Discussion in 'General Shop Talk' started by Rhys, May 20, 2008.
Anybody heard anything about Bella?
They rang me today and want to see my portfolio.
Is Bella all you have - did they give you a website link or address to contact - offices?
I had a chat with a lady in San Francisco and she seemed keen after she saw one of my hidden galleries.
Check out OSP and DWF, Bella has developed a horrible name among photographers over the past year... At one time I recommended them as a decent way to fill your calendar, but I wouldn't consider sending a photog to them ever again.
I've heard pretty bad things about them. I've been told that they hire pretty much anyone, underpay their photog's and will look pretty bad on a resume. If you need to book a few extra weddings here and there, I don't see too much harm, just keep in mind they won't look good to future photography-based employers.
I know they have a base rate of about $1800 for a wedding. I don't know how much they pay out of that though. I have my own photography business so this would essentially give me extra exposure. I could hand out my business cards and wear my logo'd clothing at each wedding and I figure that'd be great advertising for me.
Umm... Shooting a wedding for one company, while handing out business cards for your own company, sounds a little tacky... Don't ya think?
Bella is evil and is killing the wedding photography business.
Their business practice is dishonest.
I'm in business to make money. If that means I occasionally need to get tacky then so be it.
If you "need" to, odds are you're doing something else wrong...
Nah. I see it as a cheap way of advertising my own business.
You and Bella belong together...
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