Aiyah because old school people can do these simple pluming jobs ourself. So that's fast n cheap. It is also the advice I give to people who ask me to do cheap photo coverage jobs. If you seriously want to only spend that much - buy some equipment and get your staff to shoot it in house. Most times after a few attempts they come back and pay my rate. Why when they see the quality that comes back even with the same equipment I use, they know as a fact it is not equipment, it is something I nurtured, trained at to have the ability and skills plus the eye for what is visual pleasing.
To the nay sayers reading this thread. It is necessary to "educate" the newer photographers who come into this that the cost of what you do and the price you charge are important even if you still have a day job. Once they realize that should they grow in skills and abilities their cheap job clients will never pay them more. If they knew that first they could have tried to start at more realistic price point and reject those who insists on a price that does not make sense. Remember the client does not care if he pays a low price the moment you screw up the **** storm is the same. In weddings clients have been know to sue in court of shoddy work, most time for the real bad photographers they lose the case and court imposes damages. So it not so easy as I charge cheap so you can not expect too much from me and if I **** up you can blow me. For the seekers of cheap vendors, yeah I know there will always be some sucker naw thats too crude let settle for uneducated person who will take your cheap job, so that you can make some bucks of the services of the poor person whom you suckered. By warning the pool of newbies what is we the professional can hope to thin down the ranks of those who will be con-vinced that yours is a great deal to start with. The industry is our rice bowl, if we do nothing some day the bowl get broken, this way at least we fight defend against exploiters who would suck us all dry. We may still lose but at least we have made the attempt.