Have you ever found yourself in the following situation? You are researching wedding photographers, either as a prospective client or as a photographer scoping out the competition, and encounter the following:
- A photographer proudly claiming to be selected as one of the top photographers in their region
- A wedding magazine declaring the best wedding photographers in the country
- A photography website listing the top 100 wedding photographers in the world
On a superficial level, these designations are quite impressive. But when the fascination has subsided and the analytical part of your mind awakens and you have a good think about it, you wonder: who ranks them, and based on what, exactly? I did this and decided that most attempts to rank the top wedding photographers are an utterly meaningless endeavour.