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    Default Re: What kind of charging for product photograph?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceParadise View Post
    $400 a day should be charge by very professional photographers who has been thru many events & shooting.
    No, that is not the rate professionals charge. Nothing personal, but it will be good if you can have a discussion about rates with photographers who are doing this full time.

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    Last edited by wesley; 28th April 2007 at 07:59 PM.

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    Default Re: What kind of charging for product photograph?

    charging $400 for day work still consider entry level.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceParadise View Post
    $400 a day should be charge by very professional photographers who has been thru many events & shooting.

    If u are still new, perhaps lowering yr charges to $200/- per day still profitable enough.

    Sometimes i even F.O.C for my friends & even friend's friends...
    400/day? at this rate, i would rather do it FOC too
    may i ask which corner of singapore are you from?
    FYI... average rate for a professional event/wedding photographer is about 150/hr
    a VERY professional one is earning more than what you earn in a day within an hour

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    Default Re: What kind of charging for product photograph?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceParadise View Post
    $400 a day should be charge by very professional photographers who has been thru many events & shooting.

    If u are still new, perhaps lowering yr charges to $200/- per day still profitable enough.

    Sometimes i even F.O.C for my friends & even friend's friends...
    serious???!!!!

    i think u better go check where u get your info from first....
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    I dun really charge according to those who so call " Professional" because i find the price is simply too high. I am not a pro photographer and didnt really do it as a biz, but i take photohgraphy as a serious hobby and somethings help average pple at a low rate.

    Sometimes u need to know who u are to quaified such rates.

    well, if a pro charges at $1000K and above. The must really have who it takes.

    I provided extremely low rates to suits everybody, not daylight robbery.

    In the end of the day, look into the mirror and ask,
    "Dun keep asking about market rate. " U should ask yrself how much you are worth with yr true skills"


    Its like these days, everyoone wanna be superstars, according to the market, ask long as u can sing, young...etc, u could be one of em...


    However do u really have what it takes to be a True superstar???


    Take it like those "Miss Singapores.." Totally cannot make it and yet they are being selected.


    My conclusion is ...


    Do not follow market rate blindly.

    Ask yrself if you are worthly at that rate. If you are, then go ahead.




    No offeneces, Just some personal thoughts.

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    Default Re: What kind of charging for product photograph?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceParadise View Post
    I dun really charge according to those who so call " Professional" because i find the price is simply too high. I am not a pro photographer and didnt really do it as a biz, but i take photohgraphy as a serious hobby and somethings help average pple at a low rate.

    ...

    No offeneces, Just some personal thoughts.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, but to be totally objective you did make the statement below, which is untrue. Just to clarify, photographers are defined as professional if they make ~>70% of their monthly income from photography. Strictly speaking, the term "professional" is not skill related, it's a just a way to define whether they are doing it as a business or not.

    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceParadise View Post
    $400 a day should be charge by very professional photographers who has been thru many events & shooting.
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    Last edited by wesley; 29th April 2007 at 02:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinnzcoco View Post
    hey spidy....


    here are some guide lines you can refer to depending on how professional or commercialised you are. you can also use this as a growth reference. since you are mentioned that this is the first time you are doing a paid product shoot. i would advise you to test the paying threshold of your own market. its always a game of getting closest to your client's spending ability. Its business, isnt it? ("/)here i am probably not gonna tell you how much to quote but more on what to quote. not forgetting to read my small prints too ... ok Here goes,
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    Hey, that's some great stuff there you've shared. Thanks. The thread is getting littered by well-intentioned but nonetheless misleading information, would be great if this post can be added to the sticky. Otherwise being buried would be such a shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceParadise View Post
    I dun really charge according to those who so call " Professional" because i find the price is simply too high. I am not a pro photographer and didnt really do it as a biz, but i take photohgraphy as a serious hobby and somethings help average pple at a low rate.

    Sometimes u need to know who u are to quaified such rates.

    well, if a pro charges at $1000K and above. The must really have who it takes.

    I provided extremely low rates to suits everybody, not daylight robbery.

    In the end of the day, look into the mirror and ask,
    "Dun keep asking about market rate. " U should ask yrself how much you are worth with yr true skills"


    Its like these days, everyoone wanna be superstars, according to the market, ask long as u can sing, young...etc, u could be one of em...


    However do u really have what it takes to be a True superstar???


    Take it like those "Miss Singapores.." Totally cannot make it and yet they are being selected.


    My conclusion is ...


    Do not follow market rate blindly.

    Ask yrself if you are worthly at that rate. If you are, then go ahead.




    No offeneces, Just some personal thoughts.
    well, as it had been mentioned before by many others, it's gonna be tough for you to raise your price when you're already in the low rate league.
    what you are doing is going to help you fund some of your gears, satisfy your shooting urge, and ultimately, telling many others why bother to pay so much and engage the pros, when the hobbist can do it for minimal or even for FOC?
    How do you guage ppl who can't afford to pay for a pro?
    It's a common practice for everyone to go around telling ppl they have low/no budget for this and that and ask for discount.
    how do you know they're telling the truth?
    there's nothing wrong doing what you're doing now, charging low, or even FOC, but i feel that the least you can do is NOT to teach others to charge at your rate too.
    What made you think you are qualified enough to give a guideline for the price of photography services in a public forum like this?
    Let me say this again, please get your facts right before making statements like "$400 a day should be charge by very professional photographers who has been thru many events & shooting".

    this might lead to many others thinking that it's the rate of the pros too...

    I might not in any position to make this statement, but at least i know i am stating facts, and solid facts which many others would've agreed with me.

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    Default Re: What kind of charging for product photograph?

    one of our friend here charging $400++ for wedding shoot, not $400++ per day, or half a day...



    is $400++ per hour, service only. for wedding day shoot.





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    Default Re: What kind of charging for product photograph?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceParadise View Post
    My conclusion is ...


    Do not follow market rate blindly.

    Ask yrself if you are worthly at that rate. If you are, then go ahead.




    No offeneces, Just some personal thoughts.
    that guy must be doing what SpaceParadise is saying, by not following the market rate blindly...

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