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Sep 08, 2014 18:17 |  #1

I have been contacted about shooting an event with the images to be used both online and in a couple of industry publications. They are expecting about 300 people at the event.


They want all of the photos to use as they wish, this is expected to be around 100 - 150 images.

I would be attending the event for about 9 hours and then editing time on top of that. My question is what would you charge for that? A ballpark figure would help me alot.


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Sep 08, 2014 21:31 |  #2

1. What is your per hour or half day rate?

2. How big is the industry.

3. What is the expected reach of the publications?

This is just a start.

http://www.gettyimages​.com …lculator/sb1006​9475ab-001 (external link) is a good place to look as well.

They are asking for full rights, this means giving up your own rights to the image, this means $$.

There is no one answer to your question though.


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Sep 08, 2014 22:46 |  #3

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Sep 09, 2014 08:30 |  #4

$100 per hour of coverage, which includes a license to use the photos for documentary/journalist​ic purposes, but not commercial/advertising​. Also includes light batch editing (includes color correction and cropping, but no portrait retouching, body slimming, background replacement, etc).

150 images for a 9-hour event seems a little low, but I guess it depends on the nature of the event and the type of coverage they want. If it's a bunch of speakers and lecturers, you don't need more than three to five finished images per speaker - even if they talk for an hour, the images are all going to start to look similar. If it's candids and posed snapshots of a mixer-type event, 100-150 images isn't going to adequately cover 300 guests.


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Sep 09, 2014 08:46 |  #5

I charge $225 per hour for my time shooting. That would be $2025. I also charge $75 per hour for all post production and that would be 4 hours at least on 9 hours shooting. That would be another $300. Plus any other expenses like parking, travel etc. So my time shooting and processing would be $2325. Now I would also charge for usage. I would have them be very specific about what the images were going to be used for and charge accordingly. I would imagine the entire job (again depending on usage) would bill out at between $3100 and $3800.00.




  
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Sep 09, 2014 09:09 |  #6

In addition to what has already been said, your region and skill level also play a role in pricing your work. NYC will command higer rates than say a small town in the midwest and a seasoned pro can command a higher rate than someone with little experience. So know what others are charging and where you fit in the experience competence equation.


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Sep 09, 2014 16:20 |  #7

Thanks for the advice guys, I spoke to the potential client and they are looking for someone to do it for less than 20% of what I worked out my quote to be so Ill not be progressing any further with that client.


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Sep 10, 2014 09:20 |  #8

That's often the case, unfortunately. There are many people who want to pay a photographer less than minimum wage. At best, they'll get someone on Craigslist with a Rebel with kit lens and pop-up flash.


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