I was just having this debate with another person tonight and we were talking about using DAZ/other things versus taking inworld shots. I know it's popular and in the end, it might hold my brand back perhaps from event organizers who are looking for those type of renders, but I feel like finding a good middle ground of shooting pics that show all sides like the DAZ pics, but done inworld.....is the best foot forward.
Something like this:
I had played around with the idea of learning DAZ, but in the end, I am very happy I chose to stay only with inworld shots. Others may feel differently, but in the end, I think it's about what makes you happy as a designer and what you're willing to do to satisfy your consumer base.