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Professional photography isn’t about “skills creativity and talent”. It’s about making money. It’s a business.

True statement!

Looking at all the pages & people that have been featured here, it is apparent the bar is set quite low for “skills, creativity and talent” (at least photographic talent).   A business has to manage costs and revenue.  Often a business does not use the best possible equipment due to cost.  If you are using lighting, you can get away with a lesser camera than if you are relying on poor quality ambient light.  If 35 mm film is sufficient quality, then many APS-C cameras offer sufficient quality.

Some customers may want a sharp subject and soft background, while others may want everything in focus.  Some customers have no preference and probably don’t know there are options.  Judging by photos on here, some photographers don’t know either!  I’m not convinced every couple wants a couple of hundred photos, either.  Some do.  Some just want a few good photos.  It seems to depend on the couple involved.

A moment ago the TV (CBC News) was showing some couple got married by a bumbling minister.  Turns out the minister was not legally authorized to perform a marriage!   So, it’s not just photographers that couples have to watch out for!