Wedding Photographer and Raw

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Re: Wedding Photographer and Raw

Aaron801 wrote:

tbcass wrote:

Biggs23 wrote:

rainydiary wrote:

Hi all

Is it normal wedding photographer haven't give Raw files to their clients ?


If I were to do it, the fee would be enormous.

Why? As wedding costs go up people are more and more looking for lower fees from a wedding photographer. In this day and age, I think people care a lot less about professional photographs. If I was shopping for a wedding photographer I would insist that the RAW files be included at no extra cost or look elsewhere. It's a buyer's market.

I'd be willing to bet that the vast majority of wedding photographers don't agree to give up their RAW images. If this is indeed the case, then your choices for photographers might be very limited. If it's between an experienced photographer who does really stunning work, who doesn't let go of his/her RAWs and a inexperienced photographer who does mediocre to poor work, which one will you choose?

Neither one. Personally, I think wedding photographs are a waste of money. I was married twice and had friends do the photography in lieu of a wedding gift. In the past all my friends had me do the same thing so often that I had to start refusing because it was too much like work when everybody else was having fun. Wedding photographs are a waste of money. All the married couples I know have their wedding photos stashed away and never look at them.

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