To be honest, I'm quite new to the photography world. I have always done a lot of work with nature as a hobby, and never thought I would end up taking "real" photos of people. However, a friend asked me to take a few photos of her as senior portraits. The going rate around here was way too far out of her price range, and she wasn't looking for anything perfect; just something to get a few wallets of to hand out to friends and family. The results were far from perfect, but she was happy with them, and I have now gotten calls from people who saw her photos and would like me to do their senior portraits this fall. I enjoyed taking "people pictures" for once, and I'd like to get more experience. I know the only way to get better is to keep taking pictures and getting feedback, but I'm having trouble with the issue of how much to charge. I know I have a lot of work to do to improve, and I just can't find that "magic number." I've looked around online, and seen a lot of different perspectives -- some people say to charge what the pros charge, because if you don't, you'll be too competitive and ruin the market in your area, but I think that's far too high. Others say to charge nothing, and while I know that I'm an amateur, I think my time and photos are at least worth something. I don't have expensive or flashy equipment yet, but that's something I'd work on changing if I really found myself enjoying this and wanted to continue with it. Can you tell me how you made pricing decisions when you got started? What would you recommend for someone in my position? I know I should probably give examples, but I'm not quite sure what criteria to go by when choosing them, so here are the images she chose to get wallets of. They vary quite a bit in style and the amount of editing done, but they were the ones that appealed to her the most. 1. http://i42.tinypic.com/xlif0m.jpg 2. http://i40.tinypic.com/10qgi35.jpg 3. http://i44.tinypic.com/nn1y4g.jpg 4. http://i43.tinypic.com/n6wepk.jpg 5. http://i40.tinypic.com/abnjon.jpg 6. http://i42.tinypic.com/34nfims.jpg 7. http://i39.tinypic.com/30mrb01.jpg 8. http://i40.tinypic.com/1zv4y1t.jpg Thanks for your time, and sorry about the length.