Today I went to a photography based Meetup group and met some people during a local walkaround. At the end about 20 people went into coffee shop and hung out for a bit. I overheard 2 participants talk.
Woman: So how much do you charge for a b/w portrait?
Woman: Few hundred dollars right?
Woman: Just so you know I work for a non profit and want a small portrait to send to my parents
Man:Umm..uhh..umm I can give you a discount for being member of the Meetup group
What shocked me was that the woman jumped at him with her own idea of the price before he could answer. I've talked to him and he was a very nice guy but I am not sure what kind of portrait photographer he was. Early on during the walk he complained about LCD being too bright and he cant see his images. I told him about using photographers loupe and he didn't know what it was and I had to explain how it blocks the light during bright days. He was using some sort of Rebel with a kit lens.
I stayed out of the conversation but its shocking that both are photographers with similar cameras and one is offering the other a few hundred dollars for b/w portrait.