experiment spell wrongly! uh oh...
as long it is not seeking for free services, it is still consider a paid assignment,
my rate is very cheap, has not being adjusted for sometime, maybe I have help to shoot about 15mins,
tho $50 is not much, but I believe it is still a good money for some students, I will gladly let the new aspiring passionate truth selfless photographers take up this assignment.. let them do whatever experiment with their newly acquired camera/lenses and skills on this assignment.
What to do, the market is Fu cked already...
Free I think also got people do...
Only way out is to provide quality and convince your client It is necessary to pay for the quality. I.e the big names in wedding photog like light pixels. No point in going for this kind of stupid market.
k chilled guys. what got me to bash that thread cos i saw 2 threads, one offering $100 one offering $50 and that really shook me off my seat... cos somehow i hope that Clubsnap wun turn into a cheap hunting ground for photographers... that doesn't sounds right (at least for me). So in the end i went in to "educate" the TS. But looking at her attitude, it seems that this price is justifiable to her... to pay cheap rates to photographers... although she is the paymaster for the photographer, she ought to do some check what is the usual market rates... at least pay fairly to whoever who ever took up the job. Good $$$ can motivates good work right? Else rather save that money and DIY... might as well.
sometimes, customers do not know what is the ballpark price for certain photography services, may make some ridiculous offers, let us give them the benefit of doubts.
but if this is the price being offered by some photographers, customers will take it as a "market rate", so will cite some photographers are charging exorbitant rate.
isn't this is the good example of "spoiling the market"? and now who's fault is this?
She should just use google lolzzzzz .... It's free !
Anyway, we will soon find out if the offer is taken up or cries of rage will sound out... who knows the couple getting married already have another friend and this is merely a backup?
Nikon D750; FM2; FG; 55mm Micro Nikkor; 28-300 VR; 70-200 VR; Nikon V1 + 10-30mm
dennis my hero.
That said, I have seen photographers whom I won't hire even if they only wanted $50 for the whole day. So there are troubles on both sides of the fence - people who can't shoot, and people who don't want to pay. It would be poetic justice if the two always met.
Here's another cheapo job offer....which I am sure dennis would remember also...
....perhaps its phrased in a nice way....
Not sure why he needs a photographer though as his profile indicates that he is:
Occupation Professional Photographer/videographer
Camera Type Nikon D3s, D3, D700, D300s, D300, D7000,
Canon 1D Mk3, 5Dm2, 40D
Last edited by Danntbt; 30th August 2011 at 07:45 AM.