First paying sessions

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  1. SamanthaLu

    SamanthaLu TPF Noob!

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    I'm very new to photography and I've only used my Olympus SP-55OUZ. I'm expecting my first SLR soon in the mail. A Nikon d90. 1st of all I really need any tips to this camera and main points and adjustments I should make to the settings. I have about 3 seniors wanting pictures made and one couple for engagement pictures. I always wanted to do this professionally but never thought I'd be into it this soon. What should I charge? Whats the average rate for seniors and engagement? I'll post a few pictures I took with my digital olympus. Thank you guys so much!
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  2. eric-holmes

    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Your camera will come with a manual. Read it cover to cover and then ask your questions you may have.

    You aren't so don't worry.

    Nothing. Build your portfolio. Charge for the pictures if they want to buy them but don't charge a session fee as of yet. You are just starting. What if you charge them and the pics come out like the ones you posted?
     
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    Kofman13 TPF Noob!

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    If your senior shots came out anything like the ones you just posted, you could easily get sued if you charged for them
     
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    SamanthaLu TPF Noob!

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    Yes I plan on reading the manual just wanted to make sure there weren't any unknown secrets I should know about. I agree the pictures above are blah! I shot this girl just for fun and got swamped with phone calls from senior girls, I think I just got over excited! Have you guys ever printed your pictures out at walmart? Or just home?
     
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    i hope youre not going to charge, you should ask for donations at most
     
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    bad pictures + bad prints = sadness
     
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    You charged for those pictures??? I agree with the other, no where near pro yet ( or charging clients) read, read, and read some more. Buy a better camera... practice..practice, practice.
     
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    Going on these shots i would take up another hobby
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    May I have some?
     

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