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Jun 20, 2012 00:45 |  #1

Hey, I'm looking for some input and advice regarding a current proposal I've been asked to put together. My high schools's department of technology contacted me regarding a request for photos for their new websites they are currently designing. 6-7 Websites. They've asked me to generate a monthly quote to propose to the superintendent on Thursday. They are essentially looking for a district photographer, if you will. They've specifically asked me to factor in my providing them with two sets of 30-35 images per moth of the school's sports, and activities for all of the schools in the district. How would you suggest going about pricing something like this?


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Jun 20, 2012 09:16 |  #2

providing them with two sets of 30-35 images per moth of the school's sports, and activities for all of the schools in the district. How would you suggest going about pricing something like this?

The first thing I would do is ask the question, "What's your budget for this?" Then I would know if the job was worth quoting in the first place.
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Jun 20, 2012 11:43 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #3

It sounds like you could be shooting football one week and then perhaps something in the science lab the next. I would give them an hourly rate and then a per image usage price. If you were shooting a specific sport and you know how long a game takes then you could quote these on a fixed price basis. Make sure that you cover your bases with travel since you say it is for the district. I have a charge per kilometer, meal allowance and if I have to stay overnight I bill back the actual hotel expense plus a 8% handling fee. I will cover an assignment inside of 60 km without charging for mileage but anything beyond is billed.

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Jun 20, 2012 11:53 |  #4

Covering "activities for all the schools in the district," at first blush, sounds like a full-time job - or more.

When football season rolls around, all five middle schools are playing football on Thursday night and both high schools are playing on Friday night. Make sure they have reasonable expectations. Don't bite off more than you can chew or more than they're willing to pay for.


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Jun 20, 2012 12:18 |  #5

You mentioned 'my school'.... are you an attending student? do you work for the school / district now? Your current role may dictate what you are or aren't allowed to charge them for.


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