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Old March 11th, 2016, 06:02 AM   #16
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People today want everything instantly. Take a photo on the phone and instantly post to Facebook. Having a photo straight away is way better than waiting a few weeks and having to pay postage or go pick it up somewhere. White balance is irrelevant to most people and can even be corrected by most peoples colour printers if they chose to make a scanned copy at home. In this instance the photos from the guy who makes them wait a few weeks had better be startlingly different and to the clients not us. Not going to happen !!! Framing and focus ( want my child with face in focus ) is what most people see and time/cost is important to them.

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Old January 14th, 2017, 08:51 PM   #17
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I'll agree...immediacy seems their primary concern. I've seen similar issues from photogs at equestrian events...photos so poorly printed that the print-head lines were horribly obvious and detracted from the quality, and charged at an embarrassingly high price for the quality of the photos. Despite all that, this photog was considered the "go to guy" and people were proud to have purchased one of his photos.
I could never understand it.
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Old January 15th, 2017, 02:49 AM   #18
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A friend does these things here in the UK, and almost everyone wants pictures there and then - if you buy the photos afterwards then they are tweaked and usually cropped and reframed - but these guys know their market, and want it now overules everything. It's a market that works for them, don't knock it.
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Old January 15th, 2017, 04:17 AM   #19
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It's a bit like the photos that I take. I pride myself on them always being good composition and in proper focus. Yet it bothers me a little that some of the most popular ones can be photos that don't have perfect focus.

I've learned to get over it, and a delighted customer is certainly worth more than anything.

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