This forum has been very resourceful to me since joining. I'd like to share my freelance services and pricing for automotive photo shoots and would like to get feedback for you guys. I know pricing can involve overhead cost, investment in equipment, time, and knowledge invested. So what I'll be pricing here is what I believe my services are worth at my skill level and equipment. I am also offering more specific services with automotive photography to private car owners who want great shots and prints of their cars.
Here is my breakdown.
Equipment (all factors of equipment used during entire job)
$75 flat rate
Addition Equipment based on job
Variable cost added
Transportation + mileage
$25 + mileage (mileage based on my vehicle's Standard Mileage rate)
Hourly rate for actual time photographing and post editing
$75-$100 based on client
*Discounts will be considered on clients needs and wants*
I have three categories of services; Location shoot, Rolling shoot, and Car Rig shoot. This is where additional equipment comes into play. I will also be marketing to local car forums and will be requesting vendor spots for my services.
I feel this is a great foundation to start with but I would like feedback to fine polish my pricing! I may be forgetting a few things here and there as well so please point them out or ask too!