Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/03

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Subject: RE: [Leica] print pricing
From: MEBerube <>
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 15:29:26 -0500
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At 02:03 PM 1/3/01 -0500, Jim Shulman wrote:
>Sounds pretty clear to me:
>You make a living at it, you charge art market rates for your work.
>You treat it as a hobby, you charge junior high bake sale rates for your work.
>If you're a hobbyist, don't expect professionals to sell their work at
>junior high bake-sale prices.

The flip side of this is if one is a 'working professional' one shouldn't 
play into the fallacy that only someone charging "Art market rates" is able 
to produce quality work. I understand that it is seen as a threat to a 
working professional's livelihood. But monetary worth has nothing to do 
with quality. Too many working pro's (not anyone that I know of on LUG, but 
many who I know in my region) try their best to tie what they charge to the 
quality of what they produce. In looking at some of their portfolios, such 
a claim often becomes laughable.

Carpe Luminem,
Michael E. Berube

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