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What do you use your camera for? work? hobby? etc..
« on: July 28, 2009, 10:34:22 PM »
I mostly shoot for my own enjoyment but lately, I've picked up a couple of projects for friends here and there. One particular project actually has potential to grow into a bigger one. It would be nice if it at least paid for my camera gear addiction.

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Re: What do you use your camera for? work? hobby? etc..
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009, 05:21:29 AM »
What do you want to hear exactly? Your subject tells a different story  ;)

How to ask friends to pay a little amount of money for a shooting? Did they request you to do a shooting?
My experience is as follows: people really like nice images of their puppies, kids, ... or a portrait. They love the perfect lightning, they love the perfect sharpness, they like the story the picture tells (if it is a good picture, of course). But, as soon as they have to pay 5 $ for a print of that image, they're gone (worst case). Ask them before.

If you're a professional the story is different. Of course. That's your business and they have to pay for your time, experience and equipment.