It’s pretty annoying when people do not appreciate people who are bold and risky enough to pick up and pursue a career and profession in Photography. When they are billed, they come up with the phrase, ‘Is it not just to take pictures?’
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to assist in covering a wedding alongside Seun Akisanmi and Eniola Tito and it was really an eye opener for a newbie like me. I learnt a lot and experienced the painstaking effort it takes to do photography especially covering events like the wedding we covered on Thursday (Traditional Wedding) and Saturday (White Wedding). It was rigorous to say the least.
We had to get the venue of the event hours before the event kicked off. Even the decoration people and sound people were still setting up as at the time we got there. We had ample time on our hands to test shoot, get our settings right and relax and even feed our belly (as we would eventually discover that the food served there wasn’t meant for photographers) before the kick-off time.
During the event, we were literally the only peeps working while others were enjoying the bliss of the moment. Photographers are usually one of the last if not the last people to leave events. After events or shoots, we would spend countless hours sometimes weeks editing them and creating photo books and albums trying to meet deadlines of delivering jobs done.
As a matter of fact, what goes into photography and making of great images is much more than the final images we see; it’s as demanding as the construction of a house from site clearing to house warming (yeah, that demanding).
When next you see a photographer, give them a big, warm hug; take them out on a special treat, send some money into their account and if you are hiring them do not even try to haggle or negotiate the price they give you unnecessarily because they are truly professionals.
Just my 2 cents. I’m Adegbesan Kayode….and I’m not sure I can handle the hassles of covering a wedding.
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From: Adegbesan Kayode Micheal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:15:41 -0700
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