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emf
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I agree with what everyone has said so far, the only thing I wanted to add is this. I noticed it in one of your previous posts I think too, but you seem to make a lot of excuses to validate mediocre work. There are no excuses in art, in this case photography; simply it works or it doesn’t work. If it doesn’t work, delete it. It has no place in your portfolio.

Prospective clients won’t care about difficult light settings or fussy brides – in the case of when she wanted to be shot (btw, I agree with WCS, you should set the time, not her). ┬áIf there is no other option, do a reccy beforehand for the best location at that specific time; is there a shady place, will you need a scrim, reflector, fill flash etc.?

Again, with the church being a poor place for lighting, but countless others do get it right, so how do they? Research the tools and knowledge you need to get the job done to a satisfiable standard. A huge part of location photography is working around badly lit locations and the short time within which you have to shoot. AND making beautiful images from those circumstances.

All clients will see are inadequate images, not the excuses. It’s not their job to consider whatever excuses; it’s yours, and yours to problem solve them.

I don’t know about being a faux, but I don’t think you’re ready to charge yet.