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    Hi guys,

    I have been ask to travel overseas (Asia) for an editorial fashion shoot, 4-5 days. But I am not sure how much to charge. The rate for an editorial shoot is usually 200 per image.

    The company who is paying for this job will cover all flights, food and accomodation.

    Because it's my first and you know travel overseas for a shoot will take up quite a lot of my time and lot of unexpected things wld happen...

    Do I still charge extra? Please advise how can I justify the "Extra"

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    Really, all you need to add in is local transport and build a sum in for each day billed as either sundries or sundries.

    Of course you could just charge then XX a day flat rate plus accommodation, meals, transport, bills and skip the per image charge. It's up to you and the client to negotiate a suitable renumeration package.
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    For example, if I am away for a weekend, I will charge my "average weekend income rate" + "cost incur during this travel" + "expected work day when I am back" + "Cost of deliverables".

    Of course, I am doing simple portrait work, so it is easier to work out as most is very straight forward. For commercial jobs, it is a little more complicated.

    Hope it help.

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    Default Re: Overseas Editorial Shoot (How to charge?)

    Advise: Do remember to buy insurance to cover your equipments during the oversea assignment.

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    Default Re: Overseas Editorial Shoot (How to charge?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    Advise: Do remember to buy insurance to cover your equipments during the oversea assignment.
    hmm most travel insurance I come across doesn't really insures camera equipments (they got by item basis - for example, they treat 1 camera + 1 lens as an item instead of 2)... got lobangs?
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    in such case, charge what you normally charge for your images.

    Then add "possible loss of income" while you are away. meaning that if you can earn $500/day, then charge $500 x number of days for the trip. This usual for wedding photographers especially

    Of coz you don't have to tell them you make $XXX/day, just say your overseas fee is $XXX

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    hmm most travel insurance I come across doesn't really insures camera equipments (they got by item basis - for example, they treat 1 camera + 1 lens as an item instead of 2)... got lobangs?
    Previously I had all my camera gear insured with worldwide coverage, it cost me few hundred a year, my way of doing that is to use home property insurance which covers valuable belongings as well with riders, the catch is that it must be personal belongings, not equipment used professionally. Thus I stopped doing that when it becomes very obvious that I am shooting professionally.

    As far as I know, no local insurer here wants to insure camera equipment due to the high cost. (Come to think about it, indeed photography equipment is darn expensive and value depreciate faster than cars even).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post

    As far as I know, no local insurer here wants to insure camera equipment due to the high cost. (Come to think about it, indeed photography equipment is darn expensive and value depreciate faster than cars even).
    yeah dats why i dun bring all my gears when i travel only bring what i need... and also in constant fear it will be stolen haha :X

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    International insurance is generally going to cost you 4% of the purchase price per year. That's for a package that's worth having and doesn't include the fairly lightweight professional photographers association insurance that is offered in many western nations. You may need to to to Lloyds of London to get full on coverage (mine is a Lloyds custom package) and that is a major cost each year once you get in to either old (10 yrs plus) or exotic gear, or worse yet, both old and irreplaceable and exotic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    International insurance is generally going to cost you 4% of the purchase price per year. That's for a package that's worth having and doesn't include the fairly lightweight professional photographers association insurance that is offered in many western nations. You may need to to to Lloyds of London to get full on coverage (mine is a Lloyds custom package) and that is a major cost each year once you get in to either old (10 yrs plus) or exotic gear, or worse yet, both old and irreplaceable and exotic.
    can i have more info? but this insurance can be bought for Singaporeans and covered internationally? I seen similar insurance ads on photography magazines like Practical Photography but don't know can I buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    can i have more info? but this insurance can be bought for Singaporeans and covered internationally? I seen similar insurance ads on photography magazines like Practical Photography but don't know can I buy it.
    I had my policy written by a Lloyds "name" (one of the people who own Lloyds as it were. Contact a good quality insurance broker who deals with Lloyds and see what he can do for you. You may also want to look at the Practical Photography insurance offers and send them an email to see if they will insure you. Just read the fine print first and see if there are any country restrictions. Good luck
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    Default Re: Overseas Editorial Shoot (How to charge?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    I had my policy written by a Lloyds "name" (one of the people who own Lloyds as it were. Contact a good quality insurance broker who deals with Lloyds and see what he can do for you. You may also want to look at the Practical Photography insurance offers and send them an email to see if they will insure you. Just read the fine print first and see if there are any country restrictions. Good luck
    thanks!

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