Things to consider: :think:Hi,
I would like to know how product photography is charged for? Do i charge the client an hourly rate or do i charge him for the number of products i take(i.e. how many photos i deliver at the end). Please advise.
Thanks. will take note of that.Things to consider: :think:
1. The client's budget
2. The products' value
3. The quantity to shoot
4. The quality expected from you
5. The medium .... online catalogue, prints, etc....
6. Your own market value
7. Other costs : transportation, etc....
Hi,Shooting products, you do not charge by the hour. You charge per product.
Hourly rate is for events.
Don't get confused
why's that so? what's wrong with charging by per product? it is per product/per shot.Thanks for the input guys!
I think I'll be quoting an hourly rate, with everything such as transport and other factors factored in. Might scare off the customer if i tell him i charge by per product. :bsmilie:
Bro, Wesley said is correct.Hi,
If you quote the client by $/product, they might give you a 1 product on one day and another few products on another day to shoot. If this shoot is done on the client's location, setting up the lights and equipment again and again will cost you. Also each product might be unique and will take different amounts of time to shoot.
This is what usually is done, ask the clients how many products they want to shoot, and ask to see the items. And judging by your skills, you calculate the time you need to cover all the products based on a per hour rate and give the client the entire fee. This might seem tedious but it's a win-win situation for you and your client and will make you look more professional.
Ok thanks bro. I checked out the items to be shot, and it's apparently around 10 items, mostly small bottles of aroma therapy oil and those "holder" for the oil(light a candle beneath to evapourate the solution, no idea what's that called. haha). I was told that the photos are to be for web use only.Bro, Wesley said is correct.
For me, I'll check with the client on How Many Pictures they want.
eg. 5 different products for 1 picture each and they may ask you to do a group picture. Total you have to give your clients 6 pictures.
Judging for this, I'll charge the client 1/2 day rate.
So you have to set your rates for 1/2 and 1 day rates. You can't charge by hourly rates. The client can tell you to do the job in 2 hrs. How?? You going to kick yourself.
I presume, your hourly rates is S$80.00 X 4 hrs = S$320.00 than you add $50 to S100 for expenses.
Tell your client the total amount and not your hourly rates for product shoot.
Hope you'll understand that this is the market pricing.
Wish You the best.
Hey,Ok thanks bro. I checked out the items to be shot, and it's apparently around 10 items, mostly small bottles of aroma therapy oil and those "holder" for the oil(light a candle beneath to evapourate the solution, no idea what's that called. haha). I was told that the photos are to be for web use only.
Do i still charge $400 for a half day shoot in this case? :dunno: Although i know i should not undercharge, but i can't see myself taking half a day to shoot all these things, furthermore i'll probably deliver 20(med-res) photos(individual product + some group shots). Any advice?
having been to this forum before and giving my outmost and personal judgements on certain events have received me some unwelcomed flaming.... so i must pre empt such post again by saying that whatever i suggested here is purely of my knowledge and my willingness to help another fellow photog. i may be wrong or overlooked some points i would welcome all friendly advises or replies. if what ever i mentioned above is similiar to any other posts out there it is purely by coincidence and should not be taken in to serious account. hehe lova ya all.....