Hi everyone I'm planning to have my first photoshoot for paying customers and I would like some advice on the business side of things before I start advertising. Background: I have been taking photos for 2 years now, here are some of my better (not all the best) photos: https:[email protected] I don't think I'm going to enter the photography field full-time at any point but it is part of my business model as-is. It has been a very dear hobby and people have been telling me I should do some real business with it. I have done a couple of public events that friends of mine have organized but nothing like this before. So I would like to try it out and see what happens. Plan: My plan is to have one or two weekend days in August where I would have slots for people to come and have their portraits taken. I would have maybe 7-8 slots for one day. Slots would include 45 minutes of customer time and a 15-minute break for me and to make sure I don't fall behind in the schedule. I would choose a location with various background and lighting choises that I could discuss with the customers. They could also send me information about themselves and their ideas for a portrait beforehand. I already have decent social media marketing channels due to my other work so that is not an issue in this case. The portraits could be of single people but also of small groups/couples. Equipment: I have an E-P5 (E-PL3 as backup), O25/1.8, O45/1.8 and the bonuszoom 40-150 lens that I hope will arrive in the next couple of weeks. I also have an external flash unit (Sunpack 433D) and a decent tripod for the camera. I am open to getting additional equipment if necessary. I use Lightroom 5 for the photos. Delivery: All customers would get a 30-40 photo collection of non-edited photos, of which they could choose 5 for my to process and send them in full quality and without watermarks. Is this a good way to do it or should I do something else? Payment: I already have a company that I'm using for the photography so no black market stuff included. I still don't have to pay VAT for my business because my income is so tiny (I'm a student). My ideology has up to this point been that as I'm not a professional and I'm not sure if I can always deliver the quality photos I haven't really asked for money. For the events I did, I just got the festival pass for all the workshops and parties that went on during the festival events and so on. But now even though I would like to enter the money area I'm still worried about asking for too much. I have thought that I could market this as a "student photoshoot" kind-of-thing and for lower price. The normal portrait photoshoots in my country are between 100-250 euros depending on the locations and needs. I would ask for 30 euros. How would that sound? I don't want to sell myself too cheap out of respect for the real professionals but I feel like I would not be worth much more. How does all this sound? Do you have any suggestions for me or for anyone else thinking about entering the business?