What is "Post a Job" and why the hell does it have so many questions? Why should I invest time in putting so much thought into this . Read on and get some basics right of what we're trying to do.
We as people are never ready for responsibilities or commitments , well it's a normal human tendency. You suddenly "grow up" and the entire world wants you to "settle down" in life. Well, no one knows what that is. However in India - its called "Marriage" :)
You can't escape from it. Period. The faster you come to peace with it, the better. If you're engaged and about to be married in a couple of months, you have a huge list of tasks that are always pending. It's that feeling when you enter an examination hall, you never feel prepared, but you end up giving the exam anyway. Good or bad is secondary.
The aspect I'm trying to talk about here is about choosing your Wedding photographer. Today, you have a 100 questions in your mind since you have no clue of what photography is all about (unless you're one of those "DSLR owners") and Wedding photography is a completely different ball game altogether. Trust me!
Well, that's where Flatpebble comes to a small rescue in making your life easy. Here's the funda behind "Post a JOB" :
Today - You have 1000's of photography pages, google ads, facebook ads that tell you that there are so many people out there. Choosing a photographer does not seem that hard, does it?
Reality - You call photographers, share your wedding details and request for a quotation. Well this can be fun 5-10 times, but not beyond that. Photographer's quote will be way above your budget, he will be booked on your wedding dates, wont return your calls because he is in a No-network zone busy shooting. Else he will call you during your work hours when you are in no mood for this discussion. Well it's their job! Don't blame them here.
How does Flatpebble help ? Why should you Post a Job?
Post a Job asks you all the details that a photographer needs to know, to send a quotation as per your requirement.
But I don't know my requirement ! - Well, post a Job asks you questions that makes you think, this might put you away because you just want to get it over with. You do some random checks 'coz you don't have an idea of what is what. This is to save you the time of all the phone calls you need to make to find the right guy. This is to save you the time from explaining your requirement to each and every photographer. Well here's some gyan to help you figure out what you want ;
Traditional Photography - Traditional pictures are the ones that ensure that every ritual in the wedding is covered , you pose for the picture while the rituals are done, you hold the other person's hand just to pretend like you are placing the ring. This is Traditional! Like in the picture below :
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Candid Photography - You won't know that the photographer is clicking. He is not gonna ask you to freeze in between the ceremonies to pose for his photo nor do you have to put on a fake smile. The photographer puts his thought into estimating your emotions as per the situation and captures that. Well, this costs a bit more for the same reason. And every photographer has his own way of anticipating a moment and capturing the same. For this , you be the best judge, browse through work samples and take your pick.
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Traditional Videography - Its the complete video footage of all the ceremonies included in your wedding , which will go on for a few hours , which you might see once in a life time.
Cinematic Videography - It's a short film of your wedding. The video will not be long and boring. Its gonna be a small 30- 40 min video, involving your family and friends say nice things about you (which you might never hear otherwise :P). It will contain small snips of the fun moments in your wedding which you would rather end up watching a couple more times and re-live those moments.
P.S - This can be a bit expensive. Why? Because the skill required to shoot this is different, people involved are more, additional equipment is needed and the editing takes crazy amounts of time.
Now , you can put some thought into what you want, figure out your budget and choose accordingly. Flatpebble's budget estimator also show's you price ranges which will give you an idea, however Always go with the budget that You are comfortable with.
"Pre - Wedding and Post - Wedding Shoot" - This is a photo shoot session that you have privately with your fiance/spouse before or after the wedding . Typically in a Romantic place with some Props in some cases and some candid shots
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Please NOTE - Pre Wedding shoot is NOT Haldi ,mehendi or other ceremonies, and Post Wedding is NOT Vidai.
Hope this article answered atleast some of your questions if not all. Invest those 5 mins in Posting a Job , and make life simpler for yourself.
Give us a shout if you need any further help. Write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Post a Job here , if you need a wedding photographer :)