Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/13

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: Lenses For Wedding
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 20:50:33 -0400

Yes, if one hangs out one's shingle reading "Weddings R' Us," then wedding
photography is a service. I don't have such a shingle. I am not suggesting
that a photographer has a right to force his or her vision on a client. But
a photographer, writer, musician, architect, or any other person in a
creative field has an absolute right to say 'this is the kind of work I do.
If you like it, I'd be happy to do it for you. If you don't, I'm not the
person for you.'

Boy, and to think I was giggling most of the way through "The Fountain Head"
when it was on day before yesterday. Much more of this 'you're obligated to
give the public whatever kind of crap they want' talk and I'll have to join
the Ayn Rand Legion. ;-)

B. D.

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Lenses For Wedding

In a message dated 5/13/02 3:27:52 PM Pacific Daylight Time,

<< I think that this is totally incorrect. The person who is paying for the
 photography AND the person who's special day it is, should have exactly
 what they want, how they want it, and when they want it. >>

Wedding photography is a SERVICE that a photographer provides to whoever
hired him to do it.  As an experienced photographer, one may make
and add his experience and wisdom but in the end, the wishes of the bride
groom and whoever else is in charge should prevail.  "My way or the highway"
prima donna attitude is for the artist, and wedding photography is not art,
it is a service.

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