Stumped on how much to charge

Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by JEazy, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. JEazy

    JEazy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 22, 2006
    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    0
    Alright so this band called Seeds Replanted wanted me to shoot one of there outdoor concerts. They want to use the photos for there website and maybe some posters for future gigs. I was thinking maybe around a hundred or so, but then that seemed a little low to me...and then it seemed a tad high to me. I'm really not too comftorable with my pricing system yet, so i thought maybe you guys could help me out. There are 17 photos total. Here are the proofs...

    [​IMG]

    But yeah, I want to email them the proofs as soon as possible and include the price so I'd really appreciate if you could help me out. Thanks.

    -Justin
     
  2. Remi M.

    Remi M. TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Count up all the time you spent on this client. Multiply it by an hourly rate of your choosing. Add expences and amortization of equipment.

    I'm not a pro photographer, but I think $100 is really low.
     
  3. JEazy

    JEazy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 22, 2006
    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    0
    well i spent 4 hours shooting this and another 2 hours editing. i don't know! ah!
     
  4. bethany138

    bethany138 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    486
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Laurel, Mississippi USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    First off... ALWAYS agree on a price beforehand. Your best bet when it comes to bands is to tell them an hourly rate (that covers your edit time) and charge accordingly. I charge $150/hr and I also have a file release fee of $200 for all usable files from the session. This fee applies for concerts or portrait work. If I were you... I would charge $500 total. (If I had been commisioned to shoot the event and it was agreed upon beforehand) If they did not ask you to come and no rate was agreed upon, I would suggest a $200 to $300 release fee for the images with no hourly rate included.

    Just my thoughts~!

    b
     
  5. kordd

    kordd TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2006
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    one million dollers...

    if this is one of your 1st gigs why not charge like 100-200 bucks that way you may get some other customers from the band..... you know... word of mouth

    that is what i would do go with a low price that way they will use you again

    kordd
     

Share This Page