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  1. Obs70

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    Hi,
    im new on this forum and i would appreciate some tips.
    I have to photograph a property, about 10 rooms + exteriors,
    for use in online brochure.
    How much would you charge for it (including some PS editing) ?

    Regards.
    Ca
     
  2. skieur

    skieur TPF Noob!

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    You have not provided enough details. The usual formula is payment for time + expenses + (depends on use: one photo or several photos?, advertising? magazine? real estate? and the rights being negotiated.)

    Indirectly related is the quality that you can provide based on your expertise, experience, skill, and equipment. Lighting and distortion control will be your main challenges.

    Good luck.

    skiieur
     
  3. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    You'll need to know # of hits monthly on their website too.
     
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    As others mentioned, it depends on the scope of the project, beyond the size of the property.

    Usually, you will charge for the photographs themselves, and then you will charge for a license agreement (which usually is much higher than the first number).
     
  5. Moonb007

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    As everyone stated, it depends. Typically I charge $1100 for a full day shoot and editing. This provides them with a copy of all the images, but does not include the copy rights.
     
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    If you are shooting this for real estate purposes for an agent to sell a home, the typical rate is between $100 to $500 depend on the details.

    I shoot real estate in Buffalo, NY and more shoots run around $175-$200 per home.
     
  7. manaheim

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    I typically charge between $600 and $2000 for either an interior or an exterior shoot... depends on size of property, complexity of process, distance from my home, amount of post processing required, etc.

    If you're shmaht and nervy, charge them whatever you decide, but give them only a 1 year usage agreement with an option to renew for a fee. (be sure to retain copyright, regardless of licensing)
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Man I seriously don't know how you justify the time. I've done a couple homes and it takes me actually MORE time than it takes to do commercial real estate. (if I'm doing it right)
     
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  10. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    What do you think?....16 days and the OP is unheard from. Still sittin' there with 1 post to their credit. ;)
     
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    @manaheim - It takes me about 2 hours to shoot a home and about 2 hours to edit that home. I realize that it not a lot of money for the time invested but at this point something is better then nothing. Also realize that I am still honing my skills. I am not undercutting anyone in this area because I am the only person that is really shooting residential homes. I think that it is important to also understand what the market can handle for a certain area. If I were to charge $600 for a home, I would be laughed out of town.
     
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