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Discussion in 'Commercial/Product photography' started by chrisbrown, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. chrisbrown

    chrisbrown TPF Noob!

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    So, there is someone who is interested in buying one of my photos he found on flickr in a 30x21 or as close as possible to put in a gold leaf frame. This is my first encounter with this and I've never sold any of my pictures. He either wants me to pay him to download the full res version, or pay to have me blow it up for him and shipped to him. What would you charge for either of these options?
     
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    Why would you pay HIM to download the full res version?


    Either way, just remember that while a 30x21 isn't really likely to get copied, simply due to size, while a digital photo LARGE ENOUGH to make a 30x21 can still keep chugging out prints.
     
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    yea, that was a typo.

    anyways, that's what i'm planning on doing, but not sure how much i should charge him for me to print it, ship it, and my personal time..
     
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    Just curious, can we see the photo? A 20x30 is a standard size. Its $25 at mpix, do you need to frame it, or just sent the print alone?
     
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    Idk im not great with pricing myself but I would say at least $100 After shipping fees and fees for the poster you will get a $50 profit.
     
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    Yes, you may. It's a picture of the Avenue of the Oaks at Boone Hall Plantation outside Charleston, SC. It's not my best post processing but the composition is exactly what I was going for. I checked today at my local wolf camera and they can do a 30x20 for $25 as well. Not sure how much shipping will cost, but I will be going with eravedesigns at $100 even..here's the photo.

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    You should charge $100 for the print at least and then add on shipping and handling fees....

    This guy is getting a unique piece of art, not some crummy crap from Hobby Lobby.

    Nice work by the way :)
     
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    That's an awesome picture!
     
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    1) That photo is outstanding! I love it!
    2) Wolf Camera's $25 print won't be anywhere near as nice as MPIX.com's $25 print.
    3) Never ever ever give print resolution files to people that you haven't hired to print your images. Once that gets out in the wild you have no control over it anymore.
    4) Don't undercut yourself. I see these kinds of prints going for $850 out of local coffee shops in Raleigh. Of course, don't price walk him either. $300 - $499 is probably more than fair. He didn't skimp on the frame so he probably doesn't intend to skimp on the art that he puts in that frame.
     
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    That is breathtaking!!! I agree with viridari on the price. The best printer I know is FullColor (fullcolor.com). I can't quote the print price off the top of my head but I've been using them for a couple years, and am amazed at the results. Be proud of your work and let that show in your print quality!!
     
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    A little formula that I've had success in the past is take the overhead (price of print) and multiply it by 2 for a "processing fee" then multiply that number by 3 for a "creative fee" to get your final price and adjust as needed.

    So, let's say you want a 20"x30" print from Mpix. That's $24.99 x 2 = 49.98 x 3 = 149.94. Add tax and you have your final fee, which is usually a fair price for artwork. Do NOT, I repeat DO NOT give him a file.
     
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    Well Whatever I seen there a beautiful photo and I think there is nothing any cost of our passion if we like to do so. Even though if you are asking that then I would like to say it could be $30. Got it buddy.
     

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