A couple of days ago, I was having coffee at Starbuck. There was this wedding photographer there meeting his clients. Actually, he had a few potential clients scheduled for the day.
All I noticed, a common denominator, was the questioned asked by the couple, I was sitting less than a meter away, ... what is the package price, anything free, can you throw in this or that .....
afterwards, I strike a coversation with the photographer ... and long story short, he is not charging a fair price for himself either ...
I told him, he should triple his price to attract a better clientale .... he did not get it ...
To clear up the doubt, I am not referring to the thread starter's example but my own.
My response was made in response to your post, which was made in response to lsisaxon's post, and that was made in response to mine. Hence I interpreted your comment as a reference to my post.
it could have been the processing lab that is not calibrated or the operator did the wrong adjustments, or auto everything printing. you'll never know
bring it to a good lab to have the pictures printed again
I am sure that it will be different
got sample for us to see see rook rook?~
chezburgr i can haz?
And Weddings, requires photogs with good track records and portfolios...
Even a seasoned, technically experienced and knowledgedable photog, does NOT necessarily make a good Wedding Photographer...
You will only find quality with people of high repute, or AT LEAST some viewable track records....
Just my opinions...
I myself don't dare mess around with my friend's wedding even though he pestered me many times... I refered him to a commercial professional studio instead...
What I failed to see, was what I failed to observe...
#2, spend $10K in equipment does not guarantee his is a good photographer or will come out nice photos.
finally, I know of many photographers (pros and seasonal free lancers) not using top of the line cameras, only one lens plus one flash, shoot wedding in jpg, and send for lab print without any post processing, result are good too, btw, not all of them are in sub 1k category.
maybe it is not about raising the standard of photography, is the believing the myth of
"better equipments deliver results",
"you should post process all your photos",
"shooting RAW is the only way",
without understand the fundamental about photography.
Did not see his porfolio before engaging him for the shoot???? If too far diff from the porfolio he showed, then dun pay loh...but lost of the pics are
Anybody watched "Just Follow Law"?
The definition of professional in Singapore is someone who...
1) Try his personal best to do the job given.
2/ No gauranteed results.
3) Money must still pay irregardless of results.
Look at it this way, every "professional" profession are the same. Be it auditor, doctor or lawyers. All are called professional. But, all cannot guarantee results. What makes u think a photography PROFESSIONAL can?
Last edited by AhSeng; 3rd August 2007 at 09:38 AM. Reason: Spellin errorr.r.r.r..r.r
Doctors and lawyers will advise you of the risk so that you can make the decsion yourself.
Have you ever heard a professional photographer say to a client "You know arh, there is a risk that your photographs will come out blue/yellow/etc tinted. These are due to reasons beyond my control, so if you engage me, please be aware of the risk that the photograph will turn out funny coloured. Okay, now please sign here.."
yes, I always my customers that I will do my best to give you results, you can my see portfolio for what I can deliver, but there always something that is beyond my control, however, I will ensure that on my side I will not short change you.
if the customers still in doubt, I just simply tell them, I'm not God, can't guarantee you anything.
If somebody can guarantee you anything, please go ahead.