I will try to keep the story short and details specific.
I friend of mine is a distributor for a company that makes kayak and he inited me to attend a kayak fishing tournament, that he and the company that he sale for were one of the sponsors. Well, when I found out that my buddy picked up ALL of the expenses, I told him that I would bring my camera and take some shots of him fishing in the kayak for him to use on his web site. When he got the photos he was very excited, up until my photos, all of his were with his blackberry and whatever photos the kayak company gives their distributors. Well, he posted them to the company blog page, and shortly after that the marketing director calls him and ask who took the photos. He called me and ask if it was OK to give my contact info to the company, I said sure! Last week I get an email for the marketing director stating that they loved my photos and would like to work with me to get some more photos the next time me and my buddy got together. I email him back and give him a short description of my equipment. I also told him that it would be more cost effective for him to send me the product, that way I could shoot whenever the weather was nice and not have to meet my buddy somewhere just to have it rain out. The company would get no photos and there would be travel cost. The next day I get an email back saying he would like to talk this week.
Do I volunteer that this would be my first product shoot? I am leaning towards just telling him straight up that this would be my first pain gig. They have seen my photos and the like them. My problem, and I guess most new photographers come from pricing that first job. Where to set the price? I have a full time day job all ready, I have no expenses other than time. Do I asked him what he is willing to pay and then counter a little higher? Do I tell him I will only charge expenses not to exceed a certain amount,l then the company would have to pay a licenses fee per photo base on the use of that photo?
I hope that i am not just rambling! Any advice would be great!!!!
I am thinking about telling him that I will charge for expenses associated with the shoot and then he would get to pick the photos he likes and then we would work up a price per photo based on the use of the photo. I would try to come up with a high