Dear Race Photographer,
Thank you for coming to my race and standing in the sun/rain/wind/etc. to take a photo of me. Thank you for taking a photo of me when both my feet are off the ground and I look my skinniest (no thank you for taking a photo of me when I’m frowning and both legs are on the ground with all my weight pushing into them). I really want to buy your photos because you got that one great shot.
However, you want to charge me at least $80 to purchase the other 15+ photos where I look disgusting. I do not want to own these and in fact, I’d prefer you destroy them. What makes you think I want to spend soo much money for photos where I look my grossest? Yes I completed that event – but I don’t want to purchase proof that I looked like death doing it. I know you feel like you need to charge a lot to make a profit. BUT if you charged $5 per digital download, we runners would buy that one, two, or three photos we love. You would actually make a profit and we would no longer need to “steal” our photos. $80+ for a digital download is too much.
Meg (and other runners, triathletes, cyclists, swimmers, etc).