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Photoshoot in NYC - I'm afraid that I need to ask!

 
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Apr 21, 2013 21:19 |  #1

How much should I Charge?

Background:
I'm heading to NY for several days and a girl on Facebook told me that she wanted a photoshoot as I'm going to be in the area.

How much would a portrait shoot go for in NY/NJ? I told her I didnt have a studio there so we will be shooting very urban style on the street. I was thinking that maybe 300 dollars will be a good price tag? But I really have no idea if that price is right for this city.

I'm planning on giving her online proofs and 10 edited photographs with my signature.

And on to the legal part, is it prohibited to do "photo shoots" in places like time square and on the streets in manhattan? I'm kind of lost there!


Would love every input I can get!

Thank you! :oops::oops:


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Apr 21, 2013 22:23 |  #2

You should charge her what you normally charge...




  
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Apr 21, 2013 22:35 |  #3

And if she intends to use the photos for anything business related your signature will make them worthless to her.


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Apr 21, 2013 22:45 |  #4

I am not aware of NY having any law prohibiting photography on public property.


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Apr 21, 2013 23:30 |  #5

agree with other posters. Why wouldn't you charge what you normally charge? Does NYC mean that you should charge more cause it's a fancy/expensive city?

You can do a photoshoot in any public area in the city without issue. However, subways and parks may require a permit if you have tripods, lightstands, and large modifiers.


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Apr 21, 2013 23:58 as a reply to  @ JeremyKPhoto's post |  #6

...I think the OP is located in the Dominican Republic and probably needing a bit more general advice on shooting in the United States. I'm guessing he wants to know if what he is proposing to charge is market rate? Also Visas and work permits are all considerations that he has to think about that perhaps some people may be able to give advice.


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Apr 23, 2013 14:16 |  #7

Here is the permit information for NYC. In short, you don't need a permit in general.
http://www.nyc.gov …ortant_info_per​mits.shtml (external link)

One exception might be if you shoot in the park and have a production team. But again, not likely.
http://www.nyc.gov …ilming_in_nyc_p​arks.shtml (external link)

There are some areas where tripods are not allowed, even in public. One example is on the steps in Duffy Square. Just move on if asked.

As for what to charge, that's up to you.


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May 07, 2013 20:15 |  #8

For portraiture, you should charge at least $300.00 for 1 hour.


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