I need to vent, its good to get it out and not keep it in they say. So I thought I would put together a list of Things that All Photographers in London Hate.
The fist I would say is being asked to either photograph a cliches or to produce one in photoshop. Cant think of any? How about the black and white photograph that is accented with a splash of colour. Or a portrait that has only the lipstick in colour the rest in monotone, or tricks to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. There are endless smart phone applications that allow people to do this now all on their own. Ok, but it just bothers me when Im asked to produce it myself.
A few others are not keeping to the agreed schedule. This may seem trivial, however photographers are often thinking about other important factors that make a great shoot, like the quality and quantity of the available light. The more light we have to play with, the better and photographers are always thinking when is the best time of day to do a shoot. Fstoppers
I suppose another pet peeve is when after a photographer spends time and effort to make the image look good with work in photoshop, is people posting it on social media in either the wrong size and it make it look horrible when re-sized or actually tampering with it themselves with bad crops and the like.
When someone says to me, thats a great photograph, what camera do you have. I have trained for many years after college for photography and its nothing to do with the camera I use. Its skill and knowledge that allows me now to make great images. Well this is a small list of Things that All Photographers in London Hate, I will continue in my quest for the perfect image.