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jonah794
jonah794  41723 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2010 - 7:17 PM

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! Smile

Jonah

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roxpix
roxpix  102236 forum posts Scotland11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2010 - 7:23 PM

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JJGEE
JJGEE  96108 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2010 - 7:24 PM


Quote: I cannot be present as a friend, only if I get paid

Then that person is not a friend.

Sorry for being blunt.

f8
f8  109169 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2010 - 7:28 PM

I would remove him from my address book.

jonah794
jonah794  41723 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2010 - 7:30 PM

I agree with you Smile

AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2010 - 7:41 PM

Appalling behaviour and doesn't deserve to get work, never mind keep friends!

Les_G
Les_G  6148 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2010 - 7:52 PM

I'm amazed he was asked with that attitude....definite one to take off the xmas card list!

jonah794
jonah794  41723 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2010 - 7:53 PM

He was asked only as he was a good friend (or at least he was before). Wink

aftertherain
2 Mar 2010 - 8:16 PM

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.

jonah794
jonah794  41723 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2010 - 8:21 PM

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 Smile It worked well.

User_Removed
2 Mar 2010 - 8:25 PM


Quote: My barmitzvah was two days ago

Vershnikit?

Wink

Bin 'The Friend' Jonah... as if you needed us to advise you that.

Last Modified By User_Removed at 2 Mar 2010 - 8:26 PM
jonah794
jonah794  41723 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2010 - 8:27 PM

Of course Mike Smile Your first word confuses me a tad as google don't have the answer this time Sad Wink

User_Removed
2 Mar 2010 - 8:41 PM

Bin = get rid of Jonah...

Wink

jonah794
jonah794  41723 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2010 - 8:50 PM

Don't you mean Friend = Somebody who should be loyal Wink

User_Removed
2 Mar 2010 - 8:55 PM

LOL!

Grin

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