Pricing of pictures

Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by slimenta, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. slimenta

    slimenta TPF Noob!

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    I shoot multiple youth sporting events and post edited pictures on my website. To this point I have charged a minimal markup for prints and have allowed people to download jpegs. But I want to be sensitive to professionals and not give away my shots. I also will be shooting a series of events with someone else who will be charging for his pictures. We have agreed to set the same pricing. We both use smugmug as our backbone.

    So the question is how would people set prices for prints and for downloading jpeg files?

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  2. astrostu

    astrostu I shoot for the stars

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    Do you have any idea what the "industry standard" is in your area? What do other photographers in your town/city charge?
     
  3. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Print pricing is a function of your CODB (Cost Of Doing Business).

    Your CODB includes the cost of your camera equipment, post processing time, education, software cost, computer cost, wear and tear on your vehicle, cost of business insurance, and the list goes on.

    If you're minimally marking up your cost for prints, it's virtually impossible to make a true profit.
     
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  4. Rekd

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    SAD Photography??? :lol:

    Sorry, couldn't help it.

    You need to charge according to how much it costs you to get there.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Plus, your profit and retirement savings. :thumbup:
     

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