Because I cant do images
I would pay for images because I cant do them myself but my point was that I wouldnt pay $500 for one image.
A banner is normally just one basic image frame with a few layers, then different text on each.
So the main thing the designer has to do, is just the first image for the base of the banner, and I dont think that work is worth $500, I dont think many people would either.
$500 is well worth a site, even if a lot of people dont think this anymore because they are used to seeing cheap template which are resold, and I wouldnt mind paying a lot more than $500 because I think a site is a lot more work, which Im paying for.
I dont think the same amount of work is needed for a banner which is why I would do the same amount of pay