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Jun 08, 2012 15:18 |  #1

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Wanted - Professional photographer for a beach wedding on Okaloosa Island on 30 June 2012. Want an experienced photographer with a web site to view their work. Please provide the following information: How many years of experience, kind of camera you will be using, do you edit the photos, do you shoot in raw format, can you provide a dvd with all images taken with full copyrights in the raw format only. NO JPEG images ONLY RAW images will be accepted on the DVD. Provide us with final price to mail out DVD to us within 1 week after the wedding. Do you have a back up camera that you will be bringing to the wedding and if so, what kind of camera will it be ? About how many weddings do you shoot in a years timeframe and is it your full time job. Only experienced photographers reply to this ad please. We are willing to pay the price depending on experience and viewing of your web site.
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Jun 08, 2012 15:25 |  #2

Sounds like someone who knows what they want. What's the problem?

At least they're clarifying their desires up front. That's always a good thing.




  
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Jun 08, 2012 15:27 |  #3

I don't think I've ever heard of an experienced pro ever give one RAW file, much less EVERY image shot in RAW format. Just seemed odd to me I guess.



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Jun 08, 2012 15:31 |  #4
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May not be bad since they just want RAW files. So, you don't even need to post processing the shots. There is one problem. If in proofs they see what they like, there is no way they can duplicate the style themselves from the raw files.


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Jun 08, 2012 15:32 |  #5

speedy_2 wrote in post #14551700 (external link)
I don't think I've ever heard of an experienced pro ever give one RAW file, much less EVERY image shot in RAW format. Just seemed odd to me I guess.

Sure they do, they just charge for it. (and she indicates that they are willing to pay)

This person sounds like they've been around the block a few times and they are trying to avoid pitfalls (especially with Craigslist photographers)

Not sure about the copyright part... but again, she is probably trying to make sure that she "fully" owns the photos - not necessarily the copyright, but she's probably confused on that.

But as I said, she sounds like she knows what she wants and is willing to pay for it. I don't shoot weddings but I do love clients that have a strong will to get what they want. Those clients are generally much better than wishy-washy clients who then get balls at the end of the contract and try to screw you.




  
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Jun 08, 2012 15:33 |  #6

I'll take it. It'll cost them $35,000 but if that's fine with them then I have no issue taking it.


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Jun 08, 2012 15:33 |  #7

Well, at least it doesn't end with "Our budget is $250-300."


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Jun 08, 2012 15:40 |  #8

Very true rpaul. I went ahead and sent them an email to feel them out. You guys might be right, someone who knows exactly what they want will be better than a "wishy-washy" shopper as Todd said.



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Jun 08, 2012 15:48 |  #9

Its a good bride, she's getting any misunderstanding out of the way before you reply. I also think she or a family member has been burned before and they want to prevent that again.....let us know speedy....




  
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Jun 08, 2012 15:54 |  #10

Yeah. We got burned by a FB one before I got my 5D. Just wanted some nice family shots done. What a nightmare that was.



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Jun 08, 2012 17:37 |  #11

at least they are up front with the posting.


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Jun 08, 2012 17:38 |  #12
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Numenorean wrote in post #14551720 (external link)
I'll take it. It'll cost them $35,000 but if that's fine with them then I have no issue taking it.

Why $35,000? What is your regular rate?




  
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Jun 08, 2012 17:45 |  #13

Hogloff wrote in post #14552228 (external link)
Why $35,000? What is your regular rate?

No wedding photog here, but I would say hourly rate, how many photos involved, extra charge for giving out the raw files, and even more charge for full copyright. Depending on how many hours, files etc, $35,000 may not be that much as we think.


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Tony_Stark wrote in post #14552257 (external link)
No wedding photog here, but I would say hourly rate, how many photos involved, extra charge for giving out the raw files, and even more charge for full copyright. Depending on how many hours, files etc, $35,000 may not be that much as we think.

Yes, I understand about the raw files and copyright etc..., but let me ask you this, What would you do with those files anyway? Why not give a reasonable rate for the wedding, give them the raw files and copyright and bag yourself a job where you don't have to worry about post processing after shooting for a whole day.

Charging $35,000 will guarantee one thing, you don't get the job. Charging your normal rate plus whatever you usually make in prints seems like a very reasonable way to look at this. Does anyone really do anything with all those wedding images after they have completed the wedding? Do you really care about the raws or the copyright? Really?




  
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Jun 08, 2012 17:57 |  #15

Hogloff wrote in post #14552297 (external link)
Yes, I understand about the raw files and copyright etc..., but let me ask you this, What would you do with those files anyway? Why not give a reasonable rate for the wedding, give them the raw files and copyright and bag yourself a job where you don't have to worry about post processing after shooting for a whole day.

Charging $35,000 will guarantee one thing, you don't get the job. Charging your normal rate plus whatever you usually make in prints seems like a very reasonable way to look at this. Does anyone really do anything with all those wedding images after they have completed the wedding? Do you really care about the raws or the copyright? Really?

You are right in this regard, personally I have no idea what weddings go for. I know that good wedding photog can charge up to $10,000 for the whole thing. While $35,000 is an absurdly huge number, it wouldn't say it is unrealistic, it all depends on the client and the photog him/herself.

I would also like to see what an accurate quote would range from for a situation like this.


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