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16 August 2012 14:23
alshepherd
Model


I've been working with a photographer for the last 6 months on a calendar, he takes ages to get back to me, doesn't send me all the photos for me to chose which would look best in the calendar. And its getting to the stage where we should be at print but we can't because he takes so long to do everything. I don't mind if we saw unedited images because then we could pick the 12 we wanted to edit. How to I get him to hurry up, keep in mind we aren't paying him as this is our first calendar and its for charity. But that doesnt mean his standards should drop. I've tried being stern but it doesn't seem to work.
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16 August 2012 14:26
RedChecker
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RedChecker
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Buckinghamshire
Stoke Mandeville

Find another photographer
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16 August 2012 14:30
Gregory_Mason
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United Kingdom
West Midlands
Birmingham

I agree with Red Checker and try find another photographer. If you do, agree to a schedule of delivery of images in writing


16 August 2012 14:31
CharlotteMaddison
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Do you have any kind of written agreement about schedule / time line etc

I'm sure he is very busy if he owns a studio; the local studio nearby is always doing a lot of work so I'm sure they are not doing it on purpose.

Depending on what you had agreed I would ask the things to be fulfilled or you will have to to find alternative arrangements.
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16 August 2012 14:31
CharlotteMaddison
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Do you have any kind of written agreement about schedule / time line etc

I'm sure he is very busy if he owns a studio; the local studio nearby is always doing a lot of work so I'm sure they are not doing it on purpose.

Depending on what you had agreed I would ask the things to be fulfilled or you will have to to find alternative arrangements.
Female photographer still learning.


16 August 2012 14:31
CharlotteMaddison
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no idea it posted so many times, sorry!
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16 August 2012 14:32
extra_mayo
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extra_mayo
Location
United Kingdom
Kent
Gillingham

If you're not paid for things, it's not on your list of priorities.

Granted he shouldnt have taken it on etc

But thats just how it is.

Ian




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16 August 2012 14:35
ChubbyDumpy
Photographer

Location
United Kingdom
South Yorkshire


Quote from alshepherd
 we aren't paying him as this is our first calendar and its for charity.



Is the printer printing it for nothing and is the designer designing it for nothing, and if so have they given you firm promises that they will graciously give their time and services and materials for free to meet your agreed deadline date? If so, maybe they could suggest a faster turnaround photographer to donate to your cause.


16 August 2012 14:38
alshepherd
Model


it's a bit late for that, we should be at print by now, and I refuse to mess the models around, they've traveled from all over
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16 August 2012 15:05
Chrissie_Red
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Chrissie_Red
Location
United Kingdom
Tayside
Perthshire

Maybe you could contact the photographer and ask him if he intends on finishing the project - he might have thought at the time "good idea some free models" and now regrets taking on such a massive task for nothing. Its no excuse and he should have stuck to his word on doing it but if he really can't be arsed and your models can't re-shoot because of distance maybe try asking him for the images and you can get somebody else to edit them and print them off for you.. although I can't imagine many mugs offering to do this out of the goodness of their own heart you may be able to salvage something so the models feel less let down by it all.

Calendars are nearly always a waste of time - if somebody had told you this months ago it might have saved all the panic and stress.
I think tesco do ok calendar printing - could send whatever pictures you have there and get some printed off for family and friends of the models?



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