Greetings: I'm looking to gain experience (and make a little extra money) by becoming a photography assistant. I emailed local photographers in my area and received a few emails back with photographers looking to bring me on as a backup for weddings. They've asked what my requested pay would be and I have no idea. Although I'm in it for the experience, I don't want to sell myself short either. That brings me to my question--what's the going rate for photography assistants? I would be supplying my own equipment and travel to and from the events.