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    Default How much to charge for a business purpose themed shots?

    Hi all,

    I just received an assignment to shoot for a mobile car wash business. The requirements are 15 themed shots by them.

    For example the owner have this caption in mind and want to put a picture for the captions. They will be using an inexperienced model as well.

    Other post shoot work include mild photo edit using PS. ie colour, sharpness, exposure, cropping etc etc. I have done events, products and interior architecture shots too.

    Can CS-er share their experience on this and point out possible considerations or limitations that I might encounter? Most importantly, how much to charge?

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    Default Re: How much to charge for a business purpose themed shots?

    How much to charge is up to you and also based on several considerations eg. client budget, your experience, effort and time to be spent on this project. But one very important factor is to clearly understand the client expectation of the end result -- you have to be on the same page with them.

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    Default Re: How much to charge for a business purpose themed shots?

    Overhead (expenditure you need to pay with or without any assignment, hourly multiply by estimate time spent for this project ) + Cost of production (renting/purchase/depreciation of equipment for this assignment + plan B) + labor (wages of yours and assistants or any hired persons + welfare) + materials (cost of materials will be consume for this assignment x 300% markup) + expecting profit (pure profit, the incentive to drive you for taking up next project)

    the figures of each components are different from one person to another, give you a sum of figure to quote for a job is not realistic.
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    Default Re: How much to charge for a business purpose themed shots?

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    Overhead (expenditure you need to pay with or without any assignment, hourly multiply by estimate time spent for this project ) + Cost of production (renting/purchase/depreciation of equipment for this assignment + plan B) + labor (wages of yours and assistants or any hired persons + welfare) + materials (cost of materials will be consume for this assignment x 300% markup) + expecting profit (pure profit, the incentive to drive you for taking up next project)

    the figures of each components are different from one person to another, give you a sum of figure to quote for a job is not realistic.
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    Default Re: How much to charge for a business purpose themed shots?

    Quote Originally Posted by snowspeeder View Post
    How much to charge is up to you and also based on several considerations eg. client budget, your experience, effort and time to be spent on this project. But one very important factor is to clearly understand the client expectation of the end result -- you have to be on the same page with them.
    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    Overhead (expenditure you need to pay with or without any assignment, hourly multiply by estimate time spent for this project ) + Cost of production (renting/purchase/depreciation of equipment for this assignment + plan B) + labor (wages of yours and assistants or any hired persons + welfare) + materials (cost of materials will be consume for this assignment x 300% markup) + expecting profit (pure profit, the incentive to drive you for taking up next project)

    the figures of each components are different from one person to another, give you a sum of figure to quote for a job is not realistic.
    Hey there,

    thanks for sharing such useful insights that allows me to have a clearer idea of how to go about doing it.

    @ snowspeeder: thank you for pointing out what i think is the most important point of the shoot.

    @ catchlights: thank you for breaking down the individual components of the shoot, allowing to calculate my cost to a higher degree of accuracy!

    Cheers!!

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