(Closed) What do Photographers do?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@menzies:   You think it took him only an hour to upload, edit 30 pictures, and send back the pictures to you?

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@KateByDesign:  No, but I’m saying thats what I think I paid him for. We spent about 1-2 hours of the 6 sitting in the van talking while he went through his camera and deleted some pictures. 

 

We also went for coffee and a bit of walking. 

 

So it’s not like he was ‘working’ for the full 6 hours. 

 

So stop being so nasty k?

 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I tried to google for a good example and found this:

http://photographyconcentrate.com/15-snazzy-lightroom-and-afters/

Not wedding but it shows a lot of good examples of how editing can change a photo.  Basically the editing process is the difference between pictures that look like snapshots and ones that look like art; something you’d see in your family photo album vs. a picture from a magazine.

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@menzies:   I’m not sure how you construed what I was asking as being “nasty”.  I’m sorry you took it that way.

And in your photographers defense…when he was with you, even if he was just deleting pictures off of his camera or having coffee with his clients (you), that means he was working.  He was away from family, friends, and personal time to be with you.   Just because an attorney takes a client out to lunch to speak with them about their case doesn’t mean they aren’t working.

If you liked your pictures, it would just be nice of you to give your photographer a little more credit. 

And if you didn’t like them, well my point is moot.

Post # 22
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

You’re also helping subsidize their very expensive equipment and years of training.

My husband is in a band and it’s similar.  It seem like they’re being paid $3,000 for 3-5 hours of music, but you’re also paying for the quality of the band.  So that includes their instruments, sound equipment, sound technician, song-writing and crafting, practicing, transportation to and from, setup and teardown, etc etc.

Nonetheless, yes, the price tag for both professional musicians and professional photographers looks pretty steep.

OP – I’m still waiting for mine too :/  I was told up to 12 weeks… boo.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Keep in mind- you are not always paying strictly for the time that the photographer spent on your wedding.

Photography is an art. You can have two people with the same camera take two photos of the exact same subject, and aesthetically one photo may very well be noticeably of better quality than the other.

When you pay for a photographer, you are paying for the countless hours of experience and practice that it has taken to develop their art. There is so much to learn about lighting, composition, etc.

Not to mention the peace of mind. A good photographer often carries around thousands upon thousands of dollars of equipment with them, and also pays to have all of that stuff insured. They will bring backup equipment to their backup equipment at your wedding to make sure something doesn’t go wrong. And don’t forget the equipment they have back at the office- photo editing software is not inexpensive, and learning to use it doesn’t happen overnight.

Post # 24
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@KateByDesign:  

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@MsGinkgo:  

This and this.  Plus they are using the most expensive equipment you can buy (camera, lenses, editing software, lighting, etc), saving to multiple memory cards, backing up your images frequently throughout the day (so no risk of losing your photos), uploading images to your online gallery, etc.  I am expecting maybe 700-800 pictures back from my wedding (10 hours coverage) and they will all be edited.  All of that costs time and money.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@KateByDesign:  You were assuming I was stupid and didn’t understand that he spent more time then that. Although his wife does that part. 

Anyways. 

All I’m saying is I’d take 1400 euros to sit in a car deleting pictures of 2 hours. 

I don’t love all my pictures, but I like some of them. 

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@menzies:  Ok…Chill I was curious

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@Birdi:  Curious about why I would supposedly let someone ride over my dress with their bike even though it’s obvious he’s carrying it?

 

Okay. 

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@menzies:  Stop it with the tude. I asked a legit question, at first glance it looked like the guy was riding all over your dress. After zooming in I realize this isn’t the case.  it’s not like I’m making a random comment unrelated to this thread. We’re talking about photography here..Simmer down now

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@menzies:  wat? How does one correctly view a picture?  I think you misunderstood me …..Nevermind 🙂

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