(Closed) Photography Advice Needed? Loaded with questions.

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Miss Pez:  This is a wedding board, not a photography board. Try photo.net to get responses from photographers.

Post # 5
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622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Miss Pez:  Wow, hostile. My point is that you’re not going to get many responses from professional photographers who can help answer your questions regarding pricing, editing, contracts, things you need to consider when photographing kids, etc on a board that isn’t for photographers, especially because the event is this weekend. I was providing you a link to a site that is specifically for photographers where you’ll get lots of responses from people with more experience in the field. RELAX my friend.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@Miss Pez:  Well to answer your question I would never allow my unfinished work to be manipulated by anyone other than my own studio, unless of course I paid for a professional outsourcing company to do the work whom I trusted to accurately represent my style and level of quality.  As a photographer your photos are your finished product and represent you and your business.  The idea of unfinished or poorly edited versions of your work circulating out there without your control should not be appealing to you and can come back to haunt you.

Post # 8
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344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Why don’t they take the photos themselves? I wouldn’t do it. Handing over my images to beginners. No way. Let them or a teacher do it. 

Post # 9
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814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

No way in hell I’d do it. Get them to take their own photos!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Not a chance! 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@Miss Pez:  I don’t know why anyone would bother to answer your question after how extremely rude you were to @mariematt: who was simply offering you a better resource for getting an answer to your question. I don’t know why you’d prefer an answer from other “beginner” photographers who don’t really know more than you first of all, and second, photographers on these boards get enough flack for just BEING here to actually help brides that you using weddingbee as a photographer forum (when there are others out there actually INTENDED for the purpose) is only going to make us more hated… thanks a lot.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

“Just taking photos” is half of what a photographer does.  Just because they don’t want you to edit the photos doesn’t mean you’re not providing a valuable service.

Honestly, it sounds like they’re trying to get a good deal.  They want coverage of their shindig, but they don’t want to pay full price.  The whole “the kids will edit the photos” thing could be a lie, or it could be true.  But I don’t think it should alter the price that much.

If all they wanted was to learn how to edit photos, they wouldn’t need to hire a professional photographer.  I’d charge about 75% of your regular rate.  Explain you’re giving them a hefty 25% discount.  If they don’t want to pay that much, ask yourself if it’s really worth your time to do it for cheaper.

Post # 13
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790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Wow, rude OP.

 I think they are just trying to cheap out. If I were you I would not give unfinished work to anyone ever. (unless you outsource retouching with another professional)

I would charge my hourly event rate and we cant tell you what that is because we don’t know what it costs You to run Your business. You have to figure that.

 If I were to ever do something like that I would charge 5 times as much as usual to have my work done by others and have it floating around. You want RAWs images you pay a heafty fee. Particularly students working on my pictures..

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I would absolutly not let anyone ever edit my photos. But I also consider myself an artist and it’s like drawing up a paint by numbers and then someone else painting it in. Of course, if you were just starting out and needed to make some extra cash then why not. I wouldn’t give them a discount though, their not really doing you a service. DON’T WORK FOR FREE your time is valuable and you will just end up pissed off and feeling resentful becuase they don’t respect your time. 

Post # 16
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790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Gee OP now you pick apart what another has posted in another thread and mocked them.. my goodness. They gave you professional advice. You are very defensive and I will tell you this it wont get you far when seeking advice or in the photography world with that attitude. Marie is a respected regular poster on this board.

Speaking your mind and being defensive and immature are two different things. You’re not speaking your mind you are being rude and defensive. You can reply how you want to me because I wear big girl pants but Im calling like I see it rude and immature, also petty.

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