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#1 Alisarosenbaum

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    Posted 11 December 2007 - 11:04 AM

    So i just received our fantastic wedding pictures, which Sergio posted them on pictage for us to order. I could not believe when isaw it is $10 for a single 4X6. They are running a special now that is is 2 for 1, so $5, but that still seems so expensive, considering I want to order so many. Do they run any different specials/promotions? Is there any other way to order the pictures?

    #2 ACDCDCAC

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    Posted 11 December 2007 - 11:38 AM

    I wish I knew the answer for you, is there a way you can buy a CD from him and print them yourself? I know this is an option sometimes. Good luck, and don't forget to post pics when you have some!

    #3 TammyB

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      Posted 11 December 2007 - 12:28 PM

      DON'T order from Pictage.. My wedding proofs came from them and the Black and white ones I just didn't like the quality. And lets be honest the price you pay.. it just isn't worth it. IMO I would use MPix.com They are "great" quality and sooooooo much cheaper.. I think an 4x6 is .29 cents and they send them to you pretty quick too..

      #4 Golden

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        Posted 11 December 2007 - 12:38 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Alisarosenbaum
        So i just received our fantastic wedding pictures, which Sergio posted them on pictage for us to order. I could not believe when isaw it is $10 for a single 4X6. They are running a special now that is is 2 for 1, so $5, but that still seems so expensive, considering I want to order so many. Do they run any different specials/promotions? Is there any other way to order the pictures?
        Have you posted your pics on the fourm

        #5 jthrasher

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          Posted 11 December 2007 - 12:41 PM

          It's not Pictage that sets the prices. It's the photographer.

          Most photographers charge more for prints than what you are charged at Walmart or Costco. $10 for a 4x6 is actually quite standard. The reason is, you are paying for the photo, not the paper. That photo is one of a kind. There isn't another like it.

          Coscto and the like are charging you for their supplies, chemicals, paper, etc. When you buy a photo from a photographer you are buy a piece of art. The photographer could charge you only for the cost but then you are only getting a blank piece of paper.

          We see our work as art and we charge what we feel our art is worth. It takes time, talent, and training to get the images we produce, so we charge a premium for better quality photos.

          I hope that sheds some light on the issue. Just remember, you aren't buying the photo paper, you're buying the photo.

          #6 jthrasher

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            Posted 11 December 2007 - 12:46 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by TammyB
            DON'T order from Pictage.. My wedding proofs came from them and the Black and white ones I just didn't like the quality. And lets be honest the price you pay.. it just isn't worth it. IMO I would use MPix.com They are "great" quality and sooooooo much cheaper.. I think an 4x6 is .29 cents and they send them to you pretty quick too..
            Unfortunately she doesn't have a choice of where she orders from unless she gets a CD of images.

            Pictage is a company photographers use to sell their images to clients. When the photographer puts them online, thats where the client can order them. They aren't online anywhere else. If she were to order a CD, she could order them from Costco or any other local store, or from an online printer such as Mpix.

            Personally, I wouldn't order from Pictage either. I used to use pictage but was very unhappy with their service. Some photographers like them so it's up to your photographer

            #7 Robyn Louise Photography

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              Posted 11 December 2007 - 11:19 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by jthrasherphoto.com
              It's not Pictage that sets the prices. It's the photographer.

              Most photographers charge more for prints than what you are charged at Walmart or Costco. $10 for a 4x6 is actually quite standard. The reason is, you are paying for the photo, not the paper. That photo is one of a kind. There isn't another like it.

              Coscto and the like are charging you for their supplies, chemicals, paper, etc. When you buy a photo from a photographer you are buy a piece of art. The photographer could charge you only for the cost but then you are only getting a blank piece of paper.

              We see our work as art and we charge what we feel our art is worth. It takes time, talent, and training to get the images we produce, so we charge a premium for better quality photos.

              I hope that sheds some light on the issue. Just remember, you aren't buying the photo paper, you're buying the photo.
              I couldnt have said this better myself... your photos are one of a kind...

              But that said, I would see about getting your images on a CD...only so that they can be printed somewhere other than Pictage :)

              #8 rodent

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                Posted 11 December 2007 - 11:24 PM

                I agree, $10 is very standard. It's actually on the low side. $20 is typical.

                It's really important to look at the fee the photographer charges in addition to the price per picture. I picked a package that allows me to get my pictures on a CD so I can print them off on my own for 10 cents a picture. The package was more, but I really want the freedom to do whatever with my digital images. Can you buy a CD of images? It might be $200-$400.

                #9 rodent

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                  Posted 11 December 2007 - 11:43 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by MoBride
                  I have my wedding pictures from the resort photographer on a CD with a letter giving me the right to reprint them and use them however I would like. I am taking that CD to my photographer here to have her retouch them and then I will be paying $45.00 per 5x7 for pictures I have the rights to and can get printed any where so I guess it depends on how you look at it. She did my BD pics and if she could make this body look good I can't wait to see what she does to my wedding pics. There is some back fat I would like removed in my pics for my wedding album!
                  If you want, I can show you how to remove back fat with photoshop. It depends on how much you want to do, but if it's just a crease it's really easy.

                  #10 starchild

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                    Posted 12 December 2007 - 02:16 AM

                    If you are able to get a disc of the photos I recommend myPhotopipe -

                    myPhotopipe.com - The online print lab for serious digital photographers nationwide.

                    Inexpensive and high quality...best wishes with your printing!




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