Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
13551 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2319

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 506183 14-Aug-2011 09:52
Send private message

freitasm: Why wouldn't a photographer give the photos on CD? Afraid customers might get a print somewhere else, taking away some of the revenue?


Partly that, though if the customer pays a proper fee (ie not $150, more like $2000+) that old low up front, expensive prints model isn't really valid.

Mostly, at least for me, it's about the time it takes to get every image ready to print. Think days, not hours. Peoples time is expensive.




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer




15764 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4274

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 506500 14-Aug-2011 22:28
Send private message

I don't mind if the photographer keeps the originals on reflection, but I would like to think we would get a copy of them in a reasonable quality format that allows for reprints of a reasonable size. Last time we used a firm in Newmarket, they gave us copies of the pictures we purchased and they were thumbnail size, which in my opinion isn't good enough.

 
 
 
 




15764 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4274

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 506501 14-Aug-2011 22:28
Send private message

heavenlywild: I can recommend www.drawphotography.com based in Auckland. Check out the photos, they speak for themselves. They do all kinds of photography.


Wow the photo's on this site are pretty amazing. Hopefully they are in our pricerange.


13551 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2319

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 506508 14-Aug-2011 22:41
Send private message

networkn: I don't mind if the photographer keeps the originals on reflection, but I would like to think we would get a copy of them in a reasonable quality format that allows for reprints of a reasonable size. Last time we used a firm in Newmarket, they gave us copies of the pictures we purchased and they were thumbnail size, which in my opinion isn't good enough.


Portrait photographer rarely give any files at all, so you're probably lucky to get those.

Vote with your wallet though - pay the person or company who will give you what you want, for the price you want to pay. Hopefully you can get it with reasonable quality images. The market will change to meet what the customer wants.




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer




15764 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4274

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 506523 14-Aug-2011 23:37
Send private message

Will have a chat to some of the suggested people and see what comes of it.

Anyone know of any NZ places that you can send photo's to and they will send you them on really good quality block?

355 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 12


  Reply # 507399 16-Aug-2011 15:47
Send private message

You generally get what you pay for with photography in my experience.



15764 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4274

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 507402 16-Aug-2011 15:55
Send private message

Well I have had a chat with some of the recommended people. I am pretty happy with the samples they have provided and the stuff on the site, and I can tell you, that as far as I can tell, there is little or no difference between the $1200 quoted by one of the people here, and the $3000 quoted for less by the firm originally offering us their stuff.

2 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 507417 16-Aug-2011 16:09
Send private message

networkn:  and I can tell you, that as far as I can tell, there is little or no difference between the $1200 quoted by one of the people here, and the $3000 quoted for less by the firm originally offering us their stuff.


Yep, best thing to do is shop around. Photography is unregulated, so on one end you have people charging next to nothing for a great service/product, and on the other you get a photographer charging two, three, and even four thousand dollars for a service/product that can be done the same, if not better, by someone else. Of course, you get the flip side too.

Price should only be an indication, a photographer's work should always speak louder.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43


Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27


2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25


Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28


Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:16


SwipedOn raises $1 million capital
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:15


Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton
Posted 25-Jan-2018 13:51


Spark doubles down on wireless broadband
Posted 24-Jan-2018 15:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.