(Closed) Budget Photos?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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485 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Youre going to have to talk to your photographer and discuss your style anyways… So whatever it be just express strongly that you absolutely by no means want ANY picture crooked.  most photographers would comply with certain requests… Photographers have told me that many people even bring exact pictures that they want replicated… its not uncommon to have special requests… if they dont comply THEN moved on

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think it’s fair to let them know what you’d prefer. It’s all in how you say it. I’d do the sandwich approach. Say something really nice, mention you have a preference for the ones that aren’t crooked then say something else really nice about the pictures (love the lighting, angles, etc.)

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@katsupgirl: haha good idea… Im pretty blunt.. I told a photographer I couldnt even look at his albums anymore… I couldnt STAND his photography… not just one particular picture..all of it…

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

it’s not a problem to let them know you don’t like the tilted angle.  show them specific examples so you can be sure there’s no mis-communication, it’s always good to be extra sure they understand your wishes so you get the result you want.  You’re right to fear that they might take offense, it’s hard for a creative person to be told how to be creative, but that’s not what you’re doing.  this is perfectly reasonable and not something that should hinder their work.  

Post # 8
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1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I also had to find someone on a small budget because someone had said they would do it  for free then backed out.  So I hear ya on how hard it is to find someone you like for a low rate.  We did a few things to get our price lower though like getting a cd with all the pics instead of having them do the prints.  We will make most of our prints and books when we have more money.  ANYWAYS onto the point. …

I think that you should be able to talk to them about the crooked pics.  If you trust that they wont do it then go with them.  I think after talking to them you will get an idea of their personality and if they would follow through.  Ask for references and call some other people to see if they had any special requests and see if they followed through with what they had asked for.  Hope that helps

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@eseds: Ouch! I’m a sugar-coater by nature. I sometimes wish I could be more blunt though.

Post # 10
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485 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@katsupgirl: Ha we will learn from each other because sometimes (ok most times) I have no filter and my mouth gets me in trouble… but when it comes to photography Im so tired of looking at crap I couldnt stand there and listen to his schpeal…

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The crooked angle is called a Dutch angle, and while I think you should definitely be able to express to your photographer that you don’t want that, make SURE you get it in writing. It is totally within your rights as a potential customer, and I don’t think it’s at all rude, to request a specific style for your photos…but from what I’ve seen, stylistic shorthand like DAs that is used to “glam up” photos–especially if you saw it in many of their images–is an old habit that dies hard . So be very sure that you have it spelled out in your contract so that a) they have a clear understanding of your expectations and an incentive to stick to it and b) if by some chance you do end up with crooked photos, you can get your $$$ back.

Post # 12
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Newbee

I agree with MsJeep23- it’s real hard to direct artist style.  As a photographer, I wouldn’t be offended if you didn’t like the crooked angle, but I’d be worried that you wouldn’t be happy overall.  I’d try and look around before booking this particular photographer. Look for someone that you love everything about.

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