Need some pricing help!

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  1. JEazy

    JEazy TPF Noob!

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    Alright so a local band wants me to take pictures of them for there new EP that they just recorded and are selling. How much do you charge for these kind of things?
     
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    I charge my hourly rate and then charge for the reproduction release

    150 hr
    200 for release

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    My first thought is what do they have in mind? They thinking a studio group shot? Maybe they want you to cover a live performance? Individual shots? Do they have a layout to shoot to?

    These are the sort of things I'd ask before quoting a price. Can you tell us some more about the project? I could then offer you some more specific pricing.

    Pete
     
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    they wanna do like group portrait shots for there cd cover and stuff. i'm not sure if i would do it in a studio, i kind of had some ideas for some city shots.
     
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    I just did that same thing last saturday. Those were my prices.. they are happy.

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  6. JEazy

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    but the thing is, i'm not a "professional" photographer. just a well known photographer in my town that i guess alot of people think is good ha. would it be wierd if i charged them if i've never done professional work? i mean, i work for the local newspaper as a staff photographer/intern, but i don't know. help me out!
     
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    Do you think your work is worth being payed for? Then charge them!
     
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    well you see, my problem is that they are assuming that i will do it for free. so i would feel like an ass if i just all of a sudden said that i was going to charge them.
     
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    man charge em money
     
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    Hmmm.... Would they do a show at your house? Without pay?

    On the other hand, if that's what you said you'd do, I think you have to do it.

    Good luck on this.

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    If they are just assuming you won't charge you probably need to let them know that isn't correct. If you've told them you won't charge that's something different.
     
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    no they just assumed i think. they did say they would send me a free cd but i don't know, i kinda need cash...
     

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