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Hochzeitsfotograf Schweiz (Du heiratest??)

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Du heiratest?

Kleid, Kuchen, Ringe, Schuhe, Traulokal, Trauzeugen, Einladungen, Blumen, Apero, Kirche, Pfarrer, Organist, Festsaal, Abendessen, DJ, Band, Hochzeisfotograf, Programm, Transport, Deko, Coiffeur, Schminke, Tanzstunden, Ämterparcour, und, und.

Für Organisationsnaturen ein Schlaraffenland. Für die anderen: Stress.

Aber: Sobald das Datum steht muss der Rest nach. Unweigerlich, unaufhaltsam naht der Termin.

Venice Italy Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Traumfoto Luxury Wedding Photographer in Switzerland, Italy, Alps, Austria, Germany and all of Europe.
Photographic styles vary. Italians generally prefer an overly romantic style for their wedding photography, which can easily end in Kitsch. For a stylish, luxury feel, the above photographer is a recommendation which can be viewed on the above website.

Swiss Wedding Photography

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Check out Switzerland Wedding Photographer at Traumfoto for Weddings in Lucerne, Interlaken, Weggis, St. Moritz, Saas Fee, Berne, Zurich, Vitznau, Thun, Pilatus, Schilhorn, Jungfrau-Joch, Emmental, Grindelwald, Bale, Basle, Geneva, Montreux, St. Gall, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, Italy, Venice. In German: Hochzeitsfotograf Schweiz. /a>. See you!

Gary Fong “How to Get Rich As a Photographer” Review

Monday, February 5th, 2007


Gary Fong’s sales-technique revolves around:

1) getting a booking unbelievably cheap ($150 when he started in the eighties) for UNLIMITED shooting time

2) Once he’d shot the wedding he’d actually disclose the high premium price of the wedding album (which had to be kept secret until now) while denying the couple any tangible images whatsoever until they had bought the album (aka blackmail)

3) He placed “high emphasis on customer satisfaction” in order to receive referrals (“prefiltered for price”).

Wow, how tacky and how cruel. This is the common “old” wedding photographer’s business model, back from the days when film was used. I can’t imagine how paying 150$ upfront and then asking for say 2500$ for the album would get you a lot of referrals. I’d feel bloody screwed. If you’re as ruthless as Fong, this might be fodder for you, but the emotional prototype of the wedding photographer won’t be able to get him/herself to trod down this path. Of course a lot of finer points are detailed, e.g. that the online pictures expire after a short while if no album is ordered (more pressure on the bride) and that album predesign will get your brides to visualize HER album (presto, he’s got photoshop actions on sale which will allow you to produce “page-a-minute” albums :-) ).

I call Gary a great businessman because his pricing and sales timing revolve around the value of his services and products to the customer rather than their inherent value. His cloudsphere, a device of rubberized plastic, his album creator (a bunch of photoshop actions) and this DVD-set ($199) all retail at premium prices. His outdated method of up selling his photographic work, selling wedding albums at premium prices after the wedding is over and refusing to hand out proofs before the album is bought is nothing new to the wedding business. It’s just that this practice is eroding fast with digital photography and the hordes of newcomers wanting a piece of the wedding pie. In fact, in the old days, the proofs would physically fade out after a week, forcing the bride to return to the photographer for the album.
So: You get rich by extracting premium prices for your work and by saving. What he doesn’t say is that he also has his fingers in the resort/real-estate market and in his product pipeline, so he’s got multiple revenue streams going for him which the average photographer won’t.

In a nutshell, this DVD set is entertaining, probably has a lot more in it for the beginning wedding photographer than for the long-time pro and is pricey. The “techniques” will probably only work for someone business-hardened like Fong, not most “sensitive wedding photographer” types he himself describes.

Maybe you can get the DVD cheaper on EBay. But wait, Fong himself is there, selling his wares for a discount. Super Businessman!

Wedding Photographer Switzerland

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

For Wedding Photography in all of Switzerland I recommend Traumfoto Swiss Wedding Photography , the photographer speaks English and has his recent work under display at his Wedding Photography Blog.
Finding a good wedding photographer is like finding a needle in a haystack. In fact, this has nothing to do with finding a wedding photographer in Switzerland. Whether in Zurich, Lucernce, Interlaken, Berne, Basle, Zug, Schwyz, Aargovia or in New York or London – the criteria are similar or the same.

These are:

1) Do you like the results the wedding photographer provides, namely the photography and possibly the wedding album?

2) Does he have the right price range? He may be too expensive for your budget  or he may be cheap? Too cheap? Don’t skimp on price. What would you rather have: A cheap photographer who delivers bad pictures or one who costs twice as much but delivers great results? Ten years down the road you won’t care about the price but will care about the results.

3) Do you like his personality? A ratty photographer who takes good pictures can ruin a wonderful day. Is he friendly or stuffy? Rigid or flexible? Does he respond quickly or slowly or not at all? How does he dress? Does he take control of the wedding or is he an observer?

A wedding is a once in a lifetime experience (for many, anyway), and you want to be sure that the pictures you get for your money are going to capture that day in the spirit with which it was celebrated.

You probably DO want some staged pictures, with your coinstar coupon Coinstar Money Transfer, Information About Cambiamos cucuta centro parents, in-laws, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, best friends. But you don’t want all your pictures staged. A photographer who grabs each guest in turn and asks them to cheese for a snapshot. That will bug your guests and you’ll get a lot of cheesy pics.

Capturing the spirit of the occasion requires that you get a photographer who is good at photojournalism – that he or she is at the right place at the right time and presses the shutter button. This is only possible through experience which gives the photographer a certain foresight or anticipatory vision, so to speak.

Digital photographs, as analog photographs on film, don’t come out perfect right out of the camera. They might be good, but lack that certain edge which would qualify them to become great pictures. In the digital age, photoshop and a host of other software are mandatory tools for all professional photographers and you need to hire someone who is proficient in these tools. Photoshop is large and powerful and most users know and use only a fraction of it’s power. On the other hand, it is difficult for a layperson to judge a photographer’s photoshop skills.
So good luck in finding a wedding photographer in Switzerland – or anywhere for that matter!