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Wedding Photographers Can You Give Me Advice?

 
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Nov 17, 2016 22:21 |  #16

In the end, the only thing that matters is what's written in the contract.


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Nov 18, 2016 08:07 |  #17

A very good reason a solid professional uses a body with TWO cards so they can write full sized images to each card.

Did a wedding a few years ago and got back to find one card (top of the line Lexar) would not open for some reason. Folks at Lexar got it and could not get it to work - replaced the card.

If I had not had the second card slot and written every shot to each card I would have been SOL fo that body. Would have only had half the wedding - since I always use two bodies.

Glitches happen. That is why you have backups and use bodies that take two cards. Yes, both can fail or the camera can fail but having all go at once is pretty rare.


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Nov 18, 2016 08:52 |  #18

$3100 for a wedding photographer who is using a 5D (classic?) without redundant cards, and who is doing formal posed photos in a dark church without lighting gear? (side note: on-camera speedlight is not appropriate lighting gear for formal family group photos indoors)

Sounds like a novice who is charging like a seasoned pro. Your brother-in-law got taken.

Review the contract. If the photographer did not deliver the photos promised in the contract, a full refund or a significant refund is the only reasonable option - as mentioned above, enough to hire a competent professional to take posed family portraits next time you're all together, AND, separately, a competent photographer to do a nice portraiture session of the bride in her wedding dress (done up by a professional HMUA). A "discount on the book" is NOT appropriate recompense.

A professional will have E&O insurance that will cover it. A novice who's pretending to be a professional will learn an expensive lesson about charging for work that they're not equipped to do.


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