We all know that if you get a job to shoot something that little voice in you says "Check with the guys at PoTN and see how much I should charge". It is everything from Menu Imagery to cover shots of magazines.
So what I am proposing to do, or a mod can if they so choose to do so, is to create a price guide. The way I will do this is to ask anyone who wishes to contribute to send me via Private Message your actual experiences and prices you have received.
I will compile a list, by catagory and then break it down to HIGH - LOW - AVERAGE pricing based upon what you give me.
If you wish to to submit please give the following info
Catagory........such as magazine, newspaper, menu, ad space, billboard etc etc.
Circulation.....the number printed for a magazine, brochure, menu, billboard.
Size.....the actual size of the final use of the image, if known.
Quantity....the number submitted vs number used.
Period....the time limits if any of use of the images.
Copyright.....did you keep it or sell it.
Price....what was the actual dollar amount you received for the above uses.
Time charged....the actual/estimated time you spent on the job.
Frequency....how often do you do a job such as this one.
Location...list the state and city/town.
I want to keep an eye out for someone who does a shoot for a guy and gets $200 for 3 images and has only done it once vs someone who charges $475 for 1 image but does one or two a month. If John Doe got $200 once and 5 other guys averaged $650, I want to make note that that $200 was a one off job by an inexperienced shooter in that field. Nothing wrong with that but I want to make sure that your not selling yourself short.
I will list the highest price I receive and the lowest. Then, if say I get five in between those two, I will average the five out and list that as an average price.
One thing I don't want to get into tho is pricing portrait work. You can call a local studio to find that info or check their website and those prices will vary so much from town to town within a state let alone across a region or the nation.
All information I am given will be kept confidential except for the pricing but I will not reveal who gave me what or where they are from.
In the end, instead of having to post a "What kind of price should I charge" thread you will be able to look at the Price Guide and get a general idea of what you can expect in the way of pricing. All pricing will be done in US Dollars.
I will accept PM's until March 1, 2006. I will begin to compile the info and hopefully have it posted by mid March.
So, anyone interested?