Bella Shooters

Discussion in 'General Shop Talk' started by elsaspet, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. elsaspet

    elsaspet TPF Noob!

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    Let's start a thread:

    I know some Bella Shooters. I like them personally. Professionaly, I think they are killing us all.
    Several pro wedding photogs are banning referrals to anyone who shoots bella.
    I'm open. I want to see why you would shoot for these folks.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What's a Bella Shooter?
     
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    elsapet your back where have you been.

    i shoot weddings.

    but dont know what your talking about????
     
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    elsaspet TPF Noob!

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    Bella.
    This is a large company taking over small business wedding photography.
    I can't believe you guys have only just now heard of this.
    Mind blowing.
    Please, please,please don't shoot for them.
     
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    well aren't bella shooters not allowed to go over 400 iso? I think that is interesting. Sometimes it is needed... when it is done correctly they are great pics.

    My question when dealing with such a large company is are you able to see individual photographer's work? Are we as other photographers allowed to recommend a certain bella photographer?

    Bella use to have a corporate site but I can't find it.

    I don't recommend a photog unless I would use them myself. If bella limits what settings you can use... I would never become one myself.
     
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    is bella an american company.

    im in the u.k
     
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    Interesting that you brought this up... I was on craigslist the other day and saw a posting for them, I was actually going to ask if anyone had heard about them and what they thought about the whole thing...

    http://www.bellapictures.com/photographer.php?r=8096
     
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    Elsaspet, first let me say glad to see you stuck around! I thought you were going to force me to ponder that darn "un"sharp mask all by myself - lol.

    Now as to the topic, I've never heard of Bella either. Are they just popular in your area perhaps?


    Jason
     
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    elsaspet TPF Noob!

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    Ugg, I was almost glad you guys hadn't heard of them, but I don't want to be mysterious.
    They are a wedding "factory". They hire photogs to shoot weddings, that they book on a mass market.
    They are the feared on most photography boards.
     
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    I've heard of them before. Seen them advertising on craigslist. I never understood why a photographer would want to shoot for them when they can make more money for themselves. Are some really so lazy about finding their own clients that they would give up earning hundreds if not 1,000 of dollars of potential income to have someone else do it for them?

    I've seen advertisements on craigslist that weren't necessarily Bella, but were trying to get photographers to shoot weddings for $600 or so and you had to have a portfolio to show them.
     
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    It's pretty disappointing that brides actually book this "wedding factory" for photography. How impersonal!
     
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    There used to be Kodak weddings in the UK, name changed to something else and I havent heard much of them since, basically they would refer weddings to the tog, the K would process n print provide the package and the tog got a % out of it, is Bella the same sort of deal, could be useful for someone starting out I suppose. H
     

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