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Hows it going /p/,
Made the trip back to you guys to make a post that will hopefully fill in some blanks for myself and help out some other photogs that are interested in the industries.
So in my absence I was working under a contract period for an employer, essentially he would bring in clients from wherever who have requested some task that is within our competency (I worked with some other guy who was primarily video/VFX production). Regardless a vast portion of the work was within a few different disciplines of photography Portraiture, product photos, modelling, etc. So now that I am out of contract period I am interested in starting my own photography "company".
So to keep things simple I will put my primary questions in point form.
- If you currently own/operate your own freelance company what are some absolute do's and dont's? What are some services you offer? (E.G. wedding photog, portraiture, etc)
- If you do wedding photography how do you conduct yourself to assure you collect all the necessary photos (assuming their not shit) and minimize PP needed unless requested otherwise?
- Upon the services you offer do you work on set flat-rates? or do you have a variable system set up? And with these pricing points can you still compete with other photogs whilst not driving yourself into the ground completely?
- Do you have an HST number (Canadian bidness number, I am sure it varies country to country), if so do you write off expenditures towards it come tax time?
- When shooting events were there is simply not enough time to calibrate you WB/PicStyle for each individual scene would you advise AWB and APicStyle and just tune said settings if need be in post?
- Do you market your company? If so is it standard textbook marketing? If not please elaborate.
- If anyone has any "shot-lists" like the one for Weddings that often gets posted in info-graphic threads please post em' thanks again.
Gonna hit text limit, but thanks for any and all contributions.
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I have a couple of photographs taken in a candle-lit underground bar. That ended up proving too much for my camera, so I had to turn on flash. As a result, all the photos taken there now look like absolute and utter shite.
I managed to brighten them up using photoshop, but now they just look like they were taken in a fucking morgue. What effect would I have to use to make them actually look the way they are supposed to, that is, taken in a dim, warmly-lit underground bar?
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