I am a professional photographer and have owned my own business for 4 years. Recently another photographer came to me and wanted to know if I would be interested in being a second shooter for a group she is forming. The group would have about 5-6 photographers and then there are 2 assinged to each wedding. She is a pro herself but looking to move away from the photography part and focus more on the business part. So she asked me how much I charged hourly. For my own business (which includes photo books as part of the hourly rate) I charge around $350- so I told her $200/hour. She was almost outraged at the amount of money I was asking for, claiming thats the most anyone has quoted her so far. I've never been a second shooter but I figured for my experience $200 an hour was about right. Anyway she continued to tell me that she has lots of people interested in this opportunity to join her group and that she starts people off between $500-$800 to be a second shooter. She even implied "more qualified people" were being considered, or something along those lines. She called me last night to ask me to do a wedding this Saturday and she would offer me $500. The hours are 12-9. To get $500 for 9 hours of shooting seems so crazy to me and I'm wondering if this is the usual for a second shooter or am I getting ripped off. My gut tells me I'm making as little money as possible for that day. Thoughts?