They walk in the door with a paycheck. It would be totally unacceptable for them to go to work and not get paid...shame on their boss for taking advantage of them. YET I am constantly reading here about people shooting for this or that event and not getting paid for it. I do not understand how this cycle of thought has occurred. I have been in business for more years than I like to think. I look back now and kind of chuckle about the lack of experience and knowledge I had back then. But-I got paid, and I charged what the market would bear. I think that people shooting for other people need to start rethinking the process. I think it is rather simple. 1. learn how to start the business, even if it is not full time. 2. be proud and honest with the prospective customer. 3. have the answers for them, including costs and contracts. 4. go out and shoot and always try to do your best and learn. For those who are new to this, don't even think that those who are now experienced knew back when, what they know today.