spiralspirit wrote in post #9749531
I've read it here half a dozen times but the key to customer satisfaction seems to be under-promise and over-deliver. Sounds like this guy wants you to go take a couple hundred shots and you haven't given him a firm price, so in his mind he's thinking "oh he'll charge me $100 and I'll use the pictures for everything from the website to the menu to ads" and then he'll be upset when its either 1) less than a trillion pictures 2) more than $100 3) he can't use the images for anything he wants for all time.
I do that with my engraving and embroidery business. It does work.
He really hasn't asked for a price he said to do him up a bill. I've done embroidery work for him before and he's changed things or added to and I charged him appropriately and he was fine with that. Since I've done work for him before I'm quite comfortable without charging him a retainer so to speak. He will pay the bill when I get the photos done.
I've explained to him that I will take different perspective shots of the same thing and what I feel is the best image he will get. He's ok with that.
I have in the contract that I retain copyright to the images and they are to be used for what is agreed upon, anything more than that they will have to pay me more.
PMCphotography wrote in post #9750296
You might consider charging him per image he wants to use. When i do something like this, I charge them them per image, and give them a perpetual usage license- It's just too hard to try and police a time limit for photos i think.
Just make sure if you do it this way to charge an appropriate fee, since it's really a "one and done" license. It's hard to advise, since we don't really know your experience level or your market.
At first I thought about charging him by the job but since he's added more to it, I'm thinking charging by the image. I just don't know how much. If this was a portrait session, I'd have a better idea on price.
My experience level is pretty much non-existent
My main goal is to get into seniors. I have had a few that I practiced on for portfolio building but I haven't charged them. I'm not comfortable charging yet. I don't feel that my photography is to the point where I can charge and not rip people off. But, money is getting pretty tight and this is something different so I would really like to be compensated.