Quote Originally Posted by michaelbsc View Post
Which is why I refuse to ever have photography customers. As you've heard me state over the years, this is my hobby. I have enough grief in my professional work; why screw up my play time?

But that puts our experiences and outlooks in totally different modalities. I can make a mistake, and I only have one taskmaster, myself. And I can take risks of a failed project without fear of loss aside from time and material. I have no bottom line. Photography is a 100% sunk cost for me.

My earlier interest in photography was rekindled as an adult by photographing my daughter's childhood gymnastics. By the time she started competing nationally I was the semi-unofficial team photographer. People offered cash for my expenses, but I learned very quickly that if you accept payment you have just sold the right to complain. Life is too short for that.