Yea most people get gigs based on who they know not what they know.My uni's gala party uploaded all the pics from both the room photographer as well as the photobooth photographer.
I can't understand how he was able to fuck up that much, pics taken from below, lighting all over the places, faces waay overexposed and the rest of the body underexposed, severe lens distortions, and bad focal distances. If they gave me a camera I could even do better. The room guy has plenty of creative and very good shots, in focus what's needed to be in focus, all while moving along and taking pics of dancing people with only a portable flash. The photobooth guy had plenty of time to set up things well and yet they turned out shite. Ugh.
I wanna see too