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Brides on a Budget! Insulting?


ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
15 Oct 2013 9:23PM
if you could bill the exact time spent on a wedding at commercial photography rates, you may well be charging a good few grand

weddings are a bargain for what you get

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pulsar69 10 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2013 11:10PM
Its a subject which has been done to death and sadly Lucian , you yourself are one of those responsible for creating the cheap wedding photography snowball. It was you who decided to throw a net of cheap photography websites out there with at best average photos at the cheapest possible prices some time back and for a while it worked for you, now it isn't, and you are here crying about it ? Grow a pair.
scottishphototours 10 2.5k 2 Scotland
15 Oct 2013 11:21PM

Quote:Its a subject which has been done to death and sadly Lucian , you yourself are one of those responsible for creating the cheap wedding photography snowball. It was you who decided to throw a net of cheap photography websites out there with at best average photos at the cheapest possible prices some time back and for a while it worked for you, now it isn't, and you are here crying about it ? Grow a pair.


Applause...and lots of it... Wink
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
15 Oct 2013 11:43PM
so the big question has to be....

who is Lucian - really... come on, it's got to be someone from the past, a removed member with a new ID who's back to stir things up....

or is it Pete throwing the occasional match into the fireworks box?

let the conspiracy theory begin!

Wink
thewilliam 6 4.7k
15 Oct 2013 11:51PM
Ade, you might as well ask about the true identity of Derek Pye, the world's greatest living wedding photographer!
RavenTepes 5 188 United States
16 Oct 2013 6:17AM
I've done a few weddings now, and not long ago, I responded to a couple who put out an advert on Craigslist trying to find someone who could do their wedding for fairly cheap since they ran over-budget. They didn't care if it were an amateur, student, or even a "pro" willing to do the work, but I met with them regardless, and decided to take the job. They were a nice couple, and they needed a bit of help. Honestly, up until the day of the wedding, I wasn't even expecting to even get paid for it. After all the work was done though, they were completely amazed and delighted with the quality I gave them. We worked out a payment schedule, since they were low on money, mostly because, whilst I wasn't expecting payment originally, I wasn't all that concerned about when they got it to me, if at all. But it turned out to be about a 300 quid project for me.
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
16 Oct 2013 8:31AM

Quote:Ade, you might as well ask about the true identity of Derek Pye, the world's greatest living wedding photographer!


.....no, surey not....


one and the same?????!!!!!

Wink
KevSB 10 1.4k 5 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2013 8:43AM
My bet is on Pete and the team with the matches
Gundog 1 624 Scotland
16 Oct 2013 9:59AM
There are clearly quite different markeplaces for different price ranges. I don't think that it is insulting for a bride (or, more likely, the bride's father) to want a service that matches the budget.

A good friend of mine selects his own marketplace. He never goes to those odious "wedding fairs" or advertises in cheap local newspapers. He does all his marketing in conjunction with the most exclusive wedding venues in the area. His rationale is that if 30,000 is being spent on a wedding, then 2000 for photography is a reasonable proportion. 100 weddings a year at that price provides a decent income after expenses and assistants' wages.

Of course he has to provide the very finest quality of photography and service - but that is what he does supremely well (as a long string of SWPP awards testify).
16 Oct 2013 8:33PM

Quote:Ade, you might as well ask about the true identity of Derek Pye, the world's greatest living wedding photographer!

Grin

I'd never heard of Derek Pye before - thanks, I needed a laugh

Andy
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
17 Oct 2013 10:32AM
Derek's site's been updated.... very very cool Wink Love his "celebrity wedding" photo, Fred west.... hmmmm Wink
pulsar69 10 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 3:46PM
Its one of the best laughs i have had for a while too, some real truth in some of it unfortunately aswell Wink
adrian_w e2
7 3.4k 4 Scotland
17 Oct 2013 4:44PM

Quote:Ade, you might as well ask about the true identity of Derek Pye, the world's greatest living wedding photographer!

.....no, surey not....


one and the same?????!!!!!

Wink



Well I do see some similarity with their respective wedding photos......... Wink
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
17 Oct 2013 5:12PM
I've done this a few times....


Quote:
The Circle of Confusion - This refers to any group of hobbyist prosumers at a wedding. You should attempt to create a Circle of Confusion as often as possible. The easiest way to do this is to set up any shot which the hobbyists consider an exciting photo opportunity, the signing of the register for example, against a window. Any prosumer will freak out when programme mode fails to cope with the backlighting. The resulting fuss is a Circle of Confusion. This is for the photographers amusement only.



taken from the Derek Pye Rules blog post....

Tend to pose people with their backs to the sun so they're not squinting.... which results Uncle Bob getting silhouettes in many cases Wink
riddell 10 58 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 12:11PM
I'm not insulted by brides on a budget, but I am highly insulted that they think that they will get anything even close to the quality of the work I produce from your average 200.00 photographer.

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