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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Lenses For Wedding
From: John Straus <>
Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 20:21:39 -0500

on 5/13/02 6:45 PM, at wrote:

> << 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. >>

What they are paying for is the photographers STYLE.  And if not then any
ole guy with a camera that can pose people should do just fine.

> Wedding photography is a SERVICE that a photographer provides to whoever
> hired him to do it.  As an experienced photographer, one may make suggestions
> and add his experience and wisdom but in the end, the wishes of the bride and
> 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.

And photography is one SERVICE where the style and ability of the
photographer is what's sold. I wouldn't want a photojournalist to shoot a
wedding if I wanted posed shots no more than I'd have a "formal" wedding
specialist who sets up everything to shoot a loose candid wedding.

If I ever get married :O and look for a photographer I hope to hell they'd
say, "This is the way I shoot" and let me say yea or nay. Not Oh yeah, I can
do "whatever" you want mister...

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John Straus
Chicago, IL

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