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My wedding photographer... OMG :-( !

 
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Dec 21, 2011 21:42 |  #76

As I said, nice shots. You should look at getting an external flash.


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Dec 21, 2011 21:49 |  #77

TooManyShots wrote in post #13582218 (external link)
I think he was using the onboard flash, which isn't large and powerful enough.

Yup, especially when you have backlighting.
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Dec 21, 2011 21:57 |  #78

It's possible she's capable of wonderful things given the limited equipment... but yeah. There were opportunities to verify certain things, regardless of a language barrier :\


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Dec 22, 2011 16:13 as a reply to  @ Laouik's post |  #79

Thanks all for your coments, some interesting reads :-)

delhi wrote in post #13570624 (external link)
Congrats!!!
The Nikon D5100 has lots of features. One of which is selective colouring in built! According to Nikon ads, it allows for creative photos making your portraits and weddings poop-out. :D So if she is using this camera you are golden!

Yes it was a D5100.
Just to add, i do also think that you do need at least half pro gear to do a good job. I would only just use my 60D with 17-55mm and 50mm 1.8. but would never even dream of using my 350D with a kit. I would use flash off camera on an extender arm bracket thing that i have and would use fill flash but would also bounce flash depending on the situation of course.
I would consider investing in a 70-200mm is mark2.
And if i wanted to get into it serious i would need a backup/Second camera, so i would buy a 5D mk2 as main and have my 60D second also with a lens attached and swap around.


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Dec 22, 2011 16:22 |  #80

mtimber wrote in post #13568493 (external link)
The cost of equipment in Brazil is apparently very high, much higher than what we pay in the UK.

Yeah, double the price.. a 24-70mm was around £2000 :confused: in a shop i poped into.. they buy everything on the never never over here.. :(


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Dec 22, 2011 20:58 |  #81

Shooting a wedding without a speedlight = ill equipped for the job.

These shots probably aren't helping the OP any with regards to his situation. :lol:




  
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Dec 22, 2011 22:01 |  #82

bohdank wrote in post #13582275 (external link)
As I said, nice shots. You should look at getting an external flash.

Been wanting to get one, but I just bought an S95 for when I don't want to carry around my SLR. Most of my friends and family are already married, so I don't think I'll be shooting anymore weddings.

I posted those pics to show that even a Rebel with a kit lens can give good results. I've taken plenty of pics at weddings before but this was my first time as the primary photographer.


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Dec 22, 2011 23:57 |  #83

Tareq wrote in post #13574699 (external link)
If you pay me about 400-500 pound then i will shoot with my 350D or 30D and kit lens or 50 1.8 or 10-22 or Sigma 12-24, if you pay me 1000 pound then i will use my 5D classic or 1D2n and 24-105L or 16-35L or 50 1.4, if you pay me 1500 pound then i will use 1DsIII and 1D3 with 24-70L and 70-200 f2.8 and 135L, if you willing to pay even little more then in addition to the last gear i will include my H4D-60 there, according to the price you pay i will use the gear and the level of photos, the more you pay, the better you get.

That's a good way to ruin your reputation by providing mediocre service with mediocre equipment. What made you think your client will not pass around your mediocre photos to their relatives and friends? :rolleyes: To set (and retain) a higher standard why not set the bar high from the get go with a fixed price that you think is reasonable, and provide the best of the best? if your work is good then clients will come, wedding is a once a lifetime thing, if the less fortunate clients are on a tight budget, then let the budget photographer take the job instead of putting your reputation on the line....


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Dec 23, 2011 00:08 |  #84

Meercat007 wrote in post #13578250 (external link)
You are providing a service, just like any other trade, If you accept the contract you always do it to your best ability as word of mouth is the most powerful tool of all ! An unsatisfied customer has the ability to do a lot of harm. IMO

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Exactly, it's one thing if you're not aware of your own shortcoming or lack of experience/skill, but it's another to intentionally hold back and provide mediocre service/product in purpose. I guess everyone has different work ethic...


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Dec 23, 2011 01:34 as a reply to  @ post 13569162 |  #85

Don't feel too bad. I offered to shoot my brother-in-law's wedding for 1000 US dollars. His bride, as usual cutting corners in the cost department, found a girl to do it for 300. 2 days before the wedding AFTER the contract was signed she upped her price to 500.

Sure enough, the wedding day came and went. I wasn't there, but I should have been, because her Rebel + kit lens and onboard flash took about 400 photos of NOTHING. Someone forgot to put a memory card in their camera. She has ZERO wedding pictures. I didn't care about gear, some of my best work is on my Rebel and a Tamron superzoom. But I remembered my memory card for those shots.

My brother's wedding photographer used an 18-105 and a d7000, but DIRECT FLASH. I was there with a 35mm Elan 7e and 50 1.8 and got better lighting on Neopan 1600. I wanted to grab a napkin and a rubber band and put it on his flash when he wasn't looking. Argh.

Now the crew who did my cousins wedding were awesome. 5DII and 85L, 100L macro, and their work looked fantastic. They're hired if I ever get married.


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Dec 23, 2011 07:56 |  #86

j-dogg wrote in post #13588747 (external link)
Sure enough, the wedding day came and went. I wasn't there, but I should have been, because her Rebel + kit lens and onboard flash took about 400 photos of NOTHING. Someone forgot to put a memory card in their camera. She has ZERO wedding pictures.
IMAGE: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_XCQGzOA3_FU/TF218gJcGuI/AAAAAAAAAlg/1OH6qICO5jI/s1600/homer_simpson_doh_02_feature.gif

I take it they got a refund ???

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Dec 23, 2011 08:12 as a reply to  @ Nick_Reading.UK's post |  #87

Just sold a 430 EXii to guy who said he just shot a wedding with a 40D and the pop up flash..:eek:

He said.." It was OK, but I had lots of shots with a half moon shadow in"..:oops:


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Dec 23, 2011 08:55 |  #88

Have you seen any proofs yet?' Don't worry about the gear as long as the shots are sharp, maybe she can sort them out in post. You'd be surprised, hopefully in a good way!


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Dec 23, 2011 08:57 |  #89

*Jayrou wrote in post #13589453 (external link)
Just sold a 430 EXii to guy who said he just shot a wedding with a 40D and the pop up flash..:eek:

He said.." It was OK, but I had lots of shots with a half moon shadow in"..:oops:

LOL LOL LOL


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Dec 23, 2011 09:05 |  #90

zincozinco wrote in post #13589606 (external link)
Have you seen any proofs yet?' Don't worry about the gear as long as the shots are sharp, maybe she can sort them out in post. You'd be surprised, hopefully in a good way!

No, I haven't seen them yet as we've been so busy.

I just asked the misses.. "When do we get the wedding photos?''
Reply "I don't know, usually they need 1-2 months"
ME "What the f***"
Misses "But they are going to make an exception and do them before i go back to England"
.....
The misses is going back to the UK on the 15th of Jan, two weeks after me..


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