Hi all- I have been lurking here for years and want to start with a collective thank you to all the inspiration and wonderful insight provided by you all. This forum has been an amazing resource for me as I learn and continue to develop.
I am posting here today looking for advice- I began shooting as a hobby about 10 years ago. As things progressed, I had done some photos for friends and family and began sharing my landscape photography. One thing lead to another and I found myself doing weddings, newborn shoots, engagement photos and so on. As of recently, I have chosen to specialize in the Real Estate as well as Restaurant/culinary realm. Last week I reached out to a swath of the restaurants in town and made contact with a creative marketing director. We had a great meeting yesterday and he essentially has offered me an opportunity to be his off contract staff photographer looking for all sorts of photographic and videographic work. As it stands right now, I will have steady, lucrative work for the next six months on top of my full time day job and I am ecstatic for the opportunity.
Here is where it gets hairy....I have no idea how to structure my services in terms of cost, to him. We discussed working on a small creation fee schedule and then licensing the images as well as flat rate fees that would be quoted prior to the job and payment expected at time of completion. Licensing, I feel, could get out of hand due to the vast social marketing campaigns he runs as well as renewal and terms. Can you all offer some advice and or experience if you ever have found yourself in a similar situation?
Thank you in advance!