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ray1
ray1  10518 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 8:02 PM

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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10 Jun 2012 - 8:07 PM

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

MrGoatsmilk
10 Jun 2012 - 8:09 PM

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
pulsar69  101611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2012 - 11:30 AM

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
Lucian  4561 forum posts
11 Jun 2012 - 12:37 PM


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
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2012 - 12:47 PM

Wouldn't the New Forest be a bit far for you, Lucian? Wink

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023169 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2012 - 1:03 PM

....and too dangerous
Wink

thewilliam
11 Jun 2012 - 4:52 PM

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
ray1  10518 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2012 - 5:09 PM


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
keithh e2 Member 1023169 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2012 - 9:10 PM

What qualifications do the MPA members carry?

thewilliam
11 Jun 2012 - 9:21 PM

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


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
12 Jun 2012 - 9:42 AM

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.

Last Modified By thewilliam at 12 Jun 2012 - 9:42 AM
keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023169 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2012 - 10:23 AM

So in short - MPA members carry a qualification given out by the MPA?

thewilliam
12 Jun 2012 - 11:26 AM

Yes, but the "pass mark" is carefully monitored. In the same way that universities do the degree assessment themselves.

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