I've been contacted about photographing a heavy metal group called Adjacent to Nothing. They've been around for 7 years and appear to be on the verge of making it big. They are about to release a new CD and they want professional, rad looking photos that they can plaster all over their CD covers, promotional posters, and website. The current lack of photos appears to be the biggest thing standing in their way. I've never done this kind of thing before (and was quite surprised to be commissioned, to be honest), but I'm intrigued. I'm determined to get pictures that will be useful and valuable to them so I've been flipping through rock band photos online for cool ideas I can play off. So, questions: 1) What should I charge them? They want me to hang out on stage before/during/and after a concert to photograph the whole thing to get live pictures. I also want to do an outdoor photo session where we can get the photos the official band photos. I suspect money is fairly tight so I don't want to scare them off by charging too much. On the other hand, they've performed with bands like Type O Negative and have flirted with contracts from various companies... This next CD could be their ticket to the limelight. What do you think? 2) Legally, what should I be aware of? The man who contacted me in behalf of the band suggested that I have them sign a release form to prevent a record company from suing me down the road for using a picture on my website that I took. I thought this was funny, yet I know it's something I should take seriously. I haven't drafted this kind of paper before. What should I put in it? 3) BTW, any cool photo ideas? I really like their band name... I want to take some photos that will capture the idea of "adjacent to nothing", in a very manly, NOT cheesy way. And like I said, I haven't photographed a rock band or concert before, so feel free to post links to your favorite rock band photos that I could check out. I have about a month to prepare. Thanks for your help.