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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Not sure which Canon body to get
« on: April 06, 2014, 12:45:54 PM »
It seems that the 7D is getting no love... ;~;

Image quality won't be improved because they share the same sensor.  Most of the things he shoots are stationary and don't require an advanced auto focus system or a higher frames per second rate.. so that's why.

I'm a fan of the 7d and getting it used for $700 is a steal, but it is all about the body that is right for the shooter.

700$, That is pretty cheap.

About 2 or three months ago, I bought a used 7D with less than 2500 actuations and a 28-135 for the bargain basement price of $650.  I then turned around and sold the 7D for 700ish and the lens for 200ish... so I made an easy $250ish. 

So... yeah... cheap.

Did you report this as capital gains?  :P...

All my money is in the cook islands... sons a bitches won't give it back though. :/

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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.

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

This isn't a religious forum... but I think many of us know people who go to Church... not for the god... not for the bread... not for the circus... but for the presumption of being a god fearing person. 

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I personally hate weddings.  I had a bad experience once at one... and yada yada yada... the bride still lives in my house and nags at me on a daily basis.

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I have no time for them either. Having said that, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has an extraordinary reputation for non confrontation, peace, calm, and ethical simplicity. These qualities are recognised world wide and far outside the Buddhist faith, aligning yourself with these values, whilst not actually adhering to them, is what made me laugh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVU3i38nmzs

The flowing robes... the grace... bald... striking. 

Big hitter the lama...

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And also Fir - just because something is "legal" doesn't make it ethical. 

This is an unfortunate confusion that many lawyers have, it seems as though many law schools actually teach that nonsense.  Some lawyers will eventually outgrow it.

It take a certain moral ambiguity to represent a murderer, rapist, or tax dodger... but I think we are starting to digress about what is wrong with the legal profession... Keep in mind you don't want to be guilty of a crime and your lawyer throws you under the bus.

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that would've been a nice ending, if you hadn't continued on and bashed everyone else who tried to help you.
And also Fir - just because something is "legal" doesn't make it ethical.  It's legal to stand in front of a child at a parade - but is it the right thing to do? Hopefully as an attorney you learn the difference.

Depends on what time the kid got there.  If you were camping out for 6 hours to get the right shot... and then some kid gets there an hour after the parade begins... Ummm... I've been here with my tripod and my prime lens and I have the perfect framing for my background and foreground... kid... get on your parents shoulders and don't bother me...

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Hey fir0002...so for your first post on CR you have decided to:

1. Call other posters comments "laughable"
2. Call other members/posters "insecure"
3. Express a view that the wedding pro is at fault and not the OP? Really?

Stay in school kid, you have a lot to learn.

I've dealt with many a lawyer in my professional career... I hate to say this... but he has the right attitude.  There is a certain hubris that accompanies a specific knowledge of the law...

If he decides to be a workers comp rep working on behalf of claimants... then he is going to have some problems with customer service... but outside of that... he'll fit right in.

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This is where you should probably thank everyone got their advice do whatever you feel is right and let this post ride off into the sunset.

If you are going to solicit advice... and you receive a majority opinion that you may not agree with, you should say thank you... and then go and make your decision... and even if it wasn't meant with malice... not offend of disparage those you asked advice from. 

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I have a lady friend who has a 60D and a 17-40mm lens.  She does weddings and I've volunteered to help her just for shitz and giggs.  As described in my signature... my gear blows hers away... so the look of my photos  should be more impressive. 

I'm not sure I have a point here.

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Here is a slight twist on the question. Many of you have weighed in on what the OP should do in response to his question.

If you are a pro, and someone who tagged along with you on a shot to learn from you actually approached you afterwards with the OPs dilemma, but in this case, he deferred to your decision. What would you do or tell your apprentice?

Just curious.

Nope.  If I'm a pro... I have an agreement on what to do with the images that the tag-a-long takes.  In this case, I would set this expectation:  I get a full copy of their images and I am the sole individual who speaks to MY client.  I will do all the post production and I will sell their images.  But I will provide them 1/2 of the the money I make off of the image. 

My 1/2 cut is warranted by the post production, the marketing, and the acquisition of the job. 

If the client solicits images from the tag-a-long, the tag-a-long should express appreciation and direct them to me. 

If I'm a pro... I expect a professional relationship with my customers and from my "employees".  Leave no questions unanswered.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Not sure which Canon body to get
« on: April 05, 2014, 08:48:53 PM »
It seems that the 7D is getting no love... ;~;

Image quality won't be improved because they share the same sensor.  Most of the things he shoots are stationary and don't require an advanced auto focus system or a higher frames per second rate.. so that's why.

I'm a fan of the 7d and getting it used for $700 is a steal, but it is all about the body that is right for the shooter.

700$, That is pretty cheap.

About 2 or three months ago, I bought a used 7D with less than 2500 actuations and a 28-135 for the bargain basement price of $650.  I then turned around and sold the 7D for 700ish and the lens for 200ish... so I made an easy $250ish. 

So... yeah... cheap.

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Usually in this case the second photog is paid a set amount.

Is that the norm for a photographer who's never shot a wedding?

If to are working with a professional, they should have that all worked out in advance.  So whether the pay is $200 or $1, the role needs to be determined in advance.

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I'm going to use short-hand here . . .

In Toronto, Canada, a second-shooter's images 'belong' to the hired photog.  Even if a guest has persuaded the bride and groom to let them 'shoot' the wedding (not my favourite, but it is their day, not mine), the photos of the 'guest second-shooter' 'belong' to the photog as well.

In this case, the images should be turned over to the primary photog for sale and you get to use the photos in you portfolio.

Usually in this case the second photog is paid a set amount.  Also the parameters are set in advance and it was an oversight of the professional that this information want conveyed in either a gentlemen's agreement or in writing.

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I haven't made a living by photography in a very long time (I find more joy in being a hobby shooter) but it seems to me that you were present at the wedding as a guest of the contracted photographer for a learning experience.  I sense an ethical dilemma in "poaching" sales even though the bride preferred your shots.  In fact, I would have turned down her request to view them.  If you had been a guest of the bride or groom at the wedding then I wouldn't see the same problem.

I'd say that arrangements should have been made in advance and that is the fault of the paid photographer.  I think what he should have done was say your images can be kept in your portfolio, but the sale of the same will be split.  Having said that, he probably got a package rate, so he didn't sell individual images.

I suppose the issue is do you want to keep him as a resource? If not... don't worry about how he feels.  If yes... I'd tell him the bride was unsatisfied and maybe that bit of criticism will help him figure out whether he needs to change his technique.  Then ask if he would wanta portion of the sale.  I would probably say no... but if he says yes, then ask him what a fair price should be.


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Not sure which Canon body to get
« on: April 05, 2014, 07:32:30 AM »
It seems that the 7D is getting no love... ;~;

Image quality won't be improved because they share the same sensor.  Most of the things he shoots are stationary and don't require an advanced auto focus system or a higher frames per second rate.. so that's why.

I'm a fan of the 7d and getting it used for $700 is a steal, but it is all about the body that is right for the shooter.

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