Hello everyone, It's been awhile since I've posted anything but I'm back. A few months ago I asked your advise about how to go about getting into product photography. You guys gave me some great advise but unfortunately I haven't found a photographer who is willing to teach me anything without paying them an arm and a leg. So I've been slowly working away on building a portfolio and practicing as much as I can. Without warning in the last week I've been asked to shoot 2 products, which is great but my question is what do you guys out there do for figuring out a quote? Do you just use a base hourly rate and go from there? I realize there are alot of factors that are at play here but these are fairly straight forward shots on a white background. I'm not to worried on how to shoot them or light them I have all the lights and know how for that.....I'm just unsure of what kind of formula to use for coming up with a fair price for doing product shoots. Any thoughts or advise would be greatly appreciated. p.s. I've been trying to shoot a perfume bottle and I'm having a heck of a time with the highly reflective cap on the bottle. It's a highly polished metal cap and it's like a mirror. I keep getting my own reflection in the cap. I've tried everything I know...even used a 70-300 lens so I was way back and sure enough if you zoom in you can still see me. How the heck do I stop this.