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Aug 02, 2013 22:17 |  #646

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At least where I live in the Dallas area, most of the photos that go into the year book are taken by contracted photographers. The school I teach at (my full time job) has Lifetouch or Prestige do the yearbook stuff. They have to have the yearbook photos by them. On the flip side for lifetouch or prestige is they have to do those yearbook photos for free and then try to sell packages that I think are outrageously priced. Yes it's a jungle and can get down right bloody but it's a hobby for me so I don't fret it too much.

I was about to ask what they charge. I have heard that the school senior photographers are pretty cheap compared to us quality shooters, and I've heard that they are crazy expensive. I figured it might be relative on income.

I think $500 for a senior session might be cheap to many photographers here. :)


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Aug 02, 2013 22:48 |  #647

Yah i'd like to know the packages/prices for the senior sessions too if anyone is kind to share. Especially here in california.


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Aug 03, 2013 07:51 |  #648

GerryDavid wrote in post #16176928 (external link)
I was about to ask what they charge. I have heard that the school senior photographers are pretty cheap compared to us quality shooters, and I've heard that they are crazy expensive. I figured it might be relative on income.

I think $500 for a senior session might be cheap to many photographers here. :)

I think that in Dallas $500 would be cheap. I work in a suburb of Dallas and the students/families here are very cheap. Some or a decent majority would rather have Prestige do their pictures for the yearbook, scan those and put on Facebook then use their I-Phones for their senior pics and call it good. You can see my prices on my web site (www.rjhphotos.com (external link)) and they are cheap but typically they'll tell me it's too expensive and go with something from the I-Phone. I'm just a rookie at senior photos but I do better than this. Money is not a factor, they just feel like they shouldn't have to pay for them.




  
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Aug 03, 2013 08:48 as a reply to  @ rjharris's post |  #649

Price also depends on your location. Middle of the mitten (MI) in the country, the 'most affordable' pro is around $200 with a studio on his own property. Other decent photographers without a studio are charging around $100, with dozens of amateur's charging anywhere from $25-$75 with a full cd of images. (more quantity than quality yet they call themselves pros)... Populated cities bring in more, but I'm not familiar with their charges.




  
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Aug 03, 2013 15:43 |  #650
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Here are a couple of pictures from todays Senior shoot.

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Aug 03, 2013 15:54 |  #651

Nice pictures. ^^^^

I'm just getting ready to go out on one at 6:00 this evening. It's too hot down here for most right now. We'll be in the shade thank God but I'm still gonna break a sweat.




  
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Aug 03, 2013 16:09 |  #652

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Aug 04, 2013 11:26 |  #653

Here's one I edited from yesterday. Man was it hot out! 102 degrees when we started and I was soaked from head to toe by the time we got done.


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Aug 06, 2013 09:47 |  #654

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Here's one I edited from yesterday. Man was it hot out! 102 degrees when we started and I was soaked from head to toe by the time we got done.

Man that one is nice. The only thing I can offer is a personal nit-pick - the sun dappling on her left arm. This is minor though. Really nice shot!

What part of "near Dallas" are you? I am in Richardson.


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Aug 06, 2013 10:09 |  #655

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Man that one is nice. The only thing I can offer is a personal nit-pick - the sun dappling on her left arm. This is minor though. Really nice shot!

What part of "near Dallas" are you? I am in Richardson.

Thanks for the compliment. I live southeast in Mabank but I work in Forney. Here's another one from the same shoot. This one was actually more work in photoshop as the way she was sitting left the back of her shorts and shirt sticking wayyy out.


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Aug 06, 2013 11:56 |  #656

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Thanks for the compliment. I live southeast in Mabank but I work in Forney. Here's another one from the same shoot. This one was actually more work in photoshop as the way she was sitting left the back of her shorts and shirt sticking wayyy out.

Absolutely! I know where Mabank is - Had a friend that lived there in the '80's - may still be there.

I love that location! And if you hadn't told me that you resolved a wardrobe issue, I would not have known - well done again!


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Aug 06, 2013 21:36 |  #657

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Absolutely! I know where Mabank is - Had a friend that lived there in the '80's - may still be there.

I love that location! And if you hadn't told me that you resolved a wardrobe issue, I would not have known - well done again!

I was just at your web site. Where is that oldest suspension bridge in Texas at?? Might be a nice road trip to go at least take a peak at it.




  
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Aug 07, 2013 09:49 |  #658

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I was just at your web site. Where is that oldest suspension bridge in Texas at?? Might be a nice road trip to go at least take a peak at it.

This might be it.
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Aug 07, 2013 10:02 |  #659

Thanks, I think I've seen those bridges before on the Two Wheels for Texas motorcycle site. Nice capture above. I find it (at least for me) very hard to get a senior to not smile and look halfway serious / seductive like that. Here's another from my shoot last weekend. It's tilted, I know, but we were on a pretty good slope when we shot that so I left it as is.


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Aug 07, 2013 10:54 |  #660

He nailed it - it is reasonably close to Fort Griffin, which is a really cool place to shoot at night... (which is pretty hard to do as it is a state park and closes at dusk... lol)


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