It is very easy for clients who is interested with your service to further google about you and they will know what you do and don't and if you are for them regardless of pricing if they see your service has its value to the price that you charge.
I always think that if clients think one business is a lot more expensive and avoid that without weighing other factor such as service, etc, they do make some mistake in selection process.
Here is one example....
I have a clients who do a couple of shoots with me and thought my competitor is a little cheaper, so one year, she tried the my competitor and the next year, she come back to me again and stay...
For my genre, like family with young kids, if you have to put the kids in the car, drive to studio to shoot, then drive there to select and drive there to collect the order... Worst if you don't drive and had to take taxi. For these trouble alone, most people prefer don't have to put themselves through the nightmare... at the end of the day, my competitors around my level charge round about the same, perhaps different by a couple hundred dollars.
You do not share the same opinion because you are a bitter person trying to keep others from advancing and succeeding.
Last edited by JasonB; 21st August 2012 at 11:21 PM.
Servicing exiting clients who already know the photographer's standard and accepted that price at that standard is of course it's not a problem. Servicing a new client who, do not know the market or had bad expercience or heard of such bad expericence, that's another story, at least for some of them. Perhaps the different genre/type of clients also matters.
While I was still doing photography full time, an ad agency had a new client who do not want to do shoots and only want to use stock images (which would reduce the visual impact of the ad) as they felt that professional photography is too ex and not worth the money due to their last shoot with a cheapo ad agency. As the agency was a long standing supportive client, I agreed for them to arrange a visit to my studio for the client (I did a mock shoot to "impress" them) and after the 1+ hour visit and further price reduction, they finally agreed to the shoot. Given the trouble the agency and I went through, I did not waive my loading fee (which I usually do) and the client end up paying more than they would in the first place when they want to use my images for other purpose.
I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time
Yes, some clients belong to the type that prefer a lower entry price to start off, and order more items later, usually end up paying more.
Some clients prefer to order a huge package upfront, and ask for a better price, usually end up with a better deal.