Automotive Photographer

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  1. Todd Krueger

    Todd Krueger TPF Noob!

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    I'm looking for an automotive photographer to do some Interior/Exterior Studio style shots of a Hummer H2. I'm in Houston Texas and found nothing in Google. What hourly rate should I expect to pay? Thanks for any help!
     
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    Most photographers work for a daily rate + expenses. I'd charge you about $5000 plus the air fare and hotel for that job, as you're gonna need a big studio on the ground floor!

    I wouldn't recommend me for the job though - I'm rubbish at car photos!

    I would advise you to define more closely the end result you want - presumably some rights free images, but how many and what are they to be used for? Then draw up a contract for a photographer to supply this result and agree what will happen if you're not satisified with the work.

    Good luck

    Rob
     
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    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    You could see if Littleman is interested. He is in the San Antonio area but he takes quite a bit of car pictures. Just shoot him a PM.
     
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    Matty-Bass TPF Noob!

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    5000$? :confused: Why aren't I shooting pro yet? Oh yeah, I'm not :lmao:

    Soon, you wait... Soon... ;)
     
  5. Rob

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    $5000 seems like a lot to you right now, but trust me, when you've spent two days of back-breaking work producing the goods and then another week or so fiddling with the damn product until it's just right, it seems too cheap!! That's about $100 per hour, which is fair for hiring someone with specialist knowledge.

    Those kind of jobs only come around once a month or so even if you could do every one of them (location permitting!) it's not millionaire territory.

    Others might charge less, but it's all in the results. I guarantee happiness or your money back. The whole thing project managed, start to finish with the client getting precisely what they have paid for - that's what people need to pay extra for.

    I still suck at taking car pictures. Just don't get em for some reason. Give me a model and I'm happy though.

    Rob
     
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    j_lund TPF Noob!

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    Check out www.ruji.net

    He takes some amazing car shots.

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