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    Guys just wondering how much you'd charge for a mag shoot. Any infor would be helpful and appreciated...

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    i was a newbie,i didnt know what to charge....it was my 1st time...i charge $50 for a product shoot for a mag

    But i believe it depends on what you're shooting..i tink

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsun View Post
    i was a newbie,i didnt know what to charge....it was my 1st time...i charge $50 for a product shoot for a mag

    But i believe it depends on what you're shooting..i tink
    they want a studio fashion spread. So i'm trying to figure out what price is waaaaay too low, which is what i think you did for yours. I don't want to undercharge because i don't want to hurt the market and undercut other pros out there and i think for the amount of time going into the shoot: preparing the lights/setup, the actual shoot and the pp $50 is waaaaay to low to quote either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garou12 View Post
    they want a studio fashion spread. So i'm trying to figure out what price is waaaaay too low, which is what i think you did for yours. I don't want to undercharge because i don't want to hurt the market and undercut other pros out there and i think for the amount of time going into the shoot: preparing the lights/setup, the actual shoot and the pp $50 is waaaaay to low to quote either.
    $150 / page

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    Quote Originally Posted by zekai View Post
    $150 / page
    yea that's the ballpark figure that i was thinking of too.

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    I asked my BF, he suggest you charge by per picture as you would probably need to touch up all the pictures selected and they can squeeze several pictures into 1 page or do a montage.

    Very good magazines with good budget
    Editorial - $150/picture, min 8 pictures for half day shoot, min 10 pictures for full day shoot
    Advertorial- $1.2-2K per spread

    Magazines with budget constraints
    Editorial- $50/pic, min 8 pictures for half day shoot, min 10 pictures for full day shoot
    Advertorial- $500-1K

    PS: if less pictures are used, you can still charge a half/full day rates (Some magazine do bodypaint spreads and it can take 12 hours to paint the girl for just 1 picture!). You can add 50-100% for cover shots too.

    Remember to ask for payment as soon as possible Some magazines take up to 1 year and beyond to pay whiles others just shut down after 1-2 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckteeth LCL View Post
    I asked my BF, he suggest you charge by per picture as you would probably need to touch up all the pictures selected and they can squeeze several pictures into 1 page or do a montage.

    Very good magazines with good budget
    Editorial - $150/picture, min 8 pictures for half day shoot, min 10 pictures for full day shoot
    Advertorial- $1.2-2K per spread

    Magazines with budget constraints
    Editorial- $50/pic, min 8 pictures for half day shoot, min 10 pictures for full day shoot
    Advertorial- $500-1K

    PS: if less pictures are used, you can still charge a half/full day rates (Some magazine do bodypaint spreads and it can take 12 hours to paint the girl for just 1 picture!). You can add 50-100% for cover shots too.

    Remember to ask for payment as soon as possible Some magazines take up to 1 year and beyond to pay whiles others just shut down after 1-2 years
    Thanks for the information. I'll keep that in mind.

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    Payment is very important. Some can own you months.

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    magazines, some, love to really drag on their payments. jus becareful and maybe u can insert some clause into ur quotation or contract agreement.

    i jus love chasing debts.
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    ya they take their own time to pay up.I had to wait 2months ++ for my $50

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsun View Post
    ya they take their own time to pay up.I had to wait 2months ++ for my $50
    2months! u're in luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsun View Post
    ya they take their own time to pay up.I had to wait 2months ++ for my $50
    i feel so sad for u
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsun View Post
    ya they take their own time to pay up.I had to wait 2months ++ for my $50
    wa what mag was this? pm me if you want it to be private...

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    the last time I heard I thought the rate was more like $100 a page for model-shoots

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattlock View Post
    the last time I heard I thought the rate was more like $100 a page for model-shoots
    wah... that is like so long ago. but then depend again on which magazine you are talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zekai View Post
    wah... that is like so long ago. but then depend again on which magazine you are talking about.
    you mean its gotten lower?! how to survive like that?

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    How to chase after debts?

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    you do it like in the movies.

    hop in a cab, and shout "uncle, follow that car!"
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    SPH?
    or maybe I was being ripped off then

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattlock View Post
    SPH?
    or maybe I was being ripped off then
    $150 at least... and the rate have to go up.... gst up... transport cost go up....
    production cost & DI cost all going up.

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