Smart phone cameras galore at a recent Philippines ‘Royal Wedding’
Silicon Valley, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) has filed a class-action law suit in San Francisco alleging that smart phone manufacturers like Apple, Nokia and Samsung have all but killed their profession and business.
There was a time when weddings were a profitable source of income for professional photographers and videographers, but all that has changed since smart phone companies started to manufacture and market their products that included high-resolution cameras and video recorders.
This situation couldn’t have been more evident than during the December 30 wedding of Philippine actress Marian Rivera and actor Dingdong Dantes, held in Quezon City (see photo) . Nevermind that it was labeled the “Wedding of the Century” and a “Royal Wedding;” the couple decided not to hire a professional wedding photographer. Instead, in their wedding invitation, they…
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