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ray1 10 541 1 England
10 Jun 2012 8:02PM
I will be looking for a wedding tog in Oct for my daughters wedding in the New Forest. Anyone want to point me to their website. I'm only looking for an experienced tog with a proven history.

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User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
10 Jun 2012 8:07PM
((( watching with interest - and with my tin hat on! Wink)))
MrGoatsmilk 6 1.5k England
10 Jun 2012 8:09PM
I assist Treasured Forever and I really think she is one of the best. Well worth a look, she won't leave until the job is done and always wants better.


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pulsar69 10 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 11:30AM
We cover the whole of the country and would be happy to dicuss further ray, link to our site here

and we dont have any tin hats !!

Andrew
Lucian 4 561
11 Jun 2012 12:37PM

Quote:((( watching with interest - and with my tin hat on! Wink)))


I have my tin hat on aleady. Just thinking of something to say on here that will give me a reason to keep it on.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
11 Jun 2012 12:47PM
Wouldn't the New Forest be a bit far for you, Lucian? Wink
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
11 Jun 2012 1:03PM
....and too dangerous
Wink
thewilliam 6 4.8k
11 Jun 2012 4:52PM
You could do a lot worse that look at www.thempa.com and use the advanced search facility to look for members in your area. Only qualified photographers are listed.

If you use the SWPP members list, bear in mind that anyone can get onto that list and unless there are qualification letters after the name, the member's ability can be more fantasy than reality. Some members claim to "specialise" in everything from aerial to zoological photography!
ray1 10 541 1 England
11 Jun 2012 5:09PM

Quote:We cover the whole of the country and would be happy to dicuss further ray, link to our site here

and we dont have any tin hats !!

Andrew



Andrew, I will send your details to my daughter - manythanks


Quote:You could do a lot worse that look at www.thempa.com and use the advanced search facility to look for members in your area. Only qualified photographers are listed.

If you use the SWPP members list, bear in mind that anyone can get onto that list and unless there are qualification letters after the name, the member's ability can be more fantasy than reality. Some members claim to "specialise" in everything from aerial to zoological photography!



thewilliam - thanks and I iwll check it out.
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
11 Jun 2012 9:10PM
What qualifications do the MPA members carry?
thewilliam 6 4.8k
11 Jun 2012 9:21PM
Keith, if the MPA member has LMPA after his/her name, the work has been assessed and the member is capable of producing merchantable pictures. A member with AMPA should be able to produce better images or exceptional images in the case of the FMPA.

To be even-handed, the same is true of the BIPP letter grades and the standards are as high as ever.
scottishphototours 10 2.6k 2 Scotland
11 Jun 2012 10:20PM

Quote:If you use the SWPP members list, bear in mind that anyone can get onto that list and unless there are qualification letters after the name, the member's ability can be more fantasy than reality.


I think that's being a bit unfair on those people who have NO letters after their name, don't care for the bullshit that goes along with trying to acheive them and don't wish to produce pictures to a "formula" to satisfy some organisation that they are good photographers!

Most couples hire on results, reputation and personality - whether you're an FMPA makes no difference to them - and in my experience most of them don't know or care for the MPA/SWPP/BIPP or what letters you have after your name.
thewilliam 6 4.8k
12 Jun 2012 9:42AM
Last time I went to a wedding fair, to help She-who-must-be-obeyed set up her stall, one weekend warrior was showing the Graphi demo albums and claiming the work as his own. His business cards gave a trading name, web address and mobile phone number so that he can easily disappear when the inevitable happens. No doubt, he'll be just like the phoenix. Some brides might assume that a snapper who's been accepted to exhibit at a respected wedding fair is fully kosher.

Many brides don't know what the letters mean so how can they care? MPA and BIPP have done a lousy PR job.

As an MPA trained judge, I can assure you that the candidate is judges on image-making ability and doesn't have to conform to a formula. Five very experienced judges can be relied upon to spot quality or otherwise.

Yes, results, reputation and personality are vital but too many snappers turn out to be a fraud.
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
12 Jun 2012 10:23AM
So in short - MPA members carry a qualification given out by the MPA?
thewilliam 6 4.8k
12 Jun 2012 11:26AM
Yes, but the "pass mark" is carefully monitored. In the same way that universities do the degree assessment themselves.

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