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yymun

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hi, may i know what is the common practices for photographer who has receice cancellation notice less than 48hrs from company ?

to be more detail should be 24hrs before!

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i think it boils down to the TnC stated before u decided to take up the job
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that is my fault i did not state down my T&C!:cry: a bitter lesson to learn, business is business! have to state clear our t&C.

i think the other party are not going to pay me single cent!
 

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that is my fault i did not state down my T&C!:cry: a bitter lesson to learn, business is business! have to state clear our t&C.

i think the other party are not going to pay me single cent!
I assume you didn't even take a deposit at all?
 

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yes no desposit too!:bsmilie:
So what's to stop them from cancelling on you? Personal integrity? I hope you've learned your lesson, and that you'll make changes to the way you operate your business.
 

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well...if you charge them...chances are they won't come back to you in the future.
haha.
business is tough.
 

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well...if you charge them...chances are they won't come back to you in the future.
haha.
business is tough.
Really depends on how one handles the contract & client involved. My personal experience with cancellations have been positive, and I've had ex-wedding clients come back to me with commercial work thereafter.

As long as they understand why a deposit is necessary, and on what grounds it will be forfeited, there shouldn't be any problems. I doubt clients who don't come back because of the cancellation charge, value the work or service that we provide. We move on.

I agree that business is indeed tough, but that doesn't mean we should allow our business practices to degrade either.

Just my point of view.:)
 

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from now all project will include the T&C. hi, do anyone know where can i find some reference for it?:dunno:
 

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from now all project will include the T&C. hi, do anyone know where can i find some reference for it?:dunno:
In order for your contract to be drafted accurately with the right terms, it would be best of you can get a lawyer to do one for you. Got any lawyer friends?
 

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Really depends on how one handles the contract & client involved. My personal experience with cancellations have been positive, and I've had ex-wedding clients come back to me with commercial work thereafter.

As long as they understand why a deposit is necessary, and on what grounds it will be forfeited, there shouldn't be any problems. I doubt clients who don't come back because of the cancellation charge, value the work or service that we provide. We move on.

I agree that business is indeed tough, but that doesn't mean we should allow our business practices to degrade either.

Just my point of view.:)
depends on who your clients are. Asian clients,corporations (not just in photography) are more difficult for me to deal with than my overseas clients many times. (won't elaborate further..heh)
 

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I don't think that it is correct to label the foregoing of a deposit as a degradation of business practice, or conversly, that taking a deposit means you have good business practices.

Mattlock is right to say that it depends on the client. If for example, someone like say, a large GLC or MNC - engages you to do a shoot, but thinks that paying a deposit is insulting to them. Do you stick to your guns and say "No, I won't degrade my business practice".

Hence, the decision whether or not to take a deposit is actually a balancing of commercial risks, and is a commercial decision taken after assessing many factors; all of which has nothing to do with the quality of business practices

Really depends on how one handles the contract & client involved. My personal experience with cancellations have been positive, and I've had ex-wedding clients come back to me with commercial work thereafter.

As long as they understand why a deposit is necessary, and on what grounds it will be forfeited, there shouldn't be any problems. I doubt clients who don't come back because of the cancellation charge, value the work or service that we provide. We move on.

I agree that business is indeed tough, but that doesn't mean we should allow our business practices to degrade either.

Just my point of view.:)
 

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I don't think that it is correct to label the foregoing of a deposit as a degradation of business practice, or conversly, that taking a deposit means you have good business practices.

Mattlock is right to say that it depends on the client. If for example, someone like say, a large GLC or MNC - engages you to do a shoot, but thinks that paying a deposit is insulting to them. Do you stick to your guns and say "No, I won't degrade my business practice".

Hence, the decision whether or not to take a deposit is actually a balancing of commercial risks, and is a commercial decision taken after assessing many factors; all of which has nothing to do with the quality of business practices
Totally understand where you're coming from, and perhaps the term "degrade" was misused by me.

However, I personally won't do anything without a deposit (or is it a booking fee?) be it a large MNC or a hawker stall. Maybe that's why I don't get many commercial jobs!:bsmilie:
 

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