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Aug 28, 2017 04:58 |  #61

My spidey sense is tingling. For two reasons. Photog A, great portfolio. Amazing work, but his prices. But: Someone who has studied with the greats starting price at £250.00? Come on. In Berkshire, you could add a 0 to that, and that's without his industry credentials. If I was that good, I'd be booked every week. The only association I saw was MPA. Didn't look at the rest apart from wedding photography and a baby award. The baby award was local, not national. That should set alarm bells ringing.

Photog B is just as impressive. Great portfolio. However, I definitely Don't think he's your guy. B has all the nouse to do the right things. Yet, your photos don't have that extra bit of flair B's do. If my work was as good as B's I'd be made up, but it's better than what you got. So, what can you do? Have you done a google image search on photog B with the word photographer? Is there a pic of him on his site with a camera? As I said, yours are not taken by the guy who took the ones on B's website. If you show others the links, I'm sure they'll agree.


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Aug 28, 2017 05:21 |  #62

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My spidey sense is tingling. For two reasons. Photog A, great portfolio. Amazing work, but his prices. But: Someone who has studied with the greats starting price at £250.00? Come on. In Berkshire, you could add a 0 to that, and that's without his industry credentials. If I was that good, I'd be booked every week. The only association I saw was MPA. Didn't look at the rest apart from wedding photography and a baby award. The baby award was local, not national. That should set alarm bells ringing.

Photog B is just as impressive. Great portfolio. However, I definitely Don't think he's your guy. B has all the nouse to do the right things. Yet, your photos don't have that extra bit of flair B's do. If my work was as good as B's I'd be made up, but it's better than what you got. So, what can you do? Have you done a google image search on photog B with the word photographer? Is there a pic of him on his site with a camera? As I said, yours are not taken by the guy who took the ones on B's website. If you show others the links, I'm sure they'll agree.

It says on Photog A website under wedding terms and conditions he's LBIPP LSWPP and LMPA - which he's not. He also uses the post nominals as his Facebook name. I wonder what it means when people say they studied with someone. He could have done a cookery class with Jerry Ghionis or he could have studied with him before he was famous (although I've not heard of him). It also says on his website he's been into photography since 1981 but when I spoke about film he knew absolutely nothing about it. I can't remember what he said but he contradicted himself in one sentence.

Photog B has no photos of himself but on his Facebook page seems to just recycle images from the website or has random photos from around the town. It is possible they're not his photos. If they are his, I'd say he's done 3 weddings max or he's done three weddings that had a few acceptable images. He did have a few acceptable ones from ours.

It does all seem odd but hopefully I'll get the raw files as promised as we can move on. If anything this has spurred me to go for my LRPS which I've been to lazy to do until now.




  
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Aug 28, 2017 08:19 |  #63

Jerry Gihonis one of the most influential photographers of our time. His reputation is second to none. Google him.


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Aug 28, 2017 15:46 |  #64

Colin Glover wrote in post #18439005 (external link)
Jerry Gihonis one of the most influential photographers of our time. His reputation is second to none. Google him.

I wasn't saying he's not famous, just that anyone can say anything on the internet.




  
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Aug 28, 2017 15:48 |  #65

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Funny, but to me the other flowers look sharper.

Sharper than what? I had to retake the bouquet as it had motion blur.




  
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Aug 28, 2017 19:44 |  #66

For some reason that ended up in wrong thread sorry. Pitfalls of using a phone sometimes.


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Aug 29, 2017 02:47 |  #67

This is one of the photos my wife specifically asked for, as it had a photo of her mum in the locket thing....

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/XZgX​3z  (external link) tj wedding (110 of 135) (external link) by Tom Cross (external link), on Flickr

Luckily I was able to re-take it as the flowers weren't real ones.....

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Sep 07, 2017 13:08 |  #68

Well we received the NEF files yesterday. He'd sent us 135 images originally and we now have 475 to go through. Only had a quick look but some of the ones he didn't send are better than the ones he did! A lot of the blurred images were shot at 1/30 or less (some as low as 1/4).

At least we can salvage something, thanks for everyone's input and advice.




  
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Sep 07, 2017 13:55 |  #69

Best of luck, start to finish this didn't ring true, so fingers crossed..............


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Sep 07, 2017 16:20 |  #70

I've been reading with interest. Glad you got the whole bunch of pics. With a quality bit of processing and some clever arranging in a nice photo book/album, I'm sure you'll both be happier with the results. Good luck :-)


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Sep 08, 2017 06:37 |  #71

Good news. Don't forget to back up the Nefs first. And let us see the new improved versions. :-D


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Sep 08, 2017 08:44 as a reply to  @ Colin Glover's post |  #72

I'm no "turd polisher" but I think we'll get some out of it!




  
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Sep 08, 2017 12:12 |  #73

thc1979 wrote in post #18447250 (external link)
I'm no "turd polisher" but I think we'll get some out of it!

:-D :-D:-D

By admission or not, everyone has tried to get the best out of a turd at some point :mrgreen:


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Sep 09, 2017 11:53 as a reply to  @ Monkey moss's post |  #74

Agreed, Monkey. And a lot of us are quite accomplished at it :-P.


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Sep 13, 2017 20:03 |  #75

thc1979 wrote in post #18446740 (external link)
Well we received the NEF files yesterday. He'd sent us 135 images originally and we now have 475 to go through. Only had a quick look but some of the ones he didn't send are better than the ones he did! A lot of the blurred images were shot at 1/30 or less (some as low as 1/4).

At least we can salvage something, thanks for everyone's input and advice.

sounds like he wasn't shooting in manual


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