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

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: Re: [Leica] print pricing
From: "Wilber Jeffcoat" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 16:16:55 -0500
References: <[]> <>

Beauty as well as quality is in the Eye of the Beholder. There is more to
this business than , click, click , click. Some folks think the grass is
always greener---------. Anyway there is more to this than the cost of the
film and paper and chemicals/ink.
Cheers Wilber
Can we please not start bashing the working pro's of the world.
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "MEBerube" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 3:29 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] print pricing

> 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
> >
> >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
> 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,
> many who I know in my region) try their best to tie what they charge to
> quality of what they produce. In looking at some of their portfolios, such
> a claim often becomes laughable.
> Carpe Luminem,
> Michael E. Berube

In reply to: Message from MEBerube <> (RE: [Leica] print pricing)