New Photographer. Need Ideas for outdoor sessions when clients don't want to travel

Status
Not open for further replies.

raelynnethearg

TPF Noob!
Joined
Apr 19, 2013
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Location
Kansas
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
Hi! I am a fairly new photographer who lives in a small town. I am also an onsite photographer, so no studio. I was wondering if any of you pros have ideas/tips on where to go, what to do, when the weather is bad, you live in a small town with not much to do, and your client doesn't want to travel to more attractive indoor places for their shoot?
 

tirediron

Watch the Birdy!
Staff member
Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 8, 2005
Messages
45,748
Reaction score
14,801
Location
Victoria, BC
Website
www.johnsphotography.ca
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Welcome to TPF - moving to the Business District as you`ll likely get more response there.
 

pixmedic

I am the Lord thy Mod
Staff member
Supporting Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2012
Messages
15,294
Reaction score
7,392
Location
Central Florida
Website
www.flickr.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
Do what we do. shoot at the clients home or your own home.
set up some nice backdrops or the green screen, a couple of speedlights on stands with softboxes or umbrellas, and take some portraits!
 

frommrstomommy

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Feb 3, 2010
Messages
2,341
Reaction score
1,003
Location
florida
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
I don't see why any local park won't do? The photos are about the people.. not the location IMO. Sure, a great location never hurts but it is not an absolute necessity I don't think.
 

tirediron

Watch the Birdy!
Staff member
Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 8, 2005
Messages
45,748
Reaction score
14,801
Location
Victoria, BC
Website
www.johnsphotography.ca
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
I don't see why any local park won't do? The photos are about the people.. not the location IMO. Sure, a great location never hurts but it is not an absolute necessity I don't think.
I think she's referring to the times that the weather isn't suitable for out of doors shooting.
 

frommrstomommy

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Feb 3, 2010
Messages
2,341
Reaction score
1,003
Location
florida
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
I don't see why any local park won't do? The photos are about the people.. not the location IMO. Sure, a great location never hurts but it is not an absolute necessity I don't think.
I think she's referring to the times that the weather isn't suitable for out of doors shooting.

Oh, missed that lil part. Oops!
 

orljustin

No longer a newbie, moving up!
Joined
Oct 20, 2010
Messages
694
Reaction score
89
Hi! I am a fairly new photographer who lives in a small town. I am also an onsite photographer, so no studio. I was wondering if any of you pros have ideas/tips on where to go, what to do, when the weather is bad, you live in a small town with not much to do, and your client doesn't want to travel to more attractive indoor places for their shoot?

Tell them to hire a pro who has a studio? Let me guess, you're a "natural light" photographer who isn't able to light an indoor space anyways?

eta: Yep. http://raelynnebphoto.squarespace.com/latest-work/ Ouch! Stop the selective color! Stop the blur! Stop the twirl! Stop the colorization!

etaa: By the way, if your pricing is:
"Mini Session: $75
Includes 45 minutes of shooting time and one location. Comes with a FREE CD of fully edited photos in high resolution!"
then the cd isn't "free".
 
Last edited:

frommrstomommy

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Feb 3, 2010
Messages
2,341
Reaction score
1,003
Location
florida
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Hi! I am a fairly new photographer who lives in a small town. I am also an onsite photographer, so no studio. I was wondering if any of you pros have ideas/tips on where to go, what to do, when the weather is bad, you live in a small town with not much to do, and your client doesn't want to travel to more attractive indoor places for their shoot?

Tell them to hire a pro who has a studio? Let me guess, you're a "natural light" photographer who isn't able to light an indoor space anyways?

eta: Yep. Latest Work ? Rae Lynne Bergman Photography Ouch! Stop the selective color! Stop the blur! Stop the twirl! Stop the colorization!

etaa: By the way, if your pricing is:
"Mini Session: $75
Includes 45 minutes of shooting time and one location. Comes with a FREE CD of fully edited photos in high resolution!"
then the cd isn't "free".

and we wonder why so many new members never return. completely unnecessary.
 

imagemaker46

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Mar 9, 2011
Messages
4,422
Reaction score
1,705
Location
Ottawa, Canada
Website
imagecommunications.ca
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
Hi! I am a fairly new photographer who lives in a small town. I am also an onsite photographer, so no studio. I was wondering if any of you pros have ideas/tips on where to go, what to do, when the weather is bad, you live in a small town with not much to do, and your client doesn't want to travel to more attractive indoor places for their shoot?

Tell them to hire a pro who has a studio? Let me guess, you're a "natural light" photographer who isn't able to light an indoor space anyways?

eta: Yep. Latest Work ? Rae Lynne Bergman Photography Ouch! Stop the selective color! Stop the blur! Stop the twirl! Stop the colorization!

etaa: By the way, if your pricing is:
"Mini Session: $75
Includes 45 minutes of shooting time and one location. Comes with a FREE CD of fully edited photos in high resolution!"
then the cd isn't "free".

and we wonder why so many new members never return. completely unnecessary.

This is a person that has already used the word client, assuming that this person has been hired to do a shoot, this person shouldn't be doing any shoots with clients if they haven't already got backup plans in the event of bad weather conditions. Being prepared is part of being a professional photographer, or a weekend pro, amateur that wants money for a shoot because they own a camera and think should be able to make money with it. if they aren't prepared, and can't figure it out on their own, they should stop pretending.

I'm not even going to comment on the web site.

Candy coating ran off the message.
 

DGMPhotography

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Mar 23, 2012
Messages
3,159
Reaction score
718
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
The few of us new members that do stay are the ones who are stubborn enough to prove themselves good, but humble enough (at least sometimes) to heed good advice.
 

frommrstomommy

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Feb 3, 2010
Messages
2,341
Reaction score
1,003
Location
florida
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
There are ways to offer advice without being a prick.
 

cgipson1

TPF Noob!
Joined
Aug 18, 2011
Messages
17,143
Reaction score
4,350
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
Hi! I am a fairly new photographer who lives in a small town. I am also an onsite photographer, so no studio. I was wondering if any of you pros have ideas/tips on where to go, what to do, when the weather is bad, you live in a small town with not much to do, and your client doesn't want to travel to more attractive indoor places for their shoot?

Tell them to hire a pro who has a studio? Let me guess, you're a "natural light" photographer who isn't able to light an indoor space anyways?

eta: Yep. Latest Work ? Rae Lynne Bergman Photography Ouch! Stop the selective color! Stop the blur! Stop the twirl! Stop the colorization!

etaa: By the way, if your pricing is:
"Mini Session: $75
Includes 45 minutes of shooting time and one location. Comes with a FREE CD of fully edited photos in high resolution!"
then the cd isn't "free".

and we wonder why so many new members never return. completely unnecessary.

I always wonder why so many people buy a entry level camera with a cheap kit lens.. and then immediately open a business, with no knowledge, skill, needed equipment or common sense!
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Most reactions

New Topics

Top