Last week Friday I shot for a couple's ROM for $200 (4hrs + work) shooting from their home to ROM to post-ROM lunch at hotel.
Many of the couple's friends and relatives turned up to support them.
After everything, 460+ images from every imaginable angle and combination of friends/relatives were taken.
Everyone left after the makan except the groom and bride and couple of their uncles settling bills.
When come to my turn, one of the uncle instead of paying me, asked for all images to be submitted with negatives and 4R images to be accompanied inside little photo albums.
I told Uncle that I shoot with a digital SLR so there are no negatives and that I will send over a CD of all images.
Wah laozzzz!!!! This is when it got ugly Uncle said "Wah Lao, you spend nothing on film or developing, give us only a CD and we have to print ourselves..... like this lah, $100 can or not?"
I said sorry padre no way..... its $200 and you'll get all the images in a CD
I think the groom's older generation from uneducated background and gangsters. The other Uncle then came in and "Ah Tee ay..... lu simi blah blah blah...... knnbcb jiao kia...... blah blah blah"
I just cut the whole situation short, hopped into a cab with the 2 uncles hot on my heels........ literally.
Anyway in the cab i just boiled in sheer anger that I am treated like this.......... I mean wtf, limpeh worked my a** off for 4hrs and make sure everything was shot and covered properly and knn getting the old aunties to pose together and put on smiles for the camera, go fort caning park some more etc etc etc .............. and they only want to pay me $100 just becos I m from poly doing this parttime
Sebei tulan.............. I called back the groom to see how I will get paid......... bladdy guy kenna psycho by his uncles' 'logic' and now also
want me to accept $100 claiming that he thought that they would get 4R prints when I accepted the job at $200 when I VERY clearly remembered telling him that they would get a CD of all the images.
Wah lan my blood really boil like crazy now.
I got so pissed off and told him "Hey man!!! Nevermind, keep your farcking $100 !!!!!! I'm deleting all the images! BYE!" and re-formatted my CF card right there in the taxi.
It felt good at tat time
But now I feel sad because the couple lost their ROM pics (except those taken by their own relatives' and friends' cameras)