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Daily Archives: October 23, 2017

How do photographers earn a living.

I found this is my draft posts, so although it was from a while ago I am sure you will enjoy it.

I received this email over the weekend and have forwarded it to a number of photographers, their responses are unprintable. This is for real, it is not a joke

To Whom It May Concern, 

I am contacting you, on behalf of a wonderful friend, regarding an unusual and exciting opportunity. 

Janet and her partner John are getting married in mid July, and have, very unfortunately, been hugely let down by their photographer at the very last minute. 

Janet and John are making their commitment at the Registry Office, at 11am, and then celebrating with friends and family at The pub, in Witney afterwards.

Therefore, a photographer would be required to attend and photograph the happy couple, preferably, from 11am until approximately 2pm

In exchange, the photographer would be welcome to use the photographs as they wish, for experience, a personal project or to extend their portfolio. 

As you can imagine, this is not something that this couple expected to be hoping for at this point, but they are such wonderful people, if there is anything one of your members would be in a position to offer, we would hugely appreciate it. 

Thank you so much.

Names have been changed to protect the anything but innocent

Have a look at this video, it will explain how photographers are often treated by prospective clients.