With the UK comic convention scene in full flow I’ve seen many requests from people on Facebook groups asking for photographers to shoot with while at a convention. This article is a basic guide to what you should be looking out for before taking on someone’s services.
There is a saying that you shouldn’t do something you love as a job as you will eventually come to hate it. Now while I don’t do event photography for a living, going to events and taking pictures it’s something that I enjoy… at least it was until recently. I’m sure most of you reading this can relate to what I am on about. We’ve all had bad experiences that can completely put us off doing something we enjoy.
I purchased the Lumix GX80 last December after my second Canon EOS film SLR finally gave up the ghost. Making the transition from film to digital was (and still is) something of a learning curve which requires you to get used to changing your approach somewhat.
This is a question that crops up all the time and it can really infuriate experienced photographers (e.g. Karl Taylor).
The answer I prefer to give is “one that takes pictures”*
Yes my answer does have a dose of sarcasm but with good reason. Camera manufacturers slick advertising campaigns have brainwashed the public into thinking that buying a better camera will make them take better pictures. But here’s the truth… THEY WON’T.