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Davids



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:57 pm    Post subject: How much to charge for pictures? Reply with quote

I've recently been "commissioned" by my department to have my photographs displayed throughout the building, which in and of itself is quite an honor. They asked how much I'd charge and I honestly don't know what to say.
I know there's a lot that goes into determining the cost, but what would you all recommend? They will probably be 8 x 10 and 11 x 14 in size.

David
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ChrisR
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there public/client/customer access? Are therse effectively advertising, or decoration?

Something between zero and 20 hours at your normal working rate, each!
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concon



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've come across the same problem recently- more interest in my work than I was ready for. Fortunately, I have friends in the industry who gave me a lot of advice and whom I can lean on.

You'll be at least charging 2.5x the price of the print medium (so $20 to $50-60), after that you'll need to ask how much you think your time is worth- is an extra 30 or 40 bucks comparable to a potential hour or two you put in?

You could also just pick a markup percentage and raise/lower based on party. I have a 650% markup on my canvases- it's art and can't be found elsewhere, it's taken TIME to learn, it's taken a lot of money to iron problems out, and obviously plenty patience. Discounts applied to those I've done business with or who I can leverage for more business. Also very much depends on your niche - if it's there Smile If you're shooting a subject that not many other photographers are shooting, you can offer something that they cannot.
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