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Bernadette Uzcategui

Commercial Photo Shoot

I have recently been given the opportunity to bid on a commercial photo shoot, and have no clue what to charge or what I should expect. The shoot is to last around 8 hours and the company is looking to attain 2-year buyout rights to 5 selected images. Can anyone clarify this for me and offer pricing advice? Thanks!

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7/3/2007 10:45:04 AM

Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
  Well the 2 year buyout means for 2 years after date of purchase, they own the rights. After that expires, the rights return to you.
Pricing, maybe somebody can give you a good starting place, but price depends on use, your time, your expenses, and how many people are wanting you(like actors, their price goes up when everybody wants them)
For use, is it mag ad, billboard, annual report, home office display, official corporate presentation.
Is it wide circulation of a mag, local circulation, how big is the subscription base.
Do you have to pay air travel, buy props, buy film, bring a helper.
I know the fear is say something too low and they think we either have a sucker or somebody who doesn't know what they're doing. Say something too high and you worry did I not hear from them because they said "are you crazy, she wants how much?"
8 hours is a long time take in account the amount of time you have to spend afterwards getting things organized for them to pick from.

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7/3/2007 11:39:50 AM

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