Venue rules
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TAGfan
Registered: Jan 09, 2010
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So I'm shooting this venue in a couple weeks and I just got sent their 'rules and regulations'. The usual stuff mostly; don't leave gear all over the place, yadda yadda.

Then I get to the end and in big bold letters it says 'jackets are to be work at all times' - like it was obviously added after the form was created - as an addition. In addition - keeps referring to the photographer as a subcontractor - which clearly, I am not.

I am preparing an email at the moment - but I wanted to get a feel for just how peeved I should be.



Robin Usagani
Registered: Oct 26, 2010
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Just show up in NY Giants jackets.



maxwell1295
Registered: Jun 04, 2008
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Let me guess....Westmount CC



hardlyboring
Registered: Apr 19, 2008
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will it be cold inside?
haha



TAGfan
Registered: Jan 09, 2010
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Nope on both counts -- lol



ckhagen
Registered: Mar 05, 2007
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Members-only jacket.



marti.g3
Registered: Oct 04, 2011
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Is the Ritz Carlton or the Montage ? Does it specify what type of jacket ? Rain jacket, sports jacket, baseball jacket, windbreaker jacket ? I've never heard of that before.



TAGfan
Registered: Jan 09, 2010
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The assumption is that its a suit jacket, as they make it very clear in the document that all of their events are 'black tie' events.

Don't get me wrong, I wear a shirt and tie to every wedding I shoot..but a suit? Come on



Robin Usagani
Registered: Oct 26, 2010
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ckhagen wrote:
Members-only jacket.


Win! Green one!



maxwell1295
Registered: Jun 04, 2008
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Is this place close enough for you to drive there and meet the manager(s) in person? I try to visit venues and introduce myself to the people in charge whenever possible. I had a venue a few weeks ago that gave me a mile long list of everything you could think of (where NOT to park, which entrances I COULDN'T use, where NOT to put my stuff, etc.). I drove there, met the catering manager, who made sure I read, understood and signed an agreement with the list. The day of the wedding they treated me like a king and fed me the best meal I've had at any wedding. I was not expecting that at all, but I think a lot had to do with me introducing myself and them seeing that I was a professional and a very pleasant person to deal with.



maxwell1295
Registered: Jun 04, 2008
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ckhagen wrote:
Members-only jacket.




cineski
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
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You should wear a suit and tie to a black tie event just out of respect. The guests will also look at you more favorably. Since it's black tie only the people there generally have more money. I'd try to make them happy and leave your ego out of it. But alas, I wear a black suit to all my weddings.



Scott Mosher
Registered: Oct 23, 2006
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Wear this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ambrosianbeads/4186801076/



Inku Yo
Registered: Nov 29, 2007
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cineski wrote:
You should wear a suit and tie to a black tie event just out of respect. The guests will also look at you more favorably. Since it's black tie only the people there generally have more money. I'd try to make them happy and leave your ego out of it. But alas, I wear a black suit to all my weddings.


It's not about ego.



cineski
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
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Than what is it? A venue requires photographers to wear a black suit. This person doesn't want to and plans on fighting it. That's ego.

Inku Yo wrote:
cineski wrote:
You should wear a suit and tie to a black tie event just out of respect. The guests will also look at you more favorably. Since it's black tie only the people there generally have more money. I'd try to make them happy and leave your ego out of it. But alas, I wear a black suit to all my weddings.


It's not about ego.



maxwell1295
Registered: Jun 04, 2008
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I didn't see where he said anything about fighting it.



cineski
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
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Writing an email to the venue.



TAGfan
Registered: Jan 09, 2010
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It's about being comfortable during a ten hour day, five of which they are suggesting I need to wear a jacket for. Considering I carry two cameras and a couple lenses on my body, that's a pain in the ass.

Not about ego...I look damn good in a tux/suit



canerino
Registered: May 28, 2005
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8-Ball Jacket



TheGE
Registered: Apr 18, 2011
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They have a dress code. For a reason. Dress accordingly.



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