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I recently was at a barmitzvah of a friend where I heard a story about one of the friends who was a photographer. I will recite it to you:
"I received a letter from our friend today, and here is what he wrote: "Dear...... I am afraid to inform you that I am not able to accept your invitation. I will only be present at your party IF I am the photographer. I cannot be present as a friend, only if I get paid.""
Do you think this is right? Do you see it as:
a) He is a close friend, who may be a photographer but should still come to the event if free! Why on earth should he just dissmiss it because he's not getting his work?
b) He is missing out on some jobs he could get.... and weekends are the money-making time for wedding and barmitzvah photographers!
In the end, my friend's Mum decided to have him to do the photographs, so he could be there with them. However, on the day, instead of being present to take the pictures and enjoy the party and get paid, he sent somebody else who the family had never met! What do you think? Just interested to see what the Point of Views are from photographers. I know what my family and their family thinks!
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Quote: I cannot be present as a friend, only if I get paid
Then that person is not a friend.
Sorry for being blunt.
I would remove him from my address book.
I agree with you
Appalling behaviour and doesn't deserve to get work, never mind keep friends!
I'm amazed he was asked with that attitude....definite one to take off the xmas card list!
He was asked only as he was a good friend (or at least he was before).
I would have told him he was welcome but leave his camera at home.
He added insult to injury by sending someone else to do the job, but he'll probably be very rich in a short time as he appears to have no scruples.
Well, I would not have paid him to come to my event as a friend! I think his manner was dispicable, not only dismissing an invitation simply because he feels he is missing some possible work, and then being hired as photographer, and not even showing up as himself a friend and photographer!
My barmitzvah (yes I'm Jewish) was two days ago, and the photographer there was our friend, but we knew how good she was so invited her to join in and photograph. So she did most of the photography and brought a friend too It worked well.
Quote: My barmitzvah was two days ago
Bin 'The Friend' Jonah... as if you needed us to advise you that.
Of course Mike Your first word confuses me a tad as google don't have the answer this time
Bin = get rid of Jonah...
Don't you mean Friend = Somebody who should be loyal
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