just1book, no kidding!
Guess Why I'm Still Awake ...... WPAS matters ...
WPAS MATTERS TO ALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS !!
Hey Winsonapm .... You still awake ....
I'm thinking hard how we can muster the tasks of asking sponsors for money ...
PPAS was sponsored 50k in the past, We need even more now because of inflation & escalating costs even for running the main launch.
You think any Venture Capitalist may be interested ...
We need money to run the show even in near future ...
I also stressed out as we are trying to move as quickly before the flame dies out.
It's easy to say but very hard to do ...
not easy as now yr ends, alot of shoots.......
Eat breath LIVERPOOL!!!
Hello david .... 'Selamat Hari Raya Haji' .... Go Tido already as tmrw have to fight another war ...
Sponsorship, ad revenue and membership's dues would be the only income, and can be channeled into member's activities and welfare.
I feel the team had done a great job so far, don't be to excited, it takes time. With more wedding photographers and allied trades coming forward, it's really happening.
just1book, no kidding!
Of course it all depends on what you want/need. Nobody needs world class service, but most people will appreciate having them.
Yikes! If that is the "standard" price, I am happy not working in Singapore. Think about it:I can appreciate the cost of running a business. Value of service.
If a photographer quote me $888 for my AD and include a coffee table book and 300 4R and album. I think it's pretty standard out there in the market, thou I like another guy who quote me $1388.
1 full day of shooting, followed by countless hours of PP, selection, showing of proofs, putting a coffee table book together creatively, and manually inserting 300 4R prints in an album... all for $888 to $1388????? And not including that the cost of equipment is already in the region of USD10k, plus insurance etc....
Actually, yes. Lower price with the sane offering sounds too good to be true. And it probably is.Looking at their portfolio, both have very good work, same offerings and hard to tell who's better. Im happier saving $500, and I expect him to turn up on my big day, if otherwise, I would not have engage him or be bother with fine prints that suggest otherwise. Any contract that suggest that for this lower price, do expect substandard service and lower quality? Think about it.
Nope, me not from JMP Time, me formerly from Straits Times Press 'Singapore'
Do drop me a line to chat ... Cheers
1) His performance would be impaired.
2) I don't want him to spread his virus to my friends, relatives and myself, esp. since most couples go off for their honeymoon after their wedding, I wouldn't want to fall sick!
As you said, you have competent colleagues. I would much rather have one of your competent colleagues take over your job than have competentancy-compromised sick you do it.
Maybe you should rethink your policy about whether it is really better for you to shoot a wedding although sick, than find a suitable replacement. I suppose it would be good to let the client know that you are sick and give them the choice of whether they still want you to shoot or would they rather pass the assignment to your colleague.
Just my $0.02... no offence, ok?
The best photographer is one who is inspired by the innate nature of his subjects.
Your 2 cents worth more than it is ...
Totally agree with you...
In my contract to clients, i state...
"That in the event of unforseen circumstances, the photographer is unable to do wedding shoot. Another photographer will be assigned in faith of similar results"
As mentioned "In faith of similar results" i have my kakis whom are not too far off from my own style. But i'll still provide a little discount to be fair to couples.
Happened only twice...
When i was limping due to car accident and when my granny passed away.
Just double checked my contract for couples, i missed out one word ...
"That in the event of unforseen circumstances, the photographer is unable to do wedding shoot. Another photographer will be assigned in good faith of similar results"
There's suppose to be a trust factor from the start when customers hire our services, otherwise why even pay premium.
BTW, they didn't even know i was ill till after the wedding day. Nobody else got sent to the doctors, and i wasn't coughing and sneezing like a walking cesspool of airborne bacteria.
Nevertheless, i know my limits and won't hesitate to activate the backup should the need arise.
I'll say that both are equally applicable. However, if you view it only from one side, of course one is more applicable than the other.
In your case, it could be you feel it is the paying party because you already accepted the money beforehand in accordance with your usual practices.
If you do the job without accepting the money beforehand, I'll think it is now the receiving party who comes with the problem.
Actually, I think if you look at many other industries, goods on credit or services on credit are rather common. Perhaps you need to see things from another angle instead of solely your own.
Your statement will only hold in your particular situation and based on your particular business practice, because the person with all the cards and nothing to lose, will not find any problems with anything. Your original statement had no such limitation to your business practice or your own experiences and hence, one can only interpret it as a broad statement.
I do not single any particular person to engage in discussions with - do a search on my posts and let me know if you see an overwhelming number of posts solely related to you.
Last edited by vince123123; 21st December 2007 at 03:26 PM.