Re: Wedding Warning
You were lucky there - it's good to hear that it didn't go pear shaped.
Originally Posted by Brendan1980
The big problem is that new 'togs look at a figure and think 'yeah, that's a good wodge of cash', which £750 is.
They don't think of the time involved, and when they do a shoot (as in your case) they soon realise that they're not going to be able to afford anything decent to eat that week, as all the costs and time involved mean they could do better working for McDonalds.
You thankfully had a good 'tog who did the work properly, and only later decided that it was no longer economical - but that's his problem not yours, so there was no way that he should have skimped on what he provided, and the upshot of this is that you're likely to use them again.
We all know the cost of gear, especially with stuff like the D800 and D4 coming out; and just because someone likes photography, they don't appreciate that in a few years time they are likely to have to repurchase, as consumers tend to want the latest and greatest, never mind the 12 inches behind the camera.
The skills shown here of course were abysmal, I've seen it before (including friends and family) where someone thinks they can do the job, and it's a hell of a task persuading them that they should avoid this profession like the plague until they are very good.
I just wish the wedding couples would sit down for more than 5 minutes and think about how they are going to remember their special day.......
If a poor man will spend a year in prison for stealing out of hunger, how high would the gallows need to be to hang the rich man who breaks the law out of greed?....Terry Pratchett, Snuff