Too much information for a client, thread moved to Photo Biz.
any retouching needed is taken care by design house or agency, photographers are just doing the shoot only.
For a job like this I would usually quote my clients base on per day rate. I est. it would take 2 1/2 days to shoot @ $1,800/day with local release and web advertising, only by the client and not to be release to any other party.
It would be good if other photographers can give their est. also, can help the newbies and clients better understand the "Market Rate".
I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time
For someone who doesn't know better, a rate is not going to make much sense as he/she doesn't know what that particular rate entails. At times, per-day rates work better. Other times, some will prefer a per-photo rate (I work on that). Then there's lump sum, etc.
For someone just starting out, $1,800 a day may sound daunting.
Catchlight.Originally Posted by catchlights
I understand that you all are doing as a volunteer for CS. I am not sure whether it will be possible to charge some rate to those want to bid for job posted here. Then use those income and advertise widely in Singapore . So it will make CS more creditable site . Then more job with reasonable rate will be advertised here. It might be win win for all..
Not sure will it work..
I for one declared that I will never never buy any cuff links or any products from TS's website. Actually, my cuff links are more expensive and their photos are done by professionals.
May be he is thinking that his way of doing things are right and all others are wrong.. So defense and defense .....
If all others think you are not rite, he should think carefully rather than defense...
What to do ...
service requesters might even ask photographers to offer more freebies before give them the assignments.
If our photographers going around offer free/cheap services, it will only attract customers/clients interested on free/cheap services, serious photographers will not able to find enough paying assignments to sustain their business will have to go somewhere else, the situation here will not get any better unless really we want to do something about it. (WE, as in all photographers)
take a look at our advertisers, if the photography service directory is a paid subscription section, it will have some different impacts, #1, we will have lesser photographers in the directory, and every photographers will get more exposure.
#2, the photographers will gain reputation, and respects over the time.
#3, photographers will take their business more seriously, no longer offering cut throat pricing killing each other.
#4, all members help to look out for illegal advertisers to protect the interests of everyone.
we all know and experience this many times, "when a thing/service is free of charge, nobody take it seriously"
so think about it, can we photographers be self-regulate, or have paid subscription section to help us?
Thanks for your reply..
It is almost impossible to regulate all.. See the typical sample now... This kk still think he is correct.. Even all ppl tell him , explain him, educate him also no use..
If you can't change the situation , u must force them to change. Fair or not fair let ppl to decide . Typical example ERP , COE..
If we continue current practice , there will be more typical cases will occur again again.. Then we better don't waste time here to complain and complain ..
I've never been a believer that regulating is the only way out to solve problems. You think ERP and COE are working?
How much would you like to charge the advertisers? $50 per ad? Remember, these people are looking for photographers who are willing to take $2 per photo. I bet there would still be takers even if he offered $1 per photo. The $50 could have easily passed on to these lost sheeps.
We cannot stop these people but photographers can say NO. Unfortunately, photographers are not doing that enough. Its just like eating shark's fin and buying rhino horns. If nobody buy them, you think those selling them will still be in business?
and quite frankly, time will be better spent educating photographers rather than cheapskates seeking services. Its always easier to talk someone out of being taken advantage of than someone taking advatage of other people.
I am forever in the re-learning process to not use collective words like "We" or "All" as I am best able to represent myself only and not speak on others behalf.
If you re-read my post, I feel the TS has the right to seek his service level and price. I would think if he really wants comments about the price, he would have ask for it.
While $ allows one to do things, things looks different without the $ component.
2) I could be wrong, IIRC, the thread needs to be approved. You can probably suggest not to approve these threads.
3) You don't represent ALL the photographers because there seem to be ONE who said YES. There are still people eating shark's fin and buying rhino horns, it is like B&S, willing buyer, willing seller.
photographer : one who practices photography; especially : one who makes a business of taking photographs
You maybe right if it is your own view. The few I know that have DSLRs, lenses and maybe PS, are professionals in medical, academic and management.