Just wondering will he get flamed if he had asked for aspiring photography who is willing to cover the event for free to improve the photographer's portfolio?
Actually nothing wrong paying cheap for a PG. it's supply and demand case.Originally Posted by baggiolee
So long as both parties know what are the expectations, it's ok.
perhaps they really believe that anyone with a DSLR can take a good picture....
or they just love playing Russian Roulette
When there are clients who are looking for upper tier PGs, there will be another larger bulk looking for budget PGs. There are also some in the middle range who believe in paying more, but not splurging for a decent photographer.
Do you all mean if a PG charges low, it is impossible for him to deliver? Is it another photographer's business (in this case some of you guys who don't believe in budget photography) that a budget PG is charging low? What if he is delivering? So what if he tires himself to death? Don't complain about existence of budget PGs, lowballers, highballers & over-expecting customers... deal with it!
...actually there is nothing wrong with asking for cheap service as long as its personal, and the one asking is able to live with the possibility of getting
nothing, but there are some who are sub-contracting jobs they got and asking for cheapo photographers to service these.......
$50 i want to do leh.. training ground mah.. LOL.
Dennis, for you =)
Want to get back to photography
have anyone notice many our homegrown pros are no longer active here?
some of them find some people here is kind of unteachable,
some people here don't/can't shoot for money, but insist of pro photographers shouldn't charge a premium................ well, why don't they go and tell their bosses you willing to work for 50% pay cut instead, lol
some people claim the pros not willing to share all the trade secrets, ................. har? hello, we spend a few thousands each years on seminars, webminars, books, DVD, teach you all the tricks we learn over the years for free and let you guys come and undercut me? am I nuts?
some time it is not the pros not willing to share, it is because there is no short cut to build a business, it take a lots of sweat and tears, a few years hard works,
it is not like today go and buy a 5DMKII plus a few lenses, asking what settings to use in the forum and than this weekend can go and shoot wedding liao.
so the moral of the story is;
Never, Never, Never compete with bottom feeders, they will kill you by 人海战术。
and Never Never Never entertain freeloaders, they will come back for more and suck you dry.
I once heard a wedding photographer complains that the client demand him to stay throughout from 4am-next day 1am, with the last photo featuring the bride closing the house door.