Is losing memory cards after a wedding shoot the worst thing that can happen?

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thermal1
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Is losing memory cards after a wedding shoot the worst thing that can happen?
May 3, 2012

I was visiting a photography enthusiast in hospital, and shared a story about a wedding photographer who lost his memory cards after a major shoot. The photographer was obviously very distraught, as were the newlyweds.

We talked for an hour and I argued that losing all your files after a Major shoot is arguably the worst thing that can happen. He disagreed.

So I come to you fine people for a resolution: Would you say that losing all your files from a major professional shoot is the pinacle of misfortune?

Yes or no?
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Re: Is losing memory cards after a wedding shoot the worst thing that can happen?
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It’s a huge black mark on your reputation as a “Professional” to loose anywhere from 250 Raw’s to thousands of pictures. If I were the photographer I’d offered to refund the entire event (and have when I had a Nikon fail mid shoot and my back up camera was at another shoot).

I suppose it’s not the worst that could happen. I mean it would be worse if a professional photographer got wasted at an event like this and was a total nuisance and then lost her/his card. Not only would the newlyweds not useable shots but they would have had an out of control idiot on their hands….. So no it could be worse.
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VisualNectarPhotography wrote:

I suppose it’s not the worst that could happen. I mean it would be worse if a professional photographer got wasted at an event like this and was a total nuisance and then lost her/his card. Not only would the newlyweds not useable shots but they would have had an out of control idiot on their hands….. So no it could be worse.

Believe...it could ALWAYS be worse.

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In reply to Mr Michael, May 3, 2012

There are much worse outcomes - its possible to end up in a car/plane/train/boat wreck before the shoot, missing the shoot and sustaining serious injuries (or worse).

Its risky to be alive.
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Re: Is losing memory cards after a wedding shoot the worst thing that can happen?
In reply to theatrus, May 3, 2012

Maybe having one of your batteries short out and set fire to the venue might be worse. But any way that you lose all of the pictures is a close second.

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In reply to thermal1, May 4, 2012

Last weekend, there was a tragedy where a woman doing her first gliding trip, as a passenger, fell 300 meters (around 375 yards) from the glider and died. The flight was behind recorded by a small video camera attached to the wing of the hang glider.

The tragedy is becoming a soap opera:

The pilot swallowed the video camera memory card (hopefully, it's a compact flash). He is in custody until the memory card passes through! The police can see the memory card with XRays.

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120502/bc_x_ray_memory_card_glider_120502/20120502?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

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OK, I just paid you lots of money for a once in a lifetime event. Very unprofessional,

So is the camera lost too? Were they making clicking sounds the whole time? So yeah not good, look to legal action against the photographer your paid for a reason, its a business and you have nothing to show. Hopefully there is a contract.

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In reply to thermal1, May 4, 2012

Umm...you could be photographing a wedding in oh, say, Argentina perhaps...and get murdered because you refused to give up your gear to a group of armed robbers.

http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/92213/french-photographer-stabbed-to-death-in-retiro-neighbourhood

Yeh, it could be much worse...

thermal1 wrote:

I was visiting a photography enthusiast in hospital, and shared a story about a wedding photographer who lost his memory cards after a major shoot. The photographer was obviously very distraught, as were the newlyweds.

We talked for an hour and I argued that losing all your files after a Major shoot is arguably the worst thing that can happen. He disagreed.

So I come to you fine people for a resolution: Would you say that losing all your files from a major professional shoot is the pinacle of misfortune?

Yes or no?
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Re: Is losing memory cards after a wedding shoot the worst thing that can happen?
In reply to thermal1, May 4, 2012

1st wife, 2nd, or 3rd. It really does depend...

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thermal1 wrote:

So I come to you fine people for a resolution: Would you say that losing all your files from a major professional shoot is the pinacle of misfortune?

Ever watched Kill Bill?

Now there was no pro photographer there, but if there were, losing cards would be the least of his worries. Talk about major shoots...

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In reply to thermal1, May 5, 2012

The photographer can offer a re-shoot at his expense otherwise a refund is in order.

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