Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/02/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica]Tina/Reimbursement/Value Placed on Work?
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 18:03:17 EST

Good suggestions Dan.   I think I must have two approaches to this issue in
the future.  If I ask to make pictures of someone's kids in the future there
will be no charge.  If they ask me I will make it clear what they can expect
it to cost them.  I would only like to cover my out-of-pocket expenses.  Your
contact print suggestion makes a lot of sense and sure does cut down on my

Thanks again,

Bob Bedwell

 Permit me to suggest a different tack:
 1. Do a contact print to pick out the best 20 shots.
 2. Reproduce in postcard sizes.  Generally, people are happy to receive
 about 15-20 or so good B&W prints.  It is also more economical for you and
 you spend less time in the darkroom - one hour of enlarger work at most.
 3. If you want to be reimbursed in kind, ask for films rather than paper.
 Most people do not know how to buy paper.  They are generally quite happy
 to buy you "half a dozen" rolls of film for all your efforts.
 4. Be prepared to get just a word of "Thanks" only.  There are some who
 will think that they are entitled to everything without cost to them.
 Dan K.