| Originally Posted by nathanielthompsonphoto |
First Matt, let me say that I love your work and your style. You and Sol are definitely at the forefront of the TTD sessions. Any bride would be fortunate to have hired you and Sol, as your work is beautiful and innovative - plus I'm sure you're really nice folks to be around.
And, I'm sorry to hear that you've had so many emails to respond to.
When I saw you posted on this topic, I was excited to read what you had to say. Especially about the Cenotes - as you certainly have the experience and expertise.
And you're right about shooting at noon etc. Its actually quite manageable to use artificial light to overpower the harsh light with radio poppers or pocket wizards - and it creates a unique look.
I just feel that you came across as condescending to other photographers with the "afraid" and "textbook" comments. You could just have pointed out the beautiful colors possible at midday with artificial lighting techniques - and shown those gorgeous photos and left it at - remember to just trust your photographer.
I think ccarmany23 had a simple question, and it was simply answered - even more completely by you with pointing out the midday options.
I don't think you were meaning to offend or come across as "we're so great and everyone else isn't" its just the first impression I got when I read your post.
Again, you and Sol do amazing work and your success is so completely deserved. I wish you all the best - and I will try to think of the impact this forum has before I make a quick response. I will continue to admire what you and Sol do with your TTD sessions.
I've cleaned it up and added at the top: Trust your photographer....
My entire concern from the beginning is seeing so many poorly done images... I'm taking it personal I guess. I want photographers to challenge themselves more and go the extra mile to make art.
Too often, i'm not seeing these efforts.
I am confident though that most photographers with a skill set can deliver and that is really the point that I need to drive home. Its possible to get great stuff and you don't need a studio team or crew to do it, but you do need smarts..... after all, look at Ben Chrisman.... that guy shoots weddings with 3 cameras, no assistants, and sets world records..... so i guess anything is possible!
I apologize to all that I offended by writing that post.... I really only wanted to inform the uninformed to know that basically anything is possible. Hopefully, that is communicated