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Melissa Sweeney

Commercial Photography Rates

I have been photographing for a while, and a client has just asked me to do some product shots for her company. How much per hour should I charge? Would it be the same hourly rate I charge for the rest of my services or more? As well, are there any golden rules about commercial photography that I should know?

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8/9/2005 8:24:09 AM

The going rate for qualified pro photographers should be at a minimum of $100 an hour and average $125 to $150 an hour. Many, but not all photographers, will charge half their hourly rate for computer time, location scouting, casting calls, etc. Hope that helps.

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8/9/2005 8:09:36 PM

Melissa Sweeney   Thanks Charlie. Your advice helped a lot.

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8/10/2005 8:51:05 AM

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