a friend of mine previously paid about $200 for a certain sized framed photo, that is chosen out of 5 shots. she wasnt satisfied because none of the 5 are to her liking, but was forced to choose one.
currently she is looking for a studio and asking me (sweat sweat) to help her take instead. my studio experience is limited, hence i have the following questions (pls kindly redirect me if i have posted in the wrong forum)
1) most studios only come with black/white backdrops. if i want one that is convocation/graduation theme, eg a shelf of books, other than specialized studios that does convocation shoots, what options do i have?
2) so they normally help set up the lighting, and do they provide the trigger for the flash?
3) this is debatable and different ppl will have different views on it, but since they are my friends, i don't feel comfortable charging them, but asking them to compensate for my transport to & from - is it a fair call? and for those who do charge, what would be a reasonable fee for a 1 hour studio session? (studio is provided by my friends, not me)
thanks for your feedback/advice in advance