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http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting NICKEL☮POLIS:" :!: Honestly people with much less talent and skill than you charge for their 'photography'."


:oops: well thank you very much! That's quite the compliment!



I'm still just nervous to charge because I can't guarantee I'll get good pictures

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Lil Glo Worm:" I love that one with the cars!"


isn't that fun? we found an image like that on pinterest and the mama wanted to try it. I was skeptical but super hopeful, and the kiddo sat for like

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" I would be a very happy parent!"


Thanks, hun! come on out here and I'll photograph your fam any day :D

★Mommarazzi★ 1 child; Arkansas 9705 posts
23rd Mar '13

Oh my what a cutie :)

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" :oops: well thank you very much! That's quite the compliment! I'm still just nervous to charge because ... [snip!] ... lol. I feel like a fantastic photographer will get amazing pictures even if the subject only sits still for .005 seconds. "


Seriously, though, you just have to be... I don't want to say heartless? But like tough about it. You're charging for your time. That's it. It's basically a sitting fee. They're paying you for your time. And then they can buy photos if any turn out well. I have a friend who only charges for the sitting fee and then refers her clients over to a professional printer for actual photo purchase. She says it's so much cheaper for her cost to just take the photos and edit them and then send them elsewhere for printing and have her clients pay the printer directly.

Lil Glo Worm 1 child; Alberta 4062 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" isn't that fun? we found an image like that on pinterest and the mama wanted to try it. I was skeptical ... [snip!] ... the place immediately after that. But I got some pictures of him playing with the cars, too, so that's cute. Mom liked that."


That's awesome! Glad he stayed still for those quick snaps because it turned out great!

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):" Seriously, though, you just have to be... I don't want to say heartless? But like tough about it. You're ... [snip!] ... to just take the photos and edit them and then send them elsewhere for printing and have her clients pay the printer directly."


and see, all the research I've done says the money is really in the charging for prints. I signed up with a professional print lab, and they do amazing quality prints for SUPER cheap, but photographers usually jack up the price to take in to account the amount of time spent editing and working on the session.



I know I have to 'man-up' about it. I'm enrolled in a program at the Art Institute called Digital Image Management Diploma program. Once I go through that, or at least start getting IN to the classes

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" and see, all the research I've done says the money is really in the charging for prints. I signed up ... [snip!] ... I just want to keep gaining experience, but everyone tells me, pretty soon, people are going to start taking advantage of me"


Oh that's interesting. I never thought of it that way.



And yeah that's my fear for you is that people will take advantage of you not charging.

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):" Oh that's interesting. I never thought of it that way. And yeah that's my fear for you is that people will take advantage of you not charging."


I PTed you. :oops: I do that some times.

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Lil Glo Worm:" That's awesome! Glad he stayed still for those quick snaps because it turned out great!"


thank you!

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 15620 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" Thanks, hun! come on out here and I'll photograph your fam any day :D"


lol, just a short 2 days drive, sometime next week then? :wink:

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" I PTed you. :oops: I do that some times."


I saw. :D It's totally cool.



I get major urges to randomly PT people when they're totally awesome, but I host an incredibly selective PTOT that people KNOW is their safe haven, and I can't have just anyone suddenly posting in there. They have to be voted in and shit. :lol:

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):" Oh that's interesting. I never thought of it that way. And yeah that's my fear for you is that people will take advantage of you not charging."


I've stopped "giving away" the digital 'prints'

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):" I saw. :D It's totally cool. I get major urges to randomly PT people when they're totally awesome, ... [snip!] ... KNOW is their safe haven, and I can't have just anyone suddenly posting in there. They have to be voted in and shit. :lol:"


:shock:
intrigued. vote me in. everyone loves me!




k, that's totally not true, i don't think. but its cool :D I wanted you to get future pic posts for your critiques.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" I've stopped "giving away" the digital 'prints'