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Jul 30, 2012 11:06 |  #1

What is the going rate for a 1 hour shoot? What do you charge?


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Jul 30, 2012 11:28 |  #2

Most 1 hour shoots aren't worth my time to leave the house.


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Jul 30, 2012 11:31 |  #3

There's really no such thing as a 1 hour shoot.




  
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Jul 30, 2012 12:01 |  #4

Depends on the shoot and usage and client relationships. I charge $450 for engagements or bridals, which are usually 60-90 minutes.


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Jul 30, 2012 13:04 |  #5

I charge 100 an hour for in the studio 150 if It is on location. Then I charge 25 dollars per picture. if it is for commercial use then there is a license fee.


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Jul 30, 2012 13:41 |  #6

JacobPhoto wrote in post #14790312 (external link)
Most 1 hour shoots aren't worth my time to leave the house.

charro callado wrote in post #14790330 (external link)
There's really no such thing as a 1 hour shoot.

wish i was in this position.
however I charge $150.00 hour


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Jul 30, 2012 15:30 |  #7

pbisfun wrote in post #14790733 (external link)
I charge 100 an hour for in the studio 150 if It is on location. Then I charge 25 dollars per picture. if it is for commercial use then there is a license fee.

bw! the more i see these type replies the more i feel I'm heading in the right direction


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Jul 30, 2012 15:32 |  #8

In my experience, most people who ask for 'just' a 1-hour shoot are looking to spend as little as possible. I'll leave those gigs to the craigslisters or GWC's.

I have a 1/2 day minimum on any unsolicited inquiries into my rates. This helps me to focus on the clients who are serious about obtaining my services.


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Aug 01, 2012 13:27 |  #9

JacobPhoto wrote in post #14791421 (external link)
In my experience, most people who ask for 'just' a 1-hour shoot are looking to spend as little as possible. I'll leave those gigs to the craigslisters or GWC's.

I have a 1/2 day minimum on any unsolicited inquiries into my rates. This helps me to focus on the clients who are serious about obtaining my services.

I tend to go this way. As has been stated, there's no such thing as a 1-hour shoot from a total cost perspective.

A 60-minute session on location probably involves at least an additional two hours for consultation, planning, preparation, travel, and recovery. That makes it effectively a half-day event for cost purposes, and it should be priced accordingly. If you specify a dollar amount per hour usually also stipulate a miminum number of hours they can be contracted for the same reason--a "one hour" session on location effectively consumes half a day.


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Aug 01, 2012 13:58 |  #10

I charge $350 for "up to" 90 minutes of shooting within 20 minutes of my town. That includes basic editing, an on-line gallery and 1 8 x 10 + 2 5 x 7s.


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Aug 01, 2012 19:25 |  #11

Well 90% of the time I shoot people, we're done in about an hour or less. If I only go 5 minutes over I'll still charge them an hour though.

For seniors, which is roughly an hour, I do between $50 and $100 for just the sitting fee. I then bump my prints and disc prices on top of that.

I do just about the same thing for couples, families, and other related situations.


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Aug 01, 2012 21:38 |  #12

Depends on what it is. Portraits, $175 for an hour. That doesn't include prints.


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Aug 02, 2012 11:50 |  #13

Instead of putting an X-amount of dollars per hour. I would suggest that you consider how much you need to charge to achieve a profitable enterprise based on the standard of living you like.


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Aug 02, 2012 15:08 |  #14

elrey2375 wrote in post #14802528 (external link)
Depends on what it is. Portraits, $175 for an hour. That doesn't include prints.

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Aug 03, 2012 01:12 |  #15

veritasimg wrote in post #14804802 (external link)
Instead of putting an X-amount of dollars per hour. I would suggest that you consider how much you need to charge to achieve a profitable enterprise based on the standard of living you like.

This fellow is making a great point.
You need to look at your business as a whole. What do you want to earn per year? What are ALL your costs? How many sessions will you get/want? This gives you an average session goal.

If you are doing this as a paid hobby then you decide what piece of gear you want in how many sessions and then you have an answer.




  
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