I agree with Kyria's sentiments. The photo used in the article to show what Jasmine produces is utter tripe. If that was my wedding, I would be very unhappy. But To me the article just reads of "My photography is better, why am I not rich?"
But, it appears that many like it and are happy to part with their hard earned to employ Star's services. Whether this is good marketing or dumb luck, I am not sure, but if she is making it, good on her.
...oops, wrong girl
...wait a minute, I don't think I care for either one.
I KNOW I don't care for either one. One is full of s**t and one is full of venom. Nice choice.
The picture that Jasmine took has so many basic mistakes in it, I assume she uses it in her classes how NOT to take a photo.
But, the fact of the matter is, it's not Jasmine that's dumb, it's her clients and students who pay her.
Some food for thought.
Bitter much? While I agree with Kyria's point about the one image being bizarrely focused/blurred, the better thing to do would be just suck it up and BE better. As it is, it looks like a thinly veiled attempt at self-promotion, with all the images SHE shot tacked on to the end of the article, many of which are NOT really good advertisements for her work - what's with the squatting pregnant woman on the beach with a look on her face like her contractions are now four minutes apart?
To a pro, we see this all the time. Jasmines have been around since I started and I'm sure long before. In fact we see Kyras all the time too.
We see the mediocre photographer but great marketer make a fortune, but we also see the Kyra's bashing around the photography world, undercutting in price, talking about finding her lighting style, but at least trying.
Photography is a tough business. No license required, no talent required, but if you can sell yourself you're in.
The Jasmines usually burn out because they move on to be a star somewhere else. No commitment.
But if you are looking for a fun easy way to make a living, photography in this era is not gonna happen for you. Too many cameras, too many amateurs undercutting prices, and too many people buying anything that is hyped to them. On top of that portraits on a wall are not even a top priority to many people any more. They can buy an 8x10, illegally scan it, make prints or just put it on their phone or ipad or computer and who needs a wall portrait.
The times have changed.
It's a mentality I choose not to buy into. Photography is not about how much money you have to participate , but how much fun you have doing it, creativity and vision. It's like I can't play basket ball well until I have to $500 sneakers.
The internet is rampant with people who demean others for their own lack of success. Kyria needs to look inward, rather than outward, to see why she isn't as successful as others.