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Oct 06, 2009 02:31 |  #1

I saw this article today in one of the UK online news papers

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Oct 06, 2009 03:23 |  #2

This sort of thing should act as a deterrence to anyone just wanting to jump in and have a go at wedding photography/videgraphy but unfortunately it wont because all the couple got was their money back which doesn't really help them now that the wedding day has passed by, it would have been nice to have seen him be made more liable for the costs of setting the day up again.

Other newspaper are running the article, theres a few different images on the times online site > Wedding Photographer Sued (external link)


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Oct 06, 2009 04:32 as a reply to  @ jonwhite's post |  #3

Wow, I thought to myself...no-ones photos can be that bad...but this guy seems to have done it.

What I'd give to see the EXIF information on them...some horrific over-exposures.

It really should act as a deterrent, but I bet it wont.


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Oct 06, 2009 07:56 |  #4

Just saw this, its all over sky aswell
http://news.sky.com …Inadequate_Wedd​ing_Photos (external link)

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Oct 06, 2009 08:03 |  #5

Well, if it's running in that many papers, the bad publicity will no doubt hit him where it hurts.


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Oct 06, 2009 08:43 |  #6

Brilliant stuff - it reads like a list of the 'what not to dos' of wedding photography


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Oct 06, 2009 09:30 as a reply to  @ Hedley's post |  #7

Did the couple see any pictures from this guy's previous weddings? He apparently shot 20 weddings over the course of four years. Did the couple think to contact the other brides?




  
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Oct 06, 2009 09:33 as a reply to  @ Hedley's post |  #8

I would love to know how in the world this photographer was able to sell them on his services in the first place? Seriously? Past work, references, etc.?


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Oct 06, 2009 09:37 |  #9

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Did the couple see any pictures from this guy's previous weddings? He apparently shot 20 weddings over the course of four years. Did the couple think to contact the other brides?

I'm always amazed when potential employers don't contact your provided references... I'd bet brides almost never contact other brides. They said they chose this guy out of a dozen other photographers at a bridal fair. What would you wager that he didn't shoot the photos in the book he was showing as an example?


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The comments are more disconcerting:

Helen, Kent, re your comments as a professional photographer, expect to pay between 2 - 4k, is it any wonder they may have tried to save a few quid when charlatans like you photographers are charging such extortionate prices for a few pictures, really - with the digital age upon us, a decent album really shouldn't cost more than a few hundred. The minute most companies hear it's for a wedding they double fees, that goes for flowers, cakes and everything wedding related, those wedding fairs are a joke! Re the album, guys, sorry you were disappointed, may you have a long and happy marriage.

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Oct 06, 2009 10:17 |  #11

Worst Ever Wedding Photos?

Maybe you have seen worse ...

http://news.sky.com …Inadequate_Wedd​ing_Photos (external link)


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Oct 06, 2009 10:21 as a reply to  @ OdiN1701's post |  #12

BBC coverage of the story:

http://news.bbc.co.uk …est_yorkshire/8​292568.stm (external link)

Gotta love someone who wasted money on a DSLR when he apparently couldn't even use a P&S. Cutting peoples heads off :lol::lol::lol:


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Oct 06, 2009 10:47 as a reply to  @ Balliolman's post |  #13

heh, im sure they have shown only the worse of the bunch but I would be interested in seeing the best from the day. The charges a crap load too!


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Oct 06, 2009 10:58 |  #14

rgrebby wrote in post #8771156 (external link)
heh, im sure they have shown only the worse of the bunch ...

This is clear malpractice. Can you imagine turning over obvious rejects to a customer?

Apparently only 22 of the 400 images he took didn't entirely suck..

Sorry, an untrained 10 year old with a point and shoot could do better than that..


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Oct 06, 2009 11:03 |  #15

mdaniel wrote in post #8771225 (external link)
Sorry, an untrained 10 year old with a point and shoot could do better than that..

I shot one of my mom's friend's weddings when I was 14 and I did do better than that. I actually set my own exposure and used guide numbers on my Vivitar. This guy was on some crappy automatic mode, forgot to dial out his EC, and delivered overly contrasty JPGs so that anyone in white became undead. Awesome.


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