ART For anyone who thinks they're not good enough to be make money

fatmoocow

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Aug 27, 2002
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I present to you my gf's brother's wedding. They had a friend shoot it for really cheap, but she's done a least a couple paid weddings now. I believe she has some sort of photography degree as well. She's quoting 1k-1.5k for weddings on her site.

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I've never seen 500 raw images all not just pelfed but at 45 degrees. All shot at like the same f-stop. It appears that these aren't PP'd yet, as there's not a bunch of selective color shots and they haven't been all made black and white to "fix" the exposure issues.

BTW don't spam up her flickr or website I don't want to deal with the aftermath. Just wanted to put shit in perspective for you.
 

Pikel

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May 25, 2003
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Most of us here are definitely talented/skilled enough to "make money" doing photography. Turning it into profit boils down to marketing skill, entrepreneurship, effort, and credibility :o
 

Aero277

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Aug 13, 2003
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Most of us here are definitely talented/skilled enough to "make money" doing photography. Turning it into profit boils down to marketing skill, entrepreneurship, effort, and credibility :o

Exactly...don't forget the self-loathing stage. Most of us could, but then we get knocked back in check by those of you who do shoot professionally. :rofl:
 

jigelow

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Dec 16, 2010
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Where's Al? Looks like a prime candidate for the "I don't like to use flash because I like the look of natural light better" Flickr group.
 

dv8

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Oct 13, 2007
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I was once told by a great photographer that being a "pro photographer" doesn't necessary mean your a great photographer. He often said the person who markets themselves the best, produces the content the quickest and does so at an affordable rate will sometimes do very well over someone more talented, but lacking good business skills.
 

Cicada

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Sep 30, 2008
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I was once told by a great photographer that being a "pro photographer" doesn't necessary mean your a great photographer. He often said the person who markets themselves the best, produces the content the quickest and does so at an affordable rate will sometimes do very well over someone more talented, but lacking good business skills.
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EWhytsell

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Jun 16, 2008
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I can understand not knowing how to expose properly, but the thing that gets me is they always tilt the image. They dont seem to read or listen to anyone about anything else yet somehow they all know this will make them look better.
 

FryingPan

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May 19, 2000
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I was once told by a great photographer that being a "pro photographer" doesn't necessary mean your a great photographer. He often said the person who markets themselves the best, produces the content the quickest and does so at an affordable rate will sometimes do very well over someone more talented, but lacking good business skills.

I'm with ya there. I suck at the business side of things to be totally honest. I do much better when I'm just told to be in this place and shoot this thing and not have to worry about all of that marketing stuff. :hs:
 

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