why not intro your boss to CS... I'm sure it will also be a fraction of cost to J studio.
Here's a simple reason... go find out how much two or three medium format body costs (avg 11k each), the digital backs (17-25k each)... add to it, the 4-5 lenses you will need (4-7k each), the 6-8 studio flashes you will need (1-2k each), the studio space (4-5 pcm), the props (maybe 7-10k), the cost of salary of the staff (7-10k), the computer backend you need to process the images (18-30k depending on setup and integrity), the legal fees for transferring IP rights over to you etc..
The entire cost of the setup above is already around $220-350k with monthly operating expenses of about $5-10k or more.
Of course, if the guy comes in with a point and shoot, then that's another matter.
did u know a certain CD label pays USD5000 per image for their covers, and it's not full unlimited rights, it's for a year only... and they have bought at least 50 of such images for their CD covers...
and each CD only costs $20++ to us.
just something to ponder on...
My friend paid $650,000 for a photoshoot
Just how does you justify that a shoot a rip off, if you have all the quotes for different sources and you or your company know that you need this level of professional photography service? Surely you do not think any one can be a professinal photographer just before he have D200 or D2X or 1D mkIII or H3D you get my point.
Oh you think 20K for a photography session is a rip off. Andy and David each charges 7K per session make up and hair. A digital back we use each cost the price of a car, we need 4 such 20k job to cover. F.Y.I.
Last edited by singscott; 18th May 2007 at 12:50 AM.
Most people do not truly understand the idiosyncratic market in Singapore. And anyone can charge what they like, there will be a piece of the pie for them. Which part of the pie they get is something else.
All the hue and cry by CSers isn't going to change a thing. You want to change the way the different fragments of the market responds to photography pricing, start with the largest mainstream buyer - the Singapore government, every single part of it.
Your call though.
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. - Oscar Wilde
This is just my personal opinion: More expensive is not always better.
In my opinion, the absence of any agreement to the contrary, and assuming you took the photographs, all copyrights in the photographs belong to you. You can use in any way you deem fit (except defamatory or other possible criminal uses), commerically, on your portfolio or otherwise.
It is my view that you do NOT need a model release in Singapore. If you try to sell it to US based sites, they may ask you for it (so as to comply with THEIR specific US laws, which are NOT applicable in Singapore).
Pay a pro for a pro job, with good results in return. The price to pay is reasonable.
so if your company think 20k is rip off, then maybe you're not their target market........