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How NOT to do wedding photography

 
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Oct 06, 2014 12:25 |  #31

lapino wrote in post #17196466 (external link)
I was so kind as to assure her not to be worried and wait for the pictures, but at the same time felt and saw enough to know beforehand that things won't be that amazing as my relative is expecting it to be.

i was in my friends wedding last year and they hired a photographer who looked to me as if he was doing a great job. turns out i was wrong, the pics came out like crap and the bride and groom were pissed.


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Oct 06, 2014 18:37 |  #32

It is so easy to criticize but there are many ways to equip a business. Just like what one person thinks is a good photo can be very different than what another person thinks as good.




  
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Oct 07, 2014 08:54 |  #33

HappySnapper90 wrote in post #17197745 (external link)
It is so easy to criticize but there are many ways to equip a business. Just like what one person thinks is a good photo can be very different than what another person thinks as good.

exactly.

i know of a photographer i think does not very good work but they are consistently booked. its all about knowing how to run a business and good for them for getting a lot of work.


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Oct 07, 2014 17:25 |  #34

I feel bad for the OP's relative, hopefully there are at least a few decent images out of the bunch.




  
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Oct 07, 2014 17:31 |  #35

It shouldn't be any worst than some wedding pictures I've seen in the 80's :) and I still see people treasure those.

Sometime it's the content that are more valuable.


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Oct 07, 2014 18:23 |  #36

sonnyc wrote in post #17200001 (external link)
It shouldn't be any worst than some wedding pictures I've seen in the 80's :) and I still see people treasure those.

Sometime it's the content that are more valuable.

Yep. Many in my family are very happy with the iPhone pics to save memories whether blurry, focused at infinity, or over exposed.




  
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Oct 09, 2014 07:46 |  #37

I remember my first wedding




  
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Oct 09, 2014 08:26 |  #38

shanehawley wrote in post #17203172 (external link)
I remember my first wedding

Ah, but do you remember your 500th?




  
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Oct 09, 2014 09:01 |  #39

20droger wrote in post #17203235 (external link)
Ah, but do you remember your 500th?

haha ive never actually done a wedding, but i am assuming everyone has a shaky first experience, its gotta be very stressful i would imagine

but i do get what you are saying though




  
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Oct 09, 2014 10:20 |  #40

lapino wrote in post #17192891 (external link)
Being a wedding photographer for several years, I was really stunned last night when I had to go to a wedding of a relative and they hired a 'photographer' to do their wedding. The woman really had no idea what she was doing, photographing the party and indoor stuff with a budget slr with kitlens and using the onboard head-on flash for almost all the shots. I can't imagine how bad they must look. If I would've had my material in the car, I would have gotten it and explained her this is NOT the way do these kind of events. No backup either, no primes..frankly no idea what she was doing. And when I heard the amount of money she's being paid...wow.

So they musta asked you who to get for their wedding? I can appreciate the turning down friends/family weddings but usually when you turn them down they ask for suggestions?

Or is this a case of you get what you pay for?




  
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Oct 09, 2014 13:19 as a reply to  @ jmweb's post |  #41

A free wedding photographer is worth every cent! So kwitchurbichen.

People who opt for a free or deep discount wedding photographer and then complain that the results weren't the same as the top-end photographer's are like people who buy a used Yugo and then complain that it doesn't perform like a Bentley.

I do not waste my sympathies on such people. Like the man says, you get what you pay for.




  
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