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Are Venture Photography fooling their customers?

lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 10:32AM

Quote:my wife wanted it and what she wants she normally gets.

Such is the way of the world.

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Fishnet 13 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 11:10AM
Someone explain that to the Mr.
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
29 Sep 2009 11:59AM
Collwobbles sometimes it's about more than money, isn't it. I expect the images that you have were taken by someone who really knows their stuff, and he's captured something about your family that interprets exactly what your wife feels about it - and it means a great deal to her. I wouldn't see it as an expensive outlay for some pics of the family, because if those photographs are what your wife would save in a fire, I'd see your experience as a celebration of what your family is all about and how special it is. Not all of us have that Smile

However It does seem that some Venture outlets are just charging massive amounts for very poor quality but with the Venture white-out, which any competent photographer could reproduce.

But - they're doing it and we're not. They're earning the vast sums and most of us aren't.

In general, any company using the family dynamic to do their selling, i.e. leaning very hard on guilt, shame, embarrassment in a very focused way to try to force people to buy, is bullying their customers. It's hard for some people to stand up to that kind of pressure, particularly when they're in the same room as the rest of the family, so let's not say they deserve everything they get, and let's have at least a leeetle compassion Smile
ZenTog 16 7.9k 1 England
29 Sep 2009 6:19PM
why are we as a British race always worried that somebody is making a fast buck, the customers go in by their own free will, nobody is forced to buy....................

infact i am thinking about using some of the tatics they use myself it makes me richer................
ZenTog 16 7.9k 1 England
29 Sep 2009 6:23PM
is Suziblue in one of those price comparison tv ad
s , it sure looks like her barring the fact no wine glass in either hand
lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2009 10:39PM
My parents had a great way of resisting that emotional blackmail: They told me that I was so ugly, no one would want a photo of me.
rowarrior 10 4.4k 9 Scotland
29 Sep 2009 10:42PM
my parents went one better, they managed to send me to schools that didn't have photographers lol
Fishnet 13 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2009 12:17AM

Quote:My parents had a great way of resisting that emotional blackmail: They told me that I was so ugly, no one would want a photo of me.

StrayCat 14 19.1k 3 Canada
30 Sep 2009 3:33AM
My parents thought I was so ugly, they sat me in a corner, and fed me with a slingshot.
rowarrior 10 4.4k 9 Scotland
30 Sep 2009 10:12PM
What? They fed you?! Well my parents... oh, hang on, dad may come along and read this Wink
Fishnet 13 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2009 12:31AM
I have a school photo of me aged 5 and frighteningly I have exactly the same hair style now.
Just Jas Plus
16 26.2k 1 England
1 Oct 2009 3:06AM

Quote:...because if those photographs are what your wife would save in a fire.....

Yeah! Let Hubby burn...!!!! Wink
Scammed 7 1
12 Jan 2011 2:19AM
Do NOT buy the "special" USD50 photo shoot with the free gift! Do NOT give this gift to people who are not rich! I gave one of these to a family as a gift BUT WAS NEVER TOLD THAT THE FRAMES & EXTRA PICTURES WOULD COST THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO THE RECIPIENT!

It is very embarrasing to people to be shown these nice photos and then have to be put on the spot with little kids begging for pictures which the family cannot afford. Close down these sleaze-bags!
BigRick 12 2.1k 3 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2011 9:42PM
you dont need to close them down.... you just need to not be neive enough to buy all the crap they offer you if you dont want it.

People can say no.
4 Feb 2012 6:20PM
Here is what Venure Photograpy won't tell you.
First they get you n with a "free photo session" and a "free 8x10". Well this much is true. You will get the one hour session for free and you will get a cheap (a quality statemnet - not price. read on) framed 8x10. But they won't tell you the prices up front. I will. All prices below are for framed photos.
simple desktop frame - 8x10 - $400, 5x7 - $300
Classic frame - 8x8 $600-$750, 12x12 - $1,200-1,350, 16x16 - R1500-$1650, 20x20 - $17,00-$1,900. They also do some really cool mosiic type framing and collections which run from $2,000 for five picutres in a sort of mosaic pattern to $6,000 for 9 larger picutures in a mosaid.

There are a lot more options but you get the picture so to speak. These guys are incredibly expensive. Sure the photographs are high quality, they do a good job of composition and the framing is pretty cool looking too. But even with all that these prices are at double or tripple what you would pay for a good photographer and top end framing job.

One more thing. You can't just buy the pictures and frame them yourself. You can only get thier frames. There is also no option to get the digital images. They will sell you a slideshow for $1,500 but these are not images that can be saved individually or used in any other way.

All in all nice pictures but I wouldn't waste my time here.

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