(Closed) A photographers perspective on pinterest

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 77
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I really like this article and agree with the writer.  

When it came to my wedding, once I chose a photographer, I tried to focus on HER photography and style, as I want her to be free to do her best work.  I actually made her a pinterest board, all taken of her OWN photos to explain why I hired her and what style of shots I was looking for.  We didn’t try to re-create anything verbatim, but I made sure that the style that appealed to me most was clear.

She really appreciated it.  Who wouldn’t like to browse through a whole pinterest board of your own work and an explination of what appealed to someone else about each shot?

Post # 78
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Newbee

As a photographer, I do kind of love when people go on pinterest or just the internet in general and do some of the leg work.

With some things I have a list, and you can check the shots you want absolutely FOR SURE.

I HAVE to get those shots then.  and of course we ususally have a list of the standard posed pictures as well.

I even use pinterest for inspiration on shoots sometimes.  I do a lot of model shooting as well as lifestyle paid stuff, and I always scan for inspiration first and develope ideas before showing up and being like ‘uhhh I don’t know what to do now…’

Post # 79
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Im sincerely sorry to the photographers here but im not necassarily booking you for your art. I am booking you solely so you can make me look good and get the pics I want.  I wiuld not pay someone money if I asked for a shot and they refused becuase its been done before. This is why I am going with a newer photog who is less likely to be less accomadating.

Post # 80
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Helper bee

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@Little_Hedgy:  that’s totally ok. There’s a fit for every client. You wouldn’t be a fit for me but I’m sure your photographer will love having more guidance if they are newer. 

Post # 81
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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@Meant2Bee:  I like YOUR picture better!

 

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