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Aug 21, 2012 10:53 |  #1

Just wondering if you ever had an issue from a venue moving furniture or general stuff to improve an image.


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Aug 21, 2012 11:34 |  #2

Without knocking things over and / or mess up anything, I've moved sofa, table, deco to have better shots.


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Aug 21, 2012 12:33 |  #3

I do as well - but I make sure I talk to the venues manager before the party starts. I like to introduce myself and let them know how I'll be working, and that if its ok with them I might temporarily move things around.


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Aug 21, 2012 12:42 |  #4

JohnThomas wrote in post #14887402 (external link)
I do as well - but I make sure I talk to the venues manager before the party starts. I like to introduce myself and let them know how I'll be working, and that if its ok with them I might temporarily move things around.

Me too. I do what I have to, but try to be as respectful as possible.


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Aug 21, 2012 14:30 as a reply to  @ snakeman55's post |  #5

Within reason and after asking for permission.


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Aug 21, 2012 14:42 |  #6

I sometimes ask for the cake table or the podium to be moved or better angled, but that's about it...


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Aug 21, 2012 15:31 |  #7

Some venues don't like it when you take it upon yourself to move stuff.
So I make sure what the rules are with regards to that, but yeah, I don't have a problem moving stuff around to eliminate some clutter. There are limits though!




  
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Aug 21, 2012 16:19 |  #8

Just let them know you will be moving things and you WILL be returning them afterwards and it usualy is not a problem.

I have had to rearange a hotel entire loby for an event. There was not room to simply move stuff with out it being in a walk path and be a trip hazard. So I moved almost everything to make room. And I made sure everything was back as I found it when I was done. The staff could not have cared less than they did that I moved stuff.


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Aug 21, 2012 18:43 |  #9

nicksan wrote in post #14888208 (external link)
Some venues don't like it when you take it upon yourself to move stuff.
So I make sure what the rules are with regards to that, but yeah, I don't have a problem moving stuff around to eliminate some clutter. There are limits though!

Since you're in NYC, you might need to bring in a guy from local 231 to hook up your strobes :D


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Aug 22, 2012 06:46 |  #10

Always. But I work with an assistant who puts everything back for me so that we don't run afoul with the venue.


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Aug 22, 2012 08:09 |  #11

nicksan wrote in post #14888208 (external link)
Some venues don't like it when you take it upon yourself to move stuff.
So I make sure what the rules are with regards to that, but yeah, I don't have a problem moving stuff around to eliminate some clutter. There are limits though!

Ditto:cool:


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Aug 25, 2012 22:45 |  #12

Yup, I have no shame, I will move just about anything for a better photo. And I do have my assistant move it back after. I've moved furniture, brides, grooms, paintings, mirrors, just about everything imaginable.


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Aug 29, 2012 10:09 |  #13

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Yup, I have no shame, I will move just about anything for a better photo. And I do have my assistant move it back after. I've moved furniture, brides, grooms, paintings, mirrors, just about everything imaginable.

me too, if it's a portrait session or some part of the day that I actually have some control over the image :)

if i'm shooting candids, not so much! :)

i honestly don't worry about the venue's feelings or anything if I'm moving something if I have time and it would make the image better.
If they really didn't want it moved, they should have bolted it down, haha, i'm only half joking about that too.


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Aug 29, 2012 11:26 |  #14

The reason I even mentions this.. I have done this before and always moved the furniture back.
I was setting up a group in a lobby. Space was really tight and this stupid large table was in the frame. So the option was move it or photoshop it out later. So I moved it.. Before I had a chance to move it back the event coordinator freaked out.. In a LOUD voice... DON'T YOU EVER MOVE ANYTHING AGAIN !!!
I guess this is where it pays off to be proactive:)


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Aug 29, 2012 11:45 |  #15

scorpio_e wrote in post #14922145 (external link)
The reason I even mentions this.. I have done this before and always moved the furniture back.
I was setting up a group in a lobby. Space was really tight and this stupid large table was in the frame. So the option was move it or photoshop it out later. So I moved it.. Before I had a chance to move it back the event coordinator freaked out.. In a LOUD voice... DON'T YOU EVER MOVE ANYTHING AGAIN !!!
I guess this is where it pays off to be proactive:)

When I am at a venue, I always ask before moving stuff. I'll at least find out what the "house rules" are. Some venues have no issues moving stuff around. They usually like to have their own staff move staff, perhaps for liability issues. You know, just like how the Limo driver doesn't like people other than themselves close the door, etc.




  
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