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Thread started 01 Nov 2017 (Wednesday) 21:04
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Fair Quote?

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Nov 01, 2017 21:04 |  #1

Hope this is in the right place. I've been asked to photograph as well as take some video for a club lacrosse team at a four day long tournament. They have 6 different teams going, ill be photographing each team's games as well as all of the off the field events and actives(10am-8pm).They're taking care of my lodging for the four days. The photos and videos will be used for social media and website use. I gave them a quote of $1000 for all of the photos and video. Does that seem like a fair quote for shooting all six teams for four days?

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Nov 01, 2017 23:21 |  #2

It's worth triple that IMHO.

At least.

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Nov 02, 2017 00:15 |  #3

10am to 8pm is 10 hours, times four days is 40 hours. That's $250 per day, or $25 per hour.
That doesn't take into account how long it will take you to sort, edit and deliver images or to compile, edit and deliver video.
Are you doing this alone or are you bringing help? Who's playing them? Are you renting any equipment? Are you paying out of pocket for the therapist after?

Yeah, you under bid this by a long shot.

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Nov 02, 2017 12:53 |  #4

If you're shooting at a professional level, I would say you underbid by quite a lot. 40 hours of shooting is going to lead to a huge amount of work on the back end (assuming you'll be doing the editing). That said, if you have a vested interest in the team and they don't have the budget to pay anymore, there's nothing wrong with giving them a hand. Another option, if their budget is limited at $1000, you could have offered to shoot just the last day of the tournament when the most exciting games will be happening (depending on the tournament set up, some teams may have been eliminated by that point though).
Considering that you have already put in the bid, I guess you're kind of stuck at this point if they accept it.


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