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Funny Story About The Wedding Yesterday.

 
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Aug 28, 2011 08:54 |  #1

So I was shooting a wedding yesterday about half hour out of town. so all went great and i was only hired to be there till 8 pm because at 8 another guy was gonna come and set up a photobooth and take photos of the guests.


so photobooth guy comes at like 630. sets up a blue curtain and a 50D (with his popup flash up) on a tripod.
he connected his camera to his computer and then connected to one of those little printers.

so around 730 im walking by and he says:
"hey buddy, do you have an iphone"
I say "yeah, why"
he says "can i use it to tether to my computer, i have to download some drivers"
i look at my phone and say "sorry, but i have no service in this area"
he asks "do you know where the nearest bestbuy is, i really need drivers"
i tell him "yeah its about 45 min in that direction"

he quickly gets up and bolts. and was late coming back

lol it was just hilarious(to me) how unprofessional this guy was. i cant believe he was on a job without the drivers on his computer to do the job.

i guess those who cant shoot weddings, shoot photobooths at weddings..... or they pretend to


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Aug 28, 2011 10:12 |  #2

Stuff happens. It's good to have backups, but you cant always have EVERYTHING backed up. He was an hour and a half early, so he seems to take his job seriously. I wonder what went wrong, in this case.




  
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Aug 28, 2011 10:36 |  #3

I can't believe there was another photographer who needed help and you wouldn't help him. karma runs very deep with photographers...


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Aug 28, 2011 10:44 |  #4

I don't think it's funny, I think it's sad. No matter how professional you are something can always go wrong. I would have done anything I could to help the guy and if I could not I certainly would not make fun of him.


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Aug 28, 2011 15:28 |  #5

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I can't believe there was another photographer who needed help and you wouldn't help him. karma runs very deep with photographers...

No kidding, last January I was hired by the host of a local radio program to video her broadcasting from a live remote of the swearing in of a U.S. Congressman, while setting up I was working with the producer of the program to grab audio off of his board when he discovered while the location had a wireless Internet connection as promised no one at the venue had the password to login into the system leaving him with no Internet access which was a major problem as the host of the program needed to connect her laptop to the Net to coordinate back with the studio to pull copy and to take questions from listeners, tweet etc. The producer was about to have a full breakdown knowing without the pre-arranged and promised to be working Internet connection things where not going to go smoothly at all.

Realizing the jam he was in I offered to let him tether off my Mi-Fi and literally minutes before going live we where able to get his and her laptops connected to the Net, needless to say the host who hired me was impressed and her producer was quite thankful.

As for karma a few days after the production I received a call from the producer asking me what I paid for my Mi-Fi service, I figured he was going to get a device for his future use but not so, it turned out he wanted to know the amount so the station could sent me a check to cover my wireless bill for that month.

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Aug 28, 2011 16:06 as a reply to  @ Channel One's post |  #6

^ good things happen to good people :)


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Aug 28, 2011 16:44 |  #7

ever had a camera lock up - a battery die or a memory card go bad - Happens with printer drivers as well


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Aug 28, 2011 16:57 |  #8

The dude learned a valuable lesson about preparation and rehearsal.
We all learn that lesson, most of us learn it the hard way.

I don't see the point of posting your ridicule here.


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Aug 28, 2011 18:09 |  #9

360° wrote in post #13013079 (external link)
"hey buddy, do you have an iphone"
I say "yeah, why"
he says "can i use it to tether to my computer, i have to download some drivers"
i look at my phone and say "sorry, but i have no service in this area"

Might I ask a question? Did you really not have service there?

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Aug 28, 2011 18:36 as a reply to  @ Channel One's post |  #10

so photobooth guy comes at like 630. sets up a blue curtain and a 50D (with his popup flash up) on a tripod

And you show signs of being a gear snob too. Very sad.




  
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Aug 28, 2011 19:40 |  #11

Hmm, the OP is taking a lot of heat on this. If in fact the OP had no phone service, well, he did nothing wrong by not giving up his phone. Now, if there was internet service provided by the venue that the OP had access to, they could have worked out a way of downloading and transferring the drivers. But, that bit of info was not part of the story. And yet, everyone is jumping all over the OP as if he had refused to help when he could of...?

Some of you guys should look at the actual story. If you can't find something that the OP did that was "bad karma" then, well, look at your own critical posts and you may be rewarded in your search. If it was me I'd be deleting the dang things!

Of course if I'm missing something here, if you can in fact point to one (or more) things the OP did (or failed to do) that earned the "bad karma" badge, well, enlighten me:)!


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Aug 28, 2011 20:48 |  #12

did you guys miss the part about how i didnt have service on my phone?


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Aug 28, 2011 20:51 |  #13

LONDON808 wrote in post #13014853 (external link)
ever had a camera lock up - a battery die or a memory card go bad - Happens with printer drivers as well

yeah i've had a camera lock up and a battery die. thats why i always take 3 cameras and about 10 batteries. its the whole point of being a professional.

this guy just struck me as a joke. extremely unprofessional and unprepared.

maybe you guys dont think this is weird of funny, but i pride myself with always being prepared for the worst and i would never let anything like that happen to me. especially infront of a paying client


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Aug 28, 2011 20:53 |  #14

Cebu wrote in post #13015425 (external link)
so photobooth guy comes at like 630. sets up a blue curtain and a 50D (with his popup flash up) on a tripod

And you show signs of being a gear snob too. Very sad.

how am i a gear snob? my point is you cant produce a professional looking image with a popup flash.


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Aug 28, 2011 21:41 |  #15

360° wrote in post #13016062 (external link)
how am i a gear snob? my point is you cant produce a professional looking image with a popup flash.

If you have the talent and skills you can. I guess you don't know about that.


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