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Thread: How much do you charge for a magazine shoot?

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    Default Re: How much do you charge for a magazine shoot?

    Quote Originally Posted by shinken View Post
    Without close analysis of the industry and doing adequate data collection, off-handedly, I think the suggestions will be more viable for the industry that has a smaller number of active working photographers, so I thought it might actually be feasible for the fashion photography industry. As I do weddings, I initially played with the idea and envision what it would be like. But the sheer number of photographers would be immense for coordination and benchmarking. Plus the margin for bulk of the photographers does not seem like it's ready to give up a cut.

    You're absolutely right about who's going to make it work. The proposal is not like some kind of voluntary/feel good-do it for the community kind of proposal. It is actually one of profit making, like any other representative agency industries. And if the number is small, the cut assigned to this agency can actually be the savings from the reduction of wastage from price competition. Do any of us have contacts with marketing specialists who are keen to ride on this money making opportunity?
    I'd do it but i'd need a list of a group of photographers who want something like this...i feel that if a large enough group is formed, then the collective bargaining power will increase and more reluctant photogs will follow once they see that something like this could help the industry. Sorta like a cross between a union and and agent if you will.

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    Default Re: How much do you charge for a magazine shoot?

    Quote Originally Posted by garou12 View Post
    I'd do it but i'd need a list of a group of photographers who want something like this...i feel that if a large enough group is formed, then the collective bargaining power will increase and more reluctant photogs will follow once they see that something like this could help the industry. Sorta like a cross between a union and and agent if you will.
    Well, we need to see a more of us supporting this. It will definately benefit the newer photographers as to them they see as a good opening and opportunity to expand their business.

    I have been in this line long enough and I am ok if there is a certain price control. I am just worried about those 'old birds'.....who is not willing to take a certain cut and give a percentage to an agent. To some of them, it's all about pride.

    We will see some reluctant photographers in the beginning but I hope if one of us do start this, we hope to see some support from the rest. At the moment, I think it's only the 3 of us!

    For those who are reading this, sooner or later our industry will shrink smaller and smaller with our fees reducing (not at an alarming rate yet) but we should not be threaten by the other industry to reduce our lively hood to get an assignment. As we can see there is a great jump on "actual day wedding photographers" for the past 4 years (which is good for the industry) but a number of photographers shooting for a very low fees or free should be discourage (which is bad for the industry).

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