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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:17 am 
Hi guys,

After doing photoshoot around campus for campus newspaper,
and posted in flickr and facebook,
there is some people asking me to take their pictures also.
Some of them willing to pay for the job / print.

my question is how much to charge them?

Any opinion will be appreciated.

Enche


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:45 am 
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Hi Enche, are they local? Where would it take place, how long would it take you, what do they expect and would you enjoy it? All factors to consider when quoting for a job...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:47 am 
I think price should meet the standards available and the final results of course and getting those natural looking photographs!

But to give you some reference, i was at a studio a couple of weeks ago and they charged about 300SEK Swedish Money, that would be about 50 dollars for one image...

thats all i can say :)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:55 am 
alex thanks for the info, how many pictures are they gonna shoot?

if there are only 2-3 pictures, it doesn't look like a lot isn't it?

It won't be studio shoot, probably more of outside/natural light shot.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:30 am 
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If your shooting at home and not traveling. Price the local studios and drop it by about 10 of what ever your currency is or more if you feel its super overpriced.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:57 am 
oh btw, the potential client also will ask for prints.

do you guys know where to order print that is good?
(CVS or Walgreen sucks most of the time).

btw, I'm in US, PA


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:00 am 
You could always do a bit of market research in your local area. Find out where the nearest photography studios are and what they charge for portraiture, prints and electronic copies on CD. There's too much geographical variation in pricing.

As for a printer, it's hard to find a good one, but when you do, stick with them a build a relationship with them.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:41 am 
update: I told her I'll do it for free to get my feet wetter
and to build portfolio, and she offered gratitudes money, which is good.

I'll try to find out if I can live with "gratitudes money" or not haha..

the shots will be around 3 outfits, 5-6 places around campus.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:24 am 
Sounds fair when you're starting off. All the best.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:58 am 
Hi guys, because the extensive works I do for the newspaper this semester,
I finally got noticed by university office of communication.

Now they give me some jobs to do. Most of them are spot news
for website and possibly other campus publication (newsletter,magazines)

I got paid $25 per picture used. not bad imho, since 1 event is around
30 minutes - 1 hour range.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:42 pm 
Enche Zein wrote:
oh btw, the potential client also will ask for prints.

do you guys know where to order print that is good?
(CVS or Walgreen sucks most of the time).

btw, I'm in US, PA



hey there im in Philadelphia PA!! ahaha

and way to get paid for your portraits!!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:28 pm 
Good luck man! Doing it for free is always appreciated :)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:29 pm 
Good luck man! Doing it for free is always appreciated :)


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