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01/21/2010 09:03:05 AM · #1
I have to admit it took me a second or so to realize this guy was either really upset, was frustrated or just had some fun. Luckily I had no cup of coffee in my hand ... could have been a serious sccident :)
Thought I share the faun with you
"New" wedding photographer - $250
01/21/2010 09:11:51 AM · #2
this is the best part:

Pros have:
-a business license
- multiple cameras
-thousands of dollars in lenses and flashes
-hard drives to back up the images
-insurance
-experience
-people skills
-color calibrated monitors
-professional print labs
-professional albums

I have none of this stuff so we'll keep it cheap, just for you!
01/21/2010 09:12:42 AM · #3
I am totally speechless at this, I dont even know what to say....
01/21/2010 09:13:30 AM · #4
At least he's honest. He's probably a registered user or memeber here to. Fit right in.
01/21/2010 09:15:16 AM · #5
That's got to be a joke.
01/21/2010 09:16:03 AM · #6
It almost sounds tongue in cheek...but you never know - all I can say to those to take the bait - you get what you pay for. For someone who has no professional experience will find out what a headache it is when it doesn't come out right and heartache for those foolish enough to hire someone for a lifetime event that cannot be 'repeated' or reshot.
01/21/2010 09:16:37 AM · #7
I think it's a pro letting off steam against the "cheap offerings" on creaigslist.
This can't be real - I hope
01/21/2010 09:21:42 AM · #8
Originally posted by Jac:

That's got to be a joke.


Yes, got to be. 'I own a camera therefore I can take photos like the pros, who charge alot more.' That has to be a dig. A joke but a very funny one!
01/21/2010 09:24:37 AM · #9
Originally posted by HeiSch:

I think it's a pro letting off steam against the "cheap offerings" on creaigslist.
This can't be real - I hope


I second that!
01/21/2010 09:24:46 AM · #10
This has to be a joke... "To keep things cheap for you, I won't even back up the images". Haha.... Must be a joke.......
01/21/2010 10:22:08 AM · #11
Couldn't help it...forwarded it to two different friends who are getting married. They immediately took it as a joke.
01/21/2010 10:23:16 AM · #12
Has to be a joke.

Who would advertise they have no License and don't plan on paying taxes.
01/21/2010 10:32:48 AM · #13
heheh. i would say a "real" photog frustrated at either CL or the different requests he gets from the brides.

01/21/2010 10:40:10 AM · #14
For some reason I'm imagining a pitchman commercial by Vince Shlomi about this photographer and his service.

That would be hilarious!
01/21/2010 01:28:07 PM · #15
Sounds like a pro who has had just one too many "but my brother/cousin/friend/coworker has a camera just like yours, and s/he would do it for free--why do you charge so much?" questions....
01/21/2010 01:37:37 PM · #16
Originally posted by chromeydome:

Sounds like a pro who has had just one too many "but my brother/cousin/friend/coworker has a camera just like yours, and s/he would do it for free--why do you charge so much?" questions....


totally agree with you ... it HAS to be a joke ... but just for $hits and giggles, I might reply ;)
01/21/2010 03:03:19 PM · #17
I cant believe some of you think this may be genuine - yes it is a joke by a pro but it sums it all up pretty nicely.

Then again, we all have to start somewhere, it was only a couple of years ago I was shooting weddings for free/cost - I think it would be arrogant of me to knock the newbies too much. Lets face it, not all B&Gs have lots of money to spend, so cheap budget photographers will always be in demand, as will mid-range and expensive ones.
01/21/2010 03:11:05 PM · #18
Originally posted by CL ad:

All my friends and family tell me I take great pictures at all our outings and picnics.

Reminds me of some of the terrible auditions on American Idol: "All my friends and family say my singing is awesome!"
01/21/2010 03:50:10 PM · #19
I replied and told him he "ROCKED".

Damn funny stuff
01/21/2010 03:53:19 PM · #20
I wrote...

"> You absolutely ROCK!
>
> Too funny and I hope this get's posted on a lot of sites because
> there are way to many people out there on all's side of this topic
> that could use the laugh or a kick in the ass.
>
> Cheers!"

He just replied a moment ago...

"I cant take credit. I reposted it. I felt the same way you did."

01/21/2010 04:02:56 PM · #21
You were supposed to reply like you were interested in booking him!
01/21/2010 04:43:03 PM · #22
Does Wal-Mart do a good job of printing photos??? ;-)
01/21/2010 11:20:25 PM · #23
I like how he says that, as opposed to himself, the pros have people skills.
01/21/2010 11:24:03 PM · #24
Originally posted by CNovack:

It almost sounds tongue in cheek...but you never know - all I can say to those to take the bait - you get what you pay for.


all i had to do was double that amount and i got 21_F.gif njsabs to shoot my nieces wedding, i think i got way more than i paid for! I think i will love her for the rest of my life for that
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