(Closed) Please help me evaluate this portfolio…

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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527 posts
Busy bee

The 2 things I would look for in photos are lighting and composition.

A few of them are nice looking, but it seems like a lot are either too dark or too bright.  I also don’t care for the composition in most of them (some shots need to be tighter, others are too tight, there should also be a distinct focal point).

Post # 5
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2634 posts
Sugar bee

I’m not really a fan.  If those are his/her BEST (you’d only put your BEST on your website, right?) I’d be nervous.

Post # 6
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1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

They are VERY heavy on the black and white, and so if you don’t want a lot of black and white I’d be nervous.  And I agree that many of them don’t seem to have the lighting down.

Post # 8
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1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Mmm… mixed bag there. wouldn’t choose them myself.

Post # 9
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1555 posts
Bumble bee

I definitely think the B&W photos are too dark. The colors seem ALMOST over saturated. I would keep looking. Paying more will get you an experienced photog who has lighting, composition, angles down pat.

Post # 10
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558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Yeah, their lighting is WAY off. I say don’t do it – you can find better! 🙂

Post # 12
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10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

There are so few images….I wouldn’t book someone that can’t show you a complete wedding that you can look through to really see how they capture an entire event. Also, the exposures are WAY off, and not in a fun artistic way. Don’t waste your money there….

Post # 13
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10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Keep looking on Craigslist (just saw your budget limitations) – you should be able to snag an up-and-comer who has a better handle on things. I’ve only shot one wedding, and I could do a better job than that person. Seriously – keep looking!

Post # 14
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499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

The most important thing here is that *you* don’t like the portfolio. Trust your own feelings when you evaluate pictures. If you just listen to us, you’ll end up with something that you don’t like and you can’t go back and redo this. So I vote no on this guy simply because you probably would if you weren’t feeling so restricted in your choices. I think you can get within your budget and still be happy. Don’t lose hope.

Post # 15
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11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

His prices are on his services page. Wedding packages start at 800, or 1050 if you want all of your digital negatives. My personal opinion? SO not worth that money. Exposure, composition, and focus are all seriously lacking. 

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