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Debbie Del Tejo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2005
 

AOL'S ADVICE ...READ LAST LINE


Money-Saving Tips: Just buy the class picture. And don't even consider placing an order during the spring session, when many schools host a secondary picture day. If you just can't resist, purchase the smallest package possible. At the Clark School in Swampscott, Mass., parents can spend as little as $24 for a few wallet-size photos and one of the class. The bill rises to more than $50 if parents splurge for a package that includes a couple of 5-by-7s. Worried you won't have a spare to send to Grandma? Consider scanning your copy or email a cute digital shot you took yourself.

CONSIDER SCANNING YOUR COPY...

Pretty soon it will be mom taking the class photos and printing them at home...who needs a photographer any more.
This is so sad...


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11/14/2006 8:33:59 PM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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  This IS sad, but even sadder to think people think it's OK, cheating the photographer out of well-earned money.


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11/14/2006 11:02:48 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  Ever recorded a song off the radio?


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11/14/2006 11:26:13 PM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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  No...... But maybe I'm the weirdo. We had this same discussion in my speech class. No one thought it was wrong. "Everyone does it" philoshophy.


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11/14/2006 11:43:44 PM

 
Debbie Del Tejo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2005
  No Gregory I have never done that. I'm the idiot that actually goes out and BUYS the whole CD when I only like one song.........go figure! what a concept!


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11/15/2006 6:29:11 AM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  So Deb, why don't you write or call AOL and lodge some kind of formal complaint about it and send a copy to the federal trade commission and the fcc??? If I had an aol account, I'd do it.

C'mon Greg, all kidding aside, whatever bonehead at AOL wrote that probably did it without thinking (or knowing) which is typical I hear, of AOL until someone complains and they change the wording or policy.
M.


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11/15/2006 8:59:51 AM

 
Debbie Del Tejo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2005
  Thanks Mark, I will go do that RIGHT NOW....good advice as usual. They need to hear about that or else they will keep doing it over and over again.


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11/15/2006 9:10:48 AM

 
Jessica  A. Eiss
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2006
  a bunch of people have already written AOL and complained, and the AP was notified, I believe, as it was an AP writer.


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11/16/2006 2:05:30 PM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  her name is Stacey Bradford and you can write her at her email address.


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11/16/2006 2:07:13 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  AP as in "Associated Press" ?? If so, why does this not surprise me in the least.
M


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11/16/2006 6:19:37 PM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   I'm such a sexy beast.


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11/17/2006 2:01:16 PM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   But seriously - before I got into photography I didn't understand the concept of "stealing" a photo. There was an especially cute one of my nephew that my sister had done and all the prints had gone to the grandparents and great grandparents. I took it to Wal-Mart to scan it with her and was shocked and outraged that I wasn't allowed to scan a print copies of a photo of a child that belonged to MY FAMILY!!! I'm not taking up for the world at large here, but I do think a lot of people don't realize that prints are how most photographers make their money. Now me - I charge for my time and talent and let the clients have the digital edited negatives and I have them printed at Miller's for them at cost. But charging $50 per shot, I get my money, a lot of money, one time and up front. Back to the point - I'm actually really and truly a sexy beast.... :>)


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11/17/2006 2:06:30 PM

 
Karma Wilson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
  "Pretty soon it will be mom taking the class photos and printing them at home...who needs a photographer any more.
This is so sad..."

What's sad is the quality a lot of these photographers offer to families. I never had a decent school photo in my life, and I just took some shots of a young lady today so she could have some decent photos to pass around after hers were botched at school. Granted, photographers at school don't have a lot of time and it's a harsh environment to get a good photo, but I'd way rather take my own. :-) And a lot of moms I know can do better than the school photographers. Time, knowing the child, and now being able to delete the stinkers is a big advantage...

K....


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11/17/2006 7:10:17 PM

 
Marianne Fortin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/23/2006
  Sipho, you're too sexy for this forum!


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11/18/2006 8:04:53 AM

 

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  No, he's to sexy for women!


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11/18/2006 8:15:14 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   You're both correct...


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11/19/2006 10:34:09 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  "I'm the idiot that actually goes out and BUYS the whole CD"


After we deal with Sipho's narcissism, can we try and tackle Debbie's low self esteem issues?


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11/19/2006 10:00:53 PM

 
Debbie Del Tejo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2005
  ok...I am NOT going to entertain the idiots here BUT the point of this thread was the copyright issue...for the record!!!!


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11/20/2006 5:13:54 AM

 
Debbie Del Tejo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2005
  and I am not talking about you Sipho...you sexy beast!


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11/20/2006 5:17:24 AM

 
Marianne Fortin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/23/2006
  But you are talking about me? ;)



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11/20/2006 7:10:29 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Nope, she's talking about Mark... :>)


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11/20/2006 7:40:42 AM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  Hey Sipho, "are you talkin' to ME ??!!!"
M.


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11/20/2006 11:46:21 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  think we've stumbled upon a threshold moment.


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11/20/2006 11:21:36 PM

 
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