[I recently posted an article entitled, 10 Reasons Professional Photographers Charge What They Do. As I was writing this article, I realized my 10 could be expanded and have even more detail. So this is the start of 10 Reasons Why Photographers Can Command Such High Fees.]
9. An amateur will take a few great images with their point and shoot, and think they should go into business. They don’t think about the thousands of other images that we’re gust “so so”. A professional can’t have thousands of “so so” images. They have to hit perfection 80 to 90 percent of the time Sure some will be better than others. But as a professional, you have to rely on the majority of the images you take to make you money.
So instead of relying on a few consumer grade cameras, a professional photographer invests in a ton of professional equipment. They spend thousands upon thousands of dollars getting multiple camera bodies, the finest lenses, flash equipment for every situation, tripods, light stands, backdrops, props, carrying and storage cases.
And it doesn’t stop there. As a photographer, you’re always on the run. What if something happens to a camera body or lens? You have to get backups for everything to make sure you never miss an image.
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