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  1. 7colors

    7colors TPF Noob!

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    Hi...do school photographers charge sitting charge or just focus on the portrait packages? Since most schools request a commission I think its called a "kick-back", I guess it would be pointless to charge for sitting fees. What do you guys say?

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    The ones that I have seen...charge for the print packages. There was no sitting fee.
     
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    you need to incorperate the sitting fee into the package price then add on a couple of pound that the school will take for commision
     
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    A sitting fee is charged for senior photography, but not for undergrad.
     
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    what do you mean by that?

    anybody can charge a sitting fee
     
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    I'm a teacher at a middle school. We hire a national chain to do our school photography(Lifetouch). All of our kids and teachers are required to get their pictures taken because they are used in the yearbook and for a recent photograph in school records. The kids bring in a check and a packet order the day of the sitting. The shuffle 450 kids through in a bout 3.5 hours time.
     
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    I remember having those taken. What a rush job. I would hate to be the photographer on that kind of shoot. It takes a special personality to put up with that kind of pressure and organization!
     

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