In this digital age, the advancement of technology has been making a notablecontribution to the world of photography. People may use a range oftechnologies to produce digital images in their everyday activities. Accordingto Effendy (2002) and Susanto (2008) the trend of using advancedphotographic technology in mobile electronic devices is continuously growing.
The trend, however, has generated an impression that photography is a low-class art, and is even doubted to be a work of art. Digital photographybecomes a symbol of the spirit of modern culture, which consequently ignoresthe use of traditional photography. For many people, the trend of using digitalcameras may symbolise progress and increased accessibility of photographicequipment. On the contrary, the advent of digital photography is equal to theend of traditional film photography (Kamps, 2008). This situation oftengenerates conflicts between practitioners of photography. My aim in this dissertation is to discuss the trend of using digital photographyin a specific community: Indonesian society.
Also, that the use of digitalphotography bypasses the above mentioned controversy between digital andfilm photography. Recently there seems to be a growing trend in Indonesia ofrecording wedding events in a series of photographs. This usually includes apre-wedding photograph session. Many couples are willing to pay a large sumof money to hire photographers to capture this unique moment in their life. Infact, many couples have deliberately gone overseas for these photo sessions(DJ, 2010). Unlike capturing pictures in a studio, pre-wedding sessions arecommonly conducted in various outdoor locations.
Photographers may needto put in more effort in order to produce higher quality photographs. Thephotographer’s skills in capturing the right moment, in the right place, in theright time, are essential in this particular situation (Sijanggut, 2011). In thiscase, the clients will also have to work together with the photographer todevelop a remarkable result.