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Archive 2012 · Beginner sales question
Kirk P.
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Beginner sales question

A little about me, I shoot allot, and shoot everything but people.
Don't do it for any specific clients, but as I am a video camera man by trade, I usually set up my D3 and shoot what I can, then look to the designers or producers for interest after the fact. I can usually pick up a couple of grand a year on the side doing this.

After this week and selling to a magazine 8 images regarding a concert I shot for a article about the lighting designer, ( I was payed their photo rates of a basic fee of $150 for anything under a half page, $250 for for a full ). The designer sent them to me as he saw my work.

My problem all my life has not been knowing what to charge as I'm not a Photographer by trade and receive a day rate for my video work that varies depending on client, type, and run of a show.

The one time I got a suggestion on pricing was when I did lighting for a show in Saudi Arabia back in '97 for the Jack Morton agency and during the show shot 14 rolls of Slide film of the 4 hour show which they then bought from me because no one else thought of doing it. they need the images due to a law suit after the fact.

I was told to charge $300 for the 1st image, (which would cover my cost) and $150 for each additional image, They bought 31 images. Maybe because it was a 4 million dollar law suit.

Today I received a email out of the blue for one of my Mt Rainier photo's
It reads as follows:

XXXXXXXX Publishers is publishing a college textbook called
obtain permission from you to reproduce the following image inside
of their text:

Mt. Rainier sunset from Ruston Way waterfront, Tacoma.

Textbook Title: ENVIRO GEO.
Author: XXXXXX
Image Size: 1/4 page, inside text.
Book: 50,000 copies
Territory: one-time, World, English language rights
Additional Usage: Ebook and companion website (password-protected).

May we obtain a price quote from you?
Would $250 be in your ball park?

Kind thanks,

Any help would be appreciated, try trying to figure out the difference between shooting my 10 year old ball games and the request from those parents for prints or the digital files and from magazines and Publishers.

Thank you!

May 24, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Anthony Labbe
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Beginner sales question

You could try:

May 25, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Kirk P.
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Beginner sales question

Thank you Anthony!
I almost lost faith.

May 25, 2012 at 07:24 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Beginner sales question

Sounds like a good price for a text book and a quarter page.


May 28, 2012 at 08:27 AM

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