Help pricing sunglasses photography

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  1. JoeN

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    Hello everybody,

    I am new to this forrum and need your help.

    I am not a professonal photographer, but my background experience was shooting sunglasses for E-comeme website online.

    I am now retired and want to start to work as freelancer to produce quality sunglases photo at home, only for website appication since maximum size is 1200x1200px , that I am able to produce.

    My expectation is 30 usd /hr, no head count, how this is converted to pricicing these photos.
    1-5 photos : price ?
    6-10 photos : price ?
    11-50 photos : price ?

    Thanks for your help. I live in California.
    Below is samples of my work



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  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Seems simple to me; determine your average production rate per hour (including all post, etc) and divide by $30. In other words, if you can completely finish three pair of glasses per hour, your rate is $10/pair.
     
  3. JoeN

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    Thanks ,
    I am happy with that rate.
     
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    Light Guru Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Don’t forget to factor in post processing time.


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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    There are some nuances you should factor in:

    How many pieces of product will you shoot at one time?
    Do you have a rapport with the client that gives you reason to expect a continuous flow of work?
    Your images are sufficient. Do you want to take your photography a bit further, requiring the purchase of additional equipment (ie. longer lens)?
    Any consumables used? Seamless paper? Spray?
    Do you have a space you can dedicate to this type of photography, so repeated set-up is not required?

    After you consider all these and other concerns, it will start to come into focus (pun intended) how to proceed. If I was asked to quote on this job, I typically would want $125 for the first image and $50 - $75 for each additional image done at the same time. So if I got to do 20 at once, I'd be in the neighborhood of $1100. As mentioned, there will be processing time. I feel that would be a bargain price for a day's worth of work.

    You may feel that you're not in a league to charge like this, but I see you're not far off. You help to preserve (or advance) the profession if you charge a price that is equal in value to your work... which is much more than $10/hour. Good luck!

    -Pete
     
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    I agree with Pete you need to calculate your overhead also. Equipment, editing time, sales, ect
     

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