omg.. at least when i shot for my fren's wedding n he was on a tight budget i got a bigger ang bao.. lol...
out of curiosity to the thread starter, how does your friend feel about the whole thing?
so far, we haven't heard from the photographer's point of view. only details and assumptions.
Last edited by bowwow; 10th December 2006 at 01:15 AM.
if the photographer begged for his chance to take the pics. it's his business. if he is a learner, might be better to just take some shots in the middle of the day rather than waking up so early. do it without disturbing the main photographer's job.
that being said, assuming he is beginner, maybe the couple really was kind to allow him to turn up as the photographer. the couple also take risk mah... (if he is the only photographer).
For any normal couple's wedding, they really should engaged a full time pro to do the job.
you must also see the side where he spoils the market of the hundreds of AD photographers out there. those guys do a good job for a living leh... whereas your friend use the couple as his free models.
woah. i wish you luck. i find it kinda sad that you became exploited like that. why not talk to the couple nicely. like seriously, even your transport cost smth.
U put a copyright " $10 only " on all the pics and burn into a CD for him.
what kind of friend is this?
My first wedding for a friend I asked for $500
Now wat kind of friend I am ?
It sounds to me that you're doing voluntary work.
So now you've learned the lesson, make sure don't repeat it.
In future, if your other friends want your services again, don't be afraid to state on the pricing that you're charging them.
If its a good friend, can lower your price but why stood so slow of yourself?
You spent so much on your equipment, don't you want to earn a little more to cover those you've spent on your camera?
Or if you charge more, you can have more money to upgrade to a better lens?
And... don't spoil the market please. Other full-time photographer needs to feed their family.
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yea, if im in your shoes i will feel troubled too, betrayed, insulted that your friend thought so lowly of your skills.
how about when you pass him the photos, pass him back the same hongbao that he gave you? When he ask why, say that $10 is not enough to cover your transport or dvds, so take this photography session as a present to him. Then he will get your message.