June 7, 2009, 11:03 pm - James Farrer
So tonight I ran across a blog that referenced an "AMAZING" photographer. As a photographer myself I will usually go and take a look to see what other photographers are doing. I'll admit, she was very good. She had a lot of good, creative shots. Then I took a look at the prices...WOW...also "AMAZING". I have no idea how long she's been taking photos but she must be good to charge the rates she does because with a family of five I know I won't be able to afford anything like that for the foreseeable future.
I started looking and realized I've been doing the whole package for the same price as she does just the sitting, before ever even considering the prints. All in all, I think I could deliver at least comparable results if not better. I'm happy to be taking pictures and getting a little bit of compensation for it.
With digital photography equipment becoming more and more plentiful I feel the old model of charging an arm and a leg for each print is not the best way to do it. You should get pictures. And we should all leave happier after seeing the results (including the price tag).
So hey, if you're thinking of having your pictures taken, give me a shot. Because when all is said and done, what I'll charge you is a drop in the bucket compared to what others may charge, you'll get great pictures, and if you really don't like them, you can still go to the more expensive folks and not feel like you were out too much.