When you are holding a camera for assignment. You are holding responsibilities. Your job is to meet the requirements from a customer. There is nothing wrong in using equipments like entry cameras and lens but nowadays customers are looking into what equipments you are holding. It is the impression of your professionalism other than your portfolio.
Sad case, haiz....
1. From the equipment the photographer uses, it shows that she is more of a freelance and thus, it seems overcharged for the wedding.
2. She doesn't know about the glass she uses? OMG
3. Her equipment can take better photos than what the judge shows. I use 300D with 18-55 (my first digital set) and shot better photos than what is shown before...
this is called bound arbitration - this is not a real court.
basically the 2 parties are paid money to appear on tv, along with lodging, and an allowance.
they sign a contract which binds them to accept the judge's judgement, whatever the outcome, whether it benefits them or not. there is a limited amount he is allowed to award there, i think. the show then pays the amount due to whatever parties on their behalf.