Rule 1 – BE RESPECTFUL
Be respectful to everyone in this group and especially clients. BULLYING IS NOT ALLOWED. The language used should not be hurtful to any individual or group.
Rule 2 – DM FOR QUOTATION DISCUSSIONS
PRICING, PACKAGES, OR CHARGES OF ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE SHOULD NOT BE AVAILABLE IN THE GROUP. MEMBERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO QUOTE ANY AMOUNT ON ANY POSTS, COMMENTS, OR TIMELINE. QUOTATIONS HAVE TO BE DISCUSSED VIA DIRECT MESSAGES ONLY. ANY POSTS OR COMMENTS RELATED TO YOUR OWN OR SOMEONE ELSE’S PRICING, PACKAGES, OR CHARGES ARE NOT ALLOWED.
Rule 3 – REPORT POSTS OR COMMENTS TO GROUP ADMIN
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This is everyone’s community.
If you see anything like a post or a comment that you do not like or find to be disturbing, members are hereby requested to ” REPORT POST TO GROUP ADMIN“. Admin will take care of it. BEFORE COMMENTING OR CREATING ANOTHER POST HIGHLIGHTING THE SAME ISSUE again, we need to understand that by doing so we are bringing more attention to the things that we do not like. Every day hundreds of people join this group and it is not possible to predict who is going to post or comment on what in this group. BE A RESPONSIBLE MEMBER BY REPORTING THINGS THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE IN THIS GROUP. LET’S START FIXING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER.
Rule 4 – GROUP POST APPROVAL POLICY
Posts of this community will always remain open for everyone ( WITH INSTANT AUTO APPROVAL ) because there are hundreds of clients and photographers that hire photographers, videographers & freelancers using this group. By keeping posts on hold to be approved in a matter of a few hours, we run a great risk of losing potential clients, who need solutions then and there. Nowadays with ever-growing competition and availability of photographers everywhere our client’s needs, everything ready and every question answered then and there. It means CLIENTS DO NOT LIKE WAITING TO FIND PHOTOGRAPHERS. Clients are not bound to hire photographers from our group only, so those clients will obviously not wait and start posting to other groups within minutes. Hence getting our community loses a potential client and thousands of rupees for a fellow community member in the process. As an active member of this community and a photography enthusiast you may feel, how can we solve issues related to people posting things that are not acceptable or things that bring our photography community standard down, for that please refer to the 3rd rule again. ( FYI- Please note that only posts can be kept on hold for approval, not comments. Hence we need to adhere to the 3rd rule by heart and report stuff that we do not like. Which can be a post or a comment in the same manner )
Rule 5 – NOT RELATED TO WEDDINGS
Only posts related to real weddings are allowed. Any other types of posts like personal photos/ photos of models etc will get removed immediately. Multiple posts like these will trigger the permanent banning of the user profile from the group.
Rule 6 – Selling of products are not allowed ( Like- Camera, other gears, dresses or backpacks, etc. )
If found guilty– For most of the situations, if the severity is low to medium, your post or comment can get removed, and even your account may go under Admin Post Approval as a warning, but again if the same narration continues, that will get your account permanently blocked with immediate effect.
For high severity issues, to maintain the decorum of the community the account or associated accounts causing the issue will be removed immediately without any prior notice or explanation.
*Note – If found necessary, these rules can get changed anytime without any prior notice. So before posting new stuff or commenting on something, we recommend checking the community policy from time to time.
Rule 7 – Model bridal shots
This community does not appreciate photos of models dressed up and posed for a wedding like photoshoot. We only appreciate true-on-location wedding photos or videos of real bride and groom and their family members or friends attending the wedding. You can post photos of videos of pre-wedding and post weddings of real couples but no mock shoots. Do not try to fool clients into thinking of fake shoots as real wedding photos.
Rule 8 – Helping each other grow
We will always keep this group fair and open for discussion. We encourage our community members to have knowledgeable discussions with each other & help each other to grow. But there are and always will be few members who want to disrupt the balance of our beloved community by bullying other community members, even admin, and breaking through for their own benefits or plans. Going forward these people will be recognized, words used will be considered deeply and such accounts will be permanently removed without any prior notice. Be good and help yourself and each other to grow together as a community as it was always intended. By joining this group you understand that the Admin is also a photographer, a photography enthusiast, and a part of the same industry. But admin is not answerable to anyone for blocking and will do anything necessary to keep the community healthy and thriving. If you get blocked you will remain blocked. So please stop creating controversies. Let’s set our goal towards creating a community where photographers share their creativity and win over clients by their body of work & artistic choices made. As an admin, we will always strive for a fair playing ground for everyone in this community.
Rule 9 – Spoiling the decorum
We have worked hard to keep this community unbiased throughout the years. It is extremely discouraging for the admin & other valuable members, who have been a part of this community for years finding this community to be the most trustworthy community at our location in this industry. Hence anyone discussing or referring to any other groups in this community or spoiling the decorum of our group will not be entertained at all. In case found guilty, the admin holds all the rights to permanently remove and block that individual or supporting members immediately, without any prior intimation.
Rule 10 – Know your admin
Admin is also a human. Admin is also a photographer and a part of the same industry. Hold the same values as you. He also has a life to live. So hold on tight and things will be taken care of. Do not hold unnecessary grudges against the admin without knowing the person behind.
Rule 11 – Only respectful discussions are allowed
If a client is posting a budget that is not acceptable to you, please DO NOT ABUSE. But you are allowed to respectfully discuss regarding possible reasons why you feel the price quoted is unjust and probably a bad idea as per you. But the language used should not intend to bully clients.
Rule 12 – For potential clients
This group is intended to connect wedding photography service providers to potential clients. Our group should not be held accountable for any photographer, videographer, or any other service providers that you choose from our group. This is an open group for everyone. Always remember, you get what you pay for and choose wisely to make your own educated decisions. Happy wedding to you.
Rule 13 – For fellow service providers
Again, this group is intended to connect wedding photography service providers to potential clients. Our group should not be held accountable for any clients not making ends meet. This is an open group for everyone. Always remember to choose your clients wisely and to take your own educated decisions. Start believing in your senses and have a solid policy to safeguard yourself from fraudulent clients.
Rule 14 – Explanation for removal of any account
The admin holds the right to remove and block any accounts which cause harm to the decorum of this community and some days due to multiple reasons like abusing, bullying, sharing packages in the live forum or not abiding by the rules of this community a lot of people can get removed at the same time if found guilty. The admin is not liable to give explanations to any banned member. To maintain a healthy forum and thriving community the admin has to take hard decisions from time to time. The admin does not hold any hard feelings for anybody. Do not hold unnecessary grudges against the admin. Admin will try to do everything possible to maintain this trusted and flourishing community that helps our community members to earn thousands of rupees every month. A lot of community members have a good portion of their livelihood attached to this community and we respect that, we will do anything and everything possible to safeguard it.
Rule 15 – Creating multiple posts each day
Members are requested to create a maximum of one post every 12 hrs. If you want to share multiple images, do not share each as separate posts. Add all of those images in the same post and publish. more than one post under 12 hrs can get additional posts removed. The same theory should be applied to text/ video and other post types as well.
Rule 16 – Do not post unpaid works
Value the work and creativity of each and every individual. Nothing comes free in life. Even a bus conductor will not stop charging for a bus ticket if your freelancer says “I am going for and unpaid work” and the phone that you use to communicate or browse on Facebook for unpaid workers has internet which is also chargeable. Respect everyone’s time and pay them. Hence going forward no “Unpaid or non-paid” works will be supported in this community and will be removed immediately. People making multiple posts of unpaid works will be removed from the group.