Posted Sat May 25, 2013 8:37AM
I have recently approached our local newspaper in the suburbs of London UK , Looking to pick up a few freelance assignments. I sent them examples of my work and they said fine..we will add you to our list of approved photographers ....
Then they said please let us know your prices for one hour, two hours, half day and full day .... Now I am a bit stuck... Up until now I have only sold myself on here ...
Does anyone do this sort of work and can advise ?? Off the top of my head I was thinking about £50 an hour bearing in mind that an hours photography will mean at least another hour in processing , someone else I spoke to said thats way too cheap !
Any advice gratefully received .. Thankyou
(Edited on 2013-05-25 08:37:50 by Chris Mansfield)
Posted Sun May 26, 2013 10:10AM
You need to know your competitors pricing and your skill level compared to them, Many Photographers only do full or half days, also there is the cost of images too, I charge $1500 a day dividable up to quarter day, thats just for me to shoot, and doesnt include assistant or extras, then it's $200 per image that they want to use, I do give a break on volume purchaes, this is average pricing for where I live for photgraphers at my level. ALWAYS get at least a 50% deposit, DO NOT BE AFAID to talk about $$$ and be convident in your skills. Once you get the job and have done a great job, then ask them to refer you to other people willing to pay
Posted Sun May 26, 2013 10:51AM
That certainly depends where you live, but the you may have a look at the following link as well;
Posted Sun May 26, 2013 4:13PM
Thanks for comments so far ... the work I am talking about is for a small local newspaper in the outer suburbs of London, UK.
The paper is owned by the local council.. So its quite low end low profile stuff... Local mayor plants tree... etc etc
Posted Sun May 26, 2013 10:42PM
Well, figure out what you want to make an hour, double it, and that will be a start, taxs, gas, editing time, electricity, computers, software, it all adds up...