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Feb 03, 2013 19:18 |  #16

Has he seen you work or your results? Are you ready to fly solo?

Maybe his business is down and he's feeling threatened.




  
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Feb 03, 2013 19:19 |  #17

Meh... ignore them... You'll get this type of attitude a lot I'm afraid. There are a lot of pretentious naysayers in the Industry. You are ready when you are ready.

The best response is to shoot well and then effectively take market share away from them. That is what they are afraid of and that is your best comeback, you don't need to say anything in response.

Blacklisted from what exactly? Their Christmas card list?


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Feb 03, 2013 19:20 |  #18

mike_d wrote in post #15569034 (external link)
Has he seen you work or your results? Are you ready to fly solo?

Maybe his business is down and he's feeling threatened.

I didn't want to name the person who I've 2nd shot with, and I don't readily have those files available without requesting them. But there was no need to name drop the other photographer, he's definitely sought after in this town however.

I do believe I could fly solo, but definitely with a 2nd shooter for backup / details


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Feb 03, 2013 19:21 |  #19
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dannequin wrote in post #15569012 (external link)
I was told the following

"You are not qualified to shoot weddings alone, and that I would be 'blacklisted' if I attempted to" -- I would incorporate a 2nd shooter. I have been studying along the photographer I've been 2nd shooting with and taking notes.

And then proceeded to get an earful about how it's not how long you've been second shooting weddings and that if you mess up someone's wedding it's on you, and it makes you look like "an *******"

And this person was clearly upset with me. Really nothing in this conversation should have ignited that kind of threat...

You don't need to tell him anything. And it is really not his business. If you screw up, he gets your clients. So, what is his problems????


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Feb 03, 2013 19:27 |  #20

Sounds to me like you may have inadvertently stolen some business that the other photog had their eye on. As long as you feel that you are ready to shoot a wedding solo and the people asking you to shoot have seen your work and requested you work for them then ignore the a**hole and go for it.


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Feb 03, 2013 20:19 |  #21

I think you're taking this all a little too seriously...


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Feb 04, 2013 00:16 |  #22

Unless you lived your life under a rock, you should know that "bullying" exists everywhere. It's not contained within any specific age group, social group or profession.




  
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Feb 04, 2013 05:43 |  #23

Ha ha ha. It's like a POTN post in the wedding forum, but just in person.

Tell them you're going to do a tilted HDR shot with direct flash...that'll REALLY get them going.

P.S This sounds like an emotional/irrational outburst. It does not sound like bullying.


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Feb 04, 2013 08:49 |  #24

dannequin wrote in post #15569012 (external link)
I was told the following

"You are not qualified to shoot weddings alone, and that I would be 'blacklisted' if I attempted to" -- I would incorporate a 2nd shooter. I have been studying along the photographer I've been 2nd shooting with and taking notes.

And then proceeded to get an earful about how it's not how long you've been second shooting weddings and that if you mess up someone's wedding it's on you, and it makes you look like "an *******"

And this person was clearly upset with me. Really nothing in this conversation should have ignited that kind of threat...

Ignore this person, the deafening silence will drive him more crazy than he already appears to be. It's possible in this age of medicated solutions that this person ran out or missed a dose. Keep doing what you're doing to build your business.




  
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Feb 04, 2013 09:08 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #25

Maybe he will need a helping hand one day, when both of yours are too busy.:cool:


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Feb 05, 2013 04:00 as a reply to  @ whuband's post |  #26

do wedding if you want, they will suck the life out of you and you will end up hating anything with a sensor , I had a bride book me , pay deposit, love my work and then back out, I ask why and she says she is a daughter of a lawyer and I better have her money returned along with interest that I made from it while it was in my account..

her sisters new man has a camera and is pretty good she later on said.

I really dont care anymore , these kids getting married are all honey boo boos with daddy money that will never be enough.

I have lost sleep over how I was treated and and missed 2 days work because of it.

you guys take em all I am done.


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Feb 05, 2013 20:46 |  #27

shayneyasinski wrote in post #15574091 (external link)
do wedding if you want, they will suck the life out of you and you will end up hating anything with a sensor , I had a bride book me , pay deposit, love my work and then back out, I ask why and she says she is a daughter of a lawyer and I better have her money returned along with interest that I made from it while it was in my account..

Interest? LOL. Throw her a penny (while you can still get one) and tell her to shove it where the sun don't shine.




  
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Feb 05, 2013 20:55 |  #28

its business, small business, I get it in my field and I'm sure I've gone after my competition before too.
Its tough to be friends with competition




  
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Feb 06, 2013 14:30 |  #29

mike_d wrote in post #15577211 (external link)
Interest? LOL. Throw her a penny (while you can still get one) and tell her to shove it where the sun don't shine.

I invested it in Hostess. Sorry, it's all gone.


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Feb 06, 2013 14:59 |  #30

He's just mad your gonna take his jobs away from him.

Forget him and don't tell him about any of your work.


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