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FIRST FOR WOMEN Photography Assignment - Not sure how to proceed

 
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Jun 26, 2014 05:51 |  #1

I just got an offer from a photo editor from FIRST FOR WOMEN magizine. I'm interested in the work but mostly do weddings so I'm not sure how to proceed. Here is the email:

My name is Christie and I am from the photo department at First magazine. I have a photo shoot coming up in or near Buffalo, NY and I was hoping you might be interested in the assignment. The work that I see on your website is fantastic and I would love the opportunity to work with you. This shoot is for our "Weight Loss Discovery" story about a real life woman named Rachel Miller (age 39) who recently lost an astounding 120 pounds. Examples are attached. We are simply looking to get beautiful outdoor portraits (weather permitting) of Rachel in 2 fitted casual outfits to show off her amazing new body in an upcoming early autumn issue. The cover date of the issue will be 9/15/14. I will be hiring someone to do hair & make-up as well as an on-set stylist, but Rachel will be providing her own wardrobe. She is currently available to do the shoot on any Wednesday or Friday before July 9th. I will be booking a rain date in case of inclement weather. We can offer a $700 flat fee for the assignment. Please let me know as soon as possible if you're available and interested. Thank you and I look forward to your reply!

Seems pretty legit. I'd want to call and talk about details (and look for red flags). Here are some of my questions:

1. Is $700 a fair fee for a job like this?
2. What about printing/advertising rights? Should there be an additional charge?
3. If everything gets worked out, should I require a down payment like weddings or is that appropriate for this type of work?

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Jun 26, 2014 08:25 |  #2

sounds like a one time article in a monthly mag. a few shots in 2 outfits likely runs you about 2 hours to shoot.

You need to find out if you are providing them with RAW files to edit, or if you are editing (Yes some magazines want to do the editing themselves from RAW files). Get them to send you a copy of the usage terms that they are requesting, but it sounds like a reasonable amount for that type of job.

Up to you if you want to ask for a down payment. it depends if you trust them to pay you or not.


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Jun 26, 2014 09:10 |  #3

1. Is $700 a fair fee for a job like this?

It doesn't seem unreasonable. Low for N.Y., high for Podunk. I'd do it.

it depends if you trust them to pay you or not.

I especially like this contract provision:
"3. Grant of Rights. Upon receipt of full payment, Photographer grants to the Client the following rights in the Work."


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Jun 26, 2014 09:12 |  #4

Sounds legit. I would delete the name of the subject in your OP though. Google finds everything.




  
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Jun 26, 2014 11:22 |  #5

Just a word of warning. There was a pre-pay scam posted on Model Mayhem which use the same magazine's name and the same amount of money $700. I would suggest that you don't respond via email or to any contact numbers she gave you until you have called the magazine directly to check.

Hopefully it will turn out to be legit.


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Jun 29, 2014 15:39 |  #6

PhotosGuy wrote in post #16995516 (external link)
It doesn't seem unreasonable. Low for N.Y., high for Podunk. I'd do it. I especially like this contract provision:
"3. Grant of Rights. Upon receipt of full payment, Photographer grants to the Client the following rights in the Work."

Buffalo, NY is a very low income city, with a median income of 25k.


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Jun 29, 2014 20:59 |  #7

I stand corrected. I should have said "N.Y. City" And after Dan's post, change "I'd do it." to "I wouldn't do it." ; )


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