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3 Secrets Behind Wedding Photographers’ Affordable Rates

»Posted by on Feb 24, 2019 in Wedding Photographer | 0 comments

Costs of wedding suppliers have risen over the years. Name it, from food to set up, they have all increased their rates. To soon-to-be-wedded couples, anything that is affordable is music to their ears. They will immediately hire them not thinking of the consequences they will suffer. Of course, these suppliers will brag that they can give superb outputs given the limited cost.  

Truth be told, high-quality output still demands an ample amount of money; an amount that ‘affordable’ photographers could not achieve given their rates. This should be a warning to all budget-conscious couples- there are cost-cutting measures that affordable wedding photographers do to make their rates unbelievably low.   

  1. Outdated photography equipment 

One of the easiest, if not the easiest way to cut a photographer’s budget is to buy outdated equipment. While it may be cheap, it’s not as reliable as we’d want it to be. Its limited features could no longer keep up with modern-day demands like capturing pictures even when it’s raining and even when it’s dim; worse, it might stop working on the actual wedding day! Given how stingy they are when it comes to purchasing equipment, they do not carry a backup camera. Believe us, this is a disaster in the making. 

       2. Cheap computers 

The second thing cheapskate photographers do is to get substandard computers. They believe computers are essential in gathering all of their takes, and eventually transferring them to a storage device like a flash drive. That’s it. So, notice now the lack of technical sensibilities with this kind of photographer. They haven’t realized cloud storage and its beauty in providing a backup file because cloud storage in itself is costly, they do not want to pay it. Going back to that guy who only has his computer to store all those precious takes, what if his computer died? What will happen to all those lovely pictures? They will turn into nothing. Zilch.  


Another important aspect cheap computer couldn’t do is image enhancement. This is already a needed feature in photography because clients do really want to share their snaps in social media. They want their pictures to be at their best. Cheap computers couldn’t deliver this demand because they couldn’t run heavy software like Photoshop and Lightroom. If the pictures that were taken from an updated camera were never processed, expect them to turn out like some snapshots in the 80s. Even a vintage-themed will not accept this atrocity. 

         3. No training 

Photography is no exception to constant training for it involves technical know-how and taste. What may be trendy 10 years ago is no longer a fad today. Creativity keeps on evolving, so the photographer should keep up with it, or else, s/he will fall in the abyss of tackiness.  

Another reason for constant training is to use efficiently new equipment that is adapting to the changes of modern times. Photographers need to understand that for them to stay relevant, they need to be trained on new techniques to be used for their equipment.

Good quality comes with a justifiable price for these suppliers, in this case, wedding photographers, have paid good money for their equipment, computers, and a series of training.   

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