Sorry Frank

Found a couple weeks ago:

I will be getting married on october 19th , I need someone for four hours from 4pm to 8pm to take pictures, I can pay you 100 dollars plus dinner and transportation, please call me @ 1-302-xxx-xxxx ask for frank, thanks.

Hopefully this person gets some responses from photographers with a good reputation but I get the feeling there aren’t too many DC photographers who would take a 4 hour gig (with an additional 12 hours of processing time on the back end) for $100. I do wonder about the transportation cost the person would pay – $0.50 per mile? the area code is Delaware (about 2 hours away?), so you may actually get paid more for transportation than you would for the gig itself.

Tip: try to look at the photographer’s time as a whole unit, not just the part they will be in front of your face.

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