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Aug 31, 2011 13:50 |  #4201

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Nice shots Mike!

Agree completely; I bet the Marine Corps would love a shot like that for their recruiting...


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Aug 31, 2011 13:56 |  #4202

yeah- missed that on first look.


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Aug 31, 2011 15:22 |  #4203

Rocky Rhode wrote in post #13031112 (external link)
Agree completely; I bet the Marine Corps would love a shot like that for their recruiting...

Its in the office:cool:


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Sep 01, 2011 23:14 |  #4204

Hey guys. I recently got a senior asking if they could do a senior session during each school season(Spring, Winter, Fall) for a broad variety of images. I personally had no idea to price this, and asked a few pro photographers I'm close friends with and they said they'd charge $200-$300 per season.

Personally I'm quite tentative to be charging what is such a large amount of money to a person like myself. Quite a few of you regulars have seen some of my work, and I'd love some input on the situation.

Do you think it's too much? How much would you charge?


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Sep 02, 2011 03:34 |  #4205

DinosaurioAllie wrote in post #13038862 (external link)
Hey guys. I recently got a senior asking if they could do a senior session during each school season(Spring, Winter, Fall) for a broad variety of images. I personally had no idea to price this, and asked a few pro photographers I'm close friends with and they said they'd charge $200-$300 per season.

Personally I'm quite tentative to be charging what is such a large amount of money to a person like myself. Quite a few of you regulars have seen some of my work, and I'd love some input on the situation.

Do you think it's too much? How much would you charge?

I personally would never charge someone that much. I have done photos in each of the seasons, but kept the sessions very short because there would be so many over the 3 different sessions rather then just one. I only spend about an hour and a half per session.


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Sep 02, 2011 07:40 |  #4206

This is similar to Baby's First Year sessions, I would research prices for those and see how they come out. $600 for three sessions doesn't seem outragous to me though.


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Sep 02, 2011 17:03 as a reply to  @ ShotByTom's post |  #4207

How much you charge is purely subjective as so many factors impact your decision.
1) Are you good enough to justify that price?
a. Only you can answer that question

2) What does your competition charge?
a. Answered if that is the average price, rather then what some charge

3) How saturated is the area you live in?
a. Are you trying to break into the market
b. Are you offering services to improve your portfolio
i. Give discounts as they are helping you get more recognition
ii. Offer additional discounted services if they bring in more customers

4) Are you a dedicated full time professional?
5) What experience do you offer the client to make the session a memorable one


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Sep 02, 2011 17:55 as a reply to  @ Rocky Rhode's post |  #4208

Getting ready for the weekend and adding a few more edits of Jenny.

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Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

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Sep 02, 2011 18:29 |  #4209

Bill, #2 is a fantastic shot.


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Sep 02, 2011 19:54 |  #4210

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Bill, #2 is a fantastic shot.

Thank you sir!


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Sep 02, 2011 19:59 |  #4211

hawk911 wrote in post #13029438 (external link)
I wasn't criticizing the use of the vette at all. The back story makes it all clear, as I wasn't sure if the car belonged to the first girl, or the second, or if it was yours and you let them use it. I've used old cars that probably won't ever move again, and then just had a senior bring his dad's '69 charger. great marketing idea, too!

This guy will show up again later when I get to the car shots, but he also brought an antique shotgun. I let him borrow the hat :)


Very cool shot!


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Sep 02, 2011 20:01 |  #4212

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Love these!


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Sep 02, 2011 20:06 |  #4213

aaron.dunlap wrote in post #13008390 (external link)
i can dig the wood texture overlay.... its an extreme edit, but some people like that. I wouldn't apply it directly though... try applying it as a secondary texture to something more subtle... or even mess with difference clouds in a layer mask to decrease the amount of texture hitting the image. and obviously mask the girl out completely. with this kind of overlay it doesn't look good on top of her arms IMHO.

I couldn't make up my mind if I liked the textured overlay directly on her or not. I offered her an edit both ways so I'm curious which she will like better. I may go back and redo the photo.....

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Sep 02, 2011 22:11 |  #4214

Bill nice shots! But for me the eyes in #2 are a little bit overdone.


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Sep 03, 2011 04:59 |  #4215

Just read through this entire thread over the span of three days. I learned so much and took so many notes my head is spinning. You guys rock!
I'm nervous about posting any of my stuff. I'm doing a shoot on the 10th and I'm going to try to keep a small checklist of things I've learned from here in mind. I'll let you see the results. :)

Btw, I agree with Kouman about those eyes.




  
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