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    Hi, I would like to find out how much you guys would charge for a full day/2days wedding event shoot. The cost being only time, excluding printing, batts, etc. Hope to hear what you guys have to say. =D

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    How much do you feel you are worth?
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    first time shooting?

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    Nope. Defenitely not the first time. Shot for several events but didnt charge at that time

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    Events and shooting weddings are quite different.
    How much to charge depends on what you can produce and how deep are your client's pockets.

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    First, how much you think your skills worth? Second, if you did not take this job and took another similar one, will be be paid better? Last, how intensive is that event? Very 'siong' one? or quite relax? Mostly seen ppl paying at around $500 for a day without printing.....

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    does anyone know how much to charge for those school class photo type of assignments? thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliet View Post
    does anyone know how much to charge for those school class photo type of assignments? thanks!
    those are normally charged according to print if i'm not wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowwow View Post
    those are normally charged according to print if i'm not wrong.
    hmmm? but what about photog's fees and equip/ lights? what's the range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliet View Post
    hmmm? but what about photog's fees and equip/ lights? what's the range?
    why dont you start a new thread to ask abt that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allstar View Post
    Hi, I would like to find out how much you guys would charge for a full day/2days wedding event shoot. The cost being only time, excluding printing, batts, etc. Hope to hear what you guys have to say. =D
    i think about 400-500
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    Quote Originally Posted by spazzer View Post
    i think about 400-500

    Per hour??

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    Quote Originally Posted by enghong17 View Post
    Per hour??



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    u muz be joking per hour lol it is for a day lar
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    Quote Originally Posted by spazzer View Post
    u muz be joking per hour lol it is for a day lar
    I don't think enghong is joking. There's an increasing number of local photogs who're charging 400-500/hr for weddings. It's not too long ago that both the consumers and producers in SG see that as an absurd amount. But these photographers defy the odds and worked hard to make what they believe happen - earning what they're worth. Instead of taking the easy route of earning what's easiest to earn.

    Kudos to these wedding photogs for paving the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spazzer View Post
    u muz be joking per hour lol it is for a day lar
    I know of at least 4 photographers charging 400 per hour

    I think even newbies should do their math properly. $400 for a day of shoot probably can just cover the equipment wearing out/depreciation. What about the time spent on shooting the wedding? The time spent delivering the cd or meeting the clients or even time spent on DI. Transportation costs? Meals during the day? Extra batteries/cards do not come free with the camera. They all cost $$.

    Even if it were for the passion of shooting, i think we should at least charge enough to cover all the expenses right? Or is someone willing to fork out $$ to shoot?




    Just realise i need to add a disclaimer that Singapore is an open market and that there are markets to cater to all budgets. I mean, there are even free photographers and free newspapers out there that cater to a different audience. If you wish to shoot for a lower price bracket for portfolio, then by all means do so but do note that weddings are really not easy to capture and moments missed are really gone. Shoots also means long hours of standing and carrying of equipment.
    Last edited by enghong17; 16th July 2007 at 10:36 PM. Reason: Added Disclaimer

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    Quote Originally Posted by spazzer View Post
    u muz be joking per hour lol it is for a day lar
    enghong is not kidding you.

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    how much are u comfortable at?

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    Hmm...how about corporate events (seminars/annual recognition etc..) how much is the ideal rates for these coverage jobs?
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