So you want to be a "professional"

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  1. inTempus

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    ...that means you need to charge something for your services.

    How much should you charge for a shoot? Good question. You need to calculate your expenses and get an idea of what it costs you to show up at a shoot before you even fire a single shot.

    NPPA: Cost of Doing Business Calculator

    Check it out, it will help you figure out how much to charge. Then you're well on your way to being a "professional".

    :D
     
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    Don't you know you can't say that? Don't be crazy my friend!
     
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    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Helpful link, thanks for that.
     
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    Cool link.

    According to that it will never be profitable to go pro unless I seriously lower my standard of living.
     
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    That's what most people have to do. haha but standard of living isn't only judged by how much money you make right....right?
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm talking about things like having insurance for me & my kids, and having food in the fridge... Clothes with no holes in them, stuff like that.

    Accoring to that link, I'd have to charge $1000 a day just to break even.

    EDIT

    With ZERO SALARY, my daily overhead cost would be $650 according to that... That's for the same car I have now, same insurance, same bills, etc...

    Looks like it's not quite time to quit the day job, lol.
     
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    <--
    Just so this thread isnt almost ALL kids pissing on nikons...

    :)
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    :lol:


    I was wondering how long it would take someone 'from the other team' to join in...
     
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    Outstanding!
     
  10. themedicine

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    well i threatened intempus earlier, and thought, what the hell. better wave my gay ole flag too. I even made a great pissing contest joke. it was classic.
     
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    Link please. :)
     
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