Nature, Lighting & Why We Love Photography So Much
Traci Terrick, Owner of Poppy Creative Agency, has always had a soft spot in her heart for photography and art. Along with the rest of the team, Traci loves the beauty of nature and the fact that through lighting, the nature of something can be seen so clearly in photographs. She launched the agency so that she could bring that enchanting feeling to other people’s lives – through magazines, websites, cookbooks & more.
photo by Eric Zepeda
What Does a Professional photographer bring to the table?
Hesitant to book a qualified photographer for an upcoming shoot? “I can do it myself!” is a common misconception. Everyone has a camera, even if it’s the one built right into your smartphone – so yes, technically you can take your own photos. However, professional photographers can…
…quickly adjust camera settings to suit different types of lighting.
…provide lots of specialized equipment to make each shot more dynamic.
…utilize multiple lenses for varying shooting situations and styles.
…pre-plan; extensive experience provides the ease to shoot quickly and efficiently.
…capture fleeting moments in an instant, particularly during outdoor shoots.
…remain energetic throughout a long shoot. Inexperienced photographers don’t always have the stamina to work for ten or more hours.
…create artificial lighting when natural light isn’t available or when scenes need a boost.
When it comes to photographers (not to mention stylists and most other creative professionals), you tend to get what you pay for. Beware of too-good-to-be-true pricing, which often comes with a lack of experience or, even worse, poor quality. Any bonafide photographer or stylist will value their own work and expect their clients to as well. Poppy Creative Agency has been in business for over 20 years, amassing the San Francisco Bay area’s leading photographers and stylists.