I am looking for advice on what works out better for those of you who are paid photographers on here.
Charging per shoot or per image. Per image is very popular now, but I'll set up a mock example with, experience being 1-2 years. If you have another way of doing things, please leave your thoughts.
I charge $100 for a 1 hr shoot for someone who want new images for a dating site
This includes 2 looks/4 locations, and the per image cost after is $50
Within this headshots are taken, and then the 2 outfits. 3 potential sales/looks
You need to pay a stylist $70 from this.
Would you have your rates higher than $50 per image, and if so what do you think a client would be ok with, or would what you be fine with charging (using the dating site scenario)
Would you use a scenario such as $80 for the first image then $50 each one after?
Would you place these prices on your website?
Scenario 2. Also a 1 hr shoot at $250
2 looks including headshots
Client gets to choose from a proof sheet, 3 images that will be retouched
Stylist still gets $70
Earnings $180 for 1 hrs work plus your time for editing.
Question: Better or worse?