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I think the question here was... what is full price? I spend about 3-4 hours creating and mounting a single 11x14 silver print. If I were full time, charging $50 per hour, that would have cost $200 in labor. Adding paper etc of $5 is obviously inconsequential....Should I make 20x24 prints since they don;t cost more hours and only marginal extra material costs to create and I can GET MORE $$$? Should I mark it up by 3x, 4x, or 5x? I don't think I would get too many takers at $600$1000 a mounted 11x14 print B+W Silver print by (un)famous Frank Filippone. ( I wonlt even go to the place of Gallerty 100%-200% markup.....!!!! Give it away? well, I am not so sure that is a good approach... EVERYONE wants a freebie. I like the idea of trading..... my 1 for your 1. No scales, no egos, just pure enjoyment. There are those out in Leica land that would like to get a gallery going... why not a swap gallery? My 1 for your 1. Anyone game? Frank Filippone email@example.com On Behalf Of Henry Ambrose I think giving it away is better. A rule that I established years ago, that I sometimes still break (much to my dismay) is: Full Price or Free. Making something just so you can sell it cheap is self abuse. I would suggest that no one do that unless thats the only way to eat. Even then you better fix it quick - get another job! It also abuses the market and might lower the value of others work. Henry a "working photo professional"