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    Anyone know, how much is the salary for photography for doing for studio?

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    Please rephrase your question,
    to work in what kind of studio? Commercial? Bridal? Makeover?
    As photographer? Assistants? Or apprentices?


    Anyway, the salary range can be very great, From $6~700 to a few K, it depend on experience, and skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXXcat
    Anyone know, how much is the salary for photography for doing for studio?
    A lot.

    Believe me. Because I am now a fulltime photographer operating a small studio from home.

    If you don't believe me, ask my wife. She pays the bills.

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    hahahha.. that's funny.

    anyway, my wife work less hours than me, have time to read news paper, go shopping, sleep in the day, still earn more then me..

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    If you are salaried >$1K, If operate a studio, the sky is the limit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    Please rephrase your question,
    to work in what kind of studio? Commercial? Bridal? Makeover?
    As photographer? Assistants? Or apprentices?


    Anyway, the salary range can be very great, From $6~700 to a few K, it depend on experience, and skills.
    let say work in make-over studio?

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    long long time ago...
    I saw a ad about one makeover studio looking for parttime photographer,
    and I hands itchy, so write email to make inquiry,


    they reply promptly.....one hour $15.00, three hour needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    anyway, my wife work less hours than me, have time to read news paper, go shopping, sleep in the day, still earn more then me..
    How much do you pay for your housewife?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    How much do you pay for your housewife?
    She is working, has her own income...
    So I don't pay her.. and
    she always says, your money is our money, but her money is her money...

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    She is working, has her own income...
    So I don't pay her.. and
    she always says, your money is our money, but her money is her money...
    "her money is her money..."
    no wonder she "rich" lar! LOL

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    that's women benefit la.. haha

    wah, catchlights.. $15 per hour is little man...

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    That's sometime ago, not sure whether now still the same.

    is a kind of catch 22 situation, to stay in competition, have to lower the price to attract customers, in order to lower the cost of operating, have to use cheap labors, and in the end quality sucks, this will only able to attract cheapo customers, will never able to jump out the circle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights

    is a kind of catch 22 situation, to stay in competition, have to lower the price to attract customers, in order to lower the cost of operating, have to use cheap labors, and in the end quality sucks, this will only able to attract cheapo customers, will never able to jump out the circle.
    And not forgetting that some of the high-end customers have a huge network of high-end friends (same age, getting married) and the referrals they give is like OMG! I never fail to give extra attention and freebies to make them happy. It's really funny, just give a couple of S8R + normal album (don't even have to paste, they DIY....tell them this way can appreciate pix more! ha), happy like no tomorrow...... free high-end advertisement for you. Advertising in mags/webby really waste of time + money.

    For eg, i shot for 1 doctor, got 2 more doctor friends getting married. Biang.....shiok. Big budget.

    Of coz aim for the correct couple, not all can do....

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    if u are really really v good...u can be looking at 5 or 6 digit figures / shoot...

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    I know of a makeover studio that pays between 1.2-1.4K to their photographers. 6 day work week, 9 hours a day. Confirm no weekend offs cos off day is a weekday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowspeeder
    I know of a makeover studio that pays between 1.2-1.4K to their photographers. 6 day work week, 9 hours a day. Confirm no weekend offs cos off day is a weekday.
    The Suntec one? I itchy went to enquire before. Not even half of my pathetic day-time job. And the bonus is also....

    However, I do know that my pre-wedding studio photographer (in Suntec, not White Link ) earns about 5-6k in a good month, pretty ok and survivable.
    Last edited by 2100; 8th May 2006 at 07:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2100
    The Suntec one? I itchy went to enquire before. Not even half of my pathetic day-time job. And the bonus is also....

    However, I do know that my pre-wedding studio photographer (in Suntec, not White Link ) earns about 5-6k in a good month, pretty ok and survivable.
    Not that one. Its the one near city hall. Bonus? Hardly think so.

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