(Closed) Duped by Photographer?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

When a photographer second shoots around here, they usually hand everything over to the primary and the primary owns the photos.

Your photographer might have an agreement that they can use photos in their portfolio, but they should really only be using the images they shot. If they are using the primary photographer’s work, that’s a huge no-no. It’s misrepresentation.

 

You’ll see some photographer say the same thing about photos taken at a workshop. If the seasoned professional is doing the styling and posing, the student really shouldn’t snap the image and present it as a shoot they did. My sense is that usually, they present the images as ones they took at a fabulous workshop put on by x photograrpher.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@DanceawaytheNight:  schedule a meeting with the photog and manager of the company to go over your engagement photos and discuss your concerns.  see if there is a way to remedy the situation. 

if not, if you feel they breached the contract, there may be a way to get out of it.

 

 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Is it just a couple of photographers or a ” company” like the pros? 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Weird. I’d sit down with them and hammer out just exactly who does what. You don’t want the old bait and switch. It happens!

Post # 8
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Newbee

@DanceawaytheNight:  Unfortunately this is happening more and more (like the wedding photog industry hasn’t deteriorated enough with all the “overnight” professionals).

Time and time again photogs are using other peoples work as their own, either stealing the images online, or as someone else mentioned using the images that a Primary photog shot as their own, or images from a workshop.

Be sure to look through an entire wedding shot by your photographer, and ask them to refer you to that bride.  If they are the owners of the photos, and they are true professionals, they won’t have any worry in the world when putting you in contact with their past brides.

Good luck!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Receiving 90 out of 500 photos for an engagement session is completely normal – even maybe a little more than most deliver.  It’s unfortunate you only like 10 – and I haven’t seen them to know whether or not the quality is good or bad. Washed out could mean a lot of things from bad post processing to taking photos in bad lighting conditions.

 

It sounds like you’ve hired a multi photographer studio – and just from reading that it’s confusing.  I would never want to work with a company like that because I want to know who’s going to be my photographer.  As far as if it’s a normal thing – it seems to be normal amongst multi photographer studios to be very vague on who shot what.  If it’s just a couple of people working for this company than I don’t know what to tell you, that does sound very odd to me.

Post # 9
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1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Receiving 90 out of 500 photos for an engagement session is completely normal – even maybe a little more than most deliver.  It’s unfortunate you only like 10 – and I haven’t seen them to know whether or not the quality is good or bad. Washed out could mean a lot of things from bad post processing to taking photos in bad lighting conditions.

 

It sounds like you’ve hired a multi photographer studio – and just from reading that it’s confusing.  I would never want to work with a company like that because I want to know who’s going to be my photographer.  As far as if it’s a normal thing – it seems to be normal amongst multi photographer studios to be very vague on who shot what.  If it’s just a couple of people working for this company than I don’t know what to tell you, that does sound very odd to me.

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