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    I am thinking of starting my own business in the near future and I am presently deliberating over what is fair to charge.

    Here are some basic questions that I have:

    How much do should you charge for the shoot itself and what is acceptable industry hourly rate?

    Should photoshop time be charged?

    How much should be charged for the prints/per print?

    If charging a lump sum, what would the acceptable amount be for:

    1. couple of hours
    2. half a day
    3 full day
     
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    Thanks for that,

    At the moment I m looking to get into commercial/editorial and fine art on the side as a personal project.

    I've only just started photography on itself, and hoping to study photography on its own starting February 2009.

    I also have qualifications in Digital Media/Design and I attended National School of Art.
     
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    Do you have a portfolio? That is what will really bring in the clients. Glad you said commercial/editorial. I know nothing of retail photography and I never thought too highly of it. A couple of good approaches: Assist or intern a studio photographer. Sydney is a huge market, so the work is out there. The pay is crummy in the beginning, but increases rapidly. Contact magazines. You take what they are giving which is between 100 & 1,000 dollars per assignment. Good news is they judge solely based on your work. Contact enough mags and you will find work.

    I do not have to mention that these guidelines are very general. Just trying to point you in the right direction.

    Love & Bass
     

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