You can afford a 1D Mark III but not a photography lesson?

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  1. bace

    bace TPF Noob!

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    So one of my recent clients asked me if I could save some pictures for them.

    Basically they payed some woman quite a bit of money to shoot their wedding.

    The pictures came back GARBAGE (i'm looking at them now as they gave me the DVD of all the shots). I look at the MetaData to see what setting and camera she's using.

    First it's a 1D Mark III (frigging $10k camera)
    She's shooting jpg resolution 3888 x 2592 (should be shooting raw with 5616 x 3744 resolution)
    And she's shooting indoor pictures with no flash and seemingly no knowledge of what a friggin white balance setting is. Everything is yellow.

    Now I'm sure that she could fix this is issue if she wanted, but it makes me sick to think that this woman charged my (new) clients money for ruining their wedding pictures, and they're so upset that they don't want to give her another cent for editing them herself. They'd rather give them to me, because they know I know what I'm doing, after shooting pictures of a reception they had just recently (with a 450D and 18-55mm the whole time).

    If only I'd known them before. Could of had some decent pictures.

    Who the hell owns 10k worth of camera and doesn't take a friggin photography lesson?
     
  2. dxqcanada

    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    A professional professional.
     
  3. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    I suspect the answer to that last question is "Plenty" unfortunately. Perhaps you should point her at TPF, I'm sure we have a forum that would suit her needs
     
  4. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    you are confusing the 1D mkIII with the 1DS mkIII
    1D is 10mp
    1DS is 21mp
    give or take the odd pixel

    but yeah should be in RAW and JPG
     
  5. bace

    bace TPF Noob!

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    You're right. My bad. Didn't know there was two kinds of 1D Mark III lol.

    Still a hefty price tag for a camera.
     
  6. mrodgers

    mrodgers No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just because the client has a DVD with photos, it does not indicate what the images were shot as...
     
  7. bace

    bace TPF Noob!

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    It still doesn't account for the fact that the images in general suck balls though does it?
     
  8. JohnMF

    JohnMF TPF Noob!

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    similar thing happened to my friends at their wedding. Except they never got any photos back at all because they all got "lost". Not sure what that means exactly.
     
  9. Jaszek

    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    post the worst one here :D if you still have it that is
     
  10. Jaszek

    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    yea true. Just post it and delete it right away :p
     
  11. Joves

    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Or host a couple and link to them. If she did indeed shoot in Jpeg them maybe she went to Rockwell University on the Web.
     
  12. bace

    bace TPF Noob!

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