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Gentlemen who do you think you are to say something like that? God?
Seriously you should know someone before you throw out you sentences.

No God here, not even close.

Just someone that has experienced other businesses that have nice Christian symbols and slogans in their advertising and somehow fail to live up to the promise, if you will. Also worked for someone that did the whole missionary thing around the globe yet had no problems with a double standard for some employees.

I'm not in the running for sainthood myself, but I try to keep a reasonably straight path. And yes, when faced with an ethical dilemma such as what is being discussed here, I do take the high ground, even at my expense. Better than some that I would have once called close friends.

I'm certainly not passing judgement on you and I already put up my opinion based on the information available in the OP. I'm not editing it or adding to it.

Good luck, whatever the outcome is.

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I find it very amusing that somebody who obviously knows the right thing to do, but isn't inclined to do it because he also wants some money, has His Holiness the Dalai Lama as his avatar.

It's no different from any other business using Christian symbols or references to give the impression that they do good, honest work when many do not.

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My wedding photographer is 8 hours, 800 edited pictures that I have full rights to have printed as I choose, 2 shooters and a printed book (about 50 photos) for $2000. He has done two different weddings I/my fiancé have been in and he does excellent work. One of them was even cheaper because he was a preferred vendor for the location.

I'm in New England so not exactly a cheap area of the US.

Honestly, that hardly even seems worth it.

That's $2.50 per picture.

Is the "8 hours" total time (event + editing) or just event? 

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Hi everyone,

About a month ago I contacted a photographer because I wanted to get into the wedding business.
He accepted my request and he took me with him to a wedding, now:

The Bride called my up a week ago telling me that she didn't like the photographer images and she asked to have a look at my photographs instead.

I set up a gallery for her and she contacted my back very excited and happy about my work, making me so happy as well.

Photographers say that you have to know your client to work out a price, well I don't know how much their budget was but they hired a Limousine and a Cadillac for their wedding, this is what I've seen.

How much do you think should I charge them for about 30-40 photos, retouching and the time spend at the wedding?

I was thinking between $500 - $600 (Australia)

Thank you

(By the way I didn't get paid by the photographer and he didn't tell me the client tried to get in contact with me)

Lots of replies to go through (and I haven't) so here are my thoughts.

You are way out of line to sell those images to the client directly, if there was no written or oral agreement in place beforehand.

At a minimum, you need to sit down with the person that took you to his/her event and straighten this out.

Best case, the prime photographer will not care and will allow you to do business with the client. I'd certainly ask about paying a commission.

Worst case is the client is looking to save some dough through using your photos.

Somewhere in the middle is the prime photographer asking for those images and possibly paying you a bit.

Don't think, even for a minute, that the prime photographer won't find out if you sell to his/her client as a sidejob. The client will probably brag about how much "cheaper" you were.

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So, when will you obtain one of these cameras and do some testing? Test the important stuff like DR...

Doesn't sound too portable, but I've seen skits where people lug desktop computers around on 2 wheel carts and set up in internet cafes (CRT monitors too). I suppose another cart and assistant would be needed for the back-up UPS, or a long extension cord.

 ;D




Sure they would…assuming they have an MDR26 cable to connect it to their computer, a CameraLink-compatible framegrabber board in the computer to plug that cable into, control software, etc.  I'd be surprised if more than a few people posting in this forum (there's at least one - me), much less half of them, have access to the necessary hardware to use a machine vison camera.

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Well that didn't last long. Hope some folks got in on the deal.

Another reason to use Canon Price Watch's e-notification system.

I snagged one, using the email notification.

Was afraid they would all be gone by the time I completed the checkout process.

Been waiting about 6 months or so for that sale to roll around again.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Calumet Photo Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
« on: March 14, 2014, 05:08:40 PM »
Yes, very unfortunate for the employees, the company and for the market itself.

While I hate to profit from someone's misfortune, I looked up Chap. 7. That's used for liquidations, rather than reorganization. If the stores liquidate their stock in a public sale, I may be making a trip to Chicago. Although I suppose it is more likely that they will sell everything to a third party.

Giving no notice to the rank and file employees is becoming more common. Less likely to be things like theft on the way out.

As far as "bankruptcy sales" go, I have yet to attend one as essentially a retail customer that has any "deals". I don't even bother anymore.

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Photography Technique / Re: How can I get this apple sharp?
« on: March 09, 2014, 08:46:45 AM »
I'm sure that there are standalone focus stacking software solutions.

You may not have to buy a full version of Photoshop, but you will probably have to buy something. Could be open source (free/donate) software too.

An internet search for "focus stacking software" is the obvious place to start looking...  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Suggestions of a NAB 2014 DSLR Announcement [CR1]
« on: March 03, 2014, 07:46:26 PM »
I'm waiting for the 7D MkIII development announcement

:)

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Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f4 L lens: buy now or wait?
« on: March 03, 2014, 08:14:29 AM »
If you need one now... :)

If you don't need one now... ;)

If you buy one and sell it later, the difference can be looked upon as a lens rental.

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Portrait / Re: Post photos of other photographers in action
« on: February 28, 2014, 07:26:31 AM »

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Everyone has a different definition of "landscape".

Try it out.  ;)

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Dual ST-E3s
« on: February 24, 2014, 07:19:42 PM »
I think so - you can have a master and other sub-masters in the setup.

Uh-oh...

 ;)  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: February 23, 2014, 12:21:10 PM »
I need help! Spring is in the air and I am coming down with GAS, I am spending to much time looking at lens reviews....how can I rid myself of this affliction?..? ;) ;)

Make less money.

 ;)

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And yet even if there are not cataclysmic events, and even if the data survives on the media, will there be supported devices to read that media anyway?

In 1986 a 20Megabyte hard-disk was considered big, 5.25 (360kb) inch floppy disk drives were common, and 3.5 inch floppy (720kb and 1.44Mb) drives on the horizon.
Jump to 2014.  I'd fill that 20MB disk with a single frame from my 5D3 (RAW, of course!).  Many laptops don't come with CD drives as standard, and floppy disk drives are a thing of the past.  Where will you read your CDs and DVDs, BlueRays of today in 2024, let alone 2114.  Will hard-disks be like last generation vinyl records?

The only obvious longevity plan is keep transferring the digital data to the latest technology to at least give it a fighting chance.

Maybe film and archival prints are best after all??

There are already problems with BluRay compatibility, although some of that may be from overzealous copy protection.

I have some music CD's I made back in the early 1990's, and they still play. Kinda surprised because those burnable CD's are dye based. They may yet fail. That said, the CD format has been on the way out for a while- at least for music.

Finding consumer grade VHS players and record players isn't difficult yet. I suspect that some form of optical drive will be available for a while. You can still get minidisc players.

100 years? I'd bet that there will be some sort of practical 3 dimensional atomic level crystal based storage long before 100 years comes around. No one knows what the next 10 years will bring.

The Singularity is supposed to happen by then (2045), optical drives will not be a problem.  ;D 

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