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Old 07-15-2009, 01:10 PM
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How to be "Professional" Wedding Photographers

just for fun from some of the things i observed

STEP 0. Make a Business Card, make sure its canggih and artistic! matte lamination for the glossy powdery feel recommended or just make sure u look expensive!

STEP 1. Take any job so that u can become better in terms of skill and experience
STEP 1.1 Charge as high as possible , then drum it into ur clients telling them that the more expensive it is means it is better, and u are pro unlike those few hundred ringgit freelancers.
(its called Branding ppl)

STEP 2. Go learn from High Profile photographers and try to bodek them until they make u tor tai (student)

STEP 3. After that TAKE only assignments that will make ur picture look good. (i.e Only Hotel weddings, no restaurant stuff!, handsome couples) and move on to higher end stuff like corporate project and hotel stuff! to distinguish urself from "The Others"

STEP 4. if ur picture dun look "pro" never give to clients, even if that's the only picture they have, and if they call you or make any comments about where their pictures are , just remove them from all contact list and bar them on ur phone even if thier your RL fren!, cuz professionalism must to be maintained!


STEP 5. If your old clients tag u on FB on some of ur older works that u dun wan ur current HIGH profile clients to see. faster call them even if u already cut all ties/contacts with them and ask them to remove the tags.

STEP 6. DO NOT have things like flickr or multiply! just in case u accidentally upload non-pro pictures! have a website instead! and choose "pro" pictures to display only.

STEP 7. Get urself listed on Magazines or calendars thru "connections" so that ppl will recognize u!

STEP 8. PRAY very hard to god everyday, so that u will NEVER EVER fall into bad times and need to take un-pro pictures again, cuz ur name in the "lower" circles has been tarnished beyond recognition.

Wah lah! photography 101!

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Old 07-15-2009, 01:50 PM
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u miss another important point la, if u want to be pro, pls dont charge few hundred for a job
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:57 PM
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oh yah
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my bad sorry
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just for fun from some of the things i observed

STEP 1. Take any job so that u can become better in terms of skill and experience
STEP 1.1 Charge as high as possible , then drum it into ur clients telling them that the more expensive it is means it is better, and u are pro unline thos few hundred ringgit freelancers.
(its called Branding ppl)

STEP 2. Go learn from High Profile photographers and try to bodek them until they make u tor tai (student)


STEP 3. After that TAKE only assignments that will make ur picture look good.

STEP 4. if ur picture dun look "pro" never give to clients, even if that's the only picture they have, and if they call you or make any comments about where their pictures are , just remove them from all contact list and bar them on ur phone even if thier your RL fren!, cuz professionalism must to be maintained!


STEP 5. If your old clients tag u on FB on some of ur older works that u dun wan ur current HIGH profile clients to see. faster call them even if u already cut all ties/contacts with them and ask them to remove the tags.


Wah lah! photography 101!

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oooo!! like this meh?...hehehhe
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:08 PM
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u'll be surprised!
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actually the first thing you need is a namecard la.
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don't forget, only choose pretty and handsome couple for your assignment. Anything less don't take...
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:21 PM
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lol keep it coming, soon this can become a bible for photographers
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resshin, i kinda agree except to add on a few more points... if u really want to be upmarket pro...DON'T DO any wedding and events. Cos any Ah Kow and Ali can do.

Shoot only challenging stuff that requires real skills like hotel projects and corporate stuff that can pay 5-figures.

Then once awhile shoot a wedding or 2... making sure to tell yr client that u r doing them a BIG favour cos u seldom shoot these kacang putih jobs. And rem to charge min. RM15K per day for it.

PS: U dun need a namecard. Just keep a pet parrot on yr shoulders or wear an eye-patch like a pirate. And your clients will never forget you. That's branding! It used to be a trend to keep long pony-tail hair but that's so out.
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... if u really want to be upmarket pro...DON'T DO any wedding and events. Cos any Ah Kow and Ali can do....
Ali~~~~~ where are you

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