09-29-2011, 12:51 PM #1
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!
09-29-2011, 12:54 PM #2
09-29-2011, 12:55 PM #3maxharvard Guest
As Forest Gump would say, "Free is and Free does"
09-29-2011, 12:55 PM #4
09-29-2011, 01:01 PM #5maxharvard Guest
Good luck finding a "local" photog that can take a photo big enough for a print 96" wide LOL
09-29-2011, 01:01 PM #6dPS Forum Member
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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
09-29-2011, 01:56 PM #7
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09-29-2011, 06:51 PM #10
She'll most certainly gets what she pays for.