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    Default How do you compete with this one? LOL

    On Facebook, a friend of mine tagged me in a post. A friend of hers is looking for a photographer to do a session with her kid. My lovely friend recommended me - I'd done her maternity and newborn sessions.

    That being said, there are a gazillion other comments with people recommending other photographers - some good, some, well, not so much. I'm loving the recommendations that say something along the lines of "Use so-and-so, she's not bad and she's CHEAP."

    The crowning glory was when one of the "fauxtographers" that was mentioned is FB friends with the person that recommended her, and she chimed in and said she'd be happy to do it for free. Looks like I'm losing out on this one, LMAO!
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    you should recomment on her free post...reminding everybody, you get what you pay for...throw it back in her face!
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    As Forest Gump would say, "Free is and Free does"

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    I would love to but the OP has her FB settings so I can't post on her stuff, LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SusanH1970 View Post
    I would love to but the OP has her FB settings so I can't post on her stuff, LOL.
    Don't worry, I lost a job last night because the client had less than 24 hours to complete something they had months to do (so naturally my rates doubled)... she then found a "local" person to do it.

    Good luck finding a "local" photog that can take a photo big enough for a print 96" wide LOL

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    I suppose in escence you can't complete on price with free only on quality.

    If the customer is price driven they will go for free every time.

    if the "fauxtog" is doing it subsidised by another job then I suppose they have less time than a full time pro to practise keep up with industry demands, run an official photog business and expectations that pros should have as given. This is your "quality" and experience selling point

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    see if she posts pics of the photosession with her kid after the fact........bet not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesev View Post
    I suppose in escence you can't complete on price with free only on quality.
    Very true, and more true every day. Scott Bourne's written some good stuff on pricing. I like this one a lot: And You Call Yourself a Professional? Photofocus
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    Save the link to the post, whenever anyone asks for cheap photographer you can recommend her because she'll do it for free
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    She'll most certainly gets what she pays for.
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