Getting people to buy my equipment.

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  1. Bryce

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    I have been taking pictures of animals mostly in macro for some time now. I have been more interested in making a studio. My brother called and asked if I wanted to come and do his wedding photography. He said to make a list of what I would need and let them know so they can help me get the stuff. I thought since I am needing more equipment and I need practice this would be a great opporunity to get some equipment. My mom thinks it is unreasonable to ask for so much especialy since I am not professional and he probably is wanting a deal at a nonprofessional cost. He is in Maryland and I am in Florida and this is my shopping list. Am I being fair in my request or have I over stepped. I am telling him the figures on Friday.

    Polaris Flash meter $185.00
    Interfit EXI 200 watt umbrella and light box kit with case $369.00
    Interfit reflector kit $89.00
    Adapter for the kits to camera $23.00
    Strobe Flash $220.00

    Total $886.00
     
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    personally i hate doing any business with family. you always have that feeling of trying to be professional, yet "it's your family" feeling. IMO, doing a contract work it's by no means unreasonable to roll equipment cost into the price, but for family, just make sure you take REALLY good pics else have him, or (your mom) hold that over your head for a while.
     
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    Do you think your photography is worth 886.00?
     
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    You do not really need an exposure meter,Do you?
     
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    Are you selling your 50mm 1.8? And will it work with a Canon? ;)

    EDIT: I winked, but I'm kinda serious! :)
     
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    That is part of matching the camera f stop and shutter to the external flashes.
     
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    If your brother has that kind of money extra; go for it. If your brother is like my aunt and uncle (who just got married) and don't, don't. I didn't ask for anything because I knew they didn't have it. I did the best I could with what I had. The pictures would have turned out much better with a faster lens, but neither they, nor I could afford one.

    So, it just depends on how loaded your brother (or his soon to be parents-in-law) is, lol.
     
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    I would normaly say no just because I am a modest person. Looking into my travel from here to there and tons of other cost I am going to acrue and not having a job to compensate for other expenses and also seeing some of the crazy prices professionals charge I think it is worth it for me and he still saves a couple bucks. I am going to have to show up and evaluate the scenery. I am going to get all my f stop and shutter speeds in advance for the previous day. I will take my computer and spend the whole next day doing any touch ups the pictures may need. Just the travel is an inconvenience not to mention getting care for 30 snakes, 2 dogs, 4 cats, 3 geckos, and god knows how many mice. If I get the equipment too late I may not be ready. I have a month to spend some modeling time with a girl I know and maybe do some other stuff with here and she will work with me on everything before I go so it won't be like I am jumping in not knowing what is under the water. 3 days of work and expenses 886 is starting to seem pretty fair.
     
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    That might be a good point. I also am not sure what the parent in laws are going to put into this one.
     
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    You could subtract the cost of that 50mm lens if I could use it and buy it from ya. :D
     
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    This lady just sold a brand new canon 50mm 1.8 to my friend for 50 bucks. She bought it because someone told her to and she had only used the kit lense and liked it so whe did not want the 50. She would have felt different had she used it. As for mine I just got mine. Nikon is for Nikon only. I love that lense and I don't have a job so anything I get rid of I can't replace it. You can get a canon 50mm 1.8 on Amazon for under a hundred.
     
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    Hey Misstwink!
    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00005K47X/ref=sr_1_3_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1281588938&sr=8-3&condition=new]Amazon.com: Used and New: Canon - Lens - 50 mm - f/1.8 II - Canon EF[/ame]
     

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