I hired a photographer for my wedding and called all his references painstakingly to check his credibility. We spent about $1000 but the deal was that we would get all the shots, full size, on CDs to print at our own will after ordering inital prints. Wedding day rolls around, and the photographer calls in "sick" and sends his "best assistant" to take our pictures instead. My wedding pictures were ok. Not awful, not wonderful, but ok. I decided to check them out in View NX, thinking it would be a rare opportunity to see the settings that the pros use at weddings with their cameras. I was a little peeved that he used Auto mode on his NIKON D80 on 95% of the photos. No wonder my dress is blown out and the sky looks like a big, white marshmallow. For $1000 I thought I'd be getting a guy who was at least using some sort of special settings. Psh.... angry.