I have never really shot photos of models before. And I'm not even keen on doing people portraiture, tho i enjoy taking pics of my friends when they're usually in a pensive mood. So to my surprise, a friend of my friend has requested that I be her photog for a shoot on swimwear for some company. The request came abt partly because i'm a girl too, so she'd feel more comfortable if i'm the one taking the pics. I mentioned abt my inexperience with model shoots and of people portraiture for that matter. But she is/my friend is still keen to "hire" me as the day's photog. It's gonna be outdoor shoot, and they're willing to wait for a day that I'm free. FYI, I'm taking photography as a hobby, so it can only happen when i'm not so tied down by other matters. So yeah, we've agreed on the date that i can be free, and they're proposing to pay me $180, for 12x (8R) pics.
My question is, is $180 enough to cover my costs? how much does a 8R pic cost to develop if I request for lab processing (as opposed to express service). Is it worth it? I'm not looking to make profit since it's providing me with a chance to practise on my still amateure-ish skills, but i'd at least like to cover my costs. So yeah.. what do u think?
One more thing. Is there anything I should take note of, when shooting outdoors? Reflectors should be enough? BTW, I only like shooting under natural light.
Thx much in advance. *muackz*