Though this time not through the main posts, it was done several times through his comments sections when he was conversing with his fans. Just scroll down to near the bottom of the comments section. Photoessay: Vignettes from a Sudanese wedding â€“ Ming Thein | Photographer In his own words, he was the guest of a Sudanese family friend's daughter, I think it is abit unkind to post such comments on a public blog, it was sort of criticizing the family friend's wedding photographer publicly. quote - "Yes, the stabilizer rig is from the ‘pros’. You can see another one of the ‘pros’ looking clueless and missing an important ritual toss in one of the top-down images…" "Actually, not that often. Most of the time they look clueless. A photographer must be working and in the thick of things to look important, i.e. like they should be there…" "Pros should be unobtrusive: the wedding isn’t staged for them, though they seem to think so. You might enjoy this article I wrote some time back on wedding photography…" This one was from his first criticism of wedding photographers, I think he is generalising it, making it sound as if 99% of the wedding photographers fits into the stereotype / category he mentioned. Thoughts on modern wedding photography: the wrong way, and the right way â€“ Ming Thein | Photographer Well I beg to differ, I have seen many professional wedding photographers from Asia and Europe who had stellar and spectacular portfolio, be it pre-wedding staged potraits or wedding dinner events, I do see alot of real candid moments, and great spectacular shots from not just one, but plenty and plenty of the photographers. In fact I look for wedding photographers website portfolio as a source of inspirations for my potrait travel photography. I thought they give me many ideas and inspirations on how to shoot environmental potraits, so that I can shift away from the dead-styled traditional environmental potraits. Honestly, is it necessary for professional photographers to criticize and put other fellas down to make themselves look good? My thoughts is that if you are good, people will naturally recognize you for it. Or, if you know how to market yourself intelligently, you will also gain recognition without needing to put others down.