Ok guys & gals!
Check this out, I got a paying gig to shoot a Real Amateur Baseball game tonight.
A friend of a friend saw some of the photographs I took from last game I shot and liked it. Thought of the idea of hiring me to Photograph his team at there Championship Game TONIGHT!
I know, I'm so un-prepared. No Tele to work with the terrible light conditions.
All I have to work with is my Beautiful Fifty"cent" 1.8!
But yea, all that matters to him is that I capture the moments. So I'm ok in that field!
My question to you all is: Am I doing to much?
He told me he only has $100 bucks to work with for tonights game. He explained, that he will use me for future games. That this will be the first of many. I asked him what it is that he wants?
He replys: I would like for you to cover the Whole Night. Game starts at 7:30PM tonight til 9:30pm. But before the game I would like a Team Portrait of all of us. And if we win tonight I would also like Celebration pictures.
Basically be here at 7-10pm! And remember this would be the first of many I will use your service.
I told him, sounds good. It would be a pleasure to photograph your team. But you have to understand that what you clearly asking for is under the amount I would charge for such a gig. I told him I will work with him and give him a break. (Keeping in mind that this could open other doors for a Paying Career)
So I enlisted my option:
I will cover the whole night of his team.
Action shoots, everything, the whole nine yards!
But at the end, he will
Recieve a CD with his 50 TOP (picked) photographs,
1 Print by 8x10
& the 50 printed by 4x6.
All of this edited ofcourse, since I shoot in RAW format. I
will be doing a simple edit in LightRoom. 2-5 mins tops in each frame. (Possibly)
And possibly for his TEAM Portrait shot, I will work on some Magic stuff in PhotoShop!
Just cause I'm cool like that. lol..
He was excited! Kept telling me, this would be the first of many.
Did I just BUMMED myself by giving him "Such a Deal"
Meaning, I hope for next time he doesn't think I will do such a job for such $$$.
So what you guys & gals think?
Am I doing to much, knowing that he is already pleased with my type of Photography?
How & what should I explain to him tonight that, for next time there will be a regular price. Or should I let it go and go with the Flow! Enjoy it and Thank God I got a paying gig. (In Sports)
Which I will enjoy tonight's game.
Thank you everyone for taking the time to Read this MEMO