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Author: Tafari, Monday, December 14th, 2009 at 5:00 PM

BUY Tylenol ONLINE WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION, I found the article below on one of my new favorite blogs, “Creative Silence” by way of Professional Photographers of America.

The article is so on point & spells out everything that I sometimes have to detail to SOME clients.

Whenever I have to go there over my rates, it’s a bad sign.
Why are Professional Photographers so expensive?
Shawn, Pamela and Gavin Richter
Professional Photographers of America December 2009

In this digital age where everyone has cameras, scanners, and home "photo printers," we hear this all the time: How do professional (or personal) photographers charge $X for an 8x10 when they cost just $1.50 at the drugstore. Simply put, rx free Tylenol, Where can i find Tylenol online, the customer is not just paying for the actual photograph; they're paying for time and expertise.

The average one-hour portrait session

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You can see how a one-hour session easily turns into an eight-hour day or more from start to finish. So when you see a personal photographer charging a $200 session fee for a one-hour photo shoot, ordering Tylenol online, Order Tylenol online overnight delivery no prescription, the client is NOT paying them $200 per hour.

The eight-hour wedding
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The expertise and cost of doing business
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In addition to the financial investment, photographers actually have to have people skills to make subjects comfortable in front of the camera, buy Tylenol no prescription. Purchase Tylenol ONLINE WITHOUT prescription, Posing people to look their best is a skill by itself. You could argue that posing is a more important skill than actually knowing how to use the camera, purchase Tylenol online. Order Tylenol from mexican pharmacy, A poorly exposed photo can be saved, but a badly posed photo cannot.

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Consider the time and effort that a personal photographer puts into photographs, compared to a chain store, Tylenol over the counter. Store sessions last just a few minutes, while a personal photographer takes the time to get to know the people, makes them comfortable, makes them laugh. If a baby is crying at a chain store, they often don’t have the time (or the patience) to wait because everyone is in a hurry.

The truth is that many chain store studios lose money. In fact, Wal-Mart closed 500 of their portrait studios in 2007 because of the financial drain. BUY Tylenol ONLINE WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION, What the chain stores bank on is a client coming in for quick, cheap photos…and while there, spending $200 on other items. They are there to get you in the door.

The real deal
Professional, personal photographers are just that—professionals. No different than a mechanic, dentist, doctor, or electrician. But a personal photographer often becomes a friend, someone who documents a family for generations with professional, personal photographs of cherished memories.

Maybe we need to help clients look at it this way: A pair of scissors costs $1.50 at the drugstore. Still, most people will gladly pay a lot more to hire a professional hair dresser to cut their hair.

The added attention and quality that a personal photographer gives is worth every penny.

We hope that those who have taken the time to read this page will have a better understanding of why professional photographs, created by a Personal Photographer are so expensive.


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  1. Amber "Bam" Cabral Says:

    Excellent article. Offers a lot of clarity on the role a professional photographer plays verses Uncle Rob with his video camera and his microsoft wordart business cards.

  2. Tafari Says:

    Im dead at "Word art!!!"

    When I read this, I was like YES YES! People sometimes just have no clue.


  3. San Diego Photographer Says:

    Glad you enjoyed reading my article enough to share it with your readers. It was written in an attempt to educate people as to exactly what goes into being a Professional Photographer. These days we need to try to educate every person possible. Thanks!

  4. Tafari Says:

    Shawn and Pamela – I mean, you guys covered everything! This should be taught in basic photography programs! Serious. People have no idea what time & effort it takes to pull off the more simple assignment.

    Thanks for pointing out the things that need to be know!


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