A&P Wedding Photographers v.Hassas

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  1. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    Sam Hassas is going to be around my area this weekend shooting a wedding and I'm driving up to assist him :noes: Pay will pretty much cover my gas expenses, but I think the experience of watching him work will be the most beneficial aspect of the day.
     
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    just looked at his blog... pretty cool stuff. :cool:
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    He's one of the "better known" posters over on FM... does quite a bit of weddings at quite a high price.
     
  4. Wobistdu

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    IN to hear how the experience goes
     
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    record everything he says
    upload to OT
    ?????
    Profit!
     
  6. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    Can you take about 12 "O"s out of your user text... it fucks up the flow :rofl:
     
  7. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I'll definitely be taking notes.
     
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    I rarely post on there, but I can see him demanding a high price for his pics. He's not top notch (IMO) like Susan Stripling, but he's damn good. Can't wait to hear how your experience is... be sure to take a compromising pic of him so you can blackmail him later to let him take you to more weddings. :mamoru:
     
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    i recognize the name so he must be good :cool:
     
  10. Wobistdu

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    ok just for your :hug:
     
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    Tits referred me to Sam when I was shopping around for a wedding photographer. We went with someone else, but Sam is very talented and a really nice guy as well.

    I thought his pricing was reasonable considering his talent, he's better than 99% of the wedding photographers that charge in his price range here in the SF bay area.
     
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    nice, how did you land that??
     
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    :cool: I'd love to watch Sam work!
     
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    jealous!
     
  15. IntheWorks

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    he posted on FM that he needed an assistant. I jumped on the opportunity. I wasn't going to do it because my wife and I had plans, but I told her who I'd be assisting and she canceled our plans :big grin: She agrees that it will be a great experience with an established shooter.
     
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    FM is one of the best places to get critique and advice, but I have to admit that the "in crowd" gets on my nerves a little bit. Sam is a great photog and is always trying something new, have fun!
     
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    newb here, but what's FM?
     
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    Off to the Auburn Hills MI area! I'll post a full report on Monday.
     
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    I don't really see anything in his photography that I haven't seen before. Tits has more of the 'wow' factor when he photographs his kids. :dunno:
     
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    apples and oranges.. but anyway.


    Quick few things I picked up

    Having a bride/groom that value good photography makes all the difference. He had almost 3hrs to shoot the bridal party, getting ready shots, and the bride and groom.

    Showing confidence in your ability is key.

    don't over complicate things... sometimes the most simple answers are the best.

    and most importantly... Always bring an extra set of clothes
     
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    I don't get the "extra clothes" part? Did you guys end up jumping into the "no pissing" lake??
     
  24. IntheWorks

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    :rofl: no... I was assisting in setting up a shot and snagged my shirt on a bolt and ripped it all the way up the side.... I had to staple it back together before the ceremony. He got a pic of it all stapled up I'll have to post when he gets it to me.
     
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    oh man id love to work with a pro. even if i just learn a decent workflow instead of my clutter method it will be worth it
     

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