HI! SHORT STORY: I'm a hobby photographer and want to know how you think ZENFOLIO would work to share team photos. I have been the family photographer since I was a kid. I want to take sport photos of a basketball team. I don't expect to sell the photos or make money.
ZENFOLIO will work for me for either $30 or maybe $60 a year. However, what are the price of the photos and shipping for anyone who does wish to buy photos? THANKS! :)
LONG STORY: I'm not a professional and always state that fact before I take photos of wedding receptions, sport teams, etc.... I tell them that "You get what you pay for." I've taken fun / candid photos at eight weddings / receptions since May - some I was an invited guest,all asked me to take the photos. Every wedding I attended had a professional photographer. (NOT ME!) I don't make any money. I never have. I certainly don't want to take money from a professional's business. I'm pretty sure that the pros don't think I'm a threat! :)
I do it for fun, because I love to take photos. I don't edit. I don't know how. I just upload and share. I really don't feel good enough to charge for my photos.
I've never started a business because I don't really think I can make money enough to justify the hassle, etc...plus the taxes/legal issuesinvolved, plus then I would feel pressured to produce. Now, I tell them every image I get, that is good, is a bonus. No expectations, no pressure.
Over the four years my daughter played high school sports - basketball and softball, I took thousands of photos of several of the teams. For fun. For free. What do I get out of it? I LOVE to do it! I really enjoy seeing people use my photos I took of them on their FACEBOOK page, etc........that's what I get out of it! :)
I've been asked to take high school basketball photos this season. I don't plan to charge anything or make any money. Do you think ZENFOLIO would be best? If not, what do you recommend? (Inexpensive or free?) The other thing is, if I don't charge for photos and I can only attend a couple of games over the season, that is what I will do. If I were being paid, I would feel pressure to attend every game, etc.... However, I still need to be able to give out a specific website address so the basketball players / coaches can see the photos. THANK YOU, in advance, for your time to read and consider answering my question. I sincerely appreciate your help! :)