Wedding Photographer and Raw

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Michael Firstlight Veteran Member • Posts: 4,212
Re: I'm not a wedding photographer but...
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Mark B. wrote:

tbcass wrote:

Aaron801 wrote:

... I wound't think that this is standard practice. I might shoot such a thing RAW and do editing (that's the way that I like to work) but I consider my edited versions of the photos to be the "product" that I've been hired to produce. I would probably have a contract that stipulate this and not even mention anything about RAW, but if a client really wants that stuff then I would renegotiate and change extra for that...

Why charge extra? It's no extra work or effort. Once the wedding is over what value are the RAW files to the photographer? If they want to keep them just make copies to give to the client. It just seems like a scam to me.

When film reigned, was it common to include the negatives with the wedding package?

No, it was uncommon - most customers didn't have darkrooms and the fear was customers using PhtoMat for crappy reprints.

Mike

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The one thing everyone can agree on is that film photography has its negatives. It even has its positives and internegatives.

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