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Isambard Isambard is offline
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Stills photography pricing

Just a quick question,

I run a film and video production business, but have also been asked to take 30-40 stills photographs for staff profiles to be put on a company website. I've never charged for stills before, so I'm wondering what a reasonable, fair price per photo would be?

Any help would be very much appreciated!

All the best,
Simon
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xs xs is offline
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I'd just charge them at your daily rate.

How do you charge for video work you do?
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OK work out what your costs are:

1 - Film (or batteries if it's a digi camera )
2 - Time to take the pictures
3 - Time/expenses travelling to the location
4 - Time taken to edit/crop images if you are asked to

Mark up the cost reasonably and that's what you charge. Simplistic I know but should give you a rough idea...
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mediaroots mediaroots is offline
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about 25-50 per staff member (you'll prob need to take more than one pic).
is in line with all the places i've seen when researching this sort of thing.
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about 25-50 per staff member (you'll prob need to take more than one pic).
is in line with all the places i've seen when researching this sort of thing.
Honestly, I'd of thought it'd be half a days work. I wouldn't pay more than 250 all in.

If 1000 - 2000 can be made doing this I'm going to definately start offering this service to some of my clients.
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Isambard Isambard is offline
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Hi guys, thanks for all of the valuable advice!

In the end, I took my normal daily rate for video production, and knocked a bit off and they were very pleased with the price. I charged 450, so I wouldn't think 1,000+ would be out of the ordinary for a high end, well respected photographer that consistently delivers excellent shots. Obviously your average SME would not go for this, but I can imagine big image-concious companies willing to pay such a fee.

Many thaks to you all,
Simon
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