[nikonf4] Re: Wedding photography

  • From: WiltW@xxxxxxx
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, f4@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 12:36:04 EST

Digital cameras, with the immediate chimping confirmation LCD, have made is 
 so much easier for those who know little to get thru a wedding

In a message dated 1/4/2011 9:21:11 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

But I  hate the idea that equipment dictates if you're a pro or not. 
Granted the  defendants proved how inedpt they were by not knowing how fast
their lens  was, but the bad photos were the fault of the photographer...
someone who  knew what they were doing could still have produced  decent

Their other stupid move was telling the plaintiff  that the prints were
developed at wal-mart (not to mention meeting them  there).  I doubt the
plaintiff could have told the difference if they  would have taken the time
to package them differently.

What's  scarier is that these people have shot multiple weddings.  I see
posts  in photography forums all the time about people with one camera
body, no  clue how to use it shooting weddings (without a backup body)...
or how they  accidentally left their CF/SD at home (who has just one?).

Makes me  want to rush down to the DMV and offer all new drivers a job as
taxi  drivers.

> The defendants were lying, they were hoping that  saying "we didn't meet
> her at a wedding show" would be enough to break  the plaintiff's case.
> Problem is, some people are just plain naive and  take verbal promises of
> "you will get professional prints" as  that.  As the old addage goes, "you
> get what you paid  for."
> "How fast is your lens?  You are using a Rebel XT, and you  are a pro?
> Where's your 1-series, 7D, 5D, hell 10D?  The Xt is  your base model!
> Where's your 28-70?  How can you get a decent  photo with such a slow 
> the cheapest you can buy!"  LMAO, I  loved it!
> -----Original Message-----
>>From:  Mark Stein <mjstein63@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Sent: Jan 3, 2011 5:39  PM
>>To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>Subject: [nikonf4] Re:  Wedding photography
>>Nice to see bad pros slapped down,  but the plaintiff made her  own
>>Why was there no mention of  a contract, which should have listed what
>>the deliverables  were?   If she didn't meet them at a wedding show,  then
>>did she really see samples of their  work?
>>On 1/3/2011 11:15 AM,  Frank Armstrong wrote:
>>>  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIiH9uxdE5M

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