The Differences Between a Good and a Great Photographer


By on May 21st, 2019 in Photo & Video

The Differences Between a Good and a Great Photographer

As you search for the best photographer to hire for your needs, you may wonder: What is the difference between a good photographer and a great photographer? At Neue Focus we are here to help you understand that exact difference. Feel free to call us at (424) 303-1351 with any questions you may have about your project.

A Good Photographer is Creative – A Great Photographer Has Imagination

These may seem like similar thing but the truth is that you do not want to hire a photographer who is simply creative – all that means is that they take the time to look at the work of others and adapt unique ideas to their own work. A truly imaginative photographer is the one who comes up with those unique ideas that are later adapted by everyone else.

A Good Photographer is Excellent with Lighting – A Great Photographer Has an Incredible Attention to Detail

A good photographer will have the experience and equipment to perfectly light their subject. For a great photographer, this is just the beginning. There are many other elements that must be addressed including composition, storytelling, and emotion. These are elements that cannot necessarily be taught, they simply come naturally to the most talented photographers.

A Good Photographer is Patient – A Great Photographer is Flexible

If a shoot isn’t going as planned, how do you want a photographer to respond? Do you want them to be patient and wait for the situation to improve? This may sound nice on the surface but in reality the better options is a photographer who is flexible. If they are not working with the best models, or if they lose light unexpectedly, you want a photographer who can think on their feet and get the shot you need.

A Good Photographer Works Well with People – A Great Photographer Has Excellent People Skill

Working well with other is important for photographers but it is not the only thing to consider. More importantly, you need someone with excellent people skills. You need someone who can read a situation and know when people are uncomfortable. You need someone who knows how to coax the best out of everyone they work with.

A Good Photographer Loves Their Work – A Great Photographer is Passionate

It’s great for a photographer to love their work but do not mistake love for passion. The good photographer loves taking off on an adventure and photographing everything in sight. A great photographer is passionate enough to not wait for the perfect shot but to create it. They work harder, they push themselves further, and they provide better results.

If you want a truly great photographer who can and will wow you with their work then you want to work with Neue Focus. Contact us now at (424) 303-1351 to get started.