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#16 ponine75

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 07:48 PM

QUOTE(empress @ Oct 9 2006, 04:58 PM) View Post

Yes I'm definitely getting them in hi-res on DVD. That was one of my main stipulations.. if they didn't offer this service or wanted to charge exhorbitant price for this or said I had to wait 1,2,3 years... I crossed them off the list immediately. I wanted these as I didn't want to get an album just yet.

Good luck with your nasty photographer!


I felt the same way as Empress. We chose a no prints - DVD only package with all the RAW files (just over 1,000). Our photographer also made us a DVD copy of the same photos in High res JPEGs as well. OUr package was $2,500.
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 07:56 PM

QUOTE(Christian @ Oct 9 2006, 06:39 PM) View Post

You may have trouble with this Jet.

Cassarilda is in the industry and I believe she engaged the services of her employer (correct me if I'm wrong here Cassar) for her wedding.




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Posted 09 October 2006 - 09:51 PM

We're getting RAW files, too. Like empress, since I work in an allied field, I would not consider a photographer who didn't offer this. Lucky for us, our photographer was fine to do this (for a price). From memory, I think we're paying about $800 extra for this?

That said, I think her prices etc. are fair, anyway, so chances are we'll use her to get prints and enlargements.

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 11:34 PM

QUOTE(Christian @ Oct 9 2006, 06:39 PM) View Post

You may have trouble with this Jet.

Cassarilda is in the industry and I believe she engaged the services of her employer (correct me if I'm wrong here Cassar) for her wedding.

For Joe Public, providing the RAW files is extremely uncommon. Kinda like buying beautiful satin material from your dress supplier - it has the potential to look fantastic but needs an equally great seamstress to complete the puzzle.

Won't a high res open-standard file be enough (eg; JPEG or TIFF)?



"I know she has insisted that professionals dont provide this service..."

Well there are two ways about this.. the first is that the photographer may feel as though theyre giving up ALL their rights to their worl, which in fact they already have as the image content is YOURS while the image "RAWS" and composition (albeit questionable) are theres... to offer an "inferior" format is usually standard for digital.
One should expect the extra charge if the files require converting and correction. It takes time takes away production resources while these images convert.
Video moreso, however were talking about stills here..

One thing to note however, is that not many people have the means to view RAW formatted images. So if you do request them, be sure that you know why you want them and that you have the tools required to be able to not only work with the format, but to also deliver the final images in a format which is viewable for all.

At the end of the day, many photographers have different attitudes about their profession, however the statement above re- "professionals dont provide this service" is a blanket statement which doesnt represent the Industry as a whole.

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 09:09 AM

QUOTE(Christian @ Oct 9 2006, 06:39 PM) View Post


Won't a high res open-standard file be enough (eg; JPEG or TIFF)?


Oh yeah that would be great. I think I worded that wrong.....high res files (JPEG) would be fine.

My photographer wont do that either though I believe...Mmmm. She says its too much work or something...

Thanks for clearing that up Erinna and Christian.
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 10:59 AM

For an extra $395 on top of our package ($2.5K), we get all high resolution photos on cd as well as the negatives so we can print and enlarge any photos we want later ourselves smile.gif
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 11:39 AM

All up $1300.
We get to pick 80 photos that get edited which will be our best shots. These are then placed onto a CD for us, both as full resolution and as a web-view. I don't know what we want web-view for.... They also get put into a proof album.
We also get all the original photos onto a DVD, around 250-300 images.

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 02:03 PM

QUOTE(jet @ Oct 10 2006, 09:09 AM) View Post

My photographer wont do that either though I believe...Mmmm. She says its too much work or something...


Personally I think those words should never cross a business persons lips when talking to a customer.. but thats just me rolleyes.gif wink.gif

I really hope you get want you want hun, after all the trouble youve had with her
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 04:15 PM

QUOTE(cassarilda @ Oct 10 2006, 02:03 PM) View Post

Personally I think those words should never cross a business persons lips when talking to a customer.. but thats just me rolleyes.gif wink.gif

I really hope you get want you want hun, after all the trouble youve had with her



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Posted 10 October 2006 - 05:47 PM

QUOTE(jet @ Oct 10 2006, 09:09 AM) View Post

Oh yeah that would be great. I think I worded that wrong.....high res files (JPEG) would be fine.

My photographer wont do that either though I believe...Mmmm. She says its too much work or something...

Thanks for clearing that up Erinna and Christian.


Too much work? The computer does all the work!

Just to clear things up - I think many people on here are confusing RAW images with full or high-res images. Those who think they want RAW images actually really just want an open standard image file which contains sufficient resolution for the reproduction of large prints. A high-res TIFF or JPEG (say 1MB or greater for the JPEG, TIFF is largely impractical for supply of volume images as the file size is often three times greater than RAW) is normally perfectly suitable for this.

A RAW image is (usually) a proprietory image format which needs to be 'developed' into an open standard format (such as TIFF or JPEG) to make it useful. It would be like supplying you with a wedding album in pieces that you would have to assemble yourself.

Unless you don't trust the editing skills of your photographer and/or studio and you believe you can do a better job of developing an image, then RAW is counter-productive.

Incidentally, many wedding photographers may not even have kept the RAW file to give you anyway.
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 06:16 PM

QUOTE(Puggie @ Oct 9 2006, 09:51 PM) View Post

We're getting RAW files, too. Like empress, since I work in an allied field, I would not consider a photographer who didn't offer this.


Why? A properly processed TIFF image lacks nothing against RAW.

RAW gives the photographer flexibility when capturing and processing an image, but assuming their processing skills are sound, I don't understand the reasoning in dismissing 99% of the market over something that really should come a clear second-best to artistic flair and creative talent. unsure.gif
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 09:27 PM

Jet, we paid $775 for about 750 shots in high res on CD. We can go back later to him and get an album/prints etc, or do it ourselves. I'm doing a momento album for our parents and I'll see how I go.

We could have had more shots than that (for the same price) but we didn't have him for the reception at all.



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Posted 10 October 2006 - 11:56 PM

"Incidentally, many wedding photographers may not even have kept the RAW file to give you anyway."

And over 90% of digital Photogs dont even shoot in raw to begin with...
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 10:25 AM

QUOTE(Studio-D @ Oct 10 2006, 11:56 PM) View Post

"Incidentally, many wedding photographers may not even have kept the RAW file to give you anyway."

And over 90% of digital Photogs dont even shoot in raw to begin with...


Every digital camera begins with RAW, but many choose to discard it automatically in-camera once the JPEG is produced.
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Posted 12 October 2006 - 09:27 AM

QUOTE(Christian @ Oct 11 2006, 10:25 AM) View Post

Every digital camera begins with RAW, but many choose to discard it automatically in-camera once the JPEG is produced.

Oh yes, I should have been a little more specific, however many a time i have come across Photogs who only shoot JPG... as in, their final acquired image is in that format.

One thing ive noticed with some of the newer cams like the 5d, is that not only can u start with raw, but u can also record it as JPG at the same time.
This to me is a great timesaver as I can give the client a DVD of their pics while i keep the "negatives"


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