I have colorful images for you today from the Farmers Market shoot of a couple of weeks ago. I enjoy wandering through the Farmers Market and capturing images of colorful things that catch my eye.
I admire people who create things, no matter what, and are proud enough of them to display and sell. I’ve never really been one to want to put a price on something that I’ve done. I’m not really sure where that comes from but it is reality.
I remember when I first got out of High School I started working for a furniture store in the little community of Bethany. I was paid $1.50 per hour to do all sorts of things from assembling furniture, delivering it, doing maintenance on the building, and vehicles. In other words whatever needed to be done.
Then I received the opportunity to go to carpet installation training and that really opened up the opportunity to make more money then I had even dream of. One day I received a call at home (those were in the days of the party line.)
Ms. Frisby (the richest family in the county) had purchased an expensive rug in Kansas City and wanted it installed in a room that was a little too small for the rug in its current size, which meant that it needed to be trimmed a little and she wanted to know if I would do it for her.
Always wanting to please I said sure and so after work I stopped by their huge stately home and in 20 minutes had the rug neatly trimmed and looking nice in the room. She asked me what I wanted for payment and I said, “Oh nothing really it didn’t take that long and I was happy to help her.”
I will never forget what she said that day and it has stayed with me ever since. She said, “David you must learn that you need to charge based on what you know how to do, not necessarily what you actually do.” So I thought a moment and said, “Okay well that will be $25.”
Boy did she get angry with me. Said something like “Well of all the nerve.” But she paid me and I was on my way. 🙂
Sorry for all the babble. Doesn’t have anything to do with photography but it popped into my head so there it is.
Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.