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 . Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) 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 ..... Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) They liked this pose so i cut him out ... Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) 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 Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) 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 . Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) 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 .