Malvin Camina

Malvin Camina

Lives in Philippines Manila, Philippines
Works as a Customer Service
Joined on Sep 29, 2011

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Malvin Camina: $3000 Will depend on the Wedding Package. Majority of wedding photographers of todays era spent huge amount of peny in buying Top of the line gears. There is no Pro Photographer that wants any equipments die when the big event comes. That will reflect to your reputation as Pro Photographer. Perhaps let me explain to her the Math.

Nikon D3s Full Frame Camera(Body): $5199.95
Nikon D700 Full Frame Camera(Body): $2699.95
AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8: $1999.95
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8: $2399.95
SB-910 AF Speed Light: $549.95 x (2)
MB-D10 Battery Grip: $334.00
MB-D00 Battery Grip: $219.00
El-En15 Battery (2): $145.00
Remote Triger(2) : $180.00
Profoto D1 Air: $ 350.00
Profoto DIY Beauty Dish: $70
MacBook Pro Core i7: $2499.95
Western Digital My Book Essential 2T: $130.00
Creative Suite 5: $199.99
Adobe Lightroom 3: $89.99
LowePro Stealth Reporter: $180.00
Etc: $200
Rough Total: $17997.63

Correction Typo graphical error: If your camera has no ISO-Noise reduction feature just like the D90 your images will end up grainy. Then you'll end up editing just to remove the grainy stuff into an image. Bottom line is your buying top of the line stuff cause you dont want to be embarrass from your client and how much more if they sue you for not delivering your best co'z you fail to do your job specially if it's a signed contract. Yes there is a saying that " It's not with the Spear, It's with the Indian " but how long will it applicable in a business like Wedding Photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 04:27 UTC
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Malvin Camina: $3000 Will depend on the Wedding Package. Majority of wedding photographers of todays era spent huge amount of peny in buying Top of the line gears. There is no Pro Photographer that wants any equipments die when the big event comes. That will reflect to your reputation as Pro Photographer. Perhaps let me explain to her the Math.

Nikon D3s Full Frame Camera(Body): $5199.95
Nikon D700 Full Frame Camera(Body): $2699.95
AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8: $1999.95
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8: $2399.95
SB-910 AF Speed Light: $549.95 x (2)
MB-D10 Battery Grip: $334.00
MB-D00 Battery Grip: $219.00
El-En15 Battery (2): $145.00
Remote Triger(2) : $180.00
Profoto D1 Air: $ 350.00
Profoto DIY Beauty Dish: $70
MacBook Pro Core i7: $2499.95
Western Digital My Book Essential 2T: $130.00
Creative Suite 5: $199.99
Adobe Lightroom 3: $89.99
LowePro Stealth Reporter: $180.00
Etc: $200
Rough Total: $17997.63

I started as a Small Scale and Low Profile Wedding Photographer. Budget will hurt you at the start but when you aim big it's rewarding and your experienced will let know the requirements of being successful. At first my rates was very low then my first DSLR gave up in 2 years. To continue my part time business I applied for Financial Assistance with my credit card. I realized at the end that it shouldn't be like that. If I have increase my rates ealier I should have enough money to maintain it or upgrade. That's the main thing there why you should increase your rates because at any given time and out of no where your equipments might fail you and yet you haven't get back the money you spent with your gears.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 00:08 UTC
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Malvin Camina: $3000 Will depend on the Wedding Package. Majority of wedding photographers of todays era spent huge amount of peny in buying Top of the line gears. There is no Pro Photographer that wants any equipments die when the big event comes. That will reflect to your reputation as Pro Photographer. Perhaps let me explain to her the Math.

Nikon D3s Full Frame Camera(Body): $5199.95
Nikon D700 Full Frame Camera(Body): $2699.95
AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8: $1999.95
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8: $2399.95
SB-910 AF Speed Light: $549.95 x (2)
MB-D10 Battery Grip: $334.00
MB-D00 Battery Grip: $219.00
El-En15 Battery (2): $145.00
Remote Triger(2) : $180.00
Profoto D1 Air: $ 350.00
Profoto DIY Beauty Dish: $70
MacBook Pro Core i7: $2499.95
Western Digital My Book Essential 2T: $130.00
Creative Suite 5: $199.99
Adobe Lightroom 3: $89.99
LowePro Stealth Reporter: $180.00
Etc: $200
Rough Total: $17997.63

Yes Its true that you can also obtain high quality shots from an entry level cam. But i'll assure you that you'll spent the time sitting down to your computer editing your shot. For example a shot requires ISO 600 and above with an aperture of f/8 and ofcourse fast shutter speed of 1/200-250 sec to avoid blurry images. This is my common settings I use for a church wedding. As we all know churches have low-light environment. If your camera has the ISO-Noise reduction feature just like the D90 your images will end up grainy. As you'll end up editing just to remove the grainy stuff in an image. Bottom line is your buying top of the line stuff cause you dont want to be embarrass from your client and how much more if they sue you for not delivering your best co'z you fail to do you job specially if it's a signed contract. Yes there is a saying that " It's with the Spear, It's with the Indian " but how long will it applicable in a business like Wedding Photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 23:50 UTC
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Malvin Camina: $3000 Will depend on the Wedding Package. Majority of wedding photographers of todays era spent huge amount of peny in buying Top of the line gears. There is no Pro Photographer that wants any equipments die when the big event comes. That will reflect to your reputation as Pro Photographer. Perhaps let me explain to her the Math.

Nikon D3s Full Frame Camera(Body): $5199.95
Nikon D700 Full Frame Camera(Body): $2699.95
AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8: $1999.95
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8: $2399.95
SB-910 AF Speed Light: $549.95 x (2)
MB-D10 Battery Grip: $334.00
MB-D00 Battery Grip: $219.00
El-En15 Battery (2): $145.00
Remote Triger(2) : $180.00
Profoto D1 Air: $ 350.00
Profoto DIY Beauty Dish: $70
MacBook Pro Core i7: $2499.95
Western Digital My Book Essential 2T: $130.00
Creative Suite 5: $199.99
Adobe Lightroom 3: $89.99
LowePro Stealth Reporter: $180.00
Etc: $200
Rough Total: $17997.63

No It's just an example my friend. Infact I only use D80 + D90 + Sigma 17-70mm and Sigma 70-200mm on both f/2.8. The D3s and D700 is just my dream camera. But as you know Camera is really expensive and other photography tools are really expensive. Well perhaps you know aswell the quality of images you can have from a full frame cam? I also owned entry level cams before I've shifted to D80/90 and it was really a big difference. I'm not tallking about pixels here but rather the husstle of editing pictures from an entry level cam to a mid range cam. Most of the clients wants the pictures burned to dvd same day after the wedding co'z they are excited posting it to Facebook or other social networking sites so you gotta be fast otherwise they'll have a bad impression that you can't even deliver "Straight From Camera" images and your just relying from photoshop. It's a bad remark hearing it from a client. They might even ask "Are you a professional photographer or just an editor?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 23:10 UTC
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Malvin Camina: $3000 Will depend on the Wedding Package. Majority of wedding photographers of todays era spent huge amount of peny in buying Top of the line gears. There is no Pro Photographer that wants any equipments die when the big event comes. That will reflect to your reputation as Pro Photographer. Perhaps let me explain to her the Math.

Nikon D3s Full Frame Camera(Body): $5199.95
Nikon D700 Full Frame Camera(Body): $2699.95
AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8: $1999.95
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8: $2399.95
SB-910 AF Speed Light: $549.95 x (2)
MB-D10 Battery Grip: $334.00
MB-D00 Battery Grip: $219.00
El-En15 Battery (2): $145.00
Remote Triger(2) : $180.00
Profoto D1 Air: $ 350.00
Profoto DIY Beauty Dish: $70
MacBook Pro Core i7: $2499.95
Western Digital My Book Essential 2T: $130.00
Creative Suite 5: $199.99
Adobe Lightroom 3: $89.99
LowePro Stealth Reporter: $180.00
Etc: $200
Rough Total: $17997.63

You as Pro Photographer can somtimes lower the rates of a wedding package only to your Limit. It's for the client to take it or leave it anyways it's not your lost. DSLR camera unit has actuations that counts the life span of it. In a given event will probably shoot no less than a thuosand photos to choose the best ones. Whoever do photography business that quotes below $1500 per client will be bankcrupt unless you as a photographer get clients per month then thats Quantity vs High Service Rates.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 17:57 UTC
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Malvin Camina: $3000 Will depend on the Wedding Package. Majority of wedding photographers of todays era spent huge amount of peny in buying Top of the line gears. There is no Pro Photographer that wants any equipments die when the big event comes. That will reflect to your reputation as Pro Photographer. Perhaps let me explain to her the Math.

Nikon D3s Full Frame Camera(Body): $5199.95
Nikon D700 Full Frame Camera(Body): $2699.95
AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8: $1999.95
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8: $2399.95
SB-910 AF Speed Light: $549.95 x (2)
MB-D10 Battery Grip: $334.00
MB-D00 Battery Grip: $219.00
El-En15 Battery (2): $145.00
Remote Triger(2) : $180.00
Profoto D1 Air: $ 350.00
Profoto DIY Beauty Dish: $70
MacBook Pro Core i7: $2499.95
Western Digital My Book Essential 2T: $130.00
Creative Suite 5: $199.99
Adobe Lightroom 3: $89.99
LowePro Stealth Reporter: $180.00
Etc: $200
Rough Total: $17997.63

With that amount how long will it take before you get the returns of investment? Time, Skills, Post Proccessing and Album Prints not yet included. The Photographer must get atlease 5 potential clients for the 1 year just to get the returns for the equipments and gears alone. You add the tax, expenses and other financial needs in a daily basis. In the span of 4-6 years you'll have to upgrade otherwise your outdated. Significantly You studied photography to make peny for living. I doubt if a Pro Photographer will earn that much with in the span 4-6 years. And by the way Videography is not yet included in the service.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 17:32 UTC

$3000 Will depend on the Wedding Package. Majority of wedding photographers of todays era spent huge amount of peny in buying Top of the line gears. There is no Pro Photographer that wants any equipments die when the big event comes. That will reflect to your reputation as Pro Photographer. Perhaps let me explain to her the Math.

Nikon D3s Full Frame Camera(Body): $5199.95
Nikon D700 Full Frame Camera(Body): $2699.95
AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8: $1999.95
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8: $2399.95
SB-910 AF Speed Light: $549.95 x (2)
MB-D10 Battery Grip: $334.00
MB-D00 Battery Grip: $219.00
El-En15 Battery (2): $145.00
Remote Triger(2) : $180.00
Profoto D1 Air: $ 350.00
Profoto DIY Beauty Dish: $70
MacBook Pro Core i7: $2499.95
Western Digital My Book Essential 2T: $130.00
Creative Suite 5: $199.99
Adobe Lightroom 3: $89.99
LowePro Stealth Reporter: $180.00
Etc: $200
Rough Total: $17997.63

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 17:31 UTC as 52nd comment | 10 replies
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thrill2k: One question I have is what did wedding photographers make in 70's, 80's, 90's, etc. I think if you are good you should charge whatever you can get, but has digital increased the amount you can charge, because you can deliver so much more?

With that amount how long will it take before you get the returns of investment? Time, Skills, Post Proccessing and Album Prints not yet included. The Photographer must get atlease 5 potential clients just to get the returns for the equipments and gears alone. You add the tax, expenses and other financial needs in a daily basis. In the span of 4-6 years you'll have to upgrade otherwise your outdated. Significantly You studied photography to make peny for living. I doubt if a Pro Photographer will earn that much with in the span 4-6 years. And by the way Videography is not yet included in the service.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 17:22 UTC
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thrill2k: One question I have is what did wedding photographers make in 70's, 80's, 90's, etc. I think if you are good you should charge whatever you can get, but has digital increased the amount you can charge, because you can deliver so much more?

$3000 Will depend on the Wedding Package. Majority of wedding photographers of todays era spent huge amount peny in buying Top of the line gears. There is no Pro Photographer that wants any equipments die when the big event comes. That will reflect to your reputation as Pro Photographer. Perhaps let me explain to her the Math.

Nikon D3s Full Frame Camera(Body): $5199.95
Nikon D700 Full Frame Camera(Body): $2699.95
AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8: $1999.95
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8: $2399.95
SB-910 AF Speed Light: $549.95 x (2)
MB-D10 Battery Grip: $334.00
MB-D00 Battery Grip: $219.00
El-En15 Battery (2): $145.00
Remote Triger(2) : $180.00
Profoto D1 Air: $ 350.00
Profoto DIY Beauty Dish: $70
MacBook Pro Core i7: $2499.95
Western Digital My Book Essential 2T: $130.00
Creative Suite 5: $199.99
Adobe Lightroom 3: $89.99
LowePro Stealth Reporter: $180.00
Etc: $200
Rough Total: $17997.63

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 17:21 UTC
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