HyperYagami wrote in post #12497715
i think client's expectation changed from the old days too.
curious: how many pics per wedding typically do you give to your clients back in the days?
Back in the good old days I typically gave my clients around 300 photos, all well thought out keepers they could cherish. Now I give them 1500, 300 they can cherish and 1200 throw aways that are probably duplicates of the 6 bridesmaids shots that are taken over my shoulder with their Nikon 5100's and Canon T3i's.
The value of photography has diminished a great deal because everybody and their brother now have DSLR's that are very capable and these folks take photos like they are going out of style. That is what todays client sees on a daily basis it seems. They have come to except these photos and they enjoy them.
I had a client actually ask me to take some photos using a cell phone because she liked the grunge look!?? I guess I just don't get it. All I know is there is a dozen new photographers hanging their shingle every year in this area, going out and taking 2000 shots at a wedding, and charging $500. I guess they figure, if you throw enough sh#t on the wall some of it will stick. Just glad I'm at the end of my career. I don't even have to mention the state of stock photography because of the advent of digital. Off my soapbox now. Sorry to hi-jack the thread, just trying to illustrate a point.
The point being that most people these days are so inundated with digital images that they don't know the difference between a good photo and a bad photo. Especially the people looking for photographers in the $1000 range. Technology in cameras these days have convinced people that photography is no longer rocket science and can be done by any schmoe. They are looking for a warm body with a camera and trying to not brake the bank.(lousy economy?) People don't seem to care about quality much anymore, just quantity. It's a said state of affairs. They probably figure they won't even bother looking at their wedding pics after a year because their ADD will have them elsewhere. Or in the case of 50% of my clients they will be divorced. It's a changing world.