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Newsletter - June 2006

Notice: I will book budget photography jobs per request. I am retired from photography. Please ignore my package/pricing. I will only take budget customers per request. I served Ventura County for over a decade. I have photographed hundreds of weddings. Email me: (home at venturaphoto dot com).

* If you have a normal budget, I am not a photographer for you. And PLEASE, I will not work for free. Expect to pay something. It takes me 5 hours just to get ready.

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Bar Mitzvah at Woodland Hills

(May 6, 2006)

Bar (bat) Mitzvah is the holiest event that photographers will face. Even if I don't use flash, photography is not allowed during Bar (Bat) Mitzvah ceremony. I met the customer at the temple in Woodland Hills before the ceremony. Rabbi and Bar Mitzvah organizers setup a few mocked ceremony scenes for photography.

Bar (bat) Mitzvah reception is a heaven for youngsters and good party for grown ups. Today's party was held at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana near Woodland Hills, California.

They started the party with 2 Laker girls. They had a lot of activities and a lot of vendors (magic, psychic, tattoo, caricature, DJ.).

Braemar Country Club
P.O. Box 570217, 4001 Reseda Blvd.,  Tarzana, California  91357
Phone:  (818) 345-6520

John Parks Photography?


My name is John Park, it's not Parks. There is no " S " in my name But, a lot of people call me John Parks. Some my clients call me John Parks. I get junk mail with the name "John Parks" Every month, a few people find my website on searching by typing "John Parks Photography" or "VenturaPhoto John Parks".

Wedding client's baby due

I received an email from a past client. Their baby is due in July~! This is the third baby news I have received from my past clients. I am so happy for them.

Also, I am happy that they didn't forget to include me in their baby news. That means a lot to me.

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Film quality test

*FYI: as of 2008 I have stopped shooting with film. I have switched to digital.

I only use professional equipment, including film.
I test all my film, and I store them in refrigerator.
Both film and digital photography have their own elements that can go wrong. So, I test my film.

I buy films in boxes, each box contains 20 rolls of film.
From that box of 20 rolls, I sacrifice 1 roll.

I do a test shoot. I want to make sure if the films are good. If the test is bad, I would discard the entire box it came from.

Today, I tested 4 rolls of film.
They all seem pretty good.

4 rolls of film & processing $32.00
Time spent = 2.5 hours.

Film in refrigerator

Actual Test Image from Film - Negative Scanned

wedding test
Cropped image from above

2 more wedding photography work

I have completed 2 weddings, on May 22nd and May 27th. I am still working on the albums as of now.

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4 wedding photography client testimonials

I have received 4 customer testimonials in May. 4 notes in a month is a lot. I know my clients are happy with me. Read quotes below.

"...calmly instructed our crazy families and wedding party. Many of his pictures brought tears to our eyes..." - May 27, 2006 -

"John did a great job at my son's recent Bar Mitzvah..   ..I am pleased and will pass his business cards on" - May 19, 2006 - (Bar Mitzvah, Woodland Hills)

"We can't thank you enough!! We really appreciated how well you stayed in contact with us, making us feel at ease from the very beginning" - May 16, 2006 - Will & Kara

"Look for yourself. His pictures are excellent quality. Thank you John, for all your hard work and for making my wedding very memorable" - May 3, 2006 - Frank & Geneva

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