Terrible photographer ruined a brides wedding, should I say something?

Started Jun 10, 2014 | Polls thread
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The Battery Regular Member • Posts: 195
Terrible photographer ruined a brides wedding, should I say something?

So I work for the American Wedding Group on the side and recently did a wedding as a second. I wanted to see the primary photog's images so downloaded them and almost had a rage aneurysm.  The image quality delivered was so incredibly bad, he would have been better off using an iPhone.  Just to make sure I wasnt being biased, I asked a co-worker who knows nothing about photography to look at the images.  She said that she would have cried and demanded a refund if she recieved these images...

At one point he was shooting at F/11, 1/1000sec at ISO-3200; in broad daylight!  (to put that into perspective, I was at f/2.8, 1/1250 at ISO 100).  He was shooting on a D300.

The reception was so bad the images are unusable.  He was shooting with a D50.  I started on the D50, and it was a fine camera, for personal use!  This is no where close to a professional camera!  Its ISO maxes at 1600 and looks terrible!!  He was at 1600 for most of the reception.

Oh, and settings aside, he made her look 25 lbs heavier!  Terrible angles, rolls hanging out, unfocused images, the list goes on and on...

So, what should I do?

 The Battery's gear list:The Battery's gear list
Nikon D7000 Nikon D800 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR +3 more
Report him.
23.0% 20  votes
Talk to him and try to help him improve.
19.5% 17  votes
Do nothing.
57.5% 50  votes
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