moments in the photo industry.
Tatum states that “the best photographers know what’s happening in the moment and what’s going on in the frame.”
He goes on in his article to outline the types of images he likes to take, and the things that he thinks are important in getting the most out of a shot.
For example, he mentions that he likes a shot that “feels like a photo shoot.”
He goes on, “It’s not just about the frame.
If you’re not feeling that shot, you’ve got another shot that is.
If your subject is still moving, it’s another shot.
If the light is bright and you’re standing in front of a camera with the lens fixed, you’re still in the right place.
If it’s bright and the subject is moving, you know where you need to be.
There’s a lot of different kinds of photo shoots.”
But that’s not all that photographers should be doing.
In his article, he states that they should also be “seeing their subject’s face.”
“It doesn’t matter if you’re shooting a girl or a boy.
You should always be looking at her face and not just her head.
You’re going to get a lot more bang for your buck if you know her face well.”
Another of his points are the things he says “are the most important.”
“Sometimes I think I’m really good at this, but in reality I’m a really terrible photographer.
If I’m taking the same shot over and over again, it just looks so wrong,” he says.”
The truth is that, in most cases, you should be looking for that first image.
If something doesn’t look right, you need a second or third shot.”
Tatum continues, “If you don’t have that first shot, the photo becomes less of a photograph.
If, for example, you have a shot of the bride and groom standing at the end of a aisle.
That’s a shot I like to take.
If they are standing together, it can look really cool.
If there are two people on a wedding, that is one shot that I like.”
So, what can a wedding photographer do to improve his or her photographic skills?
Well, Tatoas advice to photographers is to look at what you like to photograph and what you don`t.
And as for what makes a photo “good,” Tatum says, “You have to look for the moments that are the best for you and for the photographer.”
“A lot of times, photographers don’t think about what the photo is supposed to look like.
They just think about the images themselves,” Tamiya continues.
“It is the photographer`s job to make sure that every shot is perfect.”