A few months ago one of our city councilors found my card saying " amateur photographer " [ before receiving "expert advice" to change it to just "photographer " ] and hired me to do his daughters wedding since it wasn't anything lavish and they wanted " cheap-ish " photos . NIKON D50    ---    10mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    They were very happy with the pictures and last Friday he phoned me again because he wanted pictures for his "re-election" campaing . I had bought an umbrella and stand which had never really been used so Friday night I set up the umbrella/SB800 and a tripod/SB600 and diffuser and did some test shots for saturday . I know the shadow from the SB600 is not acceptable and ordered another stand and white umbrella for future shots . This is what I ended up with after 1 hour shooting ..... NIKON D80    ---    36mm    f/5.6    1/200s    ISO 400 They liked this pose so i cut him out ... NIKON D80    ---    36mm    f/5.6    1/200s    ISO 400 And flipped him over [ apparantly not too good since people's left and right side are not perfectly equal but will look normal to him like a mirror ] for his brochure picture which he wanted with a background shot of the city's iconic bridge NIKON D50    ---    18mm    f/7.1    1/200s    Another picture he liked which we all thought was appealing was the relaxed shot on the armchair , the printing company said they would prefer to crop his head from this picture for the newspaper ad . NIKON D80    ---    36mm    f/6.3    1/200s    ISO 400 As always I have admitted mistakes I think I made and would appreciate constructive criticism . I only charged about US$120 since I felt that it was also a practice session for me . He will also be running for mayor and says he wants me to be there at his [ hopefully celebration] party after the campaign , to get some shots and maybe some portrait shots of his parents soon . So even though my first lot of cards said "amateur photographer " I have had the most success from that one business card .