2. Different people have different experience, some just pay, some just PR their way through, but in reality, this is Canon's servicing pricing list. I am just stating as an example. And oh btw, try talking your way through to get CMOS cleaning free. If you can do that, I will be grateful to pass you my camera next time to you to let you help me, i can buy u a simple meal (below $21.50 value) as a reward.
3. I don't wish to argue with you on this point, like i say here, its not the point that we asked to be paid a lot. BUT BUT, to be paid FAIRLY. Take into this equation, Time spent to learn photography + Past experience + Money spent on equipments + Software licenses + a few other points = $25 per hour? To me seriously its underpaid work. Photography is a skilled profession, depending on WHICH photographer u have chosen to work with. You are hiring his EYES, his CREATIVITY, his EXPERIENCE, this is not any tom or harry or monkey that you can find anyone to easily replicate his EYES + CREATIVITY + EXPERIENCE. Don't you agree? What happens now, if everyone starts to come to clubsnap and offer $25 per hour (and nothing more) to photographers ??? That is very dishearten to look at.
4. Well, like i mentioned, it is up to the client to decide who to take up the job. But by throwing $25 per hour, seriously he will only get monkeys dun expect anything more (he may be lucky, a talented monkey came along). But if the client wants to pay more, I am sure more will be interested to take up the job, and i dun believe the client is dumb enough not to view the photographer's portfolio before deciding on the photographer.
5. Ohh FYI, i am just trying to be sarcastic to the TS on that thread using the iphone or point and shoot as example. Trying to convey the message to her mind, yeah right, pay me this amount, i will be monkey enough to bring my iphone or point and shoot for the shoot instead of a proper equipment for the job.
I believe all pertinent points, opinions and views have been aired .
Nobody is right or wrong here ...... as long as there is compensation/payment, we'll let Darwin sort out the rest ....
Till the next looking-for-free-photog thread...... this thread is closed :0
Peace Out !
I have no comment and neither do I have any concerns on jobs like these, as long as they are in-line with our guidelines that the job is paid.
What I do have concerns over is the rude and mean behaviour towards Dawn Hui in the original thread. What makes it worse is others are taking this behaviour as an heroic act. Such behaviour should never be encouraged in the first place.