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Cameraclicker, I’ve been doing a lot of reading online about the changing business model for photographs/photographers. It seems that most people want digital files PERIOD. Even if they order some prints from you, they still want the files. Trying to figure out what to charge people is a nightmare of such proportions that it makes me want to throw in the towel!
The other day I gave an estimate on a job for a local restaurant. They balked at my fee and asked me to lower my rate. They said that maybe they could just use their own photos for their website (food photos). Rather than negotiate with them, I sent them a picture they had taken of some of their food (snagged from Facebook) and a picture of food that I’d taken so they could have a visual of the value of properly done food photography.
Within minutes I received an email back from them saying “Okay! Let’s do it.”
Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words! 🙂