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The photographers job is much more difficult. Lets say a client wants to know how much it ways to make quick money online would cost for a photograph of an apple. The client would love to know right away without a ways to make quick money online whole lot of back and forth discussion. And to make things worse, if you take too long and ask too many questions, you may very well scare off your potential client. But, “how much for a photo of an apple”, can be a really complicated question because there are so ways to make quick money online many ways to well, photograph an apple.

Now for you non-photographers, you are probably thinking, "big deal, it is a photo of an apple, charge $10. And move on with your life." and yes, it probably seems a little ridiculous to worry about the ways to make quick money online price of an apple photograph for more than a millisecond, but that is precisely what photographers have to do, and if they don’t learn how to imagine every scenario it will be ways to make quick money online at their own peril.

When I consider this question for a moment I begin ways to make quick money online to ask questions that if overlooked could make or break ways to make quick money online the profitability of a project. I would start by asking my apple client if I ways to make quick money online will be provided with apples, if not, I can imagine a bunch of possible issues. Does the photo need to be of a particular variety ways to make quick money online of apple? Can I source the apples locally? If not, can I get fresh apples with the leaves still intact? How long do the leaves stay intact after all? Is the variety of apple in season right now. Obviously if getting the proper apple for the shoot is ways to make quick money online a problem then time, research and money need to go into getting the perfect ways to make quick money online apple overnighted to the set.

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Let’s imagine a couple of different scenarios from the same ways to make quick money online client. The client is a local orchard that allows patrons to ways to make quick money online "pick their own", they also sell jams and jellies and even offer hayrides. They are interested in two bids, a low cost option and a more expensive image that ways to make quick money online could tie in all of the aspects of the business. The intended use for both images will be a webpage ways to make quick money online banner as well as local advertising and direct mail.

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It is easy to see how even two images for ways to make quick money online the same client can require drastically different effort and time. While 10 bucks might be plenty to just “photograph an apple”, it won’t cut it for anything remotely difficult. The more complicated and specific the clients needs are, the more challenging bringing all of the parts together can ways to make quick money online be. Since it only takes a fraction of a second to ways to make quick money online shoot a single photo, it is easy to forget that it can take a ways to make quick money online co-ordinated effort and days of preparation to make something really ways to make quick money online great. And it all goes to prove that an apple is ways to make quick money online not an apple is not an apple.

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