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clay23
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I was asked to shoot some product shots for a company coming out with a new line of soaps.. Maybe 20 products or so, looking to use on the web, any upcoming magazines and other media. Im assuming they would be looking to owing full right of the images? Im curious as to what some of you here would charge for something like this. I have some experience with this type of product photography but being a staffer at the local paper i dont dive into it very often.. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks


Apr 24, 2013 at 07:01 PM
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I'm not in a good position to give you an answer on this, but I can recommend this site for some advice: http://www.shakodo.com/

Just to rant for a sec: I'm not saying this is the case here, but the mistake I've made before is overestimating the level of sophistication of a client like this. You start talking about licensing and usage and all that, and it turns out that they're making the soap in their garage. A lot of these "companies" are really just one jerk looking to spend $300 on a catalog of photos and happens to have a good elevator speech.



Apr 24, 2013 at 07:42 PM
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Thanks for the reply. As far as I can tell this is not a case of them making soap in the garage and I have shot a photo for them before for the paper. Anyway, Being rarely new to the whole business side of the business... I've not had this type of work before and have no idea what to go with, I'm thinking if throwing an offer out and going from there.


Apr 24, 2013 at 09:19 PM
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ASMP has a great guide to licensing your images for various uses: http://asmp.org/tutorials/licensing-guide.html#.UXhNG7XvujY

as well as a lot of other great business resources: http://asmp.org/links/32#.UXhNObXvujY

I also highly recommend John Harrington's Best Business Practices for Photographers is still the best 20 bucks you can spend to learn how to price, negotiate, and license your photography: http://amzn.to/2MT2ub



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Definitely going to pick up that book as soon as its back in stock thanks! IF you were pricing this job where would you start?


Apr 24, 2013 at 09:42 PM
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p.1 #6 · Quick Pricing Q..


Sign up for a free corbis and/or getty account and run the usage for a RM (rights managed) image. The ASMP resources linked above have some nice templates for writing an estimate and contract terms.

Pricing isn't simple, and there are a lot of factors to consider (client size, budget, past work they've done, etc.)

I've found the Wonderful Machine pricing discussions to be really helpful, too:
http://blog.wonderfulmachine.com/category/pricing-negotiating/



Apr 24, 2013 at 11:49 PM
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tagrb for links


Apr 25, 2013 at 03:13 PM





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