Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Pricing pictures
From: "Wilber Jeffcoat" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 12:33:20 -0500
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Carpe; I could not agree with you more. When film is handed over unprocessed
you are only as good as the processor they select. What is really throwing
me right now is there is a  group (USA -network) calling themselves
something to the effect of the PJ wedding network (based out of Atlanta)
They have several packages ($2500 on up) where they shoot 15+ rolls (35 I
would guess) and hand the unprocessed film to the client. They say it is
one of their most popular packages. Scares the hell out of me.
Cheers Wilber
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "MEBerube" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2001 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Pricing pictures

> At 08:34 PM 1/3/01 -0600, Henry Ambrose wrote about my methods:
> >Sounds like you found a good little crack and filled it quite well.
> >I like the idea that you give them the film. It seems appropriate
> >although I'm sure many wedding guys would scream. The very few weddings I
> >photograph I do the same way. They are happy and its simple for you.
> Yes, Henry, it is in interesting and enjoyable niche. In the way of
> clarification...
> I know of photographers who shoot a wedding and just hand over the
> unprocessed film. I never hand over unprocessed film to a client. I have
> the film souped and printed (and more often now scanned to CD for my later
> web/promo use) at my local lab. I place the 4X6 'proofs' in a Pioneer
> Wedding album. I then remove any prints and negs from the whole that would
> reflect poorly on my reputation long before the client ever sees the end
> product.
> The thought of my work being processed at Walmart or that the one shot on
> any particular roll which may not have been properly flash synched or
> something like that being out there in the public with my name attached to
> it is the stuff of nightmares and is what decided me to process and weed
> the negs I shoot before the client ever sees the finished product.
> We're only ever judged by the last work of ours that someone has seen, eh?
> Carpe Luminem,
> Michael E. Berube

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