A&P Working photographers: What do you dislike shooting the most?

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  1. CornUponCob

    CornUponCob New Member

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    Banquets. Don't even know why I offer to shoot them (ohh yeah, money), but I dread them. Just got a call letting me off the hook for a basketball banquet tonight (I think their budget was reduced at the last minute and they couldn't afford to pay me or something). Sure, I don't make any money but I was totally not in the mood to shoot a bunch of non-smiling basketball players trying to act cool as they nonchalantly accept their awards with their way too series fathers and generally pissed off looking mothers by their sides.

    I feel like at banquets no matter how out of the way I try to be I always get the feeling that everybody thinks "who is this asshole taking our picture?". I'll even stand way in the back and shoot with the 135 f2 and no flash and people still seem to notice.
     
  2. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Weddings. More or less because I hate people demanding that I shoot a certain way ... especially pampered bitches and mother-in-lawzillas. I have a long weed out process for choosing clients and luckily I am stable enough so I can be choosy.
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    banquets are a really good answer for this. I only shot one, but that was y last one.

    For me it's product photography. I can't stand sitting in a little tabletop studio with a tethered camera on a tripod and moving around stupid bounce cards and shit for hours on end.
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I'm shooting my first banquet Saturday :doh:
     
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    eighteen_psi Active Member

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    Weddings. Brides are nazis and want 11ty perfect photos from 750 angles, 5 dedicated photogs, a perfect book....plus 83 video angles, a feature film caliber edit and they want it a week after the ceremony. And for that they expect to pay 1/4 what they did for their flowers.
     
  6. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    stupid assignments with lots of rules.

    "Must be B+W, must be in Portrait Orientation, Must have this in it. But oh yeah be creative" what teh effff.
     
  7. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    :werd: wife wanted me to do all her chainmaille for her... got through the first batch, and told her i was done. FUCK THAT NOISE!
     
  8. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    who the fuck needs a liberal arts degree anyhow? learn the technical shit, the rest you can learn on your own provided you have someone/place/thing like OTAP to tell you where you're fucking up.
     
  9. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    these are working assignments given by a magazine editor
     
  10. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    oh. :uh: what the hell does he want it that technical for?
     
  11. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    :rofl:
     
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    has to fit the page with text, go with a theme, match or contrast other images . . .

    print work isn't just shoot your best shot and we'll run it
     
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    sports, i hate them damn little kids parents behind me with their dslrs distracting them and myself

    why do they even hire me?!??!
     
  14. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    makes sense then.
     
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    Darren DSLR/Photography/Mac Crew

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    So you're hired to take pictures of the kids' game... by the parents... who are taking pictures of the kids' game?
     
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    ok_computer OT Supporter

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    Fans, fucking hate fan shots

    YOu have to be that guy who's like "Alright gimme a big cheer!! yeah!! GO CRAZYYY!!! hahaha thanks dudes!~ Lookin good!~~"

    That is not me.
     
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  18. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    you are absolutely correct. :h5:

    i know the feeling
     
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    I dislike that to have much of a chance of making money as a working photographer I'd have to shoot people. Thus, I haven't got any plans to be a working photographer :rofl:
     
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    Antisocial much?

    There's a lot of non people opportunities but marketing is a lot harder and you're going to be critiqued alot harder
     
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    Oh I know there are other opportunities but most of what's out there involves shooting people and that's where most of the (most consistent) money is.

    It's not really a matter of being antisocial, photos of people just generally don't interest me as much artistically and they're much more fussy than inanimate objects.
     
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    Stupid assignments that want a "fresh new angle" for a local politician shot that no one for the student paper will read... why do us editors bother haha.
     
  23. psykosis

    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    man on man porn?

    has that been mentioned yet?
     
  24. CornUponCob

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    Lulz... I think I'd have a hard time positioning them and then getting myself to say "ok, that looks great... that's just what I wanted". :eek4:
     
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    events, so i just don't
     

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