experienced wedding photographer needed......for £10/hr waahaahaaa......

experienced wedding photographer needed......for £10/hr waahaahaaa...

16 posts
11 June 2017
alexcrawford
Photographer
alexcrawford
experienced wedding photographer needed......for £10/hr waahaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

this has really amused me, in an un-amusing sort of way. do people really expect that rate to be adequate
to hire an **experienced** wedding photographer ?

OMG.
Posted 11 June 2017
Edited by Jacqui 11 June 2017
Moorlane
Photographer
Moorlane
Aldi pay more for stacking shelves

Posted 11 June 2017
paule
Photographer
paule
they may get a student..

unfortunately too many think you really do only need a camera.. ( 1 camera ) & absolutely nothing else..

I had a brides mum ( who models ) offer 2 hours of her time for 2 hours of wedding photos - no money... I declined.. it's my entire day regardless of how long they want me as I can't book another wedding..

Posted 11 June 2017
Bob
Photographer
Bob
alexcrawford

do people really expect that rate to be adequate to hire an **experienced** wedding photographer ?

Look on the positive side.
You wouldn't see a photographer being offered payment on LilacWine.com
smiley: Roll - keystrokes: :rollin
Posted 11 June 2017
riddell
Photographer
riddell
You can't even get an inexperienced one for that, at least not one that is worth paying because they'll actually get you some images worth looking at afterwards.
Posted 14 June 2017
riddell
Photographer
riddell
and just come across this since I posted a half hour ago...

'We are looking for a talented, highly motivated photographer to be our full time photographer'

'We want someone who is creative and will bring original and inspirational ideas for product and social media shoots'

'This is NON paid but we do cover food and travel expenses up to £10 per day.'

Posted 14 June 2017
alexcrawford
Photographer
alexcrawford
riddell
(snip) 'This is NON paid but we do cover food and travel expenses up to £10 per day.'
i gave advice to a person a while ago to stay away from professional photography and certainly not to open a studio with anything other than 100% bank money i.e. they take all the risk. as a one-person-operator of a business i think it'd be a formula for nervous breakdown real fast
Posted 15 June 2017
redbaron
Photographer
redbaron
alexcrawford

i gave advice to a person a while ago to stay away from professional photography and certainly not to open a studio with anything other than 100% bank money i.e. they take all the risk. as a one-person-operator of a business i think it'd be a formula for nervous breakdown real fast


You certainly need the right training, which is not easy to track down. The sales are there but  you  need to understand how modern portraiture works in terms of marketing and sales. In fact working my way through a big stack of orders while waiting for the next client to arriveat the studio now. The problem is deluded idiots who think somehow there is a killing ot be made undercutting the 'expensive' local photographer with snapshots at a tenner a pop.They have zero affect on our bookings thankfully as they are all but invisible outside their own little group of friends. Despite the time they may lavish on websites and facbook pages rarely seen by anyone actively intending to book a shoot

Posted 15 June 2017
Plymjack
Photographer
Plymjack
This story is at least 40 years old, I was doing weddings in the 80's and te same is still true - they want the pictures for free as all you have to do is point the camera.......

Posted 20 June 2017
MG
Photographer
MG
I'd photograph a wedding for £10 an hour and i am a working photographer. My stop watch will go on every time i do any work to do with the wedding, they'll need to dry hire the kitvi require or hire my own kit, pay my full travel expenses, the post production work, the hire of my computet, pay my insurance..... My point is weddings arent cost effective and once you take everything in to account i bet most weddi g photographers barely clear £10 an hour....

Posted 20 June 2017
redbaron
Photographer
redbaron
MG

I'd photograph a wedding for £10 an hour and i am a working photographer. My stop watch will go on every time i do any work to do with the wedding, they'll need to dry hire the kitvi require or hire my own kit, pay my full travel expenses, the post production work, the hire of my computet, pay my insurance..... My point is weddings arent cost effective and once you take everything in to account i bet most weddi g photographers barely clear £10 an hour....


At least there you are adding up the full costs in time and overheads to cover a wedding and making an informed decision that what you are left with is worth it.

That is where so many go wrong. Whether that isthe  would be photographers or ill informed clients. They ignore everything other than the few moments a photo actually takes. If you are doing something as a business then every minute and every expense spent on that business counts. The hours on the website, the time doing portfolio work. The time spent chatting with the bride over what she is looking for and what you can provide. The coffee and biscuits provided in that meeting, the sample albums and usb's You have to include all those emails and the cost of your domain and broadband use. The ink used in the printer, the repairs and upgrading of equipment. There is the obvious like time spent editing and easy to forget like phone calls and text and business time on facebook -  because they are 'free' or you would be doing it anyhow. Oh and dare we whisper it... Tax?

Its not new of course. In the days of film there were still the weekend warriors, many of them damned good. The differenc I t hink was that the learning curve was steeper and more brutal. You had to pay for the film, pay for the developing and printing so the costs of incompetence soon started to mount up. When the cost is mainly your time it is easier to delude yourself you have the foundations of a business. Until you make the mistake of going full time or the taxman taps on the door.







Posted 21 June 2017
profilepictures
Photographer
profilepictu..
Thoroughly enjoying running a full time wedding photography business, paying the bills for two of us and paying our tax too. Obviously it takes a bit of savvy to be profitable and to make the mechanics of it all work and grow - its also essential to be consistent and creative in making pictures which get you noticed, but it's a great way to make a living and gives loads of time to pursue other interests and enjoy free time. Low paying clients and all that awkward malarkey don't affect me since I don't court that level of the market.

Posted 23 June 2017
Dandelion
Photographer
Dandelion
This attitude is peculiar to photography, they would not think of using someone inexperienced from another profession,
But will trust coverage that can't be repeated to a complete novice with ONE camera! Astonishing!
I gave up trying to explain the pit falls.

Posted 24 Aug 2017
alexcrawford
Photographer
alexcrawford
Dandelion
This attitude is peculiar to photography, they would not think of using someone inexperienced from another profession, But will trust coverage that can't be repeated to a complete novice with ONE camera! Astonishing! I gave up trying to explain the pit falls.
no its not. ever tried being a driving instructor? the phone used to go off with people telling me "john doe school of motoring down the road is doing lessons at £5 i'll go with you if you can beat that. my only response to that after many similar calls was to put down the phone and get on with cutting the grass etc as even trying to explain was taking up time and energy.
Posted 3 Sep 2017
RealityImaging
Photographer
RealityImagi..
alexcrawford
experienced wedding photographer needed......for £10/hr waahaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa this has really amused me, in an un-amusing sort of way. do people really expect that rate to be adequate to hire an **experienced** wedding photographer ?
Is there a link to where I can read and see comedy gold like this?
Posted 12 Jan 2018
Edited by RealityImaging 12 Jan 2018
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