I have to be honest, I don’t know of any photographers worth their salt (and are legit and profitable) that shoot and burn. “Sure I’ll do half the job for you!”. But I have run into people with talent claiming to use that model successfully. They say they just charge what they would make on print sales up front. So they charge an extra $1000 or more to make up for the loss and leave their customers to deal with printing. Then when I say anything negative about charging for prints and not providing them, or about the possible low quality, they come back with something like “well… I always recommend they get their larger prints/products through me”. “Ok, so you DO sell prints on top of already charging them for prints?!”. It just goes round and round and I can’t make it make sense to me.
very few fall into this category though, most that shoot and burn are fauxtographers. Either because they have no business sense, or because they have no talent or care about what they do