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Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
12th May '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" a fall could have knocked things off balance, yea. My camera was having two issues that it hasn't had ... [snip!] ... a drop could have broken a part of the camera, or knocked something out of wack. Good thing the one is still under warranty!"


Im not sure what kind of warranty the D7000 has I didnt purchase a accident warranty since it had its 1 year warranty, Gosh I havent been this bummed or worried in forever.

☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆ Due September 18 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Centralia, Washington 45192 posts
12th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~*Icat*~:</b>" haha, that's funny. I have always wondered how much training goes in to working at one of those photography studios like JC Penny's or Babies R Us or Flash Portraits. "</blockquote>




No training what so ever

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
12th May '13
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Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
12th May '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" haha, that's funny. I have always wondered how much training goes in to working at one of those photography studios like JC Penny's or Babies R Us or Flash Portraits. "


Not much, I applied at a sears and I thought it would be a big deal I brought my portfolio and my letter saying I had gotten into CCA (its Art School in Berkeley) for Fine Art Photography. They didnt really bother looking at those things they where more worried about me passing a math test. Once when I worked at the amusement park a family brought a bucket of chicken wings in as a prop hahaha!

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
12th May '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" that's so crazy! But I guess for the price, its kind of one of those 'you get what you pay for' situations. "


Sears was soo expensive!! if you wanted to buy the disc of images they took they charged 400 and the pictures where all mostly crap they had alot of good deals but anything nice and big was about the same as professional photographers charge.

☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆ Due September 18 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Centralia, Washington 45192 posts
12th May '13

http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about2495771.html



I kinda hope she didn't pay for these

SeeYouLater! Due February 13 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; None, WA, United States 6621 posts
12th May '13
Quoting Larry!:" So I have a question that basically has been ask a million times before. A girl I know from highschool ... [snip!] ... fee and then have her order prints through me? or just continue with free shoots? I feel so dumb asking these questions :oops:"


Your first step should be to research your local market. Take a look at what other photogs in your area are charging. You want to stay within your market. Never low ball and don't over charge, etc. Low balling, IMO, is almost worse then over charging. "Building Portfolio" pricing is okay if you're making that clear that, that is what you are doing. Some photogs debate if while building the portfolio if you should charge or not.



Here are blog posts that completely changed my outlook on pricing/charging:



Rachel Brenke (LawTog) - http://www.thelawtog.com/when-should-i-start-charging/



Photographers Bling -
http://photographersbling.com/?p=2062
http://photographersbling.com/?p=1574



Best line that woke me up:
"Raise the quality of your product, not drop your prices."

SeeYouLater! Due February 13 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; None, WA, United States 6621 posts
12th May '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" so I've been working on this ALLL day
Sock Lady 6 kids; 4 angel babies; Hell, ON, Canada 11732 posts
12th May '13
Quoting Lil Glo Worm:" Ok ladies I finally have a color version of my composite I feel ok about.... CC appreciated ETA every time I look at it i see something else I don't like here's round 2 "


Omg!! *dies* Too freaking cute!!!



I think you did an awesome job hun!

Sock Lady 6 kids; 4 angel babies; Hell, ON, Canada 11732 posts
12th May '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" so I've been working on this ALLL day
Lil Glo Worm 1 child; Alberta 4062 posts
12th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sock Lady:</b>" Omg!! *dies* Too freaking cute!!! I think you did an awesome job hun!"</blockquote>




Thank you! He really is just too much haha!

Andreahhh 1 child; San Antonio, Texas 8745 posts
12th May '13

Does Facebook make anyone elses pictures look darker or gritty? I uploaded some pictures and they looked nice, bright and smooth, and then I got them on FB and they went to shit. :x

Sock Lady 6 kids; 4 angel babies; Hell, ON, Canada 11732 posts
12th May '13
Quoting Andreahhh:" Does Facebook make anyone elses pictures look darker or gritty? I uploaded some pictures and they looked nice, bright and smooth, and then I got them on FB and they went to shit. :x"


Facebook absolutely destroys my photos! :(

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
12th May '13

I think I *may* finally have a head in hands composite! I really struggled trying to get this picture and it may not be the best, but I think I can make it work!

Andreahhh 1 child; San Antonio, Texas 8745 posts
12th May '13
Quoting Sock Lady:" Facebook absolutely destroys my photos! :( "


It's so aggravating because I keep thinking I need to go back and adjust, but when I open it anywhere except Facebook, they look fine.