(Closed) Photographer Contract – Is this okay?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hi! I am a photographer, and just want to let you know, those are not high resolution photos. They are about the size of pictures on Facebook. Please make sure you know that they will NOT look nice printed. 

If you want to print your photos, you will need to purchase the larger ones. 

Please feel free to message me if you need any other info…happy to help!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Personally, I’d be concerned about this. These images are not high-res and you won’t be able to get a lot of frame quality prints (especially in larger sizes). Also it’s strange that he won’t just sell you certain images in a larger size, you have to pay for all of them. How much more is the charge for high-res photos?

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I don’t think it’s strange, it’s his business model.  Really depends on how much you are paying for this, and how much extra the higher resolution ones are.  I wouldn’t say they are crappy quality, they are just websized, more for social networking, online albums, emailing.  Most people use their images in this manner, unless they are DIYing their own album.

As previously stated, these will not print that well, but it sounds like he does give printing rights.  See what your options are……

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Definitely sounds like a money grab to me. 750 px is quite small.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@AlmostMrsDoc:  Jpgs are a more lossy file than tiffs, meaning that the quality will be tighter and less grainy than with a tiff.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am wary of any photographer that doesn’t include the high res pics in every package.    Makes me feel like the photog is more interested in money than delivering a high quality product.  

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

$1300 is pretty cheap, and I like with the jpgs that $1900 is still a good deal for a photographer (if he’s good, which you seem to think he is).  In my area, a decent photographer for like 6+ hrs to all day plus all the photos high res and online runs between $2200 and $3500. Albums and prints would be separate or part of a more expensive package.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I don’t think the photographer is trying to make an extra dime, he is offering a base package for those on budgets.  Even with the JPGS it’s a pretty good deal if the work is quality and you like him.  I see no need for TIF’s

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

eh i’d say keep looking. i found an AMAZING photog that did engagement, bridal, and the ENTIRE wedding day (like 8 am getting dressed til 11 pm when wedding reception ended) (with two photogs that day) for less than $2000. we got all images on discs and they were hi-res. 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you want good quality prints, you’ll definity want to upgrade to the jpeg files — you’ll make to make sure the files delivered are 300 PPI (pixles per inch) for full high-resolution. Your photographer will put a lot of time & effort into your photos, so spending the extra money on the files isn’t your photographer trying to rip you off, it’s them getting paid for their hard work — when you buy the high-res they know you won’t be using them for any prints/albums through them, so they have to be compensated for that. The extra money you spend for the high-resolution files will be more than worth it!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@vintagemodernbride:  she won’t find anything better than this 4 months out of one of the most popular wedding months.

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