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    Hi folks, I've been asked to go on a 3 Days 2 Nights cruise, over the weekend, food and accomodation all paid for. THey want me to shoot life/events on the cruise. So how much should i ask for? First time shooting on a cruise so would like some feedback from you CSers. Constructive comments are appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acidbyte View Post
    Hi folks, I've been asked to go on a 3 Days 2 Nights cruise, over the weekend, food and accomodation all paid for. THey want me to shoot life/events on the cruise. So how much should i ask for? First time shooting on a cruise so would like some feedback from you CSers. Constructive comments are appreciated.
    prepare to shoot non stop... dunno which cruise u go, but i see them when u embark, debark, sure take pics, then inside any event also take pics so as to sell them for money.
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    if youre talking about starcruise's virgo weekend cruise to nowhere, they already have their own staff to handle the souvenir photos. therefore, you should first clarify if they want event photography or if they're hiring you for commercial photography whereby they'll be using your photos for advertising purposes and you have reason to charge them a whole lot more. also, do not take food and lodging into consideration as its peanuts to them

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    wah ! lucky you!!

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    it is better for you to ask them what kind of pictures you need to shoot. and write out a formal agreement just in case of misunderstanding.
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    where are my primes?

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    charge them for 3d2n of work

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    Other option is to get a copy of the schedule and see what you can deliver and how you can deliver.

    Then charge accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    charge them for 3d2n of work
    60hrs of work??? wonder how much TS command?

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    just as long as the TS is on board, his time is not his

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    if possible, try to get the program list. most clients will not give out the detail program list until they confirm wanna engage the photog, but i think this is not applicable to u.

    have a rough idea how long the life/event will last, how many sessions per day, etc.
    this will translate into number of hours.

    u might wanna take precautions of motion sickness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    just as long as the TS is on board, his time is not his
    ah... i think this makes more sense (also dollar and cents).

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    Most photographers have a per hour rate, a half day rate and a full day rate.

    for 3D2N i think it's fair to find out if the 3D entails 3 full days of shooting, and what about the nights?

    you can always charge your day rates, and a daily loading fee for being outstationed, be it on a boat, or in a French Cathedral shooting a wedding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compro_1975 View Post
    60hrs of work??? wonder how much TS command?
    no need to sleep? young boy,think before you type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willdon View Post
    no need to sleep? young boy,think before you type.
    hey, on a relax note la... huai so serious... izzn't it observse that i was just joking and upzz the thread?... people young and old can joke too. of coz i do know that there are photog who charge by day of service, anyway, TS time on board the ship is the part of his work...

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    wow! so fun!

    have fun snapping onboard!

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    AB: you need to find out the

    i) Number of hours necessary per day
    ii) Deliverables - prints, CDs/DVDs
    iii) Time frame for handing over the deliverables.

    Thereafter, gauge in the cost for the deliverables (prints and media *do* cost $).

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