Ok. I'm just going to vent... and see what other have to say... I am sick and tired of people expecting me to do something for free for them. I know I am an artist, but I also have bills.. More and more, friends "assume" since they know me, I will "hook" them up and do something for free. Thats like me going to a car dealer because I know him and ask for a free car! I know some people have an artistic eye, and other don't. So they assume it's easy for me to do something real quick for them. it's plan and simple... time=money. Why should I feel obligating to do engagment pictures for free! Or why should I have taken the time to do "christmas" photos of a family in front of a tree... and have them assume I was being nice and not charge. It's not fair for people to put that on someone who is artistic because they aren't. I dont walk into where they work and ask for free stuff. More and more, now that we are getting into a digital society, people assume that can take advantage of an artist, because they assume it is easy for us.. which is does come easier for.. but why do they assume I won't charge! Has this happend to anybody?