ART How much would YOU charge for this shoot?

ThexToddster

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Jun 29, 2005
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Location is 30 min away. Shoot consist of black seamless, 3~ strobe set up. Front, back and side shot. For a swimwear online company. Images to be used for that only, photo credit and link on website.

Here's the kicker. 3-4 models. 30 or so bikinis. New product line.

Well?

(any other details I can answer)
 

Wobistdu

3-4 models in bikinis you say?

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Cesium

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Nov 25, 2004
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However long it will take you to set up, shoot, and post process x your desired hourly rate + expenses for gas and lens rental (if necessary).
 

turbodude

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Assuming it's 10 bikinis per model and 30 separate shots. And then the 3 girls together atleast ten times. And will be used for advertising, I would do it for a minimum of 4k with rights to use in print media and advertising for the future with the exclusion of selling the photo and billboards. I would start at 5k and they would probably counter and then would land right around 4k.

It's all about the sale. And how you portray the images. Have to make them feel they are getting a fucking steal. A full firm would charge around 7500 for a full product catalog shoot which you are doing. Make sure to throw in editing time, post processing, the amlunt of work involved, and etc. Come in with full presentation, don't half ass it. And you will get the shoot.
 
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ThexToddster

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Jun 29, 2005
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Assuming it's 10 bikinis per model and 30 separate shots. And then the 3 girls together atleast ten times. And will be used for advertising, I would do it for a minimum of 4k with rights to use in print media and advertising for the future with the exclusion of selling the photo and billboards. I would start at 5k and they would probably counter and then would land right around 4k.

It's all about the sale. And how you portray the images. Have to make them feel they are getting a fucking steal. A full firm would charge around 7500 for a full product catalog shoot which you are doing. Make sure to throw in editing time, post processing, the amlunt of work involved, and etc. Come in with full presentation, don't half ass it. And you will get the shoot.
:h5: Thanks Al. Like a Boss
 

turbodude

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remember perception is everything. People think i have a pretty large firm, when in reality its me and 2 of my close friends. shhhhhhh....
 

Mannaze

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Oct 22, 2006
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Assuming it's 10 bikinis per model and 30 separate shots. And then the 3 girls together atleast ten times. And will be used for advertising, I would do it for a minimum of 4k with rights to use in print media and advertising for the future with the exclusion of selling the photo and billboards. I would start at 5k and they would probably counter and then would land right around 4k.

It's all about the sale. And how you portray the images. Have to make them feel they are getting a fucking steal. A full firm would charge around 7500 for a full product catalog shoot which you are doing. Make sure to throw in editing time, post processing, the amlunt of work involved, and etc. Come in with full presentation, don't half ass it. And you will get the shoot.

I would bet on Al's response more than mine. However, its also dependent on your abilities and delivery. I'm sure you'll knock it out of the park.
 

Marix

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May 23, 2006
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I don't want to derail the thread but I'm surprised by how expensive these quotes are. I'm not pro and don't charge, so I'm admittedly clueless.

But why do companies hire external photographers like this? Because surely they will have shitloads of product photography to do. Every new product, details shots, models wearing the new range, location shoots etc. Why don't they just hire someone full time and just buy some kit?

And I guess it's quotes like this that make photography seem lucrative (and probably why there are so many facebook and craigslist photographers for hire).

$5000 for a day of shooting and may be 1-2 days of PP. That's $1600/day, whoa.
 

jared_IRL

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Feb 12, 2006
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I don't want to derail the thread but I'm surprised by how expensive these quotes are. I'm not pro and don't charge, so I'm admittedly clueless.

But why do companies hire external photographers like this? Because surely they will have shitloads of product photography to do. Every new product, details shots, models wearing the new range, location shoots etc. Why don't they just hire someone full time and just buy some kit?

And I guess it's quotes like this that make photography seem lucrative (and probably why there are so many facebook and craigslist photographers for hire).

$5000 for a day of shooting and may be 1-2 days of PP. That's $1600/day, whoa.


True, but things like this don't happen once a day. They happen once every couple of months. Hiring a full time photog for a couple of jobs per year doesn't make much sense...


However, when you do need something like this, you need it done RIGHT. Good product shots can make or break a product launch.

So you hire a specialist. Someone who will fucking nail it.

Specialists aren't found on craigslist.
 

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