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A British couple paid two photographers 750£ to capture their wedding and got horrible, blurred and out-of-focus photographs. :(

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Apr 23, 2012 19:39

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From the second article: "But it goes to show, sometimes you don’t even get what you pay for."

Um... no, they got exactly what they paid for. Anyone who's cheap enough to only pay 750 euro is paying for just what this couple got.

Apr 23, 2012 23:20

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PeaceFire wrote in post #14317079external link
From the second article: "But it goes to show, sometimes you don’t even get what you pay for."

Um... no, they got exactly what they paid for. Anyone who's cheap enough to only pay 750 euro is paying for just what this couple got.

That's just under $1,000. It's on the low end, but not $300.

Apr 23, 2012 23:25

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That's just under $1,000. It's on the low end, but not $300.

Even for the Craigslist photographers in my area that's pretty cheap.

Apr 23, 2012 23:42

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Yeah, if you want more, you've got to spend more.

Apr 24, 2012 08:12

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I think he is dragging the shutter for an artistic quality or maybe he is being ironic.

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Apr 25, 2012 13:27

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This couple contacted me 12 months before their wedding, price was a big thing for them and after a few emails and calls the inquiry died.

Given the time again I reckon they would dedicate more of their budget to photography. Its a great wedding venue and definitely not cheap but they must have thought they could save some cash on photography.

May 05, 2012 17:39

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i had that happen to me long time ago. my leaf shutter lens broke but you had no idea it was broken. pictures were blurry since the shutter on lens wasnt closing. glad only few shots got ruined.. would have stucked if all were...

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In this age with the power of digital.. How can u give out all blurry and out of focus shots? Even with my iphone, i think i could get better shots. Although i have not tried to do so.. Hmmm. I should try that someday. I have seen posts about it. Lol.

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There is usually two sides to a story. Photographers usually take hundreds of pictures in a wedding. I am not going to believe this based on 5 blurred shots from a newspaper.

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There is usually two sides to a story. Photographers usually take hundreds of pictures in a wedding. I am not going to believe this based on 5 blurred shots from a newspaper.

There was a full gallery linked somewhere at some point (don't see it now) and, yeah, they were all bad. Even the photographers fessed up that they were horrible.

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PeaceFire wrote in post #14458997external link
There was a full gallery linked somewhere at some point (don't see it now) and, yeah, they were all bad. Even the photographers fessed up that they were horrible.

Atleast they were honest. Lol:D

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Well, I don't know that the price is so horrible: I charge $600, but people dont know the quality of my work yet, so I don't plan to stay at $600 for my whole life.
My age scares people, I think; they're not used to a 15 year old wedding photographer.

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I don't know if it's fair to say that just because the photographer was "cheap" that the bride and groom got what they paid for. That would suggest the photos were indeed acceptable and there was no justification behind the couples anger.

I think novice photographers have a (huge) responsibility to make sure they can provide acceptable photographs to their clients, no matter how low a price they offer their service at. If they can't, then they should practice until they can and then figure out what they're worth.

May 24, 2012 20:25

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CameraClicker wrote in post #14467848external link
Well, I don't know that the price is so horrible: I charge $600, but people dont know the quality of my work yet, so I don't plan to stay at $600 for my whole life.
My age scares people, I think; they're not used to a 15 year old wedding photographer.

The difficulty in this is the legalities of entering into a contract - you may want to check that out.

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