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    which not create a Friendster of photographers?

    on the Friendster, can view the photographers' portfolio, his photo, age, details, tel, email, etc...

    ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo
    which not create a Friendster of photographers?

    on the Friendster, can view the photographers' portfolio, his photo, age, details, tel, email, etc...

    ha ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    FIENDSTER!!! :

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo
    I am wondering how effective is advertising in wedding website and forums?

    which one more effective?

    website,
    forums,
    magazine,
    roadshow,
    word of mouth,
    search engine,
    tie up with hotels,
    tie up with bridal shops
    I have check with some photographers and videographers b4.
    When they have a thread of their own , the enquiry rate does goes up.
    When their ( those who did not pay for advert) thread will be delete , be it created by some other forum members or by himself, the amount of ppl asking for quote does goes down.

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    Default Re: To all professional wedding photographers: Sharing my thoughts.

    Actually, here's how I looked at this idea.
    -Only full-time shooter,
    -only 10 people, unless people leave, then can join,
    -only like-minded shooter with a certain quality that
    those in the group can agree on.

    Not just as long as you can afford kind.

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    Default Re: To all professional wedding photographers: Sharing my thoughts.

    I tot this has already discuss before, and something is in the pipeline?

    anyway, we can a local (professional) photographers portal, pay a fee to be listed, have a own bio and portfolio page.

    in fact ClubSnap can do this also..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max 2.8
    Actually, here's how I looked at this idea.
    -Only full-time shooter,
    -only 10 people, unless people leave, then can join,
    -only like-minded shooter with a certain quality that
    those in the group can agree on.

    Not just as long as you can afford kind.
    Hi max, if you still remember the last gethering, this was mention before, it would be good if you find the people that you want to team up, support each other. not just for advertising only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo
    which not create a Friendster of photographers?

    on the Friendster, can view the photographers' portfolio, his photo, age, details, tel, email, etc...

    ha ha
    Friendsters?! I think they will more interested to find girls to do TFCD than do business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay
    back to the serious side. I don't think it's illegal as all 10 photogs have chipped in a share to start this company and is now a stakeholder in the company, but the accounting part will be a bit messy because you now have 10 photogs in a company behaving as an individual.
    why not?
    If you can find enough photographers, you can form a public company.

    Imagine, photographer's company go IPO.
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    Why don;t you pro photogs pool together and start a new bridal forum? All pro photogs who want to advertise will be discounted lor....why pay so much to other forum's steep charges..

    I mean to run a server and webpages should'nt be that tough right? Can ask Clubsnap admins for advice also.....

    Just imagine the tag line:" Bridal PIX forum by Pro photographers"

    my 2 cents.
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    Hi Catchlight,

    I dun remember actually, what we discuss in the last meeting....anyway, that meeting....dun say lah....maybe too many people.

    You said, its not fair to the forum owner, but looked at it in another way,

    10 shooters with not enough money to advertise in the forum = no money for forum owner
    10 shooters pooled a sum of money to advertise in the forum = 1 sum of advertising fee

    Of course, those that can afford already no need to do that lah.

    Everyone,

    Actually this idea is not to produce another wedding forum, it'll only be just another forum.
    Its more like helping each other to run this very very tough business together. The reason to have only like-minded people is also to uphold a certain standard of photography within this alliance so this web-alliance is known for good standard of photography, it really is to help each other in one way or another.
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    I already have a few shooters in mind but they didn't appear in this thread yet leh....
    Was trying to lure them out for a discussion.

    Also I think most can afford to advertise in forums and prints....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max 2.8
    Hi Catchlight,

    I dun remember actually, what we discuss in the last meeting....anyway, that meeting....dun say lah....maybe too many people.

    You said, its not fair to the forum owner, but looked at it in another way,

    10 shooters with not enough money to advertise in the forum = no money for forum owner
    10 shooters pooled a sum of money to advertise in the forum = 1 sum of advertising fee

    Of course, those that can afford already no need to do that lah.

    Everyone,

    Actually this idea is not to produce another wedding forum, it'll only be just another forum.
    Its more like helping each other to run this very very tough business together. The reason to have only like-minded people is also to uphold a certain standard of photography within this alliance so this web-alliance is known for good standard of photography, it really is to help each other in one way or another.
    I believe the portal ownder would rather see you as in a company has ten photographers just list the company name, instead of 10 photographers share the cost of listing and list 10 names.

    another idea is to have a local photographers portal, don't just do wedding only, is about all type of photography, be it commercial, advertising, industrial, editorial, portraits, weddings etc..

    all photographers are paid to be listed, like a directory of local photographers, a place to showcase photographers' works, a place for clients to look for photographers, and many more functions for clients and photographers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    I believe the portal ownder would rather see you as in a company has ten photographers just list the company name, instead of 10 photographers share the cost of listing and list 10 names.

    another idea is to have a local photographers portal, don't just do wedding only, is about all type of photography, be it commercial, advertising, industrial, editorial, portraits, weddings etc..

    all photographers are paid to be listed, like a directory of local photographers, a place to showcase photographers' works, a place for clients to look for photographers, and many more functions for clients and photographers.

    Dun care how the owner see it lah, as long as the alliance benefits can liao.

    Thats a nice idea too, but not to my preference. because too many people, the directory or portal bound to suffer quality lost because you can't control the standard. As long as people paid, they can list their company there. Much like what the wedding forums now have. Also too commercialised liao

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    I tot this has already discuss before, and something is in the pipeline?

    anyway, we can a local (professional) photographers portal, pay a fee to be listed, have a own bio and portfolio page.

    in fact ClubSnap can do this also..
    Very workable. But need to register with the Registry of Societies, keep proper accounts, have lawyers draw up constitution etc. Excellent chance for a real professional photographer's society. When certain car enthusiasts came together to form a club once, I remember the founders going through these proceedings. Tho they had lawyers amongst them. Dunno what else is involved though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shinken
    Very workable. But need to register with the Registry of Societies, keep proper accounts, have lawyers draw up constitution etc. Excellent chance for a real professional photographer's society. When certain car enthusiasts came together to form a club once, I remember the founders going through these proceedings. Tho they had lawyers amongst them. Dunno what else is involved though.
    Most Associations get their funding from Sponsors and ad revenue. Get 2 (selfless, energetic and influential photographers) to form an association to recruit ordinary voting members (professional photographers). Draft a constitution to outline purpose and rules, invite associate non-voting members (amateur and hobbyists) and sponsor members (Canon, Fuji, Nikon, etc).

    It’s not just for “poor” OMO, it’s a business-generating vehicle for all involved. The more established set-ups would be interested to get involved too. With no “incentives”, no member and no sponsor.

    My 2.5 cents contribution for a good initiative.

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    Default Re: To all professional wedding photographers: Sharing my thoughts.

    you all pro setup own society of pro shooter.

    can i also set up a society of all freelance shooter? ha ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shinken
    Very workable. But need to register with the Registry of Societies, keep proper accounts, have lawyers draw up constitution etc. Excellent chance for a real professional photographer's society. When certain car enthusiasts came together to form a club once, I remember the founders going through these proceedings. Tho they had lawyers amongst them. Dunno what else is involved though.
    We already have an Association for the Professional Photographers in Sinagpore, it set up many years ago, and I used to be a member.

    give Albert Chua 91452101 (everafter photography) a call if you want to join as a member.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo
    you all pro setup own society of pro shooter.

    can i also set up a society of all freelance shooter? ha ha.
    Yes, you may, and you are welcome to do so, if it is helps to up hold the standard and image of local photographers, be it professional or part timer.

    btw, how you difine freelance shooter?
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    to full timers and part timers, how much u expect to pay to get this thing goings?

    $500/-? or $1000/-?

    or u expect it to be free?
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