When I first caught the "ode" below, I realized once again many of my fellow photographers feel a disconnect between the service we provide and the value placed upon that service. Whether it be a result of the digital age where every device built has a camera on it. Or the fact that our tools are being peddled out there like toys to tech hungry nerds who don't have a passion at all for creating art, but for just having the this year's best gear.
When someone books me, they aren't just getting some snazzy pictures of themselves or the family. I am creating art. I am creating memories. I'm freezing time forever. Just for you1 The time I take out of my day to take pictures, then to process them, house them on my server, all costs money. I already have the best prices in town and I come to you.
What more can you ask for?!