A&P i really think i'm infatuated with the stupidity that is 75% of wedding photographers

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  1. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    honestly, how are people wanting to pay their wedding photog if the fucking photographer can't even FOCUS HER/HIS camera?

    i'm all for being creative and shit, but seriously. i'm looking on some of the more "respected" (?) photography forums, and while a lot of the pictures shown are great, there are so many that are just shit.

    and i don't mean 'shit' in a creative way, i mean shit is out of focus, cropped wrong (where did his ear go?) ... dumb shit like that. shit that makes it look like they were just given a camera & some clients - fuck learning the thing.

    i really need to stop looking at these sites.
     
  2. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    Thats why I like OT. I learn more here in a day then a week @ POTN. All the comments are "yeah thats an awsome shot gj!" etc. etc.
     
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  6. Jhegro

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    i dunno. the stuff that on fm in the wedding section is pretty good. i wanna say that wedding is tougher the sports. sure there are the ubiquitous 'wedding' shots, but the stuff thats just pure luck that the pros get on a consistent basis is what separates the pros from the 'amateurs'
     
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    the thing I've noticed with most WP's is that there are a handfull of seriously talented photogs out there.. but it seems that marketing out weighs skill in most cases.
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    FM has gotten to the point that there are like 5 people who are consistently posting good stuff... the rest are "meh" at best.
     
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    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    blame that on the proliferation of cheap DSLR's

    when i was cruzing their boards back when the 300d came out, wasnt that bad.
     
  10. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    definitely.

    a lot of the "big named" wedding photogs don't do a lot of weddings personally, because they're too busy with other stuff (marketing themselves). Most send out their associate photographers to do that kind of stuff.

    at least, it seems that way. i could be completely wrong.
     
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    It's probably closer to 99%. When I look back at the albums I've collected from 10+ weddings of friends and families, I notice that none of them are any good and these were shot by the $5k photographers. Their shots were all exposed correctly, but none were at all creative or remotely interesting.
     
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    OSP :bigthumb:

    all others :ugh:
     
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  14. ace3

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    osp has the highest percentage of impressive photographers i've seen, in my opinion.

    still, some of them shouldn't be posting online or making $$ with their camera.
     
  15. Keiphus

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    I think it also has to do with emotions... Weddings are sorta like funerals...

    People don't know too much about wedding photogs, they only need one once (or more, I guess) in their life, and they get marketed on their emotions. Alot of people would probably hire a "friend" who does photography instead of researching a GOOD photog... They're also cheaper...
     
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    I'm doing a wedding show this weekend :rofl:

    we'll see how it goes :o
     
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    I'm hiring Tharaka for my wedding.
     
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    This is so funny and I don't know why :rofl:
     
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    example pics?
     
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    Isn't a wedding photographer supposed to be there for the whole thing? The getting ready stuff, the behind the scenes stuff too? I'm watching the Captivated by Light DVD (thanks to tetsuo) ... watching the segment about Parker Pfister and it shows him taking pictures of the bride getting ready, the dress, the bridesmaids getting ready, the whole works... that's how it should be, right? They document the whole day.

    My wife is a makeup artist and did the makeup for a bride, her mom, bridesmaids, etc... yesterday. She was there pretty much all day doing makeup and hair and never saw the photog until the ceremony started.

    Is it just a matter of money or is that how most wedding photogs work a wedding?
     
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    depends on what you pay for. Many offer 6 or 8 hour packages, and that not enough for the whole day.

    Personally my packages are all, all day. Last one was a friday wedding, 13 hours.
     
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