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I made those changes. I can’t figure out how to get the top of each catagory not to have a clickable web page. So those are just filler pages I guess, or “Easter Eggs” Maybe I’ll throw something fun on one in the future. I’m out of ideas for now.

I guess I’ll stick with my model then. My clients like getting the disc and it makes it easy for me.  I’ll just continue to recommend ProLabs, and maybe print a visual example framed with 4 image samples of the same photo from Prolabs, Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens to hang in my studio. Then let my clients decide where to print.

I want to raise my prices to reflect the model I have, but I’m not confident enough in my skills to charge higher. I also feel I have to stay kind of low to compete with many of the Fauxtographers in my area. Some are charging $30 a session, and putting out work that makes me groan, but I guess everyone has to start somewhere. It’s just hard to compete with. The area is flooded with photography pages. I just keep telling myself that those who really like my work will come to me, over someone who charges $20 or $30. I think I have found my niche with newborn and maternity photos, and I like doing them. But I don’t want to forever be stuck in my comfort zone.

I can’t wait to move away from this military base. But I’m afraid no matter where we move, there will always be fauxtographers lurking.


Here’s a few  from my area if anyone is interested  :

They are all beginners. But are charging. I’ve gone to photography meetups and befriended a few. Some take constructive criticism quite well, and they are eager to learn and try to improve. Which is a good thing, because hopefully with some help, they will get there. Others, not so much. That’s all I’ll say.