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  • $1000 sounds about fair

    24 45.28%
  • $500 sounds about fair

    9 16.98%
  • $2000 sounds about fair

    8 15.09%
  • Free - I'd love the exposure and experience

    8 15.09%
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    Your minimum hourly rate

    I'm conducting a bit of a fishing trip to see if you were offered a photography job, what you would charge:

    Here's the brief:

    It's an awards night
    There is 8 hours work involved (5pm to 1am)
    You need to take the photos, you might need a studio light/backdrop for the formal shots of the winners with their trophies.
    Take as many shots as you can of people at tables, dancing etc
    Don't need you to edit the photos, just hand over a DVD or CF card
    We will provide you with a dinner and you get a 30 minute break

    So, what's your charge ?
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    Fairly simple job with not much effort involved with post processing... I said around $80 p/hr with about $350 thrown on top to cover the use of a basic studio light for winners shots and the supply of high res pics on DVD.

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    By the way, the poll is secret, so, this isnt about judging your rate or anything, Im just interested in what really you would quote if you would, so, honesty in your low-ball offer rather than what you think you should quote would be valued

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    I guess that the risk with going in with what I would consider a good quote is that I'd be up against Mr or Mrs 'I just got an SLR camera' who'd do it for a couple of hundred dollars.... but that's another discussion all together...

    To me, a couple of hundred dollars or maybe even 500 for eight hours shooting isn't worth the night away from my wife and boys

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    Pretty easy work with no PP. Money for jam really.

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    Kiwi -But that's my point, I might value my time because of a myriad of factors at $100 per hour. You might value your time as you normally are unemployed or work at macdonalds at $13 an hour at $20 an hour.....only you know, what anyone else charges for their time is totally abstract.
    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...ad.php?t=64337

    No need for a poll, kiwi. You answered your own question in the above thread
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    I'd say $1000 given 8 hrs is a long shoot and the late hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diogen3s View Post
    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...ad.php?t=64337

    No need for a poll, kiwi. You answered your own question in the above thread

    hmm, so ? Saying what your personal time is worth in both. Answer as YOU see fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    I'm conducting a bit of a fishing trip to see if you were offered a photography job, what you would charge:

    Here's the brief:

    It's an awards night
    There is 8 hours work involved (5pm to 1am)
    You need to take the photos, you might need a studio light/backdrop for the formal shots of the winners with their trophies.
    Take as many shots as you can of people at tables, dancing etc
    Don't need you to edit the photos, just hand over a DVD or CF card
    We will provide you with a dinner and you get a 30 minute break

    So, what's your charge ?
    hmmmmmmmmmm....................
    Might be off the mark here but this sounds like the Regional and Community Awards ??

    SO what would I quote or what did I accept to cover the event here in Rocky ???
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    I have no idea what event it is, but no, prob in Brisbane....but Mark, I do know what my friend who does this stuff for a living quoted, and I know what the photographer who charged last year cost $600

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    de ja vu Kiwi
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    oh, I said to him I bet that if they advertised that $500 was how much the job cost that they'd still get a lineup of part-timers (like most of "us' here) quoting.....based on the poll response so far, maybe not eh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longshots View Post
    de ja vu Kiwi
    yeah, interested to see how many here qould quote $500-$600......fairly interesting that hardly anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    hmm, so ? Saying what your personal time is worth in both. Answer as YOU see fit.
    kiwi - Dunno, how much is your time worth ? Only you know the answer
    rattus79 -Thanks Darren, but I was asking how much would YOU charge?
    kiwi - But that's my point, I might value my time because of a myriad of factors at $100 per hour. You might value your time as you normally are unemployed or work at macdonalds at $13 an hour at $20 an hour.....only you know, what anyone else charges for their time is totally abstract
    When rattus79 asks how much YOU would charge, you tell him the charges for anyone elses time is totally abstract. Having answered him with that, you then open a thread and ask the same thing. You seem to be missing your irony, kiwi.

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    No, I get your point, but, youve obviously missed mine. What you charge is up to you. But, Im still interested in what you'd charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    No, I get your point, but, youve obviously missed mine. What you charge is up to you. But, Im still interested in what you'd charge.
    As was rattus79. I haven't missed your point. The difference seems to be, whether it's rattus or kiwi asking the question.
    If rattus asks how much would you charge, your answer is it's totally abstract.
    If kiwi asks how much would you charge, the answer is, it isn't totally abstract anymore.

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    What would I charge?
    What would the market stand?
    Supply and Demand!

    $1k ... $2k is realistic for the skills, gear and time; but it's probably a non-profit outfit - so that complicates it.
    You are losing © in effect by supplying DVD with JPEGs.

    As for no processing, I would at least run them through Lightoom, kill the duds and make sure the rest are 'good' or better.

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    i said $500... I guess i am no pro so I cant charge too high a price. not much processing.... i think $500 for me is reasonable.

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    hmmmm do they supply the alcohol? or am I buying my own?

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    $150/hour no pp. lightroom etc yes because that is part of the workflow (ie raw to jpeg)
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