Quote Originally Posted by brian steinberger View Post
I quit doing weddings a few years ago for that exact reason. People don't appreciate great photos and or photographers anymore. Everyone thinks they're a photographer.
Some years ago I learned an acute lesson from a wedding pro, a guy who was getting $10K per wedding back in the '70s. He was married to my cousin at the time.

I was standing around with my shiny new Yashica SLR at a family gathering, when he was able to point out to me that my picture would be significantly better by simply standing a few feet different to frame it entirely differently. He was right, of course.

I decided he could do better with a box Brownie than I could with all the high tech stuff in the world. What he told me, that stuck, is "the photographer is not in the camera."

Today many people do believe that the photographer is in the camera.