View Poll Results: How much have NON-pros made from ad hoc paid assignments

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  • $100-$500

    22 41.51%
  • $501-$1000

    6 11.32%
  • $1001- $2000

    8 15.09%
  • >$2001

    17 32.08%
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Thread: For Non-Pros only - How much have you made from Assignments

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    Default For Non-Pros only - How much have you made from Assignments

    This thread is for:

    1. Only non-professionals.
    2. Assignments like wedding, paid model photoshootouts etc.

    For me I am still working at it....still well below what I have spent on my gears...

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    Wa.... can see tat Non-pros still can get $1001-$2000 not bad men .. wonder where they get so good lobang

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    ha.. for me its still -ve..

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    Make money? More like loose money I shoot for my friends/family's special events/weddings as a favour - I end up paying for the film/development/prints etc, how to claim money back from them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yulee
    Make money? More like loose money I shoot for my friends/family's special events/weddings as a favour - I end up paying for the film/development/prints etc, how to claim money back from them?
    At least you got to claim back the basic film and developing cost ... but since you do them "FAVOUR" ... u win liao ...

    Sometimes I volunteer to shoot ... give CD only ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by yulee
    Make money? More like loose money I shoot for my friends/family's special events/weddings as a favour - I end up paying for the film/development/prints etc, how to claim money back from them?
    Were you "force" to shoot or you willingly do them a favour? if it is the later, then you have to set the rule up front. You shoot for them but dev cost they have to bear.

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    Aiya, what to do - I got a large extended family - everybody knows I am into photography so everytime I kenna "arrowed". Evrytime thinking of asking them money back my parents sure say "never mind lah, treat as wedding present lor!" Now I learn smart - I shoot then just give them the rolls to develop themselves! Better still - now got D70 - I shoot digital then send them the photos by email!
    Last edited by yulee; 25th September 2004 at 02:46 PM.

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    unfortunately, this poll focuses on monetary rewards. most of us may not make enough to pay for the photographic equipment or really wants to. non-monetary rewards counts too although difficult to quantify.

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    I know what you mean - like my brother's wedding in Dec - Sigma 12-24mm 1.1k, 70-200mm APO HSM 1.2k etc At least he loan me his D70 - now I just shoot digital then email everyone the jpg files!

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    very hard to make pretty girls pay ler....

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    You pay a lot less compared to photographic lesson .
    Not easy to get ppl trust you to shoot for wedding.

    Quote Originally Posted by yulee
    Make money? More like loose money I shoot for my friends/family's special events/weddings as a favour - I end up paying for the film/development/prints etc, how to claim money back from them?

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    I won't have mind if it I was shooting pretty girls - trouble is most of the times I'm shooting Ah Pehs and Ah Sohs

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    Well yulee, the more you shoot, the more you learn.
    Expands your portfolio too (which is very important), who knows this could be a lucrative sideline for ya. Never will know when will bad times strike again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernLights
    This thread is for:

    1. Only non-professionals.
    2. Assignments like wedding, paid model photoshootouts etc.

    For me I am still working at it....still well below what I have spent on my gears...
    Some people have been shooting for a few years. Maybe its more informative to find out how much Non Pros made ( or recouped ) from Assignments a year?

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    How come this is in the Nikon thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernLights
    This thread is for:

    1. Only non-professionals.
    If you are making money from your photography aren't you a professional or semi-professional ???
    Last edited by james m; 25th September 2004 at 05:26 PM.

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    maybe he means pocket money...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yulee
    Aiya, what to do - I got a large extended family - everybody knows I am into photography so everytime I kenna "arrowed". Evrytime thinking of asking them money back my parents sure say "never mind lah, treat as wedding present lor!" Now I learn smart - I shoot then just give them the rolls to develop themselves! Better still - now got D70 - I shoot digital then send them the photos by email!

    ya.. agreed on this.. its pretty hard to ask for payment if ur relatives or friends ask u for a 'favor'.. even if u asked for it.. their reaction will most likely be .. 'dun niao la.. im ur friend/relative.. juz shooting photos nia..'
    most of them dunno the underlying costs and thnk its cheap shooting photos..
    well.. even if they agree to give a 'token sum', they delay in giving u..

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    What to do Like 2100 said - treat it as "photographic lessons" fees lor Wah don't mention the "bad times" As far as I'm concerned it has been bad since the late 80's...

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    Hmmm care to find me some assignments?

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