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photoblog image The Wedding...In Brief.

The Wedding...In Brief.

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Suby In The House

 I am currently accepting bookings for photo shoots for the month of February/March.  Home visits with a mobile studio available on request.

...."Some people say photographers are way too expensive with their charges, before I got married last year, I thought so, "extortionists, daylight robbery, WHAT!!!!" all sprang to mind when I was told prices for their services. Well now I am on the other side of the fence, I do understand why certain photographers charge so. Will talk more about this tomorrow, I think I have bored you guys enough today......."

Now where was I?  Yes now I am on the other side of the fence, so why do I or anyone have to pay (for example) almost £1500 + on our wedding images for a chap with a poxy digital camera to come and take images that my niece could take on her digital camera??????

Yes these thought has gone through each of our minds when we have either been presented with photography bills, or told how much it would cost. I guess we pay cause PHOTOGRAPHY actually is a PROFESSION in it's own right. If not, why not just have your niece who happens to be rather nifty with a screwdriver come repair your leaking pipes or those roof tiles that are missing, or that £3000 flat screen that just seems to be playing up in your living room?

Most of you in here know just how expensive photography equipment can be, yes the price of the prosumer cameras have now come down to such ridiculous amounts (under £500), but a £500 camera and a 18 - 55mm lens doth not maketh you a Photographer overnight, (neither does the fact I went out and bought 2 computers and networked them make me a IT Network specialist).

I once had a plumber come out to fix a broken toilet, a quick flush, and a sticking something that looked like a clothes hanger down the bowl later. he steps up to me and say with a huge smile " Fixed it guv, that will be £200 thank you"  I wonder why he was smiling :)

Well as I sit on the other side of the fence, I see the amount of time I have to put into this easy photography thing, I realise just how expensive this easy photography thing can be (multiple 5 figures and still counting), I now see the effort it takes to come up with imaginative and lovely images, shoot after shoot, I now see the effort it takes to please the client, I now see the amount of effort it takes, to RETAIN CLIENTS, I now see the effort it takes to get clients. I now understand 90% of professional photographers do not work everyday (I hear anything between 6 -10months is the norm then it's fall back on the savings time).

Does this justify the sometimes perceived high rates some photographers charge for their services? HELL YES, don't get me wrong, this does not mean I can go out, buy a camera, slap "Pro Photographer" on my back then that automatically licenses me to charge such high fees, if the quality of such a photographers work means he is justified/warranted  to charge a good days wage for his work, then why shouldn't he?

Words and photography by Suby

Anyone looking for the services of Suby & Sinem as Photographers, you know what to do.....

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

The Wedding...In Brief.

Subysphoto

Suby In The House

 I am currently accepting bookings for photo shoots for the month of February/March.  Home visits with a mobile studio available on request.

...."Some people say photographers are way too expensive with their charges, before I got married last year, I thought so, "extortionists, daylight robbery, WHAT!!!!" all sprang to mind when I was told prices for their services. Well now I am on the other side of the fence, I do understand why certain photographers charge so. Will talk more about this tomorrow, I think I have bored you guys enough today......."

Now where was I?  Yes now I am on the other side of the fence, so why do I or anyone have to pay (for example) almost £1500 + on our wedding images for a chap with a poxy digital camera to come and take images that my niece could take on her digital camera??????

Yes these thought has gone through each of our minds when we have either been presented with photography bills, or told how much it would cost. I guess we pay cause PHOTOGRAPHY actually is a PROFESSION in it's own right. If not, why not just have your niece who happens to be rather nifty with a screwdriver come repair your leaking pipes or those roof tiles that are missing, or that £3000 flat screen that just seems to be playing up in your living room?

Most of you in here know just how expensive photography equipment can be, yes the price of the prosumer cameras have now come down to such ridiculous amounts (under £500), but a £500 camera and a 18 - 55mm lens doth not maketh you a Photographer overnight, (neither does the fact I went out and bought 2 computers and networked them make me a IT Network specialist).

I once had a plumber come out to fix a broken toilet, a quick flush, and a sticking something that looked like a clothes hanger down the bowl later. he steps up to me and say with a huge smile " Fixed it guv, that will be £200 thank you"  I wonder why he was smiling :)

Well as I sit on the other side of the fence, I see the amount of time I have to put into this easy photography thing, I realise just how expensive this easy photography thing can be (multiple 5 figures and still counting), I now see the effort it takes to come up with imaginative and lovely images, shoot after shoot, I now see the effort it takes to please the client, I now see the amount of effort it takes, to RETAIN CLIENTS, I now see the effort it takes to get clients. I now understand 90% of professional photographers do not work everyday (I hear anything between 6 -10months is the norm then it's fall back on the savings time).

Does this justify the sometimes perceived high rates some photographers charge for their services? HELL YES, don't get me wrong, this does not mean I can go out, buy a camera, slap "Pro Photographer" on my back then that automatically licenses me to charge such high fees, if the quality of such a photographers work means he is justified/warranted  to charge a good days wage for his work, then why shouldn't he?

Words and photography by Suby

Anyone looking for the services of Suby & Sinem as Photographers, you know what to do.....

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

comments (8)

  • Elsie
  • 1 Feb 2007, 00:34
Suby this is really Lovely.
Suby & Sinem: Aaaaawww, thanks Elsie :d

Suby
  • Mia
  • Americana
  • 1 Feb 2007, 02:53
Aaah... one thing about Shutter is that it squeezes all these long, horizontal shots into this itsy-BISTY space... the font's barely legible and I'm sure the collage itself looks perfect when not viewed on the internet. know what I mean?

I was going to say I perfer yesterday's shot, but then this one captures the essense of a marriage. Its like all the main people, events are in one place for everyone to see. And I don't know whats with B&W shots and marriage shots... but they look mighty well perfect together!
Suby & Sinem: Mia, looks fine on my screens, and since I just have to agree with you, they do look p[erfecrt, he he he he he tongue

You hit the nail on the head with your second paragraph, B&W converted correctly just gives the weddeing images that sorta extra elegant feel I think.

Suby
I felt emotional and its not even my wedding. Girls right? lol. I do appreaciate now how hard it is for wedding photographers. I can see where the pricing comes from.
Suby & Sinem: LOL, GIRLS!!! Yup girl it is hard, not only for wedding photographers but all photographers grin

Suby
great one again!! Thanks for all your visits and comments
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Chantal, you more than welcome grin

Suby
  • jose
  • 1 Feb 2007, 11:19
Well said Suby. Agree with you 100%
Suby & Sinem: LOL, I speaketh only the truth smile

Suby
  • Mona
  • 1 Feb 2007, 13:10
Whatttttttttttttttttttt? Is it you who compiled this and took all the shots??? I am definitely using you for mine - don't have the husband yet but when I do I will ring you. You have to give me a good price oh (naijastyle~wink - being an avid commenter on suby & sin's house but no really well done, the price reflects the quality anyways so good on ya. Wow!
Suby & Sinem: LOL Mona, hey I know that joyful day will be sooner rather tha n later smile Just let me know when the time is ripe grin

Suby
  • Tbyte12
  • 1 Feb 2007, 19:44
Knowledge is power. Thanks for the insight, I guess we can begin to appreciate the work of pro-photographers (thanks to you). The collage is nice though the picture - top right - is a shade too dark.

All in all, Good job!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Sis, I acntually though it looked nice being a cross between a silhouette and a well lit shot grin

Suby
suby, hmmm.... my brother please give us some mkII quality images. The PP here might be the problem (i hope it is. Back to the drawing board.

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