And the shutter speed is like 1/250 at f20 ISO 100, no wonder the sever underexposure, unless he is heavily vested in studio lights, which obviously isn't so, looking at the underexposure.
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liddat I think I newbie like me also can do professional studio shoot
it is not strange to shoot at such aperture setting in a studio, I usually shoot at f11~f13 for full length portrait,
for produce shots, you need the all the edges of the products able to define, so the designer can do a edge out if he see there is a need, so usually using f22 or even higher for small products.
Last edited by yqt; 15th June 2010 at 07:18 PM.
I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time
It's difficult to explain why the need for such small apertures to those who are not aware of the factors involved. Kudos to Catchlights and yqt for sharing.
This whole incident is sad because there are so many amateurs posing as professional around these days, an inexperienced buyer will never be able to tell the difference especially if kenar 'sweet talk'.
As mentioned earlier, it doesn't make sense that three 'professionals' fee would be so low. Any one person in that group (Photographer, Stylist, Art Director) would have single-handedly commanded the entire $1.4K alone.
Instead of jumping for joy at finding such a 'good' deal, I would have been highly suspicious and very cautious if I didn't have experience hiring an AD, Stylist and Photographer. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably isn't true, or one has to take enormous risks as part of the 'bargain'.
I would have consulted friends or colleagues who have done similar projects before.
As is, heart pain, so much stress and suffering even through pregnancy and in the end have to pay more and still get sub-standard work.
Hope TS will be able to get the DI artist to do more salvage because it seems doable, and that potential Clients will see the dangers of trying to save a few dollars and in the end, the damages usually amount to a whole lot more - because it's not only the actual money wasted, but also image (and impression of) professionalism of a company/product/service, the opportunity to create desire for the product(s) is lost and so is consumer preference and trust, brand development/perception/reputation and actual loss of sales all will wack back jia lat.
Just got to read this thread.
Alas I thought Joseph Hong has close shop already. I was also conned by this so called stylist and editor. (He had an office in Bukit Timah Shopping Centre).
Here it goes:
A coupe of years ago, I was contact by this so called Editor, stylist from Media Warehouse, Joseph Hong. He said that his client wanted 7 simple product shots on white background and he will do the art direct, styling and edge out. I just do the shoot. As it was a magazine he needed to have a margin for mark up. After some bargaining I settle for $30 per shot.
Did the 7 shots of Bird Nest Product in the presence of the client, burn into CD and collect on the images the spot. As the client was present, Joseph told me he will sent the cheque of $210 to me at the next shoot in a week's time. BTW throughout the shoot Joseph did nothing and I have to style the products and also show the client the angle etc.
The next week came and this time the client came with more bird nest products ie 7 more. Joseph did not turn up and call to say his assistant will be there. The assistant(a part timer) came but without the cheque for the first shoot. I had to carry on the shoot as not to create a scene in front of his client. Shoot done, CD given.
After 8 months despite constant chasing and visiting his office, I could not get any payment.
Went to Small Claim Tribunal and on two hearings, Joseph Hong did not even bother to turn up. Was supposed to get a bailiff and go to his office to seize items. I gave up as it is taking too much of my time and effort for $420 and I already spent about $100+ for the SCT process. I check around and his office is gone and I thought this joker Joseph Hong is gone,
Never knew he is still around conning ppl. Photographer and consumer beware of this joker.
BTW a sample of my image taken can be seen here