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Photographer
KonstantKarma
Posts: 2,513
Hickory, North Carolina, US


....nobody's ever offered.

lol

Couldn't resist, I wanted a thread with the title.
Jan 12 13 06:12 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Lynn Elizabeth
Posts: 1,336
Coral Springs, Florida, US


It made me giggle!! Good one!
Jan 12 13 06:14 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Marc Damon
Posts: 6,562
Biloxi, Mississippi, US


Lynn Elizabeth wrote:
It made me giggle!! Good one!

Yep!

Certainly your work is worthy of being paid. Have you ever asked a model or a business for money? I bet you could get it!

Jan 12 13 06:18 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Caveman Creations
Posts: 580
Fort Worth, Texas, US


Had me going! LOL I was expecting to see some long, drawn out, explanation about art or something. Good one! I needed that before this shoot today. Later!
Jan 12 13 06:22 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
KonstantKarma
Posts: 2,513
Hickory, North Carolina, US


Marc Damon wrote:

Yep!

Certainly your work is worthy of being paid. Have you ever asked a model or a business for money? I bet you could get it!

Thank you Marc!

In truth I have been approached and offered a paid shoot once from a business.. I don't feel my photography is good enough to accept payment for though, and it makes me feel awkward.

Jan 12 13 06:22 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
KonstantKarma
Posts: 2,513
Hickory, North Carolina, US


Caveman Creations wrote:
Had me going! LOL I was expecting to see some long, drawn out, explanation about art or something. Good one! I needed that before this shoot today. Later!

wink

Enjoy your shoot. We expect pics!

Jan 12 13 06:23 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Marc Damon
Posts: 6,562
Biloxi, Mississippi, US


KonstantKarma wrote:

Thank you Marc!

In truth I have been approached and offered a paid shoot once from a business.. I don't feel my photography is good enough to accept payment for though, and it makes me feel awkward.

C'mon Man! Put yourself out there to a few small businesses - mom n pop ice cream shops, coffee houses, etc. They need pics for flyers, newspaper ads, websites, etc. Take free coffee and ice cream as payment. Next thing you know, you're being contacted for larger businesses and projects. Maybe you can even hang a few prints as a gallery type thing in a coffee house!
Good luck.

Jan 12 13 07:09 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
A Preppy Photography
Posts: 325
San Jose, California, US


On a semi-serious note, I've been weighing my option of "being paid" as a relatively new photog.

Can't say it's a good idea for me because

a) I suck and still need practice

and

b) I wouldn't want to claim any taxes on my work outside my day job.

Great title OP, btw!
Jan 12 13 07:15 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Yan Tan Tethera
Posts: 4,178
Biggleswade, England, United Kingdom


Thread of the week.....
Jan 12 13 07:27 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kaouthia
Posts: 3,152
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom


KonstantKarma wrote:
In truth I have been approached and offered a paid shoot once from a business.. I don't feel my photography is good enough to accept payment for though, and it makes me feel awkward.

This was posted on another thread, but I think it's appropriate here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6gMeuUTUGw

It doesn't matter what you think of your work.  If somebody else values your work enough that they're willing to pay for it, it's worth paying for (as long as you're capable of delivering more results to the same standard as those that convinced them to hire you).

Jan 12 13 07:29 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Caveman Creations
Posts: 580
Fort Worth, Texas, US


KonstantKarma wrote:

wink

Enjoy your shoot. We expect pics!

But of course! What would it be, without photo evidence! big_smile Stay tuned, news at 10:00.

Jan 12 13 07:29 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
KonstantKarma
Posts: 2,513
Hickory, North Carolina, US


Kaouthia wrote:

This was posted on another thread, but I think it's appropriate here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6gMeuUTUGw

It doesn't matter what you think of your work.  If somebody else values your work enough that they're willing to pay for it, it's worth paying for (as long as you're capable of delivering more results to the same standard as those that convinced them to hire you).

I wanna ride the unicorn! lol

Good points though, you and Marc - Thanks. smile

Jan 12 13 07:34 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ArtisticGlamour
Posts: 3,846
Phoenix, Arizona, US


I have found that cash changes the "tone" and "energy" of the shoot, and I would much rather shoot a relaxed easy-going photoshoot. I get paid enough at my "real" job! LOL!
Jan 12 13 07:43 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
BlueMoonPics
Posts: 4,325
New York, New York, US


I don't charge anyone.  But then again I won't work with everyone that asks.  I'm picky with whom I shoot.

Once I was asked what my package for shooting someone and their boyfriend would be.  I turned them down.

There is also the point that some people will not value your work greatly unless you charge them.  If you give shoots for free they assume your work is not valuable.  If you charge a lot then they think you must be really good and will flock to you.
Jan 12 13 07:51 am  Link  Quote 
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ontherocks
Posts: 22,406
Salem, Oregon, US


i had the same problem in high school. nobody offered so i never got laid. i guess mom forgot to tell me that guys are the predator, not the prey (unless they are hot or rich or dangerous).

KonstantKarma wrote:
....nobody's ever offered.

lol

Couldn't resist, I wanted a thread with the title.

Jan 12 13 09:14 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
J M
Posts: 372
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


twoharts wrote:
i had the same problem in high school. nobody offered so i never got laid. i guess mom forgot to tell me that guys are the predator, not the prey (unless they are hot or rich or dangerous).

Haha best post!

Jan 12 13 10:32 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
KonstantKarma
Posts: 2,513
Hickory, North Carolina, US


I agree, lol!
Jan 12 13 10:36 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
fullmetalphotographer
Posts: 2,760
Fresno, California, US


KonstantKarma wrote:
....nobody's ever offered.

lol

Couldn't resist, I wanted a thread with the title.

You sound like a photojournalist wink

Jan 12 13 10:52 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jhono Bashian
Posts: 2,432
Cleveland, Ohio, US


LOL
Jan 12 13 10:57 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
intense_puppy
Posts: 864
Brighton, England, United Kingdom


KonstantKarma wrote:
....nobody's ever offered.

lol

Couldn't resist, I wanted a thread with the title.

Hehe. Nor me. Poor us sad

Go do a TF wedding - that'll make you feel better.

Jan 12 13 11:02 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Backstreet Photography
Posts: 137
Salem, Oregon, US


I shoot for free also, and even buy them coffee or lunch afterwards ~ like you, i don't have to deal with complaints.  I have an insane amount of $$ tied up in gear, but it's a hobby, so i don't worry about the $$.  Besides, its cheaper than booze and drugs  ~~~ m'
Jan 12 13 11:03 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MC Photo
Posts: 4,144
New York, New York, US


I do both. There are certain things I prefer to shoot without pay.
Jan 12 13 04:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mask Photo
Posts: 1,398
Fremont, California, US


intense_puppy wrote:
Go do a TF wedding - that'll make you feel better.

i'm not sure that would make *anyone* feel better

Jan 12 13 05:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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AVD AlphaDuctions
Posts: 10,533
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada


love the title!  I have nothing to add other than that
Jan 12 13 07:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lumatic
Posts: 13,750
Brooklyn, New York, US


intense_puppy wrote:

Hehe. Nor me. Poor us sad

Go do a TF wedding - that'll make you feel better.

Aaghhh!!

*shudder*
*twitch*

*thud*

Jan 12 13 08:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
TouchofEleganceStudios
Posts: 5,169
Upland, California, US


Yeah and I don't shoot nude either.

Models run when they see me naked.

smile
Jan 12 13 08:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Caveman Creations
Posts: 580
Fort Worth, Texas, US


KonstantKarma wrote:

wink

Enjoy your shoot. We expect pics!

Had a blast! Everything went well. Or, as well as could be expected! I'll have stuff up probably middle, end of next week. Had to come back and see if this one got buried! big_smile

Jan 12 13 08:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Caveman Creations
Posts: 580
Fort Worth, Texas, US


Step Above Photography wrote:
Yeah and I don't shoot nude either.

Models run when they see me naked.

smile

Yup. I resemble that remark. "Caveman"...... Not just a clever moniker! big_smile

Jan 12 13 08:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art Silva
Posts: 9,372
Santa Barbara, California, US


KonstantKarma wrote:
....nobody's ever offered.

lol

Couldn't resist, I wanted a thread with the title.

I can relate to this one.

besides, on MM only Models get paid  tongue

Jan 12 13 09:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ArtisticGlamour
Posts: 3,846
Phoenix, Arizona, US


twoharts wrote:
i had the same problem in high school. nobody offered so i never got laid. i guess mom forgot to tell me that guys are the predator, not the prey (unless they are hot or rich or dangerous).

Yup, guys are the predator and not the prey...for just as long as the woman lets you think that. wink

Jan 12 13 10:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Marcio Faustino
Posts: 1,965
Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


Those who wants pay, they want pay cheap. Those who was supposed to pay good never paid after the work. Those who I ask money up front don't accept. And those who pay I don't enjoy the shoot.

So why bother? Then I shoot what I want and sell prints. Who want the prints pay. If nobody want I at least am enjoying it.
Jan 13 13 03:14 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Matthew Abbott
Posts: 6
Annapolis, Maryland, US


I am glad there's others who feel the way I do. There's lots of good points made here.  I have a day job and my photography is my hobby, a valve to release stress. The creation of images with models is more than just a stress relief for me, it is also a thrill during the shoot because it is so much fun to create great images.
Jan 13 13 05:26 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
KonstantKarma
Posts: 2,513
Hickory, North Carolina, US


Matthew Abbott wrote:
I am glad there's others who feel the way I do. There's lots of good points made here.  I have a day job and my photography is my hobby, a valve to release stress. The creation of images with models is more than just a stress relief for me, it is also a thrill during the shoot because it is so much fun to create great images.

That's how I see it - I don't have dreams of getting rich, I just need the outlet. smile

Jan 13 13 05:27 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art Silva
Posts: 9,372
Santa Barbara, California, US


KonstantKarma wrote:
That's how I see it - I don't have dreams of getting rich, I just need the outlet. smile

Same here.

When I was in high school I had dreams of working for sports illustrated or Newsweek as a kick ass photojournalist. Fast forward 35 years and I came to the realization that photography was always a passion and artistic release for me. My steady day job takes care of the bills for me.

Offers for showing my work comes my way sometimes but I have no real desire to stress myself with all that "work" but at the same time it would be cool to see my photos/prints up in some gallery.

Jan 13 13 11:47 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Yan Tan Tethera
Posts: 4,178
Biggleswade, England, United Kingdom


Backstreet Photography wrote:
I shoot for free also, and even buy them coffee or lunch afterwards ~ like you, i don't have to deal with complaints.  I have an insane amount of $$ tied up in gear, but it's a hobby, so i don't worry about the $$.  Besides, its cheaper than booze and drugs  ~~~ m'

We are not worthy

Jan 13 13 01:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David J Martin
Posts: 458
Amberg, Bavaria, Germany


I'm sorry to hear that.  I loved your port.  Usually I don't see that kind of creativity unless I'm visiting Deviant Art.
Jan 13 13 01:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
all_names_are_taken
Posts: 337
Ankeny, Iowa, US


Joey, I'd pay you :p  And so would plenty of other girls; your stuff is fantastic...we've gotta get you out of that hotel.
May 20 13 11:46 am  Link  Quote 
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