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  1. Rhys

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    Anybody heard anything about Bella?

    They rang me today and want to see my portfolio.
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Is Bella all you have - did they give you a website link or address to contact - offices?
     
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    Bellapictures.com

    I had a chat with a lady in San Francisco and she seemed keen after she saw one of my hidden galleries.
     
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    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.
     
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    Antithesis No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    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.
     
  6. Rhys

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    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.
     
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    Umm... Shooting a wedding for one company, while handing out business cards for your own company, sounds a little tacky... Don't ya think?
     
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    Bella is evil and is killing the wedding photography business.

    Their business practice is dishonest.
     
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    I'm in business to make money. If that means I occasionally need to get tacky then so be it.
     
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    If you "need" to, odds are you're doing something else wrong...
     
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    Nah. I see it as a cheap way of advertising my own business.
     
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    You and Bella belong together...
     

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