Yeah. She’s better than them. Many small towns don’t have many choices, and one of the best places to find work there local is Wall-Mart. My father, for example, is a VERY good artist. Woodcarving, Oil, Pencil, you name it. Locally, he has trouble selling prints and has to do it very much on the side. In the big city here, he can do FAR better.
The audience of my small town doesn’t see any difference in a well established professional photographer who knows their sh** and someone they can go to inexpensively for photos that are a bit better than what they can do themselves, and in most cases, probably the only photos the kid might have outside of their school pics and a few shots by Aunt Lou at Thanksgiving.
Gosh I hope this doesn’t come back to me. PLEASE DO NOT post the following images ANYWHERE else.
The following links are photos a friend from high school scanned in. I actually did her maternity shots for free, but was late on the disc of images. As I understand, she goes to this photographer about once a month.
And if you’re the person who took the following photos, I am sorry. Please work on your backdrops and maybe include some digital facebook previews so people aren’t holding their photos up to a camera. It puts your work in a worse light.
Facebook is being mean to me. There’s another one with him on a small blanket near some fake pumpkin/straw props of some sort near the edge of the woods. Was taken standing up and quite far away with not the best lighting.
I’ve been thinking about it and there’s def. so many ways so many people can improve. Life is about learning and improving, and never stopping when you find something you’re interested in. Not everyone is from a big city, and choices are often limited for various reasons. There are worse out there than Chaotic Perspectives. CP isn’t the best, but ‘eh, hopefully they’re at-least honest and give the client a good sampling of their own work to demonstrate style, quality, etc. before they get hired. In their case, I can note where they are improving, though might suspect more than one photographer, and where they could improve further. They’re stepping towards the right direction, and might eventually get there. Wanting to shed some positives with the negatives.