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    Is there anyone who work or worked before in a photography company full time and have a salary range (starting pay) to share? Want to have a gauge and considering doing full time.
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    what is ur specialty? which field?
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    The specialty include events, weddings and commercial as an assistant photographer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yilishengxian View Post
    The specialty include events, weddings and commercial as an assistant photographer.
    aiya, they are all commercial la, in a way. as long as u charge $$ for ur shoot, it is commercial.

    u can try to apply for any vacancy that is available.

    maybe u can link up with a few bridal studio to ensure a steady flow of assignments. still can make some $$.

    as for event shoot, can't help u. alot are doing for free. can hardly make a living out of it.
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    Hehheh.

    I had 1k a month take home pay for hell work.

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    Indirectly, this is a good guide ---> http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=230321
    (if you want hard figures, doubt the serious ones are going to reveal the truth)

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    $650 a mth as assistance, and $1000 as full time, that was 10 yrs ago..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azure View Post
    Indirectly, this is a good guide ---> http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=230321
    (if you want hard figures, doubt the serious ones are going to reveal the truth)
    No need hard numbers, just an estimate will do .

    That guide seems more useful for photographers who intend to start out by themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fotoudavid View Post
    $650 a mth as assistance, and $1000 as full time, that was 10 yrs ago..
    Hmmm, thats like kind of, outdated ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by yilishengxian View Post
    Is there anyone who work or worked before in a photography company full time and have a salary range (starting pay) to share? Want to have a gauge and considering doing full time.
    Hmm.. I wish to know too..

    Thnx..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotoudavid View Post
    $650 a mth as assistance, and $1000 as full time, that was 10 yrs ago..
    Now might be slightly higher only, right?

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    It really depends on how you can secure your clients when all your competitors are shooting for very competitive price.

    As photographer, the more you shoot does not mean more income.
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    If you intent to go full time, I suggest that you try applying for the post of an Assistant. Starting pay depending on size of studio and type of jobs they usually shoot for, should be about $1K to $1.3K
    I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time

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    Quote Originally Posted by yqt View Post
    If you intent to go full time, I suggest that you try applying for the post of an Assistant. Starting pay depending on size of studio and type of jobs they usually shoot for, should be about $1K to $1.3K
    That was what I was asking about, the salary range for an Assistant ...

    Thanks for the info yqt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    ai
    as for event shoot, can't help u. alot are doing for free. can hardly make a living out of it.
    haha...that is true, I now shoot on most saturdays for free for some schools and Boys Brigade event, which otherwise they need to engage photographers from outside. Save lots of $$$ for these organisation. They now cut their photography budget from $10K a year to $800 a year just to cover transportation cost and meals allowance

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightning View Post
    haha...that is true, I now shoot on most saturdays for free for some schools and Boys Brigade event, which otherwise they need to engage photographers from outside. Save lots of $$$ for these organisation. They now cut their photography budget from $10K a year to $800 a year just to cover transportation cost and meals allowance
    one word, pathetic.


    bad for the fotographers but good for these organisations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    one word, pathetic.


    bad for the fotographers but good for these organisations.

    I feel that it is a good way to contribute back to the society. Since they are not profit making firms, so why not help them? The pros should look for the big guys to earn their bucks. Have a friend who is a wedding photographer who is booked whole of 2008. He does 12 - 15 weddings a year, and monthly income is $5-6K! And he don't even know how to use the internet! He gets his business by word of mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightning View Post
    haha...that is true, I now shoot on most saturdays for free for some schools and Boys Brigade event, which otherwise they need to engage photographers from outside. Save lots of $$$ for these organisation. They now cut their photography budget from $10K a year to $800 a year just to cover transportation cost and meals allowance
    r u goin to do for them for life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightning View Post
    I feel that it is a good way to contribute back to the society. Since they are not profit making firms, so why not help them? The pros should look for the big guys to earn their bucks. Have a friend who is a wedding photographer who is booked whole of 2008. He does 12 - 15 weddings a year, and monthly income is $5-6K! And he don't even know how to use the internet! He gets his business by word of mouth.
    bet u've not been offered S$100 for a full day's of event shoot by some MNC.

    anyway, nothing new, nothing fantastic.

    once in awhile u'll get such proposition but then again, biz is biz. the fotographer still need to feed himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    bet u've not been offered S$100 for a full day's of event shoot by some MNC.

    anyway, nothing new, nothing fantastic.

    once in awhile u'll get such proposition but then again, biz is biz. the fotographer still need to feed himself.

    well i have.

    4pm to 2am reception + DND for 100 dollars. transportation cost not provided. the MNCs really know how to suck lor. haha. good thing my friend was nearby so i could hitch a ride. or else my pay left only 80 dollars.
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    where are my primes?

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