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Do you make money shooting G&N?

 
BaghdadFred
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Sep 06, 2011 09:22 |  #1

I realize there are people with studios where people may seek out a photographer to have their own G&N type photos done of themselves. It's very obvious how these people make money because the people are seeking the photographers.

However, more generally its paid models who are hired out to do G&N. There can be significant costs involved including hiring the model, hair and makeup, wardrobe and possible location and transporatation costs.

Do random people purchase these kind of photos? I can easily see how a single photo session can cost from $100 to thousands of dollars.


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Sep 07, 2011 01:09 |  #2

BaghdadFred wrote in post #13058490 (external link)
Do random people purchase these kind of photos? I can easily see how a single photo session can cost from $100 to thousands of dollars.

Short answer, yes. But you're right, shoots can be quite pricey. Are you thinking about getting into that side of the biz?




  
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Sep 07, 2011 04:11 |  #3

I have had the chance to shoot some celebrities and models. I just haven 't done it in a more professsional setting. I would love to do more of it.. but it would be hard to justfiy the cost if there really isn't a very good return.


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Sep 07, 2011 11:24 as a reply to  @ BaghdadFred's post |  #4

Well, if you're talking celebrities... there's a market that will pay big bucks for pics of the right celebs in the right situations. If you have that kind of celebrity access, then sky is the limit. Also, a lot really depends on how you intend to sell your photos. If you're planning on selling to magazines, that market is quite different from selling your pics through an internet site.




  
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Sep 07, 2011 22:31 |  #5

Random people generally do not buy photos. My market is primarily national and local magazines, model portfolio and personal photo shoots, lingerie fashion shows, and bikini style commercial shoots for posters and advertising.

When your work is great and you have solid publishing credits, models will seek you out to pay you for high quality work.

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Sep 07, 2011 23:25 |  #6

sspellman wrote in post #13067875 (external link)
Random people generally do not buy photos. My market is primarily national and local magazines, model portfolio and personal photo shoots, lingerie fashion shows, and bikini style commercial shoots for posters and advertising.

When your work is great and you have solid publishing credits, models will seek you out to pay you for high quality work.

-Scott

I'd imagine this takes many many years of hard work! Having the equipment and talent know how to use it also. Plus a huge imagination to come up with the right shoots. My wife said a few times to me...it's a camera, just point and shoot. The I had her do a photo shoot. Changed her mind :-)


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Sep 08, 2011 01:36 |  #7

Not out to shoot anyone famous. We have had various artists and enterainers and celebs. visit us through USO tours for the military.

Models found at MM would be totally adequate. But I would still have to somehow justify the cost (to my wife)


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Sep 08, 2011 06:35 |  #8

You only need a small handful of good photos on your MM profile and suddenly you will have girls willing to shoot for free in return for pics. Perhaps not the experienced models though. I paid a model for the first shoot i ever did and have been lucky enough not to pay for one since. I now get paid more often than not thankfully, but when i do a free shoot i sometime pay for a MUA out of my own pocket...

I've only been shooting studio for one year now. I don't get paid a fortune - it's still a weekend pastime rather than a job.

The people paying for the shoot are the model or sometimes the boyfriend. Occasionally for a small business.


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Sep 11, 2011 16:29 |  #9

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Depends on the situation.

I never pay my models. If money changes hands, it's them paying me.
But you are right. Other things can be costly. This past friday, I did a shoot on one of my favorite locations. That place will set you back, just under $500 for 4 hours. And since it's not a studio, that price does not include anything other than use of the location.
I'm currently planning a shoot, where props alone, will cost me around $2000-3000. And I plan on making that money back a few times.




  
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