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    Sad to hear this bro.

    But I guess its a lesson learnt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpstan View Post
    yes, these are the final products he gave me. Seriously, if he have solve the problem by doing a reshoot, I will at least still say he is professional enough but he didnt. He just kept delaying and delaying then go MIA.
    I think he already run away to another country by now

    I think anyone of us newbie here with a cheap camera can take better photos than this guy

    You should ask one of us for help, some of us may offer free services to get the experiences

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    I'm reading this thread with amusement & hey, I thought:-

    At merely $1.65 K , let' s say a fair split among the 3 'Pros' + 1 Talent, and here we're talking about a super micro budget shoot. TS had initiated the hiring of people whose capabilities are limited & thought this was 'reasonable quote' for Professional. Should have smelled the rats !!

    Yet many in CS thinks that 1.65K is a damn juicy budget that deserves more, some even suggested someone here is more than willing to shoot for free.

    No wonder this place is notorious for cheap hiring.

    Wonder what's next
    Last edited by Volks; 15th June 2010 at 03:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volks View Post
    No wonder this place is notorious for cheap hiring.

    Wonder what's next
    I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    helping you to link the photos..
    No stylist worth his/her 2 cents will accept/propose such pose/styling
    No photographer worth his/her 2 cents will accept such shots
    No editors worth his/her 2 cents will put their name on the line and recommend the above 2

    Either there is a rat somewhere or TS have been taken for a ride
    I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time

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    So, we have a unanimous verdict, and now it stands 100 : 0.

    I do understand the predicament of the TS, as I had experienced client showing me pictures which done by others during a job interview, as they will generally asked the same question... " Can you do somthing better than this ? "

    From what I understand, it is one ripping away another, as I'd experienced some ads and graphic design company trying their cheap trick to rip me, hey we recommend you this assignment and you cover us 20% on your quote. ( but this doesn't mean this is the case, only quite possibly .)

    For technique wise on the product shot, it is obvious that product photography is definitely not the forte of this photo studio... passport ID, or some portraiture, graduation ceremony....maybe.

    Only thing puzzle me is...does a sensor of a digital camera becomes so degraded ? Due to ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbySHE View Post
    Only thing puzzle me is...does a sensor of a digital camera becomes so degraded ? Due to ?
    Leaving the body cap of the camera open beside a busy village dust road for a few days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpstan View Post

    ANyway, photos uploaded.
    what is that, the background is dirty, or his sensor is dusty?

    anyways, my grandmother could have done better with a pns. period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    You should ask one of us for help, some of us may offer free services to get the experiences
    Okay, I'll put you on top my my list of free photographers in my next catalogue shoot.

    But please make sure you clean your camera sensor first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Leaving the body cap of the camera open beside a busy village dust road for a few days?
    No, that will not cause the sensor to be so dirty,
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    the camrea will get stolen first.
    I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time

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    confirm is sensor dirty, all the spots appear on the exact same place of these three images.
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    Joe Smith with a PNS shoots better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volks View Post
    I'm reading this thread with amusement & hey, I thought:-

    At merely $1.65 K , let' s say a fair split among the 3 'Pros' + 1 Talent, and here we're talking about a super micro budget shoot. TS had initiated the hiring of people whose capabilities are limited & thought this was 'reasonable quote' for Professional. Should have smelled the rats !!

    Yet many in CS thinks that 1.65K is a damn juicy budget that deserves more, some even suggested someone here is more than willing to shoot for free.

    No wonder this place is notorious for cheap hiring.

    Wonder what's next
    Not every enterprises can pay the same amount of money to get a pro to shoot for them; There are also many small businesses that are budget conscious. I think for this kind of product shot, an amateur photographer can easily do it.

    And if someone want to offer free service, why not? Afterall, companies that can afford to pay, will choose the pro with a good track record.

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    My attempt to savage:



    Took me 30mins of post processing. A lot of things still cannot cure. Like the inherent posing and weird angles, compositional lapses for example. Digital files wise, it can at best be savaged to use as small sizes for web, forget about printing them. IMHO, getting a professional retoucher/photog/image specialist to savage these pics would not be cost effective either.

    I feel sad for the lady

    Reading the Exif, that photographer was rocking a Canon 30D shooting at f20, which explains the obvious dust bunnies.
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    why would he shoot at f/20 ANYWAYS?

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    he's a moron, that's why...

    Not only does he not know how to do product shoots, he doesn't know how to shoot in a studio, for certain.
    It's downright disgraceful to charge money for this kind of result.
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    Maybe someone should go down to DTE and shake the photographer's hand, and say: "wah....u power man...shoot at f20!"

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    actually, there's nothing wrong to shoot at f20, some pros shoot at max f. whenever possible.

    (Edit: should not have add the quote )
    Last edited by yqt; 15th June 2010 at 06:05 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    My attempt to savage:



    Took me 30mins of post processing. A lot of things still cannot cure. Like the inherent posing and weird angles, compositional lapses for example. Digital files wise, it can at best be savaged to use as small sizes for web, forget about printing them. IMHO, getting a professional retoucher/photog/image specialist to savage these pics would not be cost effective either.

    I feel sad for the lady

    Reading the Exif, that photographer was rocking a Canon 30D shooting at f20, which explains the obvious dust bunnies.

    Not bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnlim View Post
    Not every enterprises can pay the same amount of money to get a pro to shoot for them; There are also many small businesses that are budget conscious. I think for this kind of product shot, an amateur photographer can easily do it.

    And if someone want to offer free service, why not? Afterall, companies that can afford to pay, will choose the pro with a good track record.
    If I am TS, I would shower the $1.65 to a Photogr with that good track record instead of spending on the other 2 to split the loot

    Free service is 'not' wrong but should be viewed with highest suspicious unless one doesn't believe in golden business equation of Quality Time = $
    Last edited by Volks; 15th June 2010 at 06:14 PM.

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