41 Reasons "to" Date a Photographer

iStock 000011810788 Small image A while ago, I put together a (hopefully) funny list of why you shouldn’t date a photographer. This time I’d like to focus on the positives, because, and please excuse my lack of modesty, we photographers are awesome people. We are artistic creatures, yet unlike artists from other fields, we have to constantly think about how we are going to put food on the table in the future, so that makes us very aware of the world we live in and how to adapt to it. A fine balance if you ask me. We are also very passionate about what we do. I know that so are doctors, engineers and pilots, but let’s face it, our passion is one of the coolest and most popular today. Without further ado, here are the 41 reasons why you should seriously consider dating a photographer.

  1. You’ll never miss a moment

Even if your photographer companion is not paying attention to something interesting, it’s not a problem. There’s always a high end camera around waiting to capture the moment.

  1. Buying a Christmas or birthday present gets a lot easier

It’s very simple really. All you have to do is get something related to photography, within your budget. It’ll do the trick every time. Just make sure not to get the same filter twice.

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  1. They understand finesse

That’s because their gear is probably worth more than your car so, yes, they know how to take care of precious merchandise.

  1. They find beauty all around

They even see it where you don’t, and then help you see it. Abandoned buildings and rainy days on the beach for instance. A world of new beauty is about to unfold when dating a photographer.

  1. Your diet will no longer be a big issue

Not to worry if you put on a little extra weight. Your partner will probably Photoshop it out later.

  1. You will miss no memories

Virtually every important (and not important) moment of your life will be documented.

  1. You won’t miss another sunset or sunrise

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That’s because the photographer you’re dating will probably set the alarm clock at insane hours just to make sure you don’t miss it and he’ll be up to take a good photo.

  1. You’ll smile more often

It’s in their job description to know how to make people smile.

  1. You’ll actually talk about things other than sports

Photographers have a tendency to be well read and you’ll probably have a lot to talk about.

  1. Proportions will be reversed

The small things will look large and vice versa.

  1. You’ll know what good light looks like

That’s because it’s the most essential thing in their work.

  1. They’ll help you see things differently

That’s because they’re trained to always look for different perspectives. Naturally, you’ll be the one they’ll share them with.

  1. They know how to move in the dark.

Comments are useless on this one.

  1. They probably won’t hang out in bars a lot

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Ironically, most of a photographer’s time is spent in front of a computer, so going out for a beer with friends will probably involve you as well. There just isn’t time to do everything separately.

  1. They have a natural instinct for charged batteries

Even if you forget to charge something ordinary, like your phone, your date will probably remember that for you. It’s in a photographer’s blood to have full energy at all times.

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  1. They know how to push the right “buttons”

They’re technical training also applies in less expected areas.

  1. They pay excessive attention to details

Remember your ex-girlfriends or boyfriends who never paid attention to details? Well, dating a photographer will be the exact opposite. Photographers rarely miss anything, especially if it’s something visual.

  1. Creativity

There shouldn’t be much to say, but let’s dig deeper. We are all creative creatures. Even you accountants. Photographers, like artists in general, live to create. Just don’t expect that creativity to be limited to taking photographs. It often takes unusual forms. Like that of playing with food when dining with your parents.

  1. Some of them are rock stars

If you’re dating the right photographer, he’s the one with 20k likes on Facebook and the constantly ringing phone. You’ll almost feel like a groupie on tour.

  1. They are very social

Photographers are usually very socially active. Partially because it’s in their nature, but also because they have to. Some of the best collaborations are with close people.

  1. Your sales on Ebay will skyrocket

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Anything you sell on Ebay will look a lot better.

  1. They do what they love for a living

Besides making you envious, take a moment to appreciate this fortune. Doing the thing you love and eliminating material insecurity usually turns you into a better person. That’s why photographers are so lucky and that’s probably why so many people want to start doing it. Word of advice to them, it’s not as easy as it looks!

  1. They know when something is important

That’s because they know how to focus on a single subject without getting distracted by outside elements.

  1. Your curves will be loved

Your photographer partner will love your curves. So much, he might in fact ask you to pose nude for him.

  1. You’ll never go on vacation to an ugly place

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They’ll only pic the most photogenic dreamlands. Of course, for some of them, the dreamland might be Chernobyl.

  1. Your skin will find perfection

Never again will you have another pimple in a photo.

  1. You’ll be the top model

Even if your photographer boyfriend or girlfriend works with high end models, you’ll always be the favorite.

  1. You’ll have time for yourself whenever you feel like it.

Just say the magic words: “Could you please photograph that thing I told you about?”

  1. You’ll win arguments over travel destinations more easily

All you have to do is point out what a great setting it would make for a photo-shoot.

  1. They’ll love your face even in the morning when you’re just waking up

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They’ll also probably try and photograph it.

  1. Your Facebook profile will always look fresh and interesting

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You might even find yourself in trouble choosing the cooler profile pic.

  1. Your word will always matter

Especially if it’s something good about their latest work.

  1. You’ll never get bored

It’s hard to be bored around a photographer. Even when they’re not shooting, they’re bound to be doing something interesting or to be hanging out with interesting people.

  1. Their friends are interesting as well

You won’t see many photographers hanging out with bankers, unless they’re childhood friends. In most cases, their entourage consists of cool, creative people.

  1. Their musical taste is usually impeccable

Trust me on this one. The better the photographer, the better the music he listens to.

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  1. In case the photographer from your family event screws up, you have backup

Even if your cousin already has a photographer for her wedding, the second one, your partner will be there, for free, snapping around for the fun of it. Or because he can’t help himself. Either way, the photos are covered.

  1. They know about fashion

Not all of them do, but a lot of photographers are very fashion aware.

  1. They’re used to carrying heavy loads

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If you try and pick up a photographer’s bag, chances are you won’t be able to, or you’ll at least have a back ache in the morning.

  1. You’ll watch a lot of movies together

Photographers love movies, especially classic ones. Not just because they’re good, but because they have a lot to learn from them.

  1. They give great technical advice.

Especially if one of your friends is planning to buy a new camera.

  1. They enjoy being around people

Even those who didn’t grow up as the most socially successful people, change because of photography. It’s the kind of occupation that gives birth to great relationships and connections in the community.

Article By Sergiu Aursulesei

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