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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    depends, if for those without portfolio, since its 1 setting shoot all, $10 x 103 = 1030.

    batch processing is simple with lightroom or PS. considering that... if it takes 2-3 days to complete also not bad.
    Of course, if we're talking about just one set up for all the shots and there are 103 shots, of course can shoot. But since there are different type of products, different shapes, size and surface, I would not shoot with the same set up. Knowing your standard, I'm sure you woun't also right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    oh ya talk so much, got 1 important factor forget to factor in...

    its $10 per item or $10 per view/shot?

    its makes a hell of a difference if the client tells you that he want 8 view per item... and you quote $10 per item... suay...
    yeah lor, very big difference. Thant's why I always go by per shot for such cases.

    OT abit, once my client's Jr art director try to play pank with me, shoot about 20 products and every product shoot about 3 to 5 angle, later after I PP all the shots he select only 1 angle per product and say they'll only pay for those he selected I told him to fly kite and took back all the images and refuse to take his call after that ( he got dateline to submit to client and submittion to press and since the products mock ups are still in my studio, he can't get another photographer to shoot ). After about 2 days, when he's shitting in his pants liow, he no choice tell his boss who call me and within an hour, I sent all the images to the agency. Of course, they paid me for all the images shots but I also give the boss a discount lar

    BTW, I'm still servicing the agency and the Jr art director got fired a few months later when he piss off the client
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    Quote Originally Posted by yqt View Post
    Of course, if we're talking about just one set up for all the shots and there are 103 shots, of course can shoot. But since there are different type of products, different shapes, size and surface, I would not shoot with the same set up. Knowing your standard, I'm sure you woun't also right?
    i dun take up such shoots... lol... besides that... i shoot for free leh...

    but among those most are dupes, so you can reuse the lighting for subsequent items... i think it'll be the standard lighting standard background... if his client see this... FHL... but i think most of the time its suicidal to ask these in forum... esp with a 'advertiser nick'.

    ultimately, it really depends how much i'm gonna be paid... if i'm paid well enuff to squeeze my creative juices out, i'll even squeeze my balls dry to come up with 103 different setups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lcifc View Post
    A client of mine approached me to do a product shoot for these list of products. How should I quote?

    Top (polo tees, woven shirts, round neck tees) : 50 pcs
    Towel: 2 pcs
    Cap: 9 pcs
    Tie: 15 pcs
    Muffler: 11 pcs
    Bow tie: 9 pcs
    Whistle chain: 2 pcs
    Friendship band: 5 pcs

    Hope to seek some advise from the bros here.
    Who is the client and what is the quality they're expecting?
    looks like a lot of junk they're photographing, $10 might be ok for really simple shots. There's probably some idiot out there who'll shoot it for that price anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattlock View Post
    Who is the client and what is the quality they're expecting?
    looks like a lot of junk they're photographing, $10 might be ok for really simple shots. There's probably some idiot out there who'll shoot it for that price anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by yqt View Post
    Hey Bro, $10 with PP is quoted by allenleonhart lar

    Anyway, $10 with PP is, IMHO, on the low side, w/o PP maybe still can

    But on the other hand, >$100K for a line of cars is way over the top in my opinion, or at least this have not happen in SG yet
    ahhh and there u are wrong. i asked IAN regarding this matter when some company for lexus approached me to shoot their line up of cars. problem was i'm just a student so u can guess wad i said.

    and as usual AngMoh from Hell gave me useful advice. and he did mention the rough quote is at least a few hundred thousand

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattlock View Post
    Who is the client and what is the quality they're expecting?
    looks like a lot of junk they're photographing, $10 might be ok for really simple shots. There's probably some idiot out there who'll shoot it for that price anyway
    well. i mean i'm guessing the client is just some blogshop owner trying to make ends meet. if its tat case and u hardly gonna be using much equipments. possibly a light tent, 2 lights and just minor editing?

    if tats teh case 10 bucks PER item shot is already quite ex. remember some items shot cost less than 5 bucks. factor in everything blog shop owner still has to earn too!

    if need assistance i can help ts by loaning him the mini product photography kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    ahhh and there u are wrong. i asked IAN regarding this matter when some company for lexus approached me to shoot their line up of cars. problem was i'm just a student so u can guess wad i said.

    and as usual AngMoh from Hell gave me useful advice. and he did mention the rough quote is at least a few hundred thousand
    You student and no picture portfolio, why Lexus approach u to shoot their car...
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidzhangyao View Post
    You student and no picture portfolio, why Lexus approach u to shoot their car...
    same mistake Toyota did with their accelerator?
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidzhangyao View Post
    You student and no picture portfolio, why Lexus approach u to shoot their car...
    really no idea. i suspect they just looking around for ideas? ian and i were both fishy abt it.

    and hence we concluded better not do.

    but advice from ian still stands! a car photo shoot is easily over 100k

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    Usually when a car is build, even before it's launch, it's already shot at from every possible angle so when it was mentioned to shot "a line up" of cars, I assume that it's to line up a row of cars for a shoot and $100K for that is too Ex IMHO

    Anyway, my friend who works in the agency who's handling the local Lexus account said that they did not hear of anything from the client about the need to shoot their line up of cars. Maybe it's something which the management wants to do but not for advertising purpose so agency did not know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    really no idea. i suspect they just looking around for ideas? ian and i were both fishy abt it.

    and hence we concluded better not do.

    but advice from ian still stands! a car photo shoot is easily over 100k
    I'n not sure about down under, bit in SG, nope, not every car shoot is over $100K, there's no "base" price that a car shoot MUST be at least $100K. A local photographer recently shot a car for a local ad and if I hear correctly, it was a one day job and cost below $15K, DI not included.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yqt View Post
    I'n not sure about down under, bit in SG, nope, not every car shoot is over $100K, there's no "base" price that a car shoot MUST be at least $100K. A local photographer recently shot a car for a local ad and if I hear correctly, it was a one day job and cost below $15K, DI not included.
    for those type, its will also depend on the the commissioning and usage of the image taken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yqt View Post
    I'n not sure about down under, bit in SG, nope, not every car shoot is over $100K, there's no "base" price that a car shoot MUST be at least $100K. A local photographer recently shot a car for a local ad and if I hear correctly, it was a one day job and cost below $15K, DI not included.
    guys, I don't know where you're hearing about local car ads costing over 100k.
    Maybe once in a blue moon.
    I was approached to shoot a car ad in my style for $3000. I quoted more (duh) and they proceeded to get someone else to copy my style and shoot it for $3000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattlock View Post
    guys, I don't know where you're hearing about local car ads costing over 100k.
    Maybe once in a blue moon.
    I was approached to shoot a car ad in my style for $3000. I quoted more (duh) and they proceeded to get someone else to copy my style and shoot it for $3000.
    i getting it from ian. its not one car leh bro. its a series of cars, adding on ur using not a dslr with those 10 megapixel kind leh. as far as i remember, the angmoh was saying something abt 30 plus megapixels?

    anyways i managed to dig up that old email from tat company

    "I understand you're a freelance photographer, and I'm interested in engaging your services.

    my company will be handling the PR & marketing division for the first hlf of 2010.

    I will need you to photograph 48 cars - individually and altogether. The photos will go into a catalog for Lexus' clients in Asia and Australia.

    I will need to your rates, your art direction and concept proposals, etc.


    and ian's reply
    Hi Allen,

    You've every right to be dubious as it smells big time. Firstly no agency is going to ask you for either art direction or concept proposals let alone a quote without first getting you in and talking with you face to face to discuss the entire shoot in detail.

    It's also a highly specialised area where there are a few major players who do most of the work in the SE Asia - Australasian region and those guys have massive studios and lighting systems that run in to millions of dollars as that's what's required to light a vehicle properly. You sure as hell can't do it with half a dozen small softboxes and 640WS strobes.

    Also it's normal for a division such as Lexus to have their own in-house or agency based art director who will discuss exactly what the agency's pitch will be (that's their sales concept) and also what he or she wants you to produce and the overall tone and conceptual side of the images. The other thing that's common is to produce blue or green screen (Chromakey) shots of the vehicle exterior so it can be slotted in to various backgrounds.

    A job like this is not for the faint hearted and as I've said without a proper face to face meeting in person then I'd be highly suspicious of said shoot. It sounds like either a fishing trip from a startup agency or a wannabe. Treat it with great caution.

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    and finally last say from ian himself
    Better to reject the job than make a hash of it. 80K is starting to get to be a reasonably serious assignment with commensurate pressure applied from the agency.

    80K is a bit on the low side for a project of that magnitude. I reckon they are being cheep cheep about it. It should be around 130K SGD for that number of vehicles. I've got a pretty good idea of what they are after and my suspicion is that they've either shaved the budget down or under quoted for the job, assuming the job exists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    i getting it from ian. its not one car leh bro. its a series of cars, adding on ur using not a dslr with those 10 megapixel kind leh. as far as i remember, the angmoh was saying something abt 30 plus megapixels?

    anyways i managed to dig up that old email from tat company


    and ian's reply


    and finally last say from ian himself
    You are right mate. No company will ever engage a freelance photographer for a shoot without first meeting up face to face. And this meet up will usually span over a few sessions before an actual shoot.

    I experience it first hand when my company enagaged an agency for the shoot and there were several rounds of discussions followed by delivery of concepts and sketches before even setting up of equipment for the shoot.
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    yes. and enough of car photography. can we get back to topic?

    eh subcontract give me do. i help u out TS;D

    i charge at 5 bucks per item per shot;D comes wiht full mini studio kit and editing later on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yqt View Post
    yeah lor, very big difference. Thant's why I always go by per shot for such cases.

    OT abit, once my client's Jr art director try to play pank with me, shoot about 20 products and every product shoot about 3 to 5 angle, later after I PP all the shots he select only 1 angle per product and say they'll only pay for those he selected I told him to fly kite and took back all the images and refuse to take his call after that ( he got dateline to submit to client and submittion to press and since the products mock ups are still in my studio, he can't get another photographer to shoot ). After about 2 days, when he's shitting in his pants liow, he no choice tell his boss who call me and within an hour, I sent all the images to the agency. Of course, they paid me for all the images shots but I also give the boss a discount lar

    BTW, I'm still servicing the agency and the Jr art director got fired a few months later when he piss off the client
    I love your story. Thanx for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    I love your story. Thanx for sharing.
    Oh, this is just one of those "high point" in the business I'm sure some of the big wigs here have got better stories to tell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    for those type, its will also depend on the the commissioning and usage of the image taken.
    Studio shot to be used on press ads in a couple countries
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