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Apr 01, 2014 14:21 |  #31

jcolman wrote in post #16801949 (external link)
How long did it take you to get setup? If you kept the people waiting for more than 5 minutes then yes....you do suck as a photographer.

You really should be able to set your light in less than a minute or two at the most.

from what it sounds like, OP was setting up before things got going in the reception and these people were early hang arounds as there always are.


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Apr 01, 2014 18:13 |  #32

peeaanuut wrote in post #16802041 (external link)
from what it sounds like, OP was setting up before things got going in the reception and these people were early hang arounds as there always are.


That is normal. Once the ceremony is over, people are going to be hanging around waiting for the formals. But I want to know how long if took the OP to set up his light or lights for these pics.


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Apr 02, 2014 12:19 |  #33

You really have to be FAST setting up your lights. I never use more than one.

Of course if you have assistants then it is a different story.

If you are not, it will look like you do not know what you area doing. People get cranky when they are hungry too *L*


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Apr 02, 2014 12:20 |  #34

"Ma'am, when you say that, I think you would prefer poor results..."

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Apr 02, 2014 12:48 |  #35

Oh, and this.....

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Apr 02, 2014 15:21 |  #36

I'm shooting budget weddings myself. I've never had anyone tell me I suck but, I can say that my clients are extremely demanding. Keeping everyone happy requires being not one, but at least two steps ahead of everyone.

I never associated the high demand with their investment ($1,500 and under), I just thought that's whats typical in the wedding photography industry.

For what it's worth, I do whatever I can to avoid having my clients exposed to any of the "behind the scenes" activity. I have a feeling that somehow, it takes away from the professionalism of what we do.

Just my thoughts.


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Apr 02, 2014 19:42 |  #37

Was the woman the bride? Did she hire you?
Could we see results of the shoot?

My bro hired a photog who claimed 25 years of experience with albums, etc. Hired!
Well, boom, the bozo sends his 21 year old son to shoot the wedding with a
Canon 350D, and a macro lens.

The photos were just fine, but not what the client paid for.




  
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Apr 04, 2014 20:17 |  #38

I'm a smartass at heart. I would have shouted back :

1. Yes...I do suck as a photographer. The bride said the guests are rude and horrible, so might as well go cheap!

2. You suck as a guest. Enjoy the free booze...bartender cut her off.

3. I sure hope I brought the flattering lens! Ooops...I forgot, let's take you later.


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Apr 05, 2014 12:11 |  #39

Christopher Steven b wrote in post #16798768 (external link)
Poor people are generally unruly and lacking in class, it's true.

Speaking of lacking in class....


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Apr 05, 2014 12:28 |  #40

Read more carefully. I was reprimanding the commenter above me, if you took time to notice.

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Apr 05, 2014 21:39 |  #41

Nathan wrote in post #16799156 (external link)
So many generalizations about poor people, CEOs and politicians... which basically says we've run the gamut of the human socio-economic spectrum. Put those generalizations aside... if people are arseholes, they are arseholes, regardless. Status has nothing to do with it. I've worked and volunteer with "poor" people and now I work regularly with CEOs of small to large size companies and politicians. All sorts of types, but 98% of the time people are courteous, polite and professional.

Part of it has to do with my effort in presenting myself as courteous, polite and professional. That's what is key here. Sorry to the OP for encountering these situations. Just remember that your response should always be courteous, polite and professional regardless.

Me and my family are poor. My parents grew up poor but never lost respect and never failed to show kindness and I do my best to be that way. It is all how you are raised and the environment you were raised in. I wish I was not poor but not able to do anything about my situation right now so generalizations on the poor is unwarranted.




  
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