(Closed) Photog question

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

that is weird. i would look for another one that provides unlimited shots for however many hours you need them for. if that particular photographer only takes 600 shots, then he/she might miss some really great photo ops. i would prefer getting the unlimited shots then getting the best 600 of those shots, and not 600 to include half with my eyes closed leaving me with only 300 good shots.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think the question to ask is if you like the photographer’s work enough that you want to pay for more coverage if needed, and if not then find another one that will have a package you are more comfortable with.  I don’t know how many shots is typical for a wedding, sorry =(  My photographer is covering our wedding all day, from 1 hour before getting ready to the last big event, and is taking unlimited pictures.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

A shot limit seems a little weird, in the days of digital photography.  This might be justified if they were shooting film, where every shot actually costs something, but for digital I don’t think it’s justified.  You might ask your photographer what the reason is for the limit, but I think I would look for a package with unlimited shots.  Our coverage is defined by the number of photographers (2) and the duration (7 hours) but contains unlimited pictures.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I also agree that it’s a bit strange. However, could it mean that they deliver 600 pictures, rather than only take 600 pictures? According to my photographer, he and his assistent usually deliver between 600-800 good images (since so we’re expecting between 1200-1600 images delivered to us on a CD about a month after the wedding). If it’s that they only take 600 pictures, I’d be a little wary about that.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

That is really weird. I am a photog and if I were to give you a limit for a price it would be on finished, usable shots that are touched up and what not.

They say in the world of Photog that 1 out of every 10 shots is amazing, not to say that some in there as well arn’t great too – but I mean truly amazing and perfect.

What if you blink 300 times? You’re stuck with them and he will charge you more for extra shots? Weird! And also terribly inappropriate – he can’t charge you for bad/unuseable photos! 

I would get him to drop thast clause in the contract, or find a new photog. This seems like a bigger headache then it needs to be! And remember, you get what you pay for! Ask to see a whole wedding he has shot – don’t just see 15 shots from different weddings, you need to see whata whole wedding looks like because anyone can pick out thir best 15 shots and show them off… 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

My photographer took 600 pictures just in our 2.5 hour engagement session (300 of which were useable).  That’s not enough for a full day wedding, IMO.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My advice would be to find another vendor.  It’s such a quirky way to do pricing, you have to wonder what other quirks you’ll have to iron out of the contract in order to do business…

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Yeah, I’ve heard most weddings are upwards of about 1000 shots or more. Having a limit is scary, I agree, I would probably find someone else. Because how in ALL DAY will only 600 be enough? 600 might be enough for like 4 hours! Haha.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

My photographer said that it is not unusual for her to take 2000 shots at a wedding.  I think setting a limit is somewhat unrealistic.  It depends on the bride/groom, lighting, location, who’s around at a given moment– all things that can’t be dictated and controlled for with a set number of shots.

Good luck! 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Yeah i think that is a bit odd. We had 2 photographers who averaged 450 shots per hour, so with both of them we had 900 shots for ONE HOURS worth. They stayed at our wedding for 8 hours!  I just dont think its reasonable for them to cut you off since you have no idea how many pics you will like!

Good Luck!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I am a photographer (although not for weddings). The absolute only reason a photographer might possibly put a shot limit on your contract instead of a time limit is if he or she was shooting film. If they are shooting digital, there is no reason at all why they should impose that sort of limit, unless it is because they are too lazy to sort through more shots than that after your wedding. And the last thing you want is a lazy photographer. So find a new one, is my advice.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think it’s odd that they would stop at 600 shots.  It’s not like a memory card is that expensive!  My photographer says that it’s typical to have at least 2,000 shots during the day and we’re getting a minimum of 350 (good) shots on CD.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree that this is very odd, and that you should look for someone else.

I mean, what if the photog gets snap happy and takes hundreds of photos in the first hour? will they expect you to pay them to stay for the rest of the wedding? 

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