A defense of the prices a photographer charges for portraits ...

CHRIS GAMPAT, THE PHOBLOGRAPHER:

"Dear Mom,

"No, I won’t charge the friend you literally just met $30 for portraits. Would you do a Real Estate rental for free? No, I’m not just going Click Click and that’s all. There is a lot more work than just that that goes into proper portrait taking and it starts with you.

" You, and all other human beings are self-conscious. It’s simple for you to say “Oh no, I don’t look good in that photo, don’t share it.” But do you know how much work goes into making you look good?

"Let me explain."

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