How much do you charge for a magazine shoot?


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garou12

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Guys just wondering how much you'd charge for a mag shoot. Any infor would be helpful and appreciated...
 

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i was a newbie,i didnt know what to charge....it was my 1st time...i charge $50 for a product shoot for a mag:cry:

But i believe it depends on what you're shooting..i tink:think:
 

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i was a newbie,i didnt know what to charge....it was my 1st time...i charge $50 for a product shoot for a mag:cry:

But i believe it depends on what you're shooting..i tink:think:
they want a studio fashion spread. So i'm trying to figure out what price is waaaaay too low, which is what i think you did for yours. I don't want to undercharge because i don't want to hurt the market and undercut other pros out there and i think for the amount of time going into the shoot: preparing the lights/setup, the actual shoot and the pp $50 is waaaaay to low to quote either.
 

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they want a studio fashion spread. So i'm trying to figure out what price is waaaaay too low, which is what i think you did for yours. I don't want to undercharge because i don't want to hurt the market and undercut other pros out there and i think for the amount of time going into the shoot: preparing the lights/setup, the actual shoot and the pp $50 is waaaaay to low to quote either.
$150 / page
 

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I asked my BF, he suggest you charge by per picture as you would probably need to touch up all the pictures selected and they can squeeze several pictures into 1 page or do a montage.

Very good magazines with good budget
Editorial - $150/picture, min 8 pictures for half day shoot, min 10 pictures for full day shoot
Advertorial- $1.2-2K per spread

Magazines with budget constraints
Editorial- $50/pic, min 8 pictures for half day shoot, min 10 pictures for full day shoot
Advertorial- $500-1K

PS: if less pictures are used, you can still charge a half/full day rates (Some magazine do bodypaint spreads and it can take 12 hours to paint the girl for just 1 picture!). You can add 50-100% for cover shots too.

Remember to ask for payment as soon as possible :) Some magazines take up to 1 year and beyond to pay whiles others just shut down after 1-2 years :cry:
 

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I asked my BF, he suggest you charge by per picture as you would probably need to touch up all the pictures selected and they can squeeze several pictures into 1 page or do a montage.

Very good magazines with good budget
Editorial - $150/picture, min 8 pictures for half day shoot, min 10 pictures for full day shoot
Advertorial- $1.2-2K per spread

Magazines with budget constraints
Editorial- $50/pic, min 8 pictures for half day shoot, min 10 pictures for full day shoot
Advertorial- $500-1K

PS: if less pictures are used, you can still charge a half/full day rates (Some magazine do bodypaint spreads and it can take 12 hours to paint the girl for just 1 picture!). You can add 50-100% for cover shots too.

Remember to ask for payment as soon as possible :) Some magazines take up to 1 year and beyond to pay whiles others just shut down after 1-2 years :cry:
Thanks for the information. I'll keep that in mind.
 

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Payment is very important. Some can own you months.
 

garou12

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ya they take their own time to pay up.I had to wait 2months ++ for my $50:angry::angry:
wa what mag was this? pm me if you want it to be private...
 

garou12

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wah... that is like so long ago. but then depend again on which magazine you are talking about.
you mean its gotten lower?! how to survive like that?
 

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