Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Wedding Photography
From: "Ted Grant" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 07:45:50 -0800
References: <004701c0b85c$18c157c0$>

Phong responded:

>>>>> I recall that Ted Grant who does weddings occasionally,
> also hands over the exposed film to the clients.   Ted, the hacker who
shoots weddings to support his habit   :-)<<<<<<

Hi Phong,
Absolutely true! However, my reasoning was and still is that I don't really
want to do the wedding thing, however, if the B&G are adamant and insisting
they want me to do it I'll relent on the following basis.

They pay me an astronomical amount of money !

I shoot it all in B&W, none of it is posed, film at the end of the event is
turned over to the best man along with the name of professional processing
lab, as I never want to see it again!

And they pay me a huge pile of money! :-) Right at the end of the wedding!
key point! :-)

Now the reason of the "huge amount of money" is to deter them from hiring me
in the first place, as I can't think of anything worse than shooting a
wedding as a paid assignment!  Hell I'd rather cover a shooting war than a
wedding! :-)

However, if the B&G are stupid enough to hire me, then I'm going to do the
most magical shoot I can for them, besides most of these B&G's are friends
so one can't let them down.

And because I really don't want to shoot them, I might as well be paid an
astronomical amount of money for the pain of doing it! ;-) Seems logical to
me, doesn't it you? :-)

Ted Grant Photography Limited

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