Base Pricing and General Terms for Photo Shoots
Below mentioned list is a base rate for the photographer’s fee. Each project is subject to a assignment specific pricing.
Half day studio/location shoot with/including the equipment (four hours) = $1600
Full day studio/on location shoot with/including the equipment (eight hours) = $3000
Studio/on location shoot (each extra hour) = $250/hour
Simple-equipment (half day/four hours) shoot = $900
Full day on location shoot with the simple-equipment (eight hours) = $1700
Simple-equipment shoot (each extra hour) = $200/hour
Extra services (i.e., scouting, casting, permits) and travel are subject to an extra fee: $75/hour
Note: Please bear in mind that the price includes the photo editing time (approximately 20 mins to 3 hrs per image), which takes a significant additional time and work.
● You get 10 edited* images for a half-day shoot (editing and basic retouching time is included in the price); or 24 edited* images for a full-day shoot (editing and retouching time is included in the price)
● Each extra image is subject to $150, including editing and simple retouching fee
● This price does not include extra work including e.g., scouting, casting, photography assistant, hair, make-up, and styling, studio or accessory rental, and shooting permission
● This price does not include extra expenses such as travel and cast's provision
● See the print prices separately that vary (size, paper, print technique)
● 50% of the total (estimated price) is paid as a down payment while booking. The rest of the total amount is paid within one month proceeding the photo shoot. All total amounts under $2000 are to be paid on the day of shoot.
● There is no refund for the cancellations made less than a week prior to the photo shoot.
● For the commercial shoots the final invoice is calculated after the price of the photo shoot, the usage fee, and the tax.
* may include simple retouching (e.g., skin imperfections or wrinkles), but not heavy tasks (e.g., inserting/taking out objects or compositing)
Please provide a complete and detailed information for an accurately estimated quote (such as the types of images, the (approximate) number of images, if you need casting, location or studio, date and time frame, and the intended usage for how long period of time).
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ON COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
The business of professional photography is broken into three main categories of use. Commercial refers to photography that is used to sell or promote a product, service, or idea. Editorial refers to photography used for educational or journalistic purposes. Retail refers to photography commissioned or purchased for personal use.
The difference between these categories is not in the type of photography, but in the use of the images. For example, suppose that a corporation hires a photographer to document a product launch event. For the corporation, the type of photography being commissioned is event coverage, and the use is commercial because the corporation will use the photographs to promote their new product. For a local newspaper covering the same product launch, the use would be editorial.
If you are new in the commercial world here is the USAGE FEE EXPLAINED
The commercial image usage fee is calculated in two ways depending on the client's need and demand of coverage.
1. The coverage based on media buying budget:
2. Media specific, limited use based on BUR (Base Usage Rate) calculation by the AOP - Association of Photographers: