Selling Photos - What to Charge
I am trying to sell my photos to card and calander companies but do not have any idea of what to charge for each print they order.
|Kirsti S. Christie||
I have found that the Photographer's Market is a helpful tool. The 2004 edition can be found at bookstores for about $30. There is tons of information I found very helpful to get started, and almost 500 pages of businesses who buy photographs. Good Luck!
Photography is art. Like any art form, the value of photographic images will vary, and is governed by these simple criteria:
How much a buyer is willing to spend... and what the seller accepts as equitable.
I agree that Photographer's Market is an excellent tool for locating potential clients, and making contacts. Often, companies will list the range of prices they pay to initiate the bargaining process. It is then up to the photographer to negotiate his or her actual price.
There are management programs specifically designed to assist photographers in pricing their work. Check out www.fotoquote.com. The information they provide is based upon a national average from previous sales within each market. Their data has been recently updated, and they allow for a free sample download.
Calender companies and/or greeting card companies are not going to negotiate
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