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    Quote Originally Posted by aloyyolaaloy View Post
    respect is one thing.. that i do
    but not the 5 dollar thing
    i dont even think its enough to pay your water bill
    yet alone your meals
    just imagine abc company pays the model 1 mil for a shoot
    photog 5 dollars...
    it absurd just to think of it
    yup,i agree with you.

    Good thread,at least i know i'm not under charging for product shoot.
    if $5 for small products,1 shoot per product no DI or whatever is still an ok price.

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    Shooting household products like shampoo, soap, toothpastes, toothbrushes for those supermarket discount coupons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaxh81 View Post
    yup,i agree with you.

    Good thread,at least i know i'm not under charging for product shoot.
    if $5 for small products,1 shoot per product no DI or whatever is still an ok price.
    Wow! $5 per shot!
    How can one survive with these kind of rate?
    I used to charge $90 per shot.

    This is why I closed my photography business and go into trading business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PacksOfLies View Post
    Shooting household products like shampoo, soap, toothpastes, toothbrushes for those supermarket discount coupons?
    Even these kind of job, one should charge at least $30-$50 per shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurfman View Post
    I think u take my words too serious, relax.
    I am just making fun of that photographer.
    i know ...
    sorry if i sounded too harsh or something
    but they have to know that
    they are the man/woman behide the scene( in this instance picture)
    if model can receive hell alot of money
    why cant you
    btw you are the one that determines the final outcome...
    what can they do without the photog
    biz needs to advertise..
    just imagine a company trying to sell a product without you
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    Quote Originally Posted by A.A View Post
    It just came to my knowledge that one potential client of mine was quoted $5/product for a product shoot.
    Its a simple shoot that needs not much styling, however it does some effort and listen to this, worldwide media release, 48mb Tiff files, Full DI and client has 30 products.
    It really sad the way things are coming to nowadays. We are all just killing ourselves...
    Hello A.A,

    Honestly, it's surprising the fees could have drop so fast and so low. I think one of the main reasons why many photographers are charging a super low price is because they are new and they need to build a portfolio by either shooting for free or for a very low price. I am quite sure that many of us in the business did a little of that in the early days. This is quite unavoidable due the lack of education through high level internship (2 to 3 years) or a formal photography business course. Hence shooting for low/free fees, they will feel that it's the only way to get that portfolio and credentials. (Please note that I am not justifying this method, I am just stating an observation)

    Also there a many new photographers coming into the scene compared pre-digital days, so there will be more of these stories.

    Best
    Wesley

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    Everyone's a photographer now...

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    don't worry so much... how long do you think a person who takes $5 per shot including DI is gonna last in the business if that person continues this kind of pricing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aloyyolaaloy View Post
    i know ...
    sorry if i sounded too harsh or something
    but they have to know that
    they are the man/woman behide the scene( in this instance picture)
    if model can receive hell alot of money
    why cant you
    btw you are the one that determines the final outcome...
    what can they do without the photog
    biz needs to advertise..
    just imagine a company trying to sell a product without you
    are you making living on photography?
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    nope... im just a noob...
    its just a hobby..
    and i dont think anyone would actually teach me their forte
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    so what is the company name.. can share bo..

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennyong View Post
    so what is the company name.. can share bo..
    hmm.. just examples to prove my point
    i mean there a whole bunch of advertisements
    in mrt... in shopping centre
    can they actually do without advertisment..
    im sure you know how much those guys who kick the ball around the field earn
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    hmmm... its the advertisers at the end earn. and they do not publish whose photographs they use. so in the end... advertising firm earns the most and gets publicity.

    photography industy here in singapore is very different from what we see or experience in the states or even the uk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennyong View Post
    hmmm... its the advertisers at the end earn. and they do not publish whose photographs they use. so in the end... advertising firm earns the most and gets publicity.

    photography industy here in singapore is very different from what we see or experience in the states or even the uk.
    I second that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennyong View Post
    hmmm... its the advertisers at the end earn. and they do not publish whose photographs they use. so in the end... advertising firm earns the most and gets publicity.

    photography industy here in singapore is very different from what we see or experience in the states or even the uk.
    i do agree...
    advertising is indeed a powerful tool
    but aren't the photogs/designers the one doing it

    so isnt it not right to know your worth...
    $5 is a no go for me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by aloyyolaaloy View Post
    i do agree...
    advertising is indeed a powerful tool
    but aren't the photogs/designers the one doing it

    so isnt it not right to know your worth...
    $5 is a no go for me...
    no go... i support you.

    $5000 la... tell them add 3 more "0" inside.

    30X5000 = 150000

    international brand.... 150000 isnt alot la...

    think of the returns they will get... its not by the 0000s, its by the 000,000's or even 0,000,000's

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    the ad agencies earn the margins... if they can get by with the cheapest photography option they will use it... look at today's BMW ad... they are advertising the latest model of a convertable 3 series, but they are using an ancient photo of the Singapore CBD skyline... no One Raffles Quay or One Fullerton or new Merlion park never mind, UOB building also don't have...
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    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK View Post
    the ad agencies earn the margins... if they can get by with the cheapest photography option they will use it... look at today's BMW ad... they are advertising the latest model of a convertable 3 series, but they are using an ancient photo of the Singapore CBD skyline... no One Raffles Place or One Fullerton or new Merlion park never mind, UOB building also don't have...

    u should see the one at queenstown..

    one full bleed image of a small girl taken from stock image. den print big with 2-3 words....

    win liao lor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennyong View Post
    u should see the one at queenstown..

    one full bleed image of a small girl taken from stock image. den print big with 2-3 words....

    win liao lor...
    next time just use photo from handphone...

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    its not that i am worried that he will stay in business.... i am just worried that there will be more n more of such people popping up... and i am sure there will be, do they even use their brains?
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