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Offline Bish

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Wedding photos
« on: August 02, 2014, 04:40:20 PM »
Mrs Bish and I have been married just over two years, and we received an email from the photographer saying they were having a clear out and would lke to offer us the copyright and all jpgs from our wedding for £150 (about $250).

I guess they got sick of hoping for print sales off the back of the event, and decided to cut their losses, not that there were many after we had paid in full at the time.

It goes without saying we bit their hands off, as at the time of the wedding it would have cost us over £3000 to buy the copyright, the prices have gone up since!

If they had held on a couple more weeks the mother in law was going to order an album from them, would have ended up about £450 ($750) as the favorite son in law, you can imagine who she is going to be nice to now I own the pics  8)
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Offline Doodle

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Re: Wedding photos
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2014, 05:23:42 PM »
Mrs Bish and I have been married just over two years, and we received an email from the photographer saying they were having a clear out and would lke to offer us the copyright and all jpgs from our wedding for £150 (about $250).

I guess they got sick of hoping for print sales off the back of the event, and decided to cut their losses, not that there were many after we had paid in full at the time.

It goes without saying we bit their hands off, as at the time of the wedding it would have cost us over £3000 to buy the copyright, the prices have gone up since!

If they had held on a couple more weeks the mother in law was going to order an album from them, would have ended up about £450 ($750) as the favorite son in law, you can imagine who she is going to be nice to now I own the pics  8)

Life occasionally hands you a gift instead of the proverbial lemon. I'd say you got a good one in this instance. ;)
Take your camera with you dammit. You can't take your next "best photo" if your camera is sitting at home in the bag, now can you?

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Re: Wedding photos
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 09:56:15 PM »
Cool!  I wouldn't advise anybody to count on that happening, but it happened to my wife and I too, although back in the film days.  JPEGs would've been much more convenient than large format negatives!

Offline Bish

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Re: Wedding photos
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 01:20:35 AM »
I have had a look through them, and I must say, being able to peek a lot closer, the pp is sometimes a little lax.

Some of the softening on my wife's face is a little obvious, and her dress is about half a stop over exposed a lot of the time.

I know I am moaning but in our album these look fantastic, just know for a couple of minutes work, I can make them even better.
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Re: Wedding photos
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2014, 12:19:49 PM »
Maybe they'd send you the RAW files, then you could really go to work!  It might be worth asking.  They may be assuming that most clients wouldn't know what to do with them.

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Re: Wedding photos
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2014, 12:57:10 PM »
I asked when I called them to enquire, jpgs only, that is all they store.

Had a play with a few already, and they were already nice, now are nicer, and the ones where they were a little sloppy never made it into our album, so must have just known which ones to pick.

I'll put up some comparisons at some point.
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