Came across this video, which I find the scene is so deja vu, although this is from a graphic designer sharing his experience working as a freelancer, but his encounter is so similar to many photographers and videographers here.
many of us start out inexperience, we are ignorance about the actual expenses that cost us to produce a piece of work for our clients, even we do, most of us also find it very hard or don't know how to put across why we charge X amount of $ for some "simple" work.
we are passionate about what we do and really nice to people who like our works, but this is how many others take it this way.
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Freelance Photographer required for an private event
We don't have to put up with such nonsenses, if we want to put food on the table for our family, want to take pride of our work, charge a price that reflects our self worth, on top of our expenses, profits, and stand firm.
PS: I understand members get really upset whenever seeing service wanted threads show up with petite budgets, but posting comments in such threads are generally don't end well, so we don't welcome discussions in service wanted thread.
but I think the message in this video sum up very well, how about just share this video in such threads and shut up?