One of the favorite sayings while I was earning my Bachelors of Professional Arts degree in Photography was “Great Pictures Are Created Six Inches behind the Lens”. That saying is even truer today, as it seems everyone is a “Professional Photographer.” I recently saw an ad on TV that stated, “If you want to take pictures like a professional, then buy this phone.” That is like saying if you want to be a great Chef then buy this set of cookware. The camera is merely a tool and is no better than the person behind it. While I do use state of the art Cameras and Lenses, I also back them up with over 40 years of education and experience.
Since the advent of digital photography many have purchased nice cameras and exclaimed to be “Professional Photographers”. They will take your photographs, your money, and hand you your digital files at the end of the sitting. I wish life was that simple! No Professional Photographer will ever hand you your digital files at the end of the sitting. For every hour I spend behind the camera, creating your precious memories, I will spend at least two hours on the computer fine tuning, tweaking, enhancing and creating the finest finished image possible.
I am a Professional Photographer and I would be honored to have the privilege of photographing your special event Because Nothing Is Harder To Replace Than Yesterday.
Dale P. Hansen: BPA, PPA Masters/Certified, APM, AOPA