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Susan McCloskey

Pricing for Student Photos

I take photographs of my young students and give a 5" x 7" print to the parents for free. When they ask for extra copies, I would like to charge them, to help pay for ink and paper. But I don't know what a reasonable fee is. Any suggestions for pricing portraits?

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12/9/2009 5:47:37 AM

Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  It all depends on your quality of pictures. My prices are:

# 4X6 $ 2.00 (25 o more)
# 4x6 $ 3.00 (5 to 24)
# 4x6 $ 5.00 (1 to 4)
# 4 wallets $ 5.00
# 5X7 $ 8.00
# 8x10 $15
# 11x14 $20
# 16x20 $35

But this is my job; maybe you can customize your prices.

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12/9/2009 11:51:19 AM

Susan McCloskey   Thank you. That was a big help. Do you charge for taking the portraits or just printing?

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12/10/2009 3:33:36 AM

Clayton T. Williams
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/16/2006
  Elida's prices are right on, according to my prices as well. As far as charging for taking the portraits, I only charge a "sitting fee" if it is an actual session that the parents set up. If I am taking them for my own benefit and then selling them later as people want them - as it sounds like you are - then I wouldn't charge for taking them.

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12/15/2009 2:38:34 AM

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